Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Review and Giveaway for Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen

I'm excited for the release of Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen! 

Title: Getting Lucky Number Seven
Author: Cindi Madsen 
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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What's your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student it out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.

Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7...


★★★★ stars

I love it when unlikely couples come together and go the distance. In this case, it was nerdy, geeky Lyla who was best friends with college athlete and stud Beck. The two might not seem like they're meant for each other, but they've just been friends until Lyla decides to change herself.

I liked Lyla and Beck.  They were good together, having a firm relationship basis with their strong friendship.  I liked how Beck was there for Lyla when she needed him, and how she knew she could count on him.  I really liked the chemistry they had together, both as friends, and then as a possible romantic couple.  I liked Lyla for for being a good friend to Beck when he needed it and even when he did't want it. I felt like she fought the most for him to see how good they could be.

Here's what bothered me about the story.  Makeovers are fine, but it didn't take Beck to truly desire Lyla until he saw her in skimpy clothing, makeup, contacts, etc. He already liked her as a person, but he didn't desire her until then. I also didn't like how Lyla used someone being rude, insensitive, and mean as the impetus to change herself.  I did like how she took charge and didn't hesitate to make changes when she decided on a plan of action.

I read this book quickly and it was enjoyable for the most part.  The story flowed smoothly and there were no huge surprises.  I did enjoy seeing Beck and Lyla deepen their friendship while trying to figure out a new equilibrium as lovers.  It's hard to believe this is Cindi Madsen's first new adult novel.  It was funny, sexy, and sweet, but not too explicit, so I think readers who are familiar with her stories won't be too scandalized by the content. I think she did a great job and look forward to seeing more new adult novels from her in the future.

* Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.* 
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About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.



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