Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review: The Night I Got Lucky by Laura Caldwell

Goodreads:  When Billy suddenly gets everything she wants, it turns out to be the last thing she needs . . .

A long-waited promotion.  Freedom from emotional baggage.  A newly - ahem - amorous husband.  What's wrong with this picture?  Well . . . everything.  For starters, Billy hasn't actually earned any of it.  Instead, like some  character in a fairy tale, this stuck-in-a-rut publicist had all her wishes granted overnight - which feels great, at first.  But soon Billy's brand-new success starts to unravel - who'd have thought becoming a VP would be so Very Painful?  Or that a harmelss crush on a co-worker would turn not-so-harmless now that he's crushing back?  It'll take a surreal, rollicking, high-stakes journey for Billy to realize what she really wants out of life . . . before it's too late.

Kritters Thoughts:  If you are in the mood for a light chick lit read - grab this one.  It is cute and sweet and even has a message to take away.  The main character Billy (yes, a female named Billy, she blames her father) is not so happily married and not so happily working as an account executive at a PR firm.  She visits a therapist and then overnight her life changes and all the things she was complaining about in therapy have changed for the positive.  But as she lives this new life she sees the negative amongst all the change.

I loved that she was living in her new life and it slowly unfolded that she wasn't enjoying each thing that she had wished for.  As she finds out what made these changes occur, it is hilarious to watch her try to get her old life back. 

A great girlie read that can be read almost in one sitting whether that be on a lounge chair by the pool or curled up by a fire in the winter.  A Red Dress Ink oldie but a goodie!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages: 256

Off the Shelf 2011 Challenge: 18 of 50

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