Love Story

Standalone, Not connected to any other books

Me. My ex. 2 weeks. 1 car. 

Shouldn't be a problem.

This book will cause unexpected outbursts of laughter and massive amounts of swooning. Prepare your family and friends—you’re about to become obsessed with Reece and Lucy!
— Cassie Mae, author of Pillowtalk
Love Story by Lauren Layne









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“A sweet and satisfying second-chance romance. Reece Sullivan is destined to be your next book boyfriend!”

—Delancey Stewart, author of Mr. Big


full description

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.
After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.


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Love Story is a road trip gone wrong in all the right ways. I fell in love with Lucy and Reece during their journey, and Lauren Layne had me feeling all the right things throughout. Great read!”

—A.M. Madden,USA Today bestselling author of Dark Corners


Excerpt from Love Story

I see her, and my heart cracks. She hasn’t taken off those ridiculous shoes, the spike heels have sunk all the way into the sand, driving her weight backward, even though her shoulders are rolled forward.

My girl looks broken, and I’m realizing that a crooked nose wasn’t nearly enough punishment for this Oscar guy.

I walk slowly toward her. My boots and jeans aren’t exactly beach friendly, but I ignore this. I ignore everything except Lucy. The gentle sound of the surf drowns out any sound of her crying, which somehow makes the tears running down her cheeks all the more like a punch in the gut.

I should have thought of something to say. Should have tried to figure out if she wants me to offer to beat up the guy, or tell her he’s not worth it, or that she’s a hundred—thousand—times more beautiful than the other girl . . .

None of that matters. There’s no talking, there’s not even thinking. There’s only doing, and I slowly reach out, my hand on her shoulder as I pull her around to me, my movements a little rough.

She comes easily, her face against my shoulder, her hot breath against my thin T-shirt with a shuddering sigh.

I wrap one arm around her waist, the other cupping the back of her head as I pull her close. She doesn’t wrap her arms around me, just clenches her fingers into my shirt as she buries her face against my chest.

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“A trip where the journey becomes the destination. Another smash hit!”

—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland


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“Two star-crossed lovers trapped in a car with sparks flying all over the place. Love Story is another fantastic read by Lauren Layne. What a treat!”

—Jamie K. Schmidt, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Inferno Series




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