Review: How to Get Lucky by Lauren Blakely & Joe Arden
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors.
Lauren Blakely is easily one of my favorite and most reliable go-to authors when it comes to feel-good romances. For her latest novel, she's teamed up with one of the best male romance narrators out there, Joe Arden. Together, these two have come up with How to Get Lucky, a contemporary romantic comedy about finding love, dealing with complications, and pursuing dreams. Now, I'm not exactly sure how Blakely and Arden divvied up writing responsibilities, but regardless of who did what, it's clear that these two certainly worked well together and readers like me get to reap all the delish rewards.
How to Get Lucky introduces readers to Teddy Lockhart, also known as DJ Insomnia, resident disc jockey for Edge, a club known for its weekend male revues. The job came along at a time Teddy needed it most, and while he enjoys the camaraderie among the staff, he's also been working towards his own full-service event business, All Night Entertainment. He's biding his time, knowing that it isn't easy to get a new business off the ground and appreciating the work that he does have. So, falling for his boss's sister would be a no-no, but resisting someone like London Hollis is proving to be rather futile.
Told mostly from the first-person point-of-view of Teddy--including third-person perspectives from London and her two girlfriends via their group text exchanges--this rom-com was a delectable treat! I enjoyed every single bit of it, from the first chapter, till the absolutely le sigh-worthy epilogue. The supporting cast of characters brought in extra bits of levity and wisdom, and as always, bonus points for the fur babies, Davie Bowie and Mr. Darcy, Teddy's rescue pittie and London's Chihuahua mix, respectively. No unnecessary drama, just lighthearted romance in How to Get Lucky, which gets five stars.
20 January 2021 14 January 2021 (early release)
Date Read: 20 January 2021