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But when she steps into the church on her cousin's ...
But when she steps into the church on her cousin's wedding day, she sees the one man who could sabotage her plan--James-Bond-gorgeous Nick Mondinello. She's never forgotten the London marketing exec who held her in his arms after her beloved grandfather's funeral two years ago. Ambitious, and lusted after by women everywhere, Nick is completely wrong for guarded, Plain Jane Jess.
Could Spy Man Nick ever fall for her? Nope. Not unless Jess is one lucky girl.
Posted September 7, 2011
This was a fun and entertaining afternoon read. I enjoyed getting to know Jess and the very-sexy Nick. I loved Jess and her attitude. She is getting her first vacation after 2 years and has just broken off her engagement 4 months ago after finding her fiance cheating on her. This vacation leads her to England where the majority of her family is located to attend a wedding. Her goal is to be single, engaging, and to have a fabulous time on her vacation. So she adopts a Goddess attitude and ropes her two cousins, Elizabeth and Anna, into her Goddess plan and they all three set out to have a fabulous two weeks.
At the wedding, she quickly runs into Nick, a gorgeous man that she remembers from her Grandfather's funeral 2 years ago. He was the one who gave her a shoulder to cry on and helped her through her mourning at that awful time. He is a gorgeous, hunky guy and reminds her of Pierce Brosnan as 007 so she calls him Spy Guy. Every girl can see that Nick is a catch so Jess has issues maintaining her Goddess facade in the face of such incredible competition. It's fun and quirky and provided more than a few embarrassing moments which were enough that I would have to put the book down in mortification every once in a while. LOL! It's very Bridget Jones-esque.
The things I loved:
*English setting--love the ambiance that England provides, esp the Pubs
*The Goddess moments-- I loved how Jess would prop herself with her Goddess attitude!
*Elizabeth & Anna-- such fabulous partners-in-crime for Jess. These are the kinds of gal-pals that we all wish that we had
*O Tart magazine-- I loved Anna's job. so fun!
*Spy Guy/Girl secret notes-- just too sweet
The things I didn't love:
*Chicky Dee & Plucky Penguin-- while I loved the spy guy/spy girl moments, I thought this little addition took the cuteness factor too far over the top.
*the binge drinking that seemed to happen every single night...just too much.
*Nick & Jess hook-up took too long esp. in a 2 week vacation.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was quirky. It was fun. It made me homesick for England (I was lucky enough to live there for 2 years.) Just a really entertaining read!
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Posted February 3, 2012
I enjoyed everything about this story. Well written and engaging I was invested in the characters from the start. A trip to England, a wedding and a hot guy and a whole lot of romantic fun.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2012
Most of this book was amazing and I loved a lot of Jess’s internal dialogue. Her attitude and spunk were irresistible and Nick was a sexy and yet tender counterpart to her awkwardness. The tenderness between these two characters was obvious, while the sexual tension was so palpable I felt I could reach out a hand and stroke it. For me, Jess sometimes went into a somewhat whining internal dialoguing that had me rolling my eyes, but other readers might not notice it since she was such a fun character altogether. Virginia Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance and MoreWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 28, 2011
Review by Jen: After reading the book and sitting on the review for well over a week, I'm still at odds at how I really felt about Lucky Girl. The book had it's moments. I found myself laughing out loud at some of Jess' antics and cared enough about Nick and Jess that I teared up at one point. But at the same time, Nick just seemed too good to be true and Jess just seemed to rub me the wrong way. I would have loved to have gotten to know and understand Nick better. I never really understood what it was that drew him to Jess, because in their first couple meetings Jess was not at her best. I did like that Jess was a normal girl with the same insecurities, crushes, dreams that every girl has. However, Jess just was a little over the top for my tastes and again, I couldn't quite figure out Nick and Jess' relationship. In the end, I was just missing something in the story for me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.