Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunts over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbrokenand threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isnt about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie cant wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brotherand her problemsbehind.So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, shes able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ians criticism.And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the worlds smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.That is if they dont get completely lost along the way....
|Title||:||Love & Luck|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Love & Luck Reviews
I really enjoyed this one! There was a lot to love.
A while back, I picked up Welch's Love & Gelato and really enjoyed that one too. There was so much fun in it--I loved seeing Italy, I thought the romance was really adorable, and I loved the themes about dealing with grief.
Love & Luck definitely has a lot of similarities, but it's also its own category, which is honestly a good thing. I was almost hoping that it would be really similar to Love & Gelato, just in Ireland instead ...more
Love and Luck is an easy quick read that will pull you out of a reading slump instantly.
I think what sets this book apart from any romance filled contemporary is the little excerpts from The guidebook lady, it enhanced the narrative style, as it kept me engrossed.
Addie was highly relatable, as she struggles emotionally and finding out who she is. It was lots of fun to read about a family relationship. It was adorable and fun to see the bickering. It was written splendidly and resembled ...more
*gasp* This is a spin-off for Love and Gelato?! :O I just got goosebumps.
Release date: May 8, 2018
2.5 stars. I absolutely love Ireland and adored Love & Gelato by this author, so I was really looking forward to this one! I thought it was a solid contemporary YA story, but had a hard time really getting into any of it. I just didn't connect with the characters and was honestly super annoyed by the tone of the travel advice section. It was beyond irritating and unfortunately took up a lot of the book, so that really threw me out of the story.
But the road trip throu ...more
(4.5 STARS) Thanks to the publisher for this review copy!
I'll start with the fact that LOVE & GELATO is hands down one of my favorite YA stories, so this one had a LOT to live up to! And it really really came close - it did! If you haven't read Gelato, you can definitely read this one as a stand alone, but I honestly can't think of a single reason NOT to read Gelato first. So much of that story will be ruined for you if you read this one first, so do yourself a favor, and display some patien ...more
“ian bumped his shoulder into mine—intentional or not, i didn’t know—and for a second the three of us stood there, the wind pushing hard as it could and us pushing back. together. for one second, i imagined what it would be like if this were real life. me and ian against the pressure of everything back home. i wanted this to be real life, not a detour.”
this book was really cute. although it was cheesy at times, i enjoyed it. the characters were everything. they were perfectly flawed and hilar ...more
Addie's always been just Ian's little sister that is until she starts growing up. Ian's friends from football start to notice her, especially charismatic Cubby. Ian has warned Addie about Cubby, but she doesn't listen. Her family travels to Ireland for their aunt's lavish wedding and while there, Addie has planned a mini-trip to Florence to visit her friend who has recently relocated. All the while she has been fighting with Ian the entire trip over Cubby and over secrets. It's driving the famil ...more