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Chasing Lucky ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Chasing Lucky By Jenn Bennett ❃ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Budding photographer Josie Saint Martin has spent half her life with her single mother moving from city to city When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bo Budding photographer Josie Saint Martin has spent half her life with her single mother moving from city to city When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore Josie knows it’s not forever Her dreams are on the opposite coast and she has a plan to get there What she doesn’t plan for is a run in with the town bad boy Lucky Karras Outsider rebeland her former childhood best friend Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie But everything changes after a disastrous pool party and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame Determined to understand why Lucky was so uick to cover for her Josie discovers that both of them have changed and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race And maybe just maybe he’s not uite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is.

  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Chasing Lucky
  • Jenn Bennett
  • English
  • 03 January 2016
  • 9781534425170

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10 thoughts on “Chasing Lucky

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    ILOVE IT SOMUCHI cannot help myself I keep dancing my heart is singing I’m head over heels for these sweetest characters hooking story telling love at first side charm of Beauty This book makes you feel like you just recently chased your lucky stars and makes your heart pound fasterWinona and Josie have no idea when they take their first steps to their hometown they’d left five years ago they just entered to the highway to hell Even I could hear ACDC’s blaring lyrics as a threat They came to take over Josie’s grandmother’s bookstore The very same grandmother her mother had a terrible fight and made them leave the town in the middle of the night Josie still regrets to leave the place without saying goodbye her boy her only real friend Lucky Karras who just survived from the terrifying fire accidentAnd guess what as soon as they enter the bookstore Josie bumps into him But his friend has completely changed giving her deadly glares not talking to him turned into a bad boy trouble maker loner outsider Josie resents her hostility and the worst part is the entire town people her new school friends keep whispering behind her She wants a new life clean slate and getting away from her impulsive unpredictable eccentric mother who prefers to hide behind her emotional walls Her flirty dysfunctional relationships with men reminded me of Gillian Anderson’s character at “Sex Education” but if this book adapted into a movie my candidate to play her is absolutely Winona Ryder She wants to concentrate her photographing patching things up with her father who is also famous photographer moving to LA for becoming his apprentice So she has a plan only a year to endure in this gossipy hell and then one way ticket to the West Coast But When she decides to join a house party with her cousin and bumps into Lucky one time Let’s say the night turns into a nightmare and Josie finds herself reconnected with Lucky AGAIN And she owes him so big this timeAs soon as Josie rediscovers her best friend she finds herself to uestion her own life realities and her dreams She finally realizes that she missed her friend and Lucky is someone than a friend for her But does chasing Lucky mean she lose her luck for her future dreams and make things worse for two of them? As like William Faulkner said “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore”OVERALL Story telling mesmerizing captivating 5 million “awwwww” and 4 billion sighs worthyCharacters Sweet lovely heart meltingPacing Unputdownable you never want it end soonerEnding Satisfying puts an ear to ear smile on your face and warms your heartRESULT Of course five swoony soft sweet romantic emotional stars Special thanks to NetGalley and SimonSchuster Simon Pulse to share this amazing book on the NetGalley website so entire book lovers can enjoy this ARC COPYbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. jessica jessica says:

    lately ive been feeling waayyyy too old for YA contemporary theres just been some disconnect that hasnt been there before so its a relief that JBs stories never fail to deliverit could also be that this particular book has so many of my favourite tropes childhood best friends to lovers a small town setting a bad boy with a soft heart and bookstore uaintness all of these things have definitely made this one of my favourite JB stories this is classic JB important heavy topics about coming of age told with a lighthearted sweet warmth its perfect for those not uite ready to let go of that summer feeling thank you so much to simon pulse for the ARC↠ 4 stars

  3. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    Me I'm so sick of the stereotypical YA bad boy with his leather jacket motorcycle sarcasm and tragic pastJenn Bennett May I introduce to you Lucky Karras Me I've changed my mind For the last five years Josie Saint Martin has been living with her single mom going from town to town in New England Now Josie and her mom are returning to their hometown Beauty to run the family bookstore while her grandmother is away Josie knows that it's only a matter of time before her grandmother returns and she and her mom have to move on to a new town Josie has a plan to go west and live in Malibu with her famous photographer father in hopes of having the stable family she always wanted She has no time for getting attached or putting down roots in Beauty But that all changes one night when she lands herself in serious trouble and the town bad boy which happens to be her former best friend takes the blame for her Chasing Lucky reminded me why I love Jenn Bennett's books She writes stories that are easy to fall into With loveable and interesting characters and a plot that keeps you hooked Chasing Lucky had all that Best friends to lovers is an underrated trope and deserves love Josie and Lucky's were lovely to read about I also really liked Josie's cousin Evie Josie's family seem interesting and I wouldn't mind if Bennett decides to write another book featuring all of themThe only thing I wish Bennett could have done better was the ending of Evie's story line While I loved that she included a toxic relationship and showed how easy it is to be trapped in one it felt a bit unfinished and hastily wrapped up This is an easy summer read featuring classic YA tropes but I loved that the author wrote it in a way that wasn't super cringy and left me feeling happy Buddy reading with WardaMe Sees mysterious Jenn Bennett bookMe clicks want to read before I get to BennettI'm a simple girl

