Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Lucky in Love

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—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...

Title:Lucky in Love
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ISBN:1338058010
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:337 pages

Lucky in Love Reviews

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Cuteness!

  • maybelline ⚓

    noun

    noun: disappointment

    Oh, look, I relate.

    Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve outgrown Kasie West’s books, like theyre all cute and predictable and ish but I’ve just been so royally pissed at how terrible they are that I cant even enjoy the cuteness of them.

    My face throughout the ENITRE book:

    ~none of these are spoilers as they are

    noun

    noun: disappointment

    Oh, look, I relate.

    Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve outgrown Kasie West’s books, like theyre all cute and predictable and ish but I’ve just been so royally pissed at how terrible they are that I cant even enjoy the cuteness of them.

    My face throughout the ENITRE book:

    ~none of these are spoilers as they are revealed in the synopsis, just sayin~

    Let’s dish these complaints. . .

    - first off we got Maddie, a 4 year old stuck in an 18 year olds body

    - Maddie is the human embodiment of the annoying kid in class who reminds the teacher there was a quiz

    - this girl thing shes

    a genius with her offhand facts and her high GPA

    - but what Maddie doesn’t realize is that she’s an overcooked carrot, bland, limp, and disappointing

    - now plain jane Maddie is having a

    birthday and goes to buy some candy, ends up buying a lotto ticket for 50 MILLION DOLLARS

    - and since shes 18, shes like lets live a little and she buys it

    - and guESS WHO WINS THE 50 MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY

    - ya girl, yep that’s who

    - okay so predictability is SKY rocketing here, shes practically a special snowflake at this point

    - but no

    - we’re not done

    - Maddie goes on to tell her fam and theyre so happy for her !!

    - But what do perfect parent #1 and perfect parent #2 say

    - ‘oh honey its your money spend it how you like’

    - REALLY BINCH

    - REALLY

    - 50 MILLION DOLLARS

    - AND YOURE GONNA LEAVE A TEENAGER TO DECIDE HOW TO SPEND IT

    - They tell her to hire a financial advisor

    - But what does ya girl do? :) yep you guessed right

    - Im sorry like I understand independence but this is ridiculous

    - anyways the book is basically about how Maddie thinks she can mend her problems with money but she spends the money like a literal 3 year old at a candy shop and its really cringey at the same time

    - now why is it cringey you may ask

    - well

    - the characters have the IQ of a cucumber

    - I tried to love Seth but he’s so boring and one dimensional

    - 90% of the entire book is dialogue

    - Just straight up dialogue

    - Nothing happens at all

    - There’s no point to the book

    - The writing level is like that of a 6 year old

    - Like honestly middle school kids are too advanced for this kind of writing

    - ALSO PSA:

    - STOP 👏 USING 👏BREAKUPS 👏 AS 👏A 👏PLOT DEVICE 👏

    - Yeah that’s all I got

    1 star!!

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    with my annoying big sister,

    I'VE SEEN SO MANY MIXED REVIEW AND IF KASIE WEST DISAPPOINTS ME AGAIN IM GOING TO CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP ALL OVER AGAIN

  • Jiana

    And that book, my friends, is the definition of trash.

    This review is almost 2 weeks late, but oh well. So... disappointment strikes once again. And it sucks because it's a Kasie West book. That author is my go-to author for when I want cute, light reads. However, I can't believe that the author who wrote P.S. I Like You and The Distance Between Us is the same author who wrote this disaster.

    Let's start with the annoying MC, Maddie. Maddie comes from a poor family, they can barely

    And that book, my friends, is the definition of trash.

    This review is almost 2 weeks late, but oh well. So... disappointment strikes once again. And it sucks because it's a Kasie West book. That author is my go-to author for when I want cute, light reads. However, I can't believe that the author who wrote P.S. I Like You and The Distance Between Us is the same author who wrote this disaster.

    Let's start with the annoying MC, Maddie. Maddie comes from a poor family, they can barely meet ends and so Maddie is a very studious student, hoping she'd get a scholarship to her dream university. She also works in a zoo. Those two points are the only good points Maddie possesses. Anyway, when she hits 18, she signs up for the lottery, and as the blurb states, she wins. She gives some money to her father, mother and brother, which is also very nice of her. But really here's where it all stops.

