I received a gifted copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Jenn Bennett has magic in her veins. I have yet to read a book of hers that I do not like. Her romance stories make me swoon in ways I didn’t know I could. Not only can she write, her lust-worthy characters feel so believable. The banter, the interactions, the story lines, all of it feels real. I could be watching real two people going through an adventure rather than a made up story. Magic, I tell you.
From the very start I knew I would fall for Lucky and he would break my heart. Did that stop me? Not at all. I buckled up and settled in for the ride. (SPOILER: He was everything I hoped he’d be and more.) Now Lucky with Josie? FANTASTIC. The snark between these two had me in stitches! These two being best friends as young children finding each other again as older teens was amazing. It was as if these two never missed a beat. The banter and wit was back and I was here for it. The chemistry sizzled on the page, holy smokes. The story line of Josie and her mother being forced to move back to their hometown was so very good. It sounded like a small town I would love to visit someday, especially during the summer.
As you can tell, I’m struggling to form proper thoughts because I enjoyed this so much. The setting was perfect, the characters were wonderfully flawed and well developed, and the plot was believable. Josie wanted a clean start and to stop moving so much with her Mom. Her Mom seems to be outrunning something from her past and it’s wearing on Josie. After being forced to go back to their hometown, everything changes, secrets are revealed, truths come to the surface, old flames are rekindled, and walls come down. What more can you want from a story?
This Bennett book was exactly what I needed in my life. I devoured it and now want more. (Also, I claim Lucky as my book boyfriend.) Please read this one ASAP if you have not already.