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?
What I Thought:
One of the best aspects of romantic fiction is the ability of authors to provide readers with highly improbable situations and make us support them with gusto. This is certainly true of As Luck Would Have It from Zoe May, as we are asked to believe that single mother Natalie would agree to take up her raffle prize of a holiday, even if it involved doing so with her old school nemesis.
Luckily for Natalie, we’re already invested in her at the point as we’ve already read that her fiancé has abandoned her and her baby, and she is living back with her mother. So why wouldn’t she want to travel to exotic Marrakech, regardless of her travelling companion?
I have such a huge soft spot for romantic fiction, especially when it’s done well, and there is real connection here between the two main characters.
The setting of Marrakech was vividly described and you could really imagine the sights, sounds and smells of the bazaar, plus the tummy-rumbling food and sumptuous hotel laid on as part of the holiday.
As I said, Zoe May makes the improbable seem completely believable and this whole book will give you a warming, fuzzy feeling. If you’re still locked down this summer, I’d recommend you pick this book up…
As Luck Would Have It is published by HQ Digital.
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Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.