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…
About The Author
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.
Rating: 5 very full glasses of wine
Cindi Madsen has done it again. What, you might wonder, has she done again? She completely blew me away!
Getting Lucky Number Seven is the best book I’ve read this year. Sorry to everyone out there who’ve been hoping that I might say that of their books, but this one just made me have all the happy warm feels in the world.
I loved the whole friends to lovers storyline, because really, isn’t that how most relationships start off in reality? I also loved that we got to see the hero and heroine being friends first for a big part of the book before they made the literal jump into bed. I also loved that they managed to stay friends while having a lot of hot sex.
Lyla is definitely my kind of heroine. She’s nerdy and quirky and insecure about her body. She’s the perfect description of most girls out here in the real world. She studies hard and makes lists of nearly everything. Of course when it comes to her bucket list, there’s no slacking off in the list department. She puts her mind to something and she goes out and does it in spades. I loved her from the start and when she made her transformation from covered-up to showing what she’s been hiding under all that, I loved her even more, because she still stayed the same quirky, nerdy girl that we get to know and love in the beginning of the book.
The hero, Beck, well he’s just amazing… Ice hockey isn’t much of a sport here in South-Africa, but man, Beck just makes me wanna watch ice hockey forever. He’s supposed to be a player, but in fact he’s just the sweetest guy in the world. He’s kind and caring, he totally looks out for his sister and he really sincerely cares about Lyla way before she starts her transformation. Any girl would kill to have Beck as a best friend. The only thing that irked me a bit about him was that his attraction towards Lyla only kicked in once she showed off her body. Other than that, he takes complete care of her during her foray into the party life.
I loved every second of reading this book and it felt like it only took me seconds to read it. Cindi Madsen’s never disappoints me and I urge all of you to go out and buy this book right now. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll have lots of happy “aww” moments and you’ll be bouncing on your seat in anticipation.