Good Morning everyone! Today is a good day. The world is bright and so is the future. So I figured why not start the day with a book that will be released on Tuesday! I got the chance to read this one early through Netgalley and just like the rest of this authors books… I loved it.
What is this book you ask?
None other than Chasing Lucky! You know I love a good broody bad boy and Lucky is just that. Add in friends to enemies? to lovers and I will be buying a copy before any one else.
About this book:
Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there.
What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame.
Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…
My fabulous first thoughts:
Slow burn, friends to enemies(ok so he isn’t an enemy he just doesn’t want to be friends anymore), rom-com, HEA. These are all tropes that just ooze from this book and I could not be happier. Josie is a typical girl who likes to overthing (hi, yes. me too!) and go over every encounter multiple times. Jenn Bennett did such an amazing job relating this character that you just can’t help but laugh and overthink right along with Josie.
While the book did have some heavier topics with family it is handled in such a way that it doesnt drag the story away from being happy. Instead it adds those in as layers to raise the story up to be even better.