*Plain Jayne By Laura Drewry

Plain Jayne
By Laura Drewry
Publisher:  Loveswept Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:   April 8, 2014
ISBN:  978-0-8041-7773-3

In Laura Drewry’s funny, heartwarming Loveswept debut, a man and a woman learn the hard way that a little bit of love makes staying friends a whole lot harder.

Worn out from the long drive back home, Jayne Morgan can only smirk at the irony: Of course the first person she sees from her old life is Nick Scott. Once best friends, they lost touch when Jayne left town at eighteen, but nothing could keep them apart forever. Jayne has returned to take over her grandmother’s bookstore, determined to put all her bittersweet memories and secret disappointments strictly in the past—until, that is, Nick insists she bunk at his place.

Nick never did care what people thought about having a girl for a best friend—or the “scandal” she caused by showing up to his wife’s funeral four years earlier—so he’s got no problem with the gossips now. Jayne was always the one person he could count on in his life. Now Nick is starting to realize that he never wants her to leave again . . . and that being “just friends” isn’t going to be enough anymore.

4 stars****
Are you a fan of those friends to lovers stories?  I am... :)  Are you a fan of all of those 80's flicks??  You know..  Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles... ??  If so, you will love all of the movie quotes!  
I love a romance that isn't always about the steam and focuses on the emotional growth and connection between two characters.  Nick and Jayne have been best friends since Kindergarten, Nick has always looked out for Jayne.  Nick was the only person that ever showed her any real affection.  Jayne left town right after High School but now she's back fifteen years later.  And, their friendship has not changed.  Nick is still there for her as always.  I really enjoyed watching these two move from being best friends to falling in love.  Those are just simply the best romance stories (IMHO).  And, for me they are just more realistic because the couple knows everything about each other.  So, crossing that line over to something deeper is an easy step to take. 
Plain Jayne made me smile, it was a sweet love story, low on the angst and one I would highly recommend to fans of friends to lovers romances! 

Laura Drewry had been scribbling things for years before she decided to seriously sit down and write. After spending eight years in the Canadian north, Laura now lives back home in southwestern British Columbia with her husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon, and an extremely energetic German Shepherd. She loves old tattered books, good movies, country music, and the New York Yankees.


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