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Title: As Luck Would Have It
Author: Zoe May
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Chick Lit
Natalie Jackson might keep up appearances on Instagram, but in reality her fiancé has just jilted her after the birth of their baby and she’s moved back in with her mum. Life isn’t exactly going to plan! So when she enters the village raffle for the holiday of a lifetime, she thinks she has no chance of winning. But her name is pulled out – and, as luck would have it, so is a ticket bought by her childhood nemesis: Will Brimble. Surely a romantic holiday for two is the worst idea ever...right?
I really loved this book! I'm not usually keen on chick-lit but oh boy, this book had chemistry!!! More than enough to keep me engaged. Some funny bits and awkward moments were highly enjoyable and well thought out, especially in the spa and faking wedding photos. This book had a very low heat level, it was definitely a clean romance, but the sizzling connection and spark between the couple was so well written it wasn't necessary and I have to say, that is quite some achievement in my eyes and I applaud the Author.
Natalie is a strong character and I liked that she was an independent and successful woman, in addition to being a single mother, clearly an inspiration for many young women today.
I have to say, I rather fell for Will myself. What a great guy! Sexy, successful and above all else, a truly lovely personality. A book boyfriend to pine for.
The adventures to Marrakesh brought back many memories for me as the Author describes the environment with skill, allowing the reader to really be there with the characters through the environment and personalities they encounter.
I definitely recommend this book.
Zoe May is an author of romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting in London before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material! Perfect Match was one of Apple's top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as 'a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery - fresh and very funny'. As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she's not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she's probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject! Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes. Zoe's Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/She posts updates and blogs on her website, www.zoemayauthor.co.uk