ARC Review Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

Chasing LuckyTitle: Chasing Lucky
Author: Jenn Bennett
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: November 10, 2020

“We need art to remind us that the struggle is worth something. That will never change.”


Josie Saint-Martin relocates back to her hometown with her flighty single mother to care for the family bookstore while her aunt and grandmother are away for a year. Josie reunites with her former childhood best friend turned local bad boy, Lucky Karras.

Chasing Lucky is a  story of grief, healing, and reconnecting. While I liked the personal connections in the story and seeing the complex family ties in a small town, I found the characters themselves to be a little lacking so I didn’t really connect with it in the way I wanted too. I liked Josie and her photography, and I liked seeing her reconnect with Lucky, but everything else was a little surface level for me. Nothing really stood out or has stayed with me since I finished this a couple days ago and I didn’t get quite the emotional punch I was looking for. And I also  really didn’t like Josie’s cousin Evie, or her scumbag boyfriend Andrew. Definitely a deadweight in the story. But overall, this was still an enjoyable read overall, and I will continue to pick up Jenn Bennett books in the future.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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