  4. Warda Warda says:

    45 ⭐️ Stories written by Jenn Bennett make me so happy And make me feel so much What can I say other than I loved it and I know it will be reread and that sums up how I feel about this book? Thanks to Simon and Shuster Children’s UK for gifting me with a copy of this book———————Buzzword Jenn Bennett

  5. Melanie Melanie says:

    ARC provided by the publisher via EdelweissI think this was very much the perfect story for me right now at this time Hopefully a longer review to come before release 3Content and Trigger Warnings for talk of loss of a loved one the sharing of personal photos without consent abandonment homelessness talk of abortion briefly driving under the influence the bad guy and in a negative light talk of trauma talk and depiction of depression talk of grooming college teacher and student relationship in the past and mention of a low level panic attack Blog | Instagram | Youtube | Ko fi | Spotify | TwitchBuddy read with Isabella Maëlys ❤

  6. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    I’m never let down when I read a Jenn Bennett contemporary so my expectations were pretty high when I started Chasing Lucky And luckily it was just as awesome as all her other contemporariesI really liked Josie and being in her head She had an interesting back story with her secretive mom Also as a side note I’d like a book on Josie’s mom Anyway Josie was a photographer and I connected to her right awayLucky was the most adorable little thing ever He has baggage and I wanted to give him a hug I really liked his connection with Josie and when they were on the pages together they lit them upBennett writes the best dialogue and banter and I just want her to write contemporaries forever

  7. sarah xoxo sarah xoxo says:

    So Jenn Bennett has become one of my favourite YA contemporary authors? That title may be a little hasty considering this is only my second book of hers but I love them so much While I didn't love this one as much as Starry Eyes I am convinced that she can do no wrongChasing Lucky follows 17 year old Josie St Martin a budding photographer who after being constantly on the move for the past 5 years is returning to her hometown Beauty This abrupt move was spurred on by her Grandmother hastily deciding to go travelling and needing someone to run her bookshop Josie decides to just try and keep her head down in Beauty before finally escaping to LA to her famous father However things don't go entirely to plan when one night Josie makes a mistake and her former childhood best friend Lucky ends up taking the fall I loved the setting of this book Small towns are some of my favourites to read about and Beauty did not disappoint It made the whole book have a uiet small town atmosphere which I really enjoyed The setting also lent itself to some social commentary about the economic disparity between some of the citizens and how that manifests itself in the local justice and political systems I adored the romance between Lucky and Josie Childhood friends to lovers is one of my favourite tropes I love the angst tension and shared history While I liked Josie she wasn't as intriguing or developed as Lucky Lucky was a really loveable character responsible for a large amount of my investment in the romance and plot Some of the scenes had me swooningWhat else is there to say? This was an immensely enjoyable read that while did nothing exceptional or original was successful in making me happy for the duration of my reading experience I doubt this will stick out to me as a particularly memorable read even a few months from now but it served its purpose and it did it well I would recommend this if you have loved Jenn Bennett's books in the past or are in the mood for a cute fluffy YA romance Thank you to Simon Pulse for this ARCRelease Date 5 May 2020 Pushed back to 10 November 2020

  8. preoccupiedbybooks preoccupiedbybooks says:

    35 STARSA cute YA contemporary about falling in love learning from our mistakes and the importance of communicating with loved ones 17 year old Josie Saint Martin is returning to her hometown of Beauty after leaving town dramatically five years ago with her mother Since then they have constantly been on the move but now they are back to run her grandmother's bookstore whilst she is travelling Josie has plans to go and live with her father on the west coast to start her career as a photographer What she doesn't plan for is to fall for Lucky Karras the town's bad boy and her former best friendI enjoyed this cute coming of age story but I didn't love it as much as Alex Approximately and Starry Eyes It was a cute uick read though and I do love Jenn Bennett's writing In fact I plan to catch up on some of her other books soon since they are available as books on ScribdI loved the setting of this story set in Beauty a small town in Rhode Island It was so well described and I felt like I was there for the summer with the other tourists I loved that Josie's family ran a small bookshop because well booksI really liked both of the main characters as they were written in a realistic way Josie was very likeable but I found her uite frustrating sometimes because she made some really bad decisions Ultimately though she was a teenager who was still growing and learning from her mistakes I really felt for her because no one wants to spend their teenage years moving from place to place never putting down any roots Her mum wasn't the best parent or role model and Josie had to grow up too uickly often having to be the responsible one causing her to be envious of other people's family set up So although Josie could be annoying at times I did like her and she had great character development in terms of her career goals her relationship with her mother her absent father her grandmother and her cousin EvieLucky was also a great character also with flaws He was a loner considered a bad boy and was still suffering from the after effects of a fire from when he was 12 He was also sweet an animal lover and a bookworm 😍 These two cuties had great chemistry and I loved their sarcastic banter 👌 Friends to lovers doesn't always work for me but this one was really cuteThe main theme in Chasing Lucky was about being honest and communicating with loved ones which I loved It was also about finding yourself accepting change and it dealt with small town gossip and politics It definitely pulled at my heart strings and made me smileI really liked the descriptions of the signs which Josie loved to photograph at the start of each chapter I wonder if there will be photographs to accompany these descriptions in the final copy? It would be amazing if there wereThe reason for my 35 stars was because I felt that there were some missed opportunities I wanted to know about Josie's mum Winona's story There were also other unresolved issues with both Lucky and Josie's cousin Evie that I don't feel were handled very well Chasing Lucky is definitely perfect if you're after a uick cute contemporary YA romance and I definitely enjoyed it just not as much as I would have liked Many thanks to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for making this digital ARC available as a download I am so glad that I got to download a copy before it was abruptly archived

