Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review: Lucky Me

For eighteen year old Gia Winters, having a movie star for a father, a former Playboy bunny as a mother, a Hollywood mansion, and a closet stocked with Chanel is simply another day in the life.

But her world is turned upside down when her father mysteriously hires a group of bodyguards to trail the family 24/7 and threatening phone calls from a "Dr. D" start buzzing daily.

When Gia scores the coveted role of Miss Golden Globe, she is forced to strike a deal with her bodyguard, Jack, who is almost as arrogant as he is attractive. Juggling Gia's romantic failures, fashion faux pas, and celebrity obsessions, the duo investigate a series of clues with the help of a police cadet, who has a special set of skills and an even better set of dimples.

But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, danger levels rise higher than her stilettos as Gia learns that the biggest secrets might be the ones buried in her own home.

In a place where the hills have eyes, high school nemeses, bad hair days, raging parties, and stolen kisses, there can only be trouble for a girl who was just starting to consider herself lucky. ~ Book Summary from GoodReads
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It was pitched as a similar read to Meg Cabot's Airhead. I didn't find that to be true, but it did remind me of Meg Cabot's style of writing. Lucky Me was filled with drama, a character making questionable choices and lying to her family and friends - a lot, and a romance. It reminded me more of the Mediator series (minus the ghosts). Gia is dramatic, her life in ruined, and she can't confide her troubles with her friends. Everything changes the minute her bodyguard enters her life. The banter between her and Jack was entertaining. He was my favorite character in the book. I liked the climax of the book and how it brought everything together. I'm looking forward to Gia's next adventure. 

Cover: Cute
Source: ARC sent for Review
Be sure to check out my Q and A with the author from earlier this week for insider details on the book.

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