RATING: BUY IT
Like most Kindle Unlimited subscribers, I read a lot. Somewhere between 30 and 50 books per month, depending on what’s going on at work. That may seem like a lot to some (normal to others), but when I tell people that I don’t watch television, but read instead, they’re always amazed. For me, it’s all entertainment and truthfully, I’d rather read over watching TV any day.
Reading as much as I do though, I sometimes feel a bit jaded about it all. If a book doesn’t move me in some emotional way, it often doesn’t rank at the top of my list. So color me surprised when I started reading Get Lucky by Lila Monroe. I honestly thought it would be a quick, fun read, but that’s all. Don’t get me wrong, it is quick and it is fun, but it really is so much more.
Get Lucky is the story of Nate + Julia. Nate is a divorce attorney in Vegas for his best friend’s wedding and Julia is a best-selling author in Vegas for a convention. The story is told in a series of flashbacks woven into the present as Nate + Julia piece together their past 24 hours. At first I thought it was a romance novel version of ‘The Hangover,’ but as it continues, you realize it’s undoubtedly above and beyond that.
First of all, Julia is not only smart, but she’s exceptionally funny. Her thoughts and random comments, peppered with her predilection for Dr. Who, kept me laughing throughout. And, Nate? Nate is the perfect counterpart to Julia’s quirkiness. He’s a bit stoic and, at first, a bit judgmental, but his inner-thoughts perfectly capture his shift in the relationship and help to show what a wonderful match they truly are.
The story is fun and even surprising at times, and the sex? The sex is off-the-charts hot! Nothing kinky or dark, which I love, but it is seriously hot. Couple that with an amazing set of side characters, a romance novel convention (which I LOVED!) and a story that keeps you laughing at every turn and you realize that Get Lucky is one special book.
As of 5.28.16, Get Lucky is available on Kindle Unlimited.