  9. Emer (A Little Haze) Emer (A Little Haze) says:

    I invariably enjoy Jenn Bennett’s contemporary YA novels And this latest release might be my favourite of them because this story really captured my heart The book follows the character of seventeen year old Josie Saint Martin who returns to her childhood hometown of Beauty after a number of years living from place to place with her mum Winona But the reasons for their hasty departure years ago haven’t gone away and somehow Josie has to figure out how to get through these next few months in Beauty before she can once and for all leave her family troubles behind and escape to LA to be with her father However no matter how hard Josie tries to keep a low profile her family name and the associated familial curse follows her around and lands Josie in hot water and very hot water it is indeed as it comes in the form of town bad boy Lucky Karras who also just happens to be Josie’s childhood best friendThis book was sooooo good A perfect summery read complete with small harbour town with a wealthy elite versus the rest of us mere mortals childhood besties becoming mysterious family drama and strained family dynamics just a perfect recipe for a really entertaining and engrossing contemporary readI really liked the character of Josie She was so interesting to read about I loved how she could be really smart and sassy but then really awkward and clueless Her character arc was truly compelling as it was fascinating to see how a lifetime of familial secrets had influenced her life choices and I really found the story surrounding the invisible protective wall that Josie put up around herself to be uite moving I think the personal journey that she undertakes in this novel is one that will resonate with a lot of readers who feel similarly without stable family tiesAnd I absolutely adored the character of Lucky He had just the right amount of edge and bravado but then this sweet core that just gave the love story between Josie and Lucky all the swoony feels Although Lucky had a backstory of getting injured in a fire as a child that I feel was a bit too underdeveloped I would like to have been given a bit insight into his feelings But then conversely I understand why so much of Lucky was closed off from the reader because this is a book about breaking down the invisible walls we put up around ourselves and it was vital to the climax of the story that there still be mystery surrounding all of the characters that aren’t Josie Evie was a fantastic side character in this book that again I would have loved to have had page time with In fact I want so much of this character that I would love a companion novel from her perspective Evie is Josie’s nineteen year old cousin who is in a very on againoff again style toxic relationship with one of the town’s rich elite What I loved about her is that she was this super smart character but yet she kept going back to her jerk boyfriend It added an interesting counterpoint to the romantic relationship that was blossoming between Josie and Lucky but oh I just wanted Her story was so heart wrenching and I think an important one to tell because it shows how easy it can be to become ensnared by a toxic relationship So I wanted to get things from Evie’s perspective Wanted to know about the beginning of that toxic relationship And I want to know about the direction that her life goes in during the epilogue And while we are at it I would happily read a book from Winona’s Josie’s mum perspective too Honestly the female characters in this book are fascinating We don’t get to hear much about Winona’s backstory until the latter part of the book but oooof when we get to it it’s really interesting There’s a whole lot of drama that went down when Winona was Josie’s age and I would love to have seen that expanded upon a little bit Especially the relationship dynamics between Winona and her mother Josie’s grandmother because it would have been better to understand a bit about why these two characters were at loggerheads for so many years Overall this was a super enjoyable read I laughed I cried I swooned There were a few moments towards the end of the novel that felt a little too melodramatic and stretched out the story a tad too much for my personal taste but this is a minor uibble as I didn’t feel that my enjoyment was any way tempered due to such “Chasing Lucky” was a pretty perfect summery romance and I would love to see Bennett return to these characters again in a companion novel from someone else’s perspective preferably Evie Recommended to all fans of YA contemporary An e copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewPublishing 11th June 2020 Simon Schuster Children's UK For reviews and book related chat check out my blogFollow me on TwitterFriend me on Goodreads

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    me i'm over ya contemporaryjenn bennett h me yes

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