    When she wins the money (50 million dollars), her parents are all like "oh honey you're 18, it's your money. You figure out how to spend it and save it!!!!" HOLD THE HELL UP. See, I understand independence once you hit 18 and all the talk, but pahlease, spare me. You don't leave your 18 year old child with this humongous sum of money without guiding her through it. All her father said was "hey you can talk to a financial adviser" and BAM never speaks of it again. YOU!! DON'T!! DO!! THAT!! You guide your child and you help her!!

    Look I understand when someone's not very well off and then suddenly has a huge sum of money, naturally they'd buy the things they couldn't before.

    , Maddie took it to extremes and it made me beyond uncomfortable. Throughout the book, all she does is spend her money on ridiculous stuff (overly expensive clothes, overly expensive car, SHE EVEN THROWS A PARTY ON A DAMN YACHT... now tell me, was the yacht necessary?). There's so much more things one can do with a huge sum of money instead of spending it left, right and central!!!!

    Also, all she does is speak of her money and how money is the solution to her problems (her parents will stop fighting and his brother's financial issues will be fixed and she won't have to work for a scholarship anymore yada yada). Maddie also starts changing as a person and starts to blend in with the "popular kids". Again, I'll be practical here, yes money can be a solution to a few problems, but

    since when does money solve everything?????

    So yes, Maddie is annoying and naive and stupid and I couldn't stand her. As for the plot... nothing important happened. It was all just dialogue, Maddie spending her money ridiculously, and how things went downhill for Maddie. I started purposely avoiding this book because I was just so. bored. and so. annoyed.

    Now, as for the romance part, I've always loved the male MCs Kasie creates, and usually, romance takes a bigger portion of her books. However, in this book, the romance was such a minor part of the book and I was ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ the whole time at it and at Seth, who by the way, I wanted to like but was so MEH.

    OH WELLLLLLLLLL. Not every book is a winner I guess.

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    with the bane of my existence, my little sister

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  • Cait • A Page with a View

    Maddie's spent most of her life focusing on working really hard in school so she can get enough scholarships to pay for college. When she wins $50 million in the lottery on her 18th birthday she thinks that will solve all of her problems: she can afford college, her brother will get his act together, and her parents will stop fighting. Suddenly Maddie becomes the most popular girl in school and everyone wants something from her, but she's too naive to tell who's taking

    Maddie's spent most of her life focusing on working really hard in school so she can get enough scholarships to pay for college. When she wins $50 million in the lottery on her 18th birthday she thinks that will solve all of her problems: she can afford college, her brother will get his act together, and her parents will stop fighting. Suddenly Maddie becomes the most popular girl in school and everyone wants something from her, but she's too naive to tell who's taking advantage of her. She starts buying sports cars, $1,000 jeans, transforming into a new person, and hanging out with the popular crowd. Meanwhile, her cute coworker at the zoo keeps treating her like the same old Maddie...

    I really wasn't that into the romance here because it was such a small part of the story. What was there was kind of cute, but most of the book was Maddie either waiting for her college admissions letter or figuring out what else she could spend absurd amounts of money on.

    I think people who like the typical "summer" kind of YA contemporaries (idk how to explain but this is totally a group in my mind) will have fun with this, but the amount of money Maddie was just throwing around actually made me feel gross. Like there is SO MUCH ELSE she could do to help people with that money besides throw a party on a yacht. And most of the book is her shopping or talking about money (which in itself makes me uncomfortable). So I guess this story just didn't click with me.

    I couldn't get a very strong feel for Maddie's character, but I did like her friends! They had strong personalities and carried a lot of the story. And the overall plot is predictable, but still fun because Kasie West's writing always pulls me in. So it's a fast read I'd recommend if you're really into reading a lot of YA contemporaries.

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC.

  • Lola  Reviewer

    Every time the lovely Kasie West releases a new book, I love life a little more.

    I may not grade her novels as highly as I probably should, given the wonderful time I spend with (almost) each and every one of them, but think of this rating as a strong three stars.

    It’s no wonder her books are considered perfect reads for readers who are ‘‘reluctant.’’ Her works are indeed so fast-paced, you’ll feel compelled to read them in one sitting. The only thing that will stop you is your innate need to sle

    Every time the lovely Kasie West releases a new book, I love life a little more.

