By Cate Lord
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: 9/6/2011
Source: From Publisher
LUCKY GIRL was a sweet and funny story. It's a modern day fairy tale about a dashing English Prince Charming falling in love with an average American girl-next-door. The heroine of the book is fashion magazine editor Jessica "Jess" Devlin, who travels to England to be a bridesmaid in her cousin's wedding. Four months earlier, she had been dumped by her serious boyfriend, so she's looking forward to a much needed getaway across the pond.
After arriving at the church, Jess is both excited and mortified to see gorgeous Nick Mondinello in the wedding party too. She met Nick on her last visit to England two years ago after her grandfather's funeral. At the time, a grieving and drunk Jess made a spectacle of herself, and Nick was there to comfort her. Now, Jess can only hope that Nick has forgotten about her undignified moment from the past. Though, it doesn't really matter because Jess is in England to have a little fun, not get serious with a playboy hottie like Nick. It's not worth the risk of having her heart broken again, or is it?
LUCKY GIRL is an enjoyable contemporary romance with heavy chick lit influences. Jess was a very genuine character. She was witty and bright, yet awkward and a tad annoying at times with her obsession over a little extra weight and old Plucky Penguin cartoons. Nick was a dream - nice guy, successful, a young Pierce Brosnan look-alike. I don't fault Jess for falling for him. The story's pacing was good, especially after Nick and Jess got together, and there were a few bumps in the road to keep things interesting. LUCKY GIRL is the perfect book to get lost in for a few hours if you're looking for a light and humorous read.