Lucky In Love by Kasie West | Book Review

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Lucky In Love by Kasie West | Book ReviewLucky in Love by Kasie West
Also by this author: Pivot Point, Split Second, The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, The Fill-In Boyfriend, , P.S. I Like You
on July 25th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Family, Love & Romance, Social Themes, Friendship
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Buy on Amazon
ISBN: 9781338058017

Maddie doesn't believe in luck. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment --
She wins!
In a flash, Maddie's life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she's talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun... until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn't sure who she can trust.
Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn't seem aware of Maddie's big news. And, for some reason, she doesn't want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?
With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

Lucky In Love by Kasie West is another solid contemporary romance from West. I mean, at this point, it’s like my reviews of West’s contemporary books just all run together. I love them all, the stories are all super cute. Each book is a quick read with endearing characters. Also, all of her books just put me in such a good mood after reading. Lucky In Love proves to be no different and that is absolutely not a bad thing at all.

When Lucky In Love opens, Maddie is an ordinary teenage girl who lives at home with her parents, turns to statistics for comfort, and volunteers at the zoo. Sure, her parents fight about money, but that’s because her dad lost his job and seems to be making no traction finding another. Plus, Maddie’s mom is stressed from being the primary breadwinner.

It’s Maddie’s birthday but she knows it’s not going to be everything she wished for. In fact, her two best friends ditch out on her. On a whim, she buys snacks at the convenience store and decides, ah screw it — I’m buying a lottery ticket. To Maddie’s shock, she is the jackpot winner. Her entire life is changed, but despite having money – some things remain the same.

Maddie is a pretty great girl. She’s hard working. She’s down to Earth. Maddie is not judgmental — even of people who are different from her, like the popular girls. Also? She loves animals and has a part time job at the zoo with this guy she’s into named Seth. It’s interesting to see how money changes or doesn’t change some people. Of course, yes there’s growing pains associated with winning the lottery and it takes Maddie time to see through people’s actions to their intentions. I really enjoyed how Maddie’s character grows in Lucky In Love.

I am not sure this would be a Kasie West book without romance. Maddie and Seth are totally adorable. Both work at the zoo, both are just genuinely friendly and good people. Maddie has nursed a crush on Seth for a long time. His phone privileges are taken away and he was grounded, so Maddie believes that he doesn’t know she won the lottery. He’s the only person who treats her normal. This is very endearing and of course, you do root for them to end up together. I’ll just say that everything that pertains to this segment of the book is very satisfying.

Lucky In Love by Kasie West is an adorable book about a girl who wins the lottery jackpot. It’s perfect for a beach read or one of those books that hits the spot when you need something lighter to read. As usual, I adored my time reading it and find myself looking forward to picking up whatever West comes out with next.

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  1. Oh man, I’m in love for Maddie already!


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