Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

Chasing Lucky

I’m a huge fan of Jenn’s. She is one of the best at creating a feel-good young adult romance/coming-of-age story! Here’s her latest novel, Chasing Lucky!

Thank you Simon Teen for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there. What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame. Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…

Ugh, I wanted to love this way more than I did. Part of it is because I think I’ve read so many young adult romance novels in my lifetime that I feel like every single one of them is a story about a girl and trying to survive a move with their single parent. I just felt like the beginning of this story has been done so many times and I’m ready for something new and unique. I still love Jenn’s writing and great way at capturing all the emotions on paper, I just was hoping for something slightly different. I’m still adding this to my library!

3/5 Stars

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

I have seen Jenn’s work at the bookstores for many years, but can you believe I haven’t read one of her books until now? Ugh, I am so ashamed! But, you guys, get a load of her newest book!

Thank you Simon Pulse for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Birdie has gone through a lot in her childhood. Losing her parents and then raised by her strict grandparents, Birdie has had a lot to experience on her own. Her mother’s best friend has helped in that process. Birdie has turned to mystery books for most of her life for new adventures (a girl after my own heart). Then, a one-night stand with Daniel has completely changed her perspective on things. She was incredibly nervous about their interaction and actually ran away right after they hooked-up. Little did she know that Daniel was her new co-worker at her latest job. Can she handle this new adventure in her life?

THIS BOOK IS SO DARN CUTE. It’s weird though…I fell in love with Birdie as a character, but hated her initial interactions with Daniel. I wanted to scream at her! He was just so stinking adorable and she was totally missing the memo! Of course, that makes this book all the more addicting to read. There’s something so magical about reading books about a first love. This one takes the cake.

5/5 Stars