giovedì 30 aprile 2015

Review: Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen



Title: Getting Lucky Number Seven
Author: Cindi Madsen
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

What's your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.
>Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7....

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My Review

I really enjoyed this new adult romance!
Lyla is a nerd girl, for her chemistry and her cat Einstein have always been more important than clothes, makeup, parties and hot guys. But one evening, coming out with her friend and roomate Whitney, she realizes you look different to the eyes of others: she is taken around by a guy who calls her boring. Lyla wants to change, wants to live fully the life of a college girl and also wants to be noticed. Not to lose sight of her goal she makes a bucket list of seven things to do. To help there is her closest friend, Beck. He's a very nice guy, that changes girlfriend every night and is a good hockey player, but  serious family problems prevented him from realizing his dream of becoming a professional player. They met at  a  laboratory work and, although they are completely different, they have become inseparable: every Sunday they meet together to see a movie on the couch of Beck.
As the points on the list are removed and real Lyla emerges, between them is born something deeper but are afraid to face it: their friendship is too precious to risk losing it.
Lyla is a sweet girl, clumsy, very intelligent. She wants to change not to please others but to feel good about herself, not to have any regrets when she's out of college. Beck is a great friend, is protective, it's a boy on whom Lyla and his little sister can always count on. And he is a guy that is really easy to lose your head.
The story is very well written, I especially enjoyed the alternation of the point of view of Lyla and Beck: each chapter is written in the first person by one of the two. Every situation has made it possible to live with both the eyes and the heart of Lyla and be with those of Beck. It has been possible identify better with the emotions of the two protagonists.
It's a sweet romance, romantic but also fun, especially text messages exchanged between Beck and Lyla and their performance at karaoke.
For those who love the genre NA and romantic stories is definitely to read

I have received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review



About the Author


Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. 


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