Blog Tour – Review Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn

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Hello bookish friends and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn. This tour is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours and I’ll be sharing my review for this cute and fun summer book!

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Just My Luck
Jennifer Honeybourn
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 16th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Marty has terrible luck and she knows exactly why. While working as a housekeeper at the ritzy Grand Palms hotel in Maui, Marty made it a habit to steal small items from the guests. What better way to stick it to the rich snobs they have to clean up after? Marty knows how to turn her luck around — she just has to return all of the items she stole.

When Marty meets Will, a new guest who is staying for the summer, she does the one thing she always promised herself she’d never do — fall for an out-of-towner. But Will’s special, different from the other guests at the hotel. Maybe Marty’s luck is finally turning around.

After a string of misunderstandings and accidents threaten Will and Marty’s relationship, Marty has to find a way to fix her luck for good — or say goodbye to Will forever.

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mythoughtsA Light & Cute YA Contemporary Romance Perfect for a Relaxing Day at the Beach

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Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn is a quick, but lighthearted and enjoyable YA contemporary romance.

This book is an easy and cute read. I really liked the concept of the story and some parts are quite delightful. I also liked the pacing and the swiftly moving plot with plenty of events and happenings. However, I felt like both the story and characters needed to be fleshed out a bit more. I just wanted everything to be MORE than what it was. So while there are definitely a few things that could have been executed better, I did enjoy the friendships, the family drama, the adventure, the setting, and the coming-of age aspects of the book. I also liked the sibling relationship between Ansel and Marty and wished they had more moments together. The ending seemed a bit rushed, but it still made me smile.

The characters are all right. I liked Marty and Will well enough. Marty is relatable and I rooted for her the entire time. Will is quite funny, adorable and caring. The side characters like Ansel, Hayes and Nalani are likeable. They’re all interesting on their own ways, but I just really wanted them to be more complex and to have more depth.

Romance wise… Uhmmm well, I’m not too sure I completely liked it. I know I didn’t not like it, but I just wanted something more. There are some moments that are quite romantic and sweet… it’s just I didn’t really feel intense and delicious swoony vibes between Marty and Will. They also didn’t seem to have the kind of chemistry that makes my heart melt. Having said that, they shared some adorable moments and I did enjoy some of their flirty scenes together.

Overall, this novel is a light and cute read. Despite the fact that I personally wanted to feel MORE excitement, MORE fun, and ultimately just MORE feels, I still enjoyed most of the story and I think this book is perfect for a relaxing day at the beach.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author, publisher, and Xpresso Book Tours via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.

 

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July 15th
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author >> Excerpt
A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt
Kait Plus Books >> Interview
We Live and Breathe Books >> Review

July 16th
Moonlight Rendezvous >> Review
TheBookNerdDiaries >> Excerpt
June Reads Books >> Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Guest post

July 17th
The Avid Reader  >> Excerpt
Across the Bookiverse >> Interview
Provocatrix >> Review
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review
Just Because >> Review

July 18th
Literary Flits >> Guest post
The Cover Contessa >> Interview
Sincerely Karen Jo >> Review
Character Madness and Musings >> Excerpt

July 19th
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt
Viviana MacKade >> Guest post
trishajennreads >> Review
The Bookish Introvert >> Review

 

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Book Blitz – Summer Bucket List by T.K. Rapp

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Summer Bucket List
T.K. Rapp
Publication date: July 15th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Recently graduated from high school, Holland Monroe had no expectations for her last summer before heading off to college to be anything but ordinary.

Until she got a job as a waitress at the local country club to make extra money for school.

Milo Davis was smart, cute, and absolutely not interested in Holland. At least that was what she believed. But the day she started working at the restaurant, everything changed.

Finally together, they were left with only three months to spend time together before she moved away.

Good thing they decided to make their time as memorable as possible.

But will they remain friends? Or will checking off items on their summer bucket list lead them to something they didn’t expect — Falling in love.

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He took a tentative step toward me and I remained fixed in place. Curiosity would not let me walk away, though that was exactly what I wanted to do. He stood across from me, the annoyance and disgust erased from his face. Milo shoved his hands into his pockets and when he looked up at me, he looked—uncertain.
“I didn’t know how to talk to you,” he finally said.
“You don’t seem to have a problem now,” I snapped. “In fact, I sort of wish you’d go back to ignoring me.”
“If that’s what you want…”
“No, Milo, that’s not what I want. I want to understand.”
“You’re not really that naïve, are you?”
“Forget it,” I said, turning around to walk back to my car.
“I never talked to you because I didn’t know how to,” he said, but I kept walking. “Because I liked you.”
That was the thing he said that got me to stop moving. In fact, I was pretty sure that I heard him wrong, so I slowly turned around to give him my attention. I didn’t know what to say.
“I didn’t know how to talk to you without sounding like a moron, so I just…didn’t…talk. You really didn’t know?”
“You said it yourself: you didn’t talk to me. So your silence spoke volumes for you.”
“I wasn’t trying to be a jerk the other night. I just didn’t know what to say to you.”
“I didn’t know what to say to you either. Every time I’ve tried to talk to you, it’s like talking to a brick wall. No matter how hard I try or how nice I am to you, you just ignore me.”
“That was never my intention,” he said apologetically. “I really just didn’t know what to say.”
We stood in silence, each really hearing the other. His confession began to ring in my ears, and I was thankful for the darkness so he would not see my flushed cheeks.
“Did you mean what you said?”
“Which part?”
“That you liked me?”
He shifted his stance before facing me again. “Yeah. I did…I do.”
“Really?”
“Really.”
Milo was completely opposite of Blake, or anyone else I had dated. He was not the center of attention, and he was not cocky. He was shy and unassuming, and for so long I had wanted to get him to open up and let me be his friend. I never expected him to open up so much that he would reveal that he had feelings for me.
“If you aren’t busy, do you want to go get something to eat? Maybe we could actually talk or something?”
“Are you asking me out on a date?” I asked.
He looked away for a moment, and when his gaze connected with mine, his smile grew. “Yeah. I guess I am.”
I felt nervous and excited at the same time, and then complete disappointment.
“I can’t. Not tonight,” I said.
“No. It’s fine. Short notice and all. Hell, you might be dating someone anyway.”
“I’m not,” I said a little more eagerly than I realized.
“Maybe another time,” he said, taking a few steps backward. “Have a good night, Holland.”
As he turned around, I slowly did the same, but then my feet stopped moving.
“Do you want to come with me?” I asked hopefully. “To Meg’s?”
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T.K. Rapp is a Texas girl born and raised. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M and it was there that she met the love of her life. He had a contract with the U.S. Navy that would take them across both coasts, and ultimately land them back home in Texas.

Upon finally settling in Texas, T.K. worked as a graphic designer and photographer for the family business that her mom started years earlier. She was able to infuse her creativity and passion, into something she enjoyed, but something was still missing. There was a voice in the back of her head that told her to write, so write, she did. And, somewhere on an external hard drive, are several stories she started and never finished.

Now at home, raising her two daughters, T.K. has more time to do the things she loves, which includes photography and writing. When she’s not doing one of those, she can be found with her family, which keeps her busy, hanging with family and friends, and mostly relaxing. She is a lover of raunchy humor, gossip blogs and a good books.

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