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Thursday, August 9, 2018

An Angst-Free Second Chance Romance: The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

THE GOOD LUCK CHARM

by Helena Hunting
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: August 7th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷1/2
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I'm a sucker for a good second chance romance. In fact, besides the opposites-attract trope, I think it's my favorite romance trope. Anytime I see a book that even fleetingly mentions a second-chance romance, I'm all over it. I love the angst, the growth the characters undergo while apart, and the intensified love the second time around. The Good Luck Charm sounded right up my alley because of that. While not the typical second-chance romance that I am normally used to, this book still had me swooning in delight.

This book is perfect for those of you who like your romance angst and drama-free. There isn't any of the bothersome miscommunication drama that you almost always find in a book. I typically like my romance books to be light on the drama and angst. That being said, I find that I almost always want my second chance romances to have that angst. Going into The Good Luck Charm, I was expecting that and was just a teensy bit disappointed that it didn't deliver. Once I realized that the book was going read more like a romantic comedy that's almost become Helena Hunting's signature, I found myself easily sucked into the story.

Ethan and Lilah were a couple in high school. When the opportunity arose to be part of the NHL, Ethan broke up with her and moved on with his life. Fast forward many years, Lilah is now a successful nurse and Ethan is forced to move back home after a family emergency. Though Lilah tries hard not to be attracted to the new Ethan, she can't help herself and thus, begins a journey of these two high school sweethearts finding each other again. Both Ethan and Lilah were realistic and very likable characters. They were both goal-oriented, genuine and caring. It was hard not to like these two. They made for an even more special couple together. Their passion and emotional connection were palpable in every scene they shared. It was a treat for me watching them reconnect and getting to know the newer versions of themselves. Helena Hunting knows how to balance out the steamy and the sweet and she shows that here in The Good Luck Charm.

Though I was hoping for something slightly different with The Good Luck Charm, I was still charmed by Ethan and Lilah's story. If you're looking for a delightful and romantic summer read, give this one a try.

Do you like second-chance romances? What are some of your favorites?
Let me know in the comments below!

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