Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck

Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken—and threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave he...

Details Love & Luck

TitleLove & Luck
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Love & Luck

  • Lola Reviewer
    3.5 stars.Two years ago, I read a wonderful story titled Love & Gelato. It introduced me to gelato, a very succulent human invention, and quite a swoon-worthy Italian – Ren. I couldn’t wait to read more from this author.So when I had the opportunity to read Love & Luck, I jumped with joy. I kid you not, I received an e-mail saying I would receive a copy of it thirty minutes before taking one of my final exams. Let me tell you that I was more ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: May 8, 20182.5 stars. I absolutely love Ireland and adored Love & Gelato by this author, so I was really looking forward to this one! I thought it was a solid contemporary YA story, but had a hard time really getting into any of it. I just didn't connect with the characters and was honestly super annoyed by the tone of the travel advice section. It was beyond irritating and unfortunately took up a lot of the book, so that really thr...
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    See full review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Many thanks to Simon Pulse / Simon and Schuster for the chance to read and review this novel early.I'm all for poor man's traveling, also known as reading about teenagers traipsing around the Irish countryside. When I read Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch last year, I was already excited about this book, knowing it wouldn't be released for close to a year. I loved Lina's adventures around I...
  • Mariah
  • Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
    💗 &🍀I'm going to put this out there. Jenna Evans Welch you have now become a must read author for me girl. Meaning if you write your version of the phone's a must read for me 😂. Last November I read Love & Gelato (read it if you have not already 😃)and I fell in love. I was a little concerned going in to Love & Luck simply because....y'all know where I'm coming might not be as good as the first 😮. •Dare I say i...
  • Lisa
    MY RATING: 4/5 STARSI received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This is my first Jenna Evans Welch book despite me having a copy of her famous novel, Love & Gelato that swept the nation and bookstagram feeds of all your friends. From my brief understanding of Jenna's books is that it usually involves A LOT of travel, summer adventures, and the possibility of romance. Now don't quote me but I think Love & Gelato includes ...
  • Diana (booksinarmor)
    3/25/18Love and Luck is an easy quick read that will pull you out of a reading slump instantly. I think what sets this book apart from any romance filled contemporary is the little excerpts from The guidebook lady, it enhanced the narrative style, as it kept me engrossed. Addie was highly relatable, as she struggles emotionally and finding out who she is. It was lots of fun to read about a family relationship. It was adorable and fun to see t...
  • Sara (sarabara081)
    3.5-4 stars!This was a really cute story about friendship and family. I loved the road trip through Ireland and all the little tasks the MC did from the advice/guide book as she learned to not only mend her broken heart but how to move past it. It was one of those reads that sort of snuck up on me, in a way. It was an interesting read from the beginning as I wanted to know more about the events that caused Addie's heartbreak and caused so much st...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsWhat a wonderful story of friendship and family! I was worried that I would not be able to love this book as much as Love & Gelato, but I did. The love is a little different, as the focus of the story is different, but it still had all the fun and warmth of the the first book. Full review to follow*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
  • Kate Olson
    (4.5 STARS) Thanks to the publisher for this review copy!I'll start with the fact that LOVE & GELATO is hands down one of my favorite YA stories, so this one had a LOT to live up to! And it really really came close - it did! If you haven't read Gelato, you can definitely read this one as a stand alone, but I honestly can't think of a single reason NOT to read Gelato first. So much of that story will be ruined for you if you read this one first, s...
  • Jess Owens
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review."Ever been trapped in a car during a particularly brutal thunderstorm ? The cliffs are that kind of beautiful. Think drama, rage, and peace all packed up into one stunning package." Set mostly in Ireland, Love and Luck follows Addie, best friend of Lina from Love and Gelato. Addie is in Ireland for her aunt's wedding along with her mother and three brothers. After the wedding, Ad...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4 starsI really enjoyed this! It was different than the first book in the way that it's less romance-focused, but I still really liked reading! Full review to come with blog tour on the 15th!
  • YA and Wine
    Love & Luck is delightful and charming, and an absolute spring must-read. This companion novel to Jenna Evans Welch's Love & Gelato sparkles with wit, stunning settings, and even a little romance. As a huge fan of travel fiction, I was enamored with the premise of this story, and reading it was an absolute pleasure. The author does a great job of balancing the lovely plot of this story with all the breathtaking locations that readers get to v...
  • Tabby
    *Thanks to NetGalley for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review* *Also, might be minor spoilers*I thought this book was adorable in a unique way. Rather than being intrigued with the plot, I was enamored with the characters. I feel that the Bennett family has a unique feel to them, from the parents down to each of Addie's brothers, and then Addie herself. If I were to have three older brothers, I'd want them to be Walt, Archie, and...
  • Annie
    This one is book as lemon merengue pie: it’s light and sweet with a little bit of tartness to keep things fresh. And you might well consume it all in one sitting. The good news is that you won’t end up with a stomachache or a blood sugar crash. Love and Luck is about family, friendship, heartbreak, healing, and finding your own worth after you’ve forgotten you had any. And it all takes place on a crazy secret three-day road trip through Ire...
  • Lindsey
    Ugh. That was deeply disappointing. Not at all like the sweet first book she wrote. This is just sort of a mess with no real plot. And the one part I was actually excited to see featured (Rock of Cashel) was passed over. Boo. Hiss.
  • DJ
    Such a cute story! I loved the characters and their wonderful adventure through Ireland!
  • Caitlin
    Review to come.
  • Nicole Wang
    Extremely adorable and cute, but not really new? And I wanted to see more of all the characters. Full Review to come
  • Skye
    **I received this ARC from NetGalley and Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review** Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Did I mention I loved this book? Jenna Evans Welch does not disappoint. I read her first book, Love and Gelato, last summer and I absolutely adored it. So, it didn't surprise me when I devoured Love & Luck. Love & Luck was exactly what I was hoping it would be: a fun, light, happy read. Love & Luck is about Addie's journey ...
  • Sarah
    Actual rating: 4 stars After reading Love & Gelato, I was expecting this to be a cute romance novel that took place in Ireland.However, love kind of takes the back-burner in this novel, and to be honest I was perfectly okay with that. While Jenna Evans Welch's last book, Love & Gelato definitely dealt with some mature themes, I felt that this book did an even better job of that. It deals with themes such as broken trust, sibling relationships, ...
  • Kennedy Vega
    When a single lapse in judgement turns Addie’s life upside down, she is relieved that her aunt’s destination wedding in Ireland will give her the perfect opportunity to forget about the mess she left behind in America. That is, if her brother Ian will stop nagging her about it. Constant fights ensue making Addie grateful that in a few days she will be jetting off to Italy to visit her best friend. However, when Addie’s travel plans change s...