Title: As Luck Would Have It
Author: Zoe May
Pages: My copy doesn’t actually say (spot 3360 out of…. they do that a lot with eBooks so I usually get the page number from Goodreads but they don’t have it either). At a guess? About 250
Genre: Romance, comedy
Is this part of a series? No.
Published: July 4th, 2019
New mother Natalie is licking her wounds. Jilted by her ex fiancé, she’s come back to live with Mum. Juggling being a single mother and business owner isn’t easy, but she’s determined to make it work. There’s no time for distractions, though, and Will Brimble, the boy that broke her heart sixteen years ago, well he’s certainly that.
When they both end up winning a holiday at the town raffle they decide to be adults about it. They both really need a vacation, surely they can stick together without….er… being together. The more time she spends with him, though, the more she wonders if it might not be worth a second shot.
For the most part this was one of those fluffy, feel good books that just make you smile without being one of the great modern classics. I adored the premise and the fact that May did not shy away from the emotions her characters felt or the fact that they were dealing with some heavier issues, yet the book never felt heavy. It was a quick, fun read with really charming characters. Honestly I loved it- it checked all my modern romance criteria! I will be looking into more of her books.
Our main characters, Will and Natalie, have both been through the ringer and it really shows. Natalie’s a little gun shy, insecure and unsure of her footing where dating is concerned- she’s a single mum…. does she even want to? Will took the loss of his father hard and started looking at what he wanted from life- but can he have that with Natalie. The issues made a lot of sense and watching them together was nice, it seemed… honest. Even when I wanted to strangle them, I was rooting for them. You get sucked into this story, the misadventures and snappy dialogue. I couldn’t put it down. For me, this is a four star book.
On the adult content scale there’s some sexual innuendo, very light sexual content and language. It’s very tame, really and I would say it’s appropriate for most 16+. Let’s give it a three.
I was lucky enough to receive an eARC from Netgalley and HQ Digital in exchange for an honest review. My thanks!
The book is out! Have you read it? It’s actually on sale on Amazon for $2.99, which I consider an absolute steal.
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