Monday, April 5, 2021

Review: Just My Luck by Adele Parks

Just My Luck
by Adele Parks

Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  It’s the stuff dreams are made of – a lottery win so big, it changes everything.

For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important stuff – the kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner.

But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share of it.

Kritters Thoughts:  From the synopsis, I was so excited to read a book about a lottery and three families and how money changes everything!  Lexi and Jake are one of the three couples who have been friends for almost a lifetime.  They have initiated for years the couples participating in the lottery with each week coming up short until the other two couples quit and then they win!     

This book started out great and for the first half, I was fully invested in finding out what happened to these friendships and how this money would impact each of them.  Told through a few perspectives, but focusing mainly on Lexi and Jake it was crazy to see how money changed them instantly.  It was interesting for the author to throw in their daughter's perspective which grew to a bigger meaning later on - sorry trying not to spoil!

For me the book went downhill fast and devolved into a soap opera.  It almost ended up being too much where everything that could go wrong did and I felt as though there was just too many things thrown in.  

If you like a book that is a bit over the top and dramatic, then you would enjoy this one more than I did.   

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 33 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Harlequin  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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