LUCKY in LOVE is the Perfect Sweet and Swoony Summer Read!

I had never read a Kasie West book before this year, and I’m quickly falling in love with her stories. The ones I’ve read so far are adorable and so reminiscent of what it actually felt like to be a young adult, and I love that! I’m planning what I’m referring to as the “Week of West” in August, so that I can get caught up on all of West’s books that I haven’t read yet. If anyone want to join me, let me know! <3

Wine Pairing

Maddie has chosen not to believe in luck at the beginning of this book, but it certainly seems that luck has chosen her in this adorable new contemporary novel! This Lucky Proprietary Red Blend is as sweet as the story itself and as smooth as a certain handsome co-worker of Maddie’s. It also happens to be set is sunny California!

*All wine recommendations are for strictly for those of legal drinking age only.*

About Lucky in Love


Lucky in Love

by Kasie West

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: July 25, 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance


In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.


My Review


This book was the perfect read for a holiday weekend! It is entertaining and sweet and definitely swoony. The characters in this book also read so authentically like young adults, which I found to be refreshing and so much fun.

Maddie is such a likable and easily relatable character. The way she handles her big lottery win and all the amazing and terrible things that come along with that felt like the way an actual teenager would handle something that life altering.

The dynamics between her friends and family and the way some of those change, and some of them don’t, after Maddie’s big win was so fascinating to watch and certainly made for some great conflicts in the plot as well as some lighthearted moments as well.

From reading this description, I thought I new exactly how this plot was going to play out, but West definitely surprised me. The climax of the story did not happen the way I expected it to, and I was pleasantly surprised by the spin West took on it.

I really enjoyed reading this book, and I’m certain that Kasie West fans will not be disappointed with this one. I cannot wait for my “Week of West” in August, so I can catch up on the rest of this wonderful author’s stories.

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About the Author

From Kasie West’s Website


I love to write–too much. It’s a sickness really. My novels out and available now are: PIVOT POINT, SPLIT SECOND, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, and THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND.

Will you be reading Lucky in Love when it hits bookshelves later this month? What are some of your favorite Kasie West novels? Anyone want to join me in my “Week of West” readathon?

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17 thoughts on “LUCKY in LOVE is the Perfect Sweet and Swoony Summer Read!

      • TeacherofYA says:

        Utah doesn’t have a lottery? I didn’t know that! Well, Windfall is about a lottery win too, and they just make me depressed bc you know something bad is going to happen like they’ll lose it all or people will rob them or SOMETHING. That’s why I steer clear usually.
        I guess if it was at the ending of a book and they were all happy about it and it saved the day, I would be like, “Yeah, now we’re talkin!” But otherwise it just makes me sad! 😂😆

      • KrystiYAandWine says:

        Utah’s not a big place for Vice. LOL. I did love Windfall too. You should give them a chance. 😉 They don’t have sad endings.

  1. kozbisa says:

    That mood board is perfect, and I cannot think of anything better than a Week of West, as she is one of my favorite contemporary writers.

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Thank you! She is one of my favorites too, but I’ve only recently discovered her books. So glad that I have though!

  2. tasteforbooks says:

    The book sounds adorable! Love your blog so much, the wine pairings are so fun and you’ve introduced me to some new reads and wines!! Thanks!!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      It is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much! It’s a lot of fun to do this one. 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Thank you!!! I love Kasie West’s books too. I am trash for contemporary novels lately honestly. Hope you enjoy this one!

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