Layla: An Intrigue Novel - Rachel Schurig
Reading Challenge Category: A free ARC from author
When Layla—Intrigue’s carefree drummer and resident party-girl—becomes the object of obsession for a dangerous fan, she's forced to work with an overbearing bodyguard who seems determined to keep her from having any fun. Layla and John are supposed to be on the same team—so why does it seem like all they can do is fight? When the sparks between them take a romantic turn, all bets are off.
This is the second book in the ‘Intrigue’ series, and this time we follow drummer Layla who is having a hard time at the moment. I enjoyed this just as much as the first book, and again it was nice getting to know another member of the band. I was expecting her to be so much sassier based on what we’d seen of her in the first book. However, we get to see a much softer and vulnerable side to her due to what she is dealing with. The storyline did feel a little bit like Whitney Houston’s ‘Bodyguard’, and I kept singing the songs in my head as I was reading it. This isn’t a bad thing as it felt like a modern re-boot! I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn’t reading one of my Psychological Thrillers, as I kept trying to guess who the stalker was, and I kept doubting John! I kept telling myself off and reminding myself that this was ultimately a romance novel, so that was unlikely! (I did guess who it was though!) I was gutted to get to the end of it and to know there aren’t any more in the offing just yet. I feel like I am missing my friends; it’s such a strange feeling. I probably wouldn’t have felt like this if I hadn’t have re-read ‘Lance’ just before. So another brilliant book from Rachel Schurig!