    I may not grade her novels as highly as I probably should, given the wonderful time I spend with (almost) each and every one of them, but think of this rating as a strong three stars.

    It’s no wonder her books are considered perfect reads for readers who are ‘‘reluctant.’’ Her works are indeed so fast-paced, you’ll feel compelled to read them in one sitting. The only thing that will stop you is your innate need to sleep.

    So I do dare suggest you start this very early so no dilemma (stay awake, sleep?) presents itself to you. These book-related dilemmas are the worst.

    If you are familiar with Kasie West’s style, you already know LUCKY IN LOVE is quick, light and cute.

    I’m so glad I don’t have to write ‘‘cliché’’ this time. In every one of her previous contemporary YA novels, I was able to pinpoint clichés two chapters in. Not this time. There is the ‘‘friends to lovers’’ situation, but the way it’s developed makes it look very natural.

    Seth is definitely more adorable than any other book boyfriend the author breathed life into. Also, he’s Asian! Thank you for making your books a tiny bit more diverse, Kasie. Much appreciated.

    *Sidebar*

    About Seth, I understand his annoyance at being constantly asked where he *really* comes from, especially since he was born in America, but you know a lot of people aren’t aware of the effect that that question has on all people who do not look like the American type. No one ever told them it bothered them to be asked that before, so how could they possibly know? Maybe you should do that, Seth, instead of mentally cursing them. But if you want to avoid situations that can *maybe* turn into confrontations at all costs, then just shrug it off. I, myself, ask that question from time to time. I’m curious, and no one ever told me it bothered them. Does that make me ignorant, or just someone who likes to learn about other people’s ancestries?

    *End sidebar*

    Since Maddie is a little naïve, she’s manipulated into spending her money – well, giving her money away, basically – quite a few times. While it is, at times, frustrating, it helps Maddie grow into someone more responsible and aware of how the world works. Thirty million dollars is a lot, lot, lot of money.

    I predicted most of what happens in this novel, so I wouldn’t say you’ll be blown away by anything, really, but you will be entertained for sure. Happy reading.

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  • Khanh (the meanie)

    I generally don't read YA contemporary romances, particularly one with kind of a silly lottery-winner premise. But then I saw in the blurb that the love interest's name is Seth Nguyen.

    SETH NGUYEN. OH. MY. GOD. AN ASIAN GUY AS A LOVE INTEREST. This has almost literally never happened before in an YA novel.

    Plus, the book takes place in Santa Ana/Tustin, California. I LIVE LIKE LITERALLY 5 MINUTES AWAY.

    I generally don't read YA contemporary romances, particularly one with kind of a silly lottery-winner premise. But then I saw in the blurb that the love interest's name is Seth Nguyen.

    SETH NGUYEN. OH. MY. GOD. AN ASIAN GUY AS A LOVE INTEREST. This has almost literally never happened before in an YA novel.

    Plus, the book takes place in Santa Ana/Tustin, California. I LIVE LIKE LITERALLY 5 MINUTES AWAY.

    I get excited by little things, ok?

    Before I start, let me say that though I don't typically read these types of books, I am not averse to them. I love romance. I read HR extensively, but like in every genre, this has to be well-written and enjoyable to read.

    Here is why: the premise is about a poor girl who wins the lottery. Now, granted, she is very, very young. Practically an infant (I'm in my 30s now and trust me, when you're as ancient as I am, everyone under 20 are babies). She makes very poor decisions regarding her newfound money, and while her age and inexperience can be attributed to her reckless spending, it doesn't exactly make her likable either, and I found myself groaning at her sometimes idiotic naiveté. She means well. She wants to make everyone happy. She thinks money can solve everything. I get it, but it doesn't mean I don't get extremely frustrated reading about one poor decision after another.

    I was poor. My family were Vietnamese immigrants. We came to the US as refugees, with nothing. If anything, growing up poor made the young me frugal. That is why I found it so hard to relate with her throwing away her newfound money on useless things. In the beginning, I liked her. Maddie had her head on straight.

    Interestingly enough, she changed - not for the better - throughout the book.

    Seth was also a really one-dimensional character, too. Their interactions were cute, but there really wasn't much more to Seth, or on that note, any of her friends. The entire book felt like it was mostly inane teenager dialogue with not much complexity or plot.


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