Series: Taking Shots #1
Author: Cindi Madsen
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Release Date: April 28, 2014
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About Getting Lucky Number Seven:What's your lucky number?
Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is 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...
This wasn’t bad at all for me, but it also wasn’t standout. This review will be short, because there aren’t really any likes or dislikes to mention. It just failed to make a big impression on me. And yes, these are absolutely my least favorite types of reviews to write.
First of all, the themes are two really popular ones right now: bucket lists and the nerdy girl gets the jock best friend. Seriously, looking at my review calendar right now, I see two others that are basically the same.
At the end of the day? I’m okay with reading the same storyline over and over. It’s a hazard of reading romance. What I’m looking for is for an author to take a generic storyline and make it their own, add something memorable and unique, and keep me entertained.
Getting Lucky Number Seven was enjoyable and somewhat entertaining. Lyla was really cute and despite hockey being pretty much the only major sport I don’t follow at all, I love hockey guys in books. 🙂 But it just wasn’t memorable or all that unique. I actually had to go back and re-read parts of the book to write this review, less than a month later. This is the normal timeframe for writing my reviews and I’ve never had to do that before, which is what first made me realize the lack of impression this book made.
However, I would still definitely recommend it. It was fun. There was absolutely nothing I disliked the book. But there was nothing I loved either.
About Cindi Madsen:
Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She 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.