3/5 stars. I was able to snag an ARC of Kasie’s newest book and I was thrilled, I always go to her books for a quick cute read and this one is no exception. Filled with coming of age lessons in money, family, and love, Lucky In Love is a great addition to Kasie’s work!
Can’t buy me love…
Maddie’s not impulsive. 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—
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?
As with all of Kasie’s characters I found Maddie to be very relatable and adorable. She won the lottery and handled it much better than I would think any teenager her age would handle it. But she also made mistakes with the money, which made it more believable and I can only imagine if I won how many more mistakes I would make. Maddie and her friends were great role models as well. They knew what they wanted to do after high school and worked hard to make their dreams a reality.
The overall story was as I said a cute one. It is always nice to dream about winning the lottery and I enjoyed hearing the story of a teenage winner. I also liked that Maddie worked at a zoo with her crush Seth it made for charming interactions and made me want to work at a zoo!
That said I didn’t feel as though this book had much of a romance is it leads you to believe. It felt thrown in at the end. While Seth and Maddie interacted through out the book, it really only became more in the last 50 or so pages. At that point it escalated rather quickly with plans of their whole future distance wise etc and it just didn’t feel believable. As much as I enjoyed the lottery aspect I also got frustrated with some choices and would have loved more romance to break up some of the lottery nuisances.
Overall this was a classic Kasie West book, maybe not one of my favorites, but a one day read that was adorable and relatable.