Saturday, August 25, 2018


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. 

I enjoyed Lilah and Ethan. They had chemistry, and a strong connection, and I was able to believe that these 2 people would be willing to reconnect, and to let go of the past hurts because of the draw they had to one another.

I liked the second chance elements, and I believed the reason that they separated initially. It was one of those that I am not sure I would have believed had they been older, but with their age, I think they would have made the choices that they did. And, it's true that long distance college relationships rarely, if ever work, so the story had this going for it as well.

What I didn't love was the good luck charm thing. I didn't totally believe that had anything to do with their relationship and it working...and more importantly, I am not totally convinced that Lilah believed it. Their break up over this, and the plot points around it, seemed more like plot for the sake of plot than actually the way the characters would react.

While this didn't ruin the story for me, it definitely made it one that I loved a lot more to this point than I did after it. It's probably just me, and I still absolutely recommend this title.

I loved the family, their genuine connection, and the belief than Ethan and Lilah really had meant as much to one another as they thought they did...and it makes the connection that much more believable. For a second chance romance to grab your heart, you have to believe the characters left little pieces of their hearts in the previous relationship. I definitely believed that in this title.


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