Tuesday, July 25

Lucky In Love by Kasie West

Lucky In Love by Kasie West
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: Point   
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352

Summary: In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

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.

My Thoughts:  Kasie West is one of my all time favorite authors so when I was given the chance to read this I jumped on it! It was one of my most wanted books of the year of course!

We are introduced to Maddie who has always put her best effort forward. She goes after what she wants even though she’s a bit shy. She is motivated yet she isn’t very social. Well, except for her small group of friends.  She also loves working around animals and works at a zoo.  She loves her job and it doesn't hurt there's a cute boy who also works there.

Things go crazy when Maddie’s birthday doesn’t go as planned. She treats herself to a little gift and she ends up with a huge surprise!!!!

I really enjoyed the concept of this one.  If you were put in the situation you wouldn’t really know how you’d act.  I always think I’d spoil my family, give back to the ones not so fortunate and live life more fully and open.

I also loved the romance in this one! So sweet!! I think I loved most how she worked at a zoo and a lot of the small conversations with a certain boy took place there.  

Overall:  I enjoyed this one! I don’t think it was my favorite West book but it still fits into one of my favorite all time books. It was a cute story with a bit deeper lesson. Add some romance, friends, family and you have a great combination.

Cover: Love it!!! I’d definitely pick this up if I saw it in a bookstore! Super cute!

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Tuesday, July 18

Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn
Release Date: July 18, 2017  
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256

Summary:  Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired.

But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to just get over it.

My Thoughts: When I saw the summary of this one, I figured it was right up my alley! Sounded interested and a fun light read.

We are introduced to Quinn who is working a medieval themed restaurant and it’s a real riot. It's a job and she needs money right now. It isn’t perfect but it's okay for her. She goes to work, does her job, and goes home and copes with the rest of her life. She is dealing with her grandmother not remembering her and being put in a nursing home. She has a tough life.

It gets even more tough when a new hire comes along. His name is Wesley and Quinn has quite the past with him. She basically hates his guts and doesn’t want anything to do with him because of their past.

I really liked seeing these two quarrel.  I really wanted to support Quinn and hate him from the get go, but I just couldn’t. All I could see was this sweet boy who was trying.  

I liked the way things went along and I liked seeing their interactions. I really did like the characters for the most part but I did just have a hard time really connecting with them for some reason.

I’m glad I read this one even though I did have some issues with following along with the story! However, I did like the different pranks going on!

Overall: I liked this one but maybe a little less than I thought I would. It was still a fast light read and I did like certain parts more than others. I’d still recommend it, it probably just isn’t my top read of the year! But you also have to remember, contemps are my cup of tea!! So I read a lot of them!

Cover:  Love it! Love how fun and cute it looks.

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