The Good Luck Charm – Helena Hunting

the good luck charm

Synopsis

Is it love, or is she just his good luck charm?

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting absolutely delights with this witty and fun standalone contemporary romance.

Lilah isn’t sure what hurt worse: the day Ethan left her to focus on his hockey career, or the day he came back eight years later. He might think they can pick up just where they left off, but she’s no longer that same girl and never wants to be again.

Ethan Kane wants his glory days back. And that includes having Lilah by his side. With her, he was magic. They were magic. All he has to do is make her see that.

Just when Lilah might finally be ready to let him in, though, she finds out their reunion has nothing to do with her and everything to do with his game. But Ethan’s already lost her once, and even if it costs him his career, he’ll do anything to keep from losing her again.

My Thoughts

This book kind of hit close to home in some ways. Lilah is starting over, re-learning who she is, and what her goals in life are. I found quite a bit if myself in Lilah for these reasons. I couldn’t help but get attached to her, to be honest. Even though that was really the only parallel between us, it was more than enough to feel like Lilah and I were somehwat kindred spirits.

All in all, this was a cute book. Though it took me a while, I did enjoy reading it beginning to end. But I just couldn’t shake off the hockey connection. I come from a hockey town. I went to high school with someone who is now an NHL player. And let me tell you, that guy was a real jackass. (I can’t speak to his peronality now, but he was a misery to go to school with.) While Ethan isn’t so much a jackass, the athlete-bravado rubbed me the wrong way.

Despite that, this book does Lilah some amazing justice. She stands firm on her stances, needs, and wants, and she sets the boundaries she needs. And I can definitely get behind that.

I’ve been enjoying contemporary romances lately, and I wanted to give this one a fair shot. While I enjoyed it well enough, it didn’t really do it for me. Maybe I just need to try a different book by Helena Hunting. Or maybe I need to take a break from the romance, and dig into another genre for a while.

Either way, I’m glad this was my first read of 2022 – it set a tone for a fun, easy book reading year. Though I’m looking forward to some bookish challenges along the way.

~ by Aubrey Smith on January 14, 2022.

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