Thursday, August 6, 2015

Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen

Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen

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...

☆ (☆)

     I read this book when it first came out in April, but at the time, I was distracted, so when I finished reading, I had no idea what happened and ended up dismissing it. Bringing us back to the present, I found the time to reread this book, and am finally posting a review.

     I liked the whole concept of the book. Though a little bit cliché, for the mood I was in, it worked. The story progressed how you would expect it to based on the blurb. There was no major drama and it was a light and quick read. The science and cat mentions lit up the book and reengaged me right when I was starting to get bored. For a more depth , I wish that this book had been a little longer so all the open questions about the plot and the characters could be closed. The way that the author finished off this book, allows the possibility of a companion novel. 

 The characters Lyla and Beck, weren't the most original characters, but they weren't annoying to read about. I didn't really find anything too special about them that would make them memorable, but they were great leads. Referring back to the last paragraph, I wish there was a little bit more insight into their relationship, especially about before they met. The way this book was written, it made all the secondary characters seem like fillers having pointless conversations instead of actually adding to the book. Again, this works if you're not investing in the story, but for a more meaningful story, more character development would have been nice.

   Overall, I think that the determining factor for liking this book or not is the mood you're in and how much you want to invest in this story. This is not the book to read if you want a deep and fully developed romance. If you need a beach read or a quick airplane book, this is for you.