Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Review: Lucky Girl by Cate Lord

Lucky Girl by Cate Lord
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publish Date: September 4, 2011
Paperback, 268 pages 
Fiction, Chicklit, Romance
 ISBN:  978-1937044213

My Review:
I really enjoyed Lucky Girl as pure entertainment.  Jess's exploits from leaving Orlando to returning were highly entertaining and the true essence of classic chicklit to me.  There is humor, self-depreciation, girlfriends, makeovers, great clothes and shoes, friendly pets, good men, bad men, bad women and so much more.  While some plot lines were a little glossed over for me, overall the main plot lines were covered well and the characters rang true.  I loved Jess and her stay true to your girl friend cousins.  I also like Nick who showed himself to be a very good man.

Lucky Girl as I said pretty much has it all.  There are explanations into previous exploits in characters lives to make it obvious why they have acted that way in the past.  There is Jess on vacation who is sure she is going to act different to attract a man and get over her engagement gone bad and her self-esteem that is in the toilet.  And who better to do that with than hot, sexy spy guy, Nick?  Reading Lucky Girl, I want a Nick of my own.  He sounds amazing and so sweet to.  I really liked him as he and Jess begin to fall for each other, he's so sweet.  Of course some of what happens is predictable, but the end is great so that is all that matters, and that part wasn't predictable.

My only qualm was a couple of the story lines became glossed over through the book.  I'm guessing the author ran out of space and eventually they were really backseat to the main story so I understand.  The main story was resolved and I was happy, though I did still wanted to know a few other things, but truly that was my only gripe with the book.  Otherwise I found the book to be a great read.  It read quickly, kept me entertained.  It was sweet, romantic and was just one of those great books that takes you away for the day and romances you and reminds you there are great men out there (and for me reminds me I have one of them).  I loved Jess and Nick's story and look forward to more of Ms. Lord's writing.  There was a definite fun voice to this story and hopefully we'll get to see maybe one or two of the cousins in their own story in the future.

My Rating: 4.25/5.0

About the Book:
Jessica Devlin isn't looking for love. Heartbroken after being dumped by her unfaithful ex-fiancé, she's determined to have a fabulous time during her vacation in England where she'll be maid-of-honor at her cousin's wedding. After working overtime as beauty editor of Orlando's O Tart magazine, avoiding dating, and putting on ten pounds, Jess is ready to toss her past like an empty lipstick tube and party like a single gal.

But when she steps into the church on her cousin's wedding day, she sees the one man who could sabotage her plan:  James-Bond-gorgeous Nick Mondinello. She's never forgotten the London marketing exec who held her in his arms after her beloved grandfather's funeral two years ago. Ambitious, and lusted after by women everywhere, Nick is completely wrong for guarded, Plain Jane Jess.

Could Spy Man Nick ever fall for her? Nope. Not unless Jess is one lucky girl.

About the Author: 
Cate Lord is the contemporary pen name of multi-award-winning historical romance author Catherine Kean. Writing stories as soon as she could wield a pencil, Cate penned her first novella at age twelve and her first full-length manuscript at sixteen.

After completing a B.A., double major (first class), in English and History from the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, she was accepted into the post-graduate Works of Art Course run by Sotheby's auctioneers in London, England, where she studied centuries of history, antiques, and fine art. During her year abroad, she also met the charming Brit who later became her husband. She worked in Canada for several years as an antique and fine art appraiser.

Her previous novels have garnered numerous accolades, including two Reviewer's Choice Awards and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her books also finaled in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 2008 National Readers' Choice Awards.

Grateful for her wildly active imagination and plenty of story ideas, Cate is busy working on her next book. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking, baking, antiquing, shopping with her daughter, and gardening. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, daughter, and a very spoiled cat.

FTC Information: I received this book from the publisher for an honest review. 


Giselle said...

This sounds like a fun, feel-good type of book. I usually enjoy those as pure entertainment! Great review I'll make sure to check it out. Hadn't heard of it before today.

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