Chasing Lucky – Published 2020
“Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there.
What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame.
Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…” – Goodreads
A huge thank you to Netgalley and Simon Pulse for the free copy of the ebook! Book featured in this photo is the copy I purchased for my classroom!
This is my first book by this author, but I have all of her others in my classroom and students love them! This gave me some Kasie West vibes, a low stress and adorable YA read.
This is a quick YA contemporary with some depth. I would honestly love even more from Josie’s mom, but that wouldn’t be very YA now would it? Lucky is mysterious enough, kind enough, and honest enough to be a perfect YA boyfriend prospect and friend.
While Lucky and Josie have been estranged former best friends, it’s still a bit of a friends to lovers trope, which I love.
Overall, this is a really cute book!