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Review: The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

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Is it love, or is she just his good luck charm? New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting absolutely delights with this witty and fun standalone contemporary romance.

Lilah isn’t sure what hurt worse: the day Ethan left her to focus on his hockey career, or the day he came back eight years later. He might think they can pick up just where they left off, but she’s no longer that same girl and never wants to be again.

Ethan Kane wants his glory days back. And that includes having Lilah by his side. With her, he was magic. They were magic. All he has to do is make her see that.

Just when Lilah might finally be ready to let him in, though, she finds out their reunion has nothing to do with her and everything to do with his game. But Ethan’s already lost her once, and even if it costs him his career, he’ll do anything to keep from losing her again.

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My Review

“My heart remembers that he broke it, but the rest of me seems to have forgotten.”

“His touch could calm me and excite me simultaneously. Like being given a sedative and a shot of caffeine at the same time. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this kind of intense draw to another person.”

The Good Luck Charm is a sexy and exciting second chance romance from author Helena Hunting. The Good Luck Charm follows the story of Lilah and Ethan. Lilah is busy trying to live the dream. Her day starts off a total mess. From destroyed clothes to divorce papers, the last thing she ever expected was to see a ghost from her past. Lilah hasn’t seen or heard from Ethan in over 8 years and the pain is just as fresh when she sees him again. He wants her forgiveness, but she doesn’t know if she can let go of the past. Ethan will stop at nothing to try and have Lilah by his side again. And just when things seem to be going his way, fate throws in another curve-ball. Will history repeat itself once again or are Lilah and Ethan in it for the long haul?? There’s only one way to find out.

Stories like this are totally my jam. I just can’t get enough of the separated lovers reunited by chance. And this one was just fantastic. I was sucked in to Ethan and Lilah’s story from the first page. The tension between the two of them was just so palpable. I could tell that there was something still there; something worth fighting for and I couldn’t wait to see just how their story was going to play out. Now, the road to happily ever after was not an easy one for them. Leliah had a lot of hurt and pain to work through. But, I loved how genuine Ethan seemed. He thought he was making the best decision at the time and now is grabbing on to his second chance like his life depends on it.

The Good Luck Charm is a terrific read from beginning to end. I’ll be the first to admit that the pacing is a bit slower than the books I normally gravitate to, but for this book, I think the slower pacing worked. I got a good feel for the characters, their story, their connection and all that was lost. I got to see them work to rebuild what was lost. Whether circumstances were right or wrong, these two had some real growing up to do and priorities to get straight. I really enjoyed seeing how far they came and couldn’t help but find myself rooting for them.

The Good Luck Charm is fun and sexy with a great mix of sweetness. This story will suck you in and keep you begging for more. Neither character is perfect and I found them both very easy to relate to. Their story is one of first loves and fighting for that second chance. It is a story of forgiveness and heart. A story of communication and a love that even years can’t take away. The Good Luck Charm is a solid four star read for me and just the book I was looking to spend my afternoon with.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

2 responses »

  1. Great review!
    I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

    Liked by 1 person


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