Book Review: Lucky In Love by Kasie West

Lucky in Love
Author: Kasie West
Publication date: July 25, 2017
Publisher:  Scholastic
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N |  The Book Depository

Lucky in Love

You guys, I’m so upset that this book did not work for me. Kasie West’s books are always a hit or a miss for me, and Lucky In Love turned out to be my least favorite book of hers. I hate admitting that, but the story did not work for me. I could not connect with Maddie, the main character, at all. Her voice was too “internal” and self-involved for me and I got so irritated with all her irresponsible choices when it came to her lottery winnings. In the end, I could not deal with how naive she was. 

I did, however, really liked the friendship that develops between Maddie and her co-worker Seth. I loved how nerdy, awkward, and cute they act in each other’s presence. Their adorable interactions always lifted my spirits during my reading of Lucky In Love, which made the book tolerable for me.

Another rave for me is the ADORABLE cover. I love how vibrant, cute, and swoony it is. Even if the story did not win me over, this cover definitely did. I wish I could have loved this book, but in the end, Lucky In Love was not a winner for me. But I really do hope it works for other contemporary readers–maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood to read it at the time.

1 star rating

My Rating: 1 out of 5 Stars

NOTE:  I was not provided a copy of this book by the author or the publisher in an exchange for a review. I received this physical ARC copy through a blogger exchange. I reviewed the book at my own discretion.  All statements and opinions in this review are mine.

10 thoughts on “Book Review: Lucky In Love by Kasie West

  1. Sorry this didn’t work for you! Kasie West is pretty hit or miss for me as well. There are a couple from here that sound so cute, but others I know I wouldn’t like that much. I might stay away from this one and pick up another book by her instead. Here’s hoping you like the next one more!

    • Thanks, Genni. I’m a mood reader, so I keep thinking maybe I was in a funk while reading it. Either way, I do hope other readers love it; it just wasn’t a fit for me. Have you read The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West? That’s my favorite book she wrote and I always recommend it to everyone.

  2. I’m sorry that this book didn’t work for you. I’m a huge fan of Kasie West’s style so I’m going to give this one a try. Thanks for an honest and in-depth review!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    • Hi Breeny:
      1. I’m saddened that this book didn’t work for me either, but I look forward to Kasie’s next book. Her books are always swoony and they usually get me out of reading funks.
      2. I’m still a “baby” blogger; I’ve been blogging for about 1.5 years now. But I would love to give you some blogging tips. I will try to send you an email today 🙂

  3. I’ve only read one Kasie West novel and enjoyed that one very much (PS I Like You).. I’m sorry this one didn’t work out for you… I think her writing is easy to read so maybe another novel will work for you.. I hope you don’t give up on her books 😉

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