Hello everybody! I’m sorry for not posting yesterday. I was pretty busy with school and everything. But I have a book review I’m posting today, as you probably saw from the title. If you’ve read the page I have about all the books I’ve read in 2021 (if you haven’t, here it is) or my monthly wrap ups you probably know that I’ve read a lot of Kasie West books. They are sweet, short, contemporary books.
This one, like all of the others by this author, I listened to because they don’t have the books at the library. It is 329 pages, and I loved it! I always like to listen to books while I crochet, so that’s what I was doing while listening to this!
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?
With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.
My thoughts on the book
I liked Maddie’s character, because I think that I can kind of relate to her a bit. She believes in hard work and planning ahead instead of luck. She tried to work hard at school to get into college. I think that, overall, the characters were well crafted.
We make our own luck. I believed that, too. We chose our own fate. We controlled our own future. I knew what I wanted. I needed to go get it.Kasie West, Lucky in Love
Seth is Maddie’s friend from the zoo. He has a great personality and I really liked their friendship in the book!
“You need to empty your mind, and relax each other muscle group until you feel like you are going to melt into the floor. Then you just let it all go. All the expectations, all the unneeded worry, all the things other people want for you but you don’t want for yourself.”Kasie West, Lucky in Love
I think that the characters in this book were really good, and they definitely had personalities. Sometimes, I read a book and it feels like the characters don’t really have a personality. I call this the character having a “bland personality.” But it wasn’t like this for this book.
I like how Kasie West made the characters flawed. Maddie is too trusting. She did make some decisions that I wouldn’t have made with her money, but it made me more invested in the story. What will she do next? Why did she do that?! Oh, no. Don’t spend all your money on that!!!!
Plot, writing, and other things
I think that this book was really believable. It definitely seems like this would happen if someone won the lottery. I think that the story is a really sweet and fun read. I liked the story and about how Maddie and how she would spend fifty million dollars (well, just over thirty million after taxes). It made me think about what I would do with the money if I had that much.
I liked that this book was about Maddie finding out her relationships and herself. I was beginning to get very annoyed at some of the ways Maddie was spending the money, but I liked to see how the choices changed her.
Something I didn’t like in the book was that it kind of ended abruptly. I just feel like…well I can’t really say that much with out spoiling anything. Anyways, it ended kind of quickly and I just felt like she could have had more of a tied up ending.
“Sometimes regardless of what we want, reality takes over.”Kasie West, Lucky in Love
I rated this book a five out of five stars. I loved how it was a sweet, light romance with believable and not bland characters. I do feel like the ending was kind of abrupt, but overall the book was great!
I hope you have a great day! I’ll probably be posting an aesthetic for my book, a library book haul (if we end up going to the library), or a “If you liked this book, read this one” kind of thing. Comment which one would you like to see!