Lucky in Love is Kasie West’s latest contemporary romance to hit shelves. I’ve only read one of her previous novels (The Fill-In Boyfriend), and I was so happy to get the chance to read another one of her books!
Lucky in Love begins with Maddie living her average life—studying with friends, working her part-time job at the zoo, and applying for college scholarships. After a terrible birthday filled with parental fighting, her best friends bailing on her without a word, and financial worries, Maddie decides to prove a point and buy a lottery ticket after the cashier goads her into doing so. What she never expects in a million years happens—she wins.
I adored how kind and trusting Maddie was. She worried so much for her family, and it was refreshing to such a generous character. Even though I liked how trusting she was, there were definitely times where I wanted to sit Maddie down and talk with her. But that’s okay because we see her grow over the course of the story and that’s important.
As for the romance, I loved her flirtationship with Seth. Seth was such a sweet guy, and I adored their little romance so much so that I wishing I could see them together even more. Now for a tiny bit of a spoiler: I loved that once Seth found out about the lottery win, he didn’t make a huge deal about it. Maddie needed a friend to be there for her and treat her as she was before she won. I was so glad that Seth understood this and didn’t get angry at Maddie for keeping it from him. Maddie was the one to walk away from him, and I appreciated that the plot avoided this unnecessary added drama on his part.
Overall, Lucky in Love was more than a cute romance (although it was)–it was about learning to trust yourself. I recommend this for those looking for a sweet romance.
*This ARC was provided to me by the publisher through The Fantastic Flying Book Club and Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review.*