Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lucky Break by Kelley Vitollo ~ Review & GIVEAWAY

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Source:  received eBook copy from the publisher

My Summery:

Sidney Williams left Shamrock Falls five years ago to make it big in Hollywood. She left right after graduation from high school.  She left her two best friends in the world.  She left the small town.  She had to go.  Had to follow her dream.  Too bad her dream hasn't really turned into more than a few commercials.  Broken from the lose of her car, her latest audition and her actor boyfriend, she returns for a visit.  She just needs to re-group before she makes her dreams come true.  But she didn't count on Kade being there.  She didn't remember how much she loved this town, these people and if she's honest Kade.  She isn't staying though.  She has a great audition in LA and she has to go back but will that ever feel like home?

My Thoughts:

5 stars - a sweet & charming story of listening to your heart

Sometimes we focus so hard on a goal that we forget the things that make us happy.  That's what Sydney has done.  She believes with all her heart that being an actress will make her happy and make her mother finally love her.  It takes some time in her hometown to help her listen to her heart.  I love Kelley's characters.  It doesn't matter if she's writing YA as Nyrae Dawn or Adult as Kelly Vitollo, she makes the most wonderful characters.  They're flawed and they make mistakes - they're real.  Sydney is real.  But as is always the case with Kelley's guys, it's Kade that really has my heart.  Kade is protective and with good reason.  He's grown up feeling the very real need to protect his mom.  He loves deeply and he hurts deeply.  Sydney hurt him but he can't help loving her even still.  This man is incredible and I was cheering for him the whole way.  He made some mistakes but he didn't frustrate me with them, he learned from them and I was so happy to see him fighting for what he wanted.

I was excited about meeting some of the other characters in this story and was thrilled to learn that there will be at least 2 more books set in Shamrock Falls.  LOVE Freckles and Jace has peeked my interest.  Can't wait for their turn to be in center stage.

The story itself was sweet and enjoyable.  I loved the flashbacks to when they were younger.  I loved the uncertain certainty of the whole thing.  While, I was pretty sure I knew where it was going, I just enjoyed the ride.  It was a fast read that I really needed to make me happy.  It wasn't on my calendar but I just wanted a quick book for me.  This was it and it's a great choice.

If you like sweet romance, then this is a great book to pick.

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  1. Oh, I can't wait to read this! Glad you enjoyed it, Val. Congrats to Kelley!

  2. I totally forgot she writes adult too! *facepalm* Her men are pretty awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

  3. I'm reading this right now and really enjoying it! :-)

  4. This sounds really sweet. Definitely a book I think I would enjoy!! So glad that you enjoyed it!

  5. I LOVE her YA books so I can't wait to read one of her adult books. I know everything she writes will be amazing. She is so talented! Thanks for the giveaway.:)

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