What's your lucky number?
Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...
But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.
Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7.
Goodreads | Source: e-ARC provided by Entangled publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Getting Lucky Number Seven is Madsen's first foray into the NA genre so it's a bit sexier than her previous books that I’ve read (no fade to black sex scenes but not overly explicit either) and I hope it's not her last.
I’m always excited to discover a New Adult novel that's emotional but low in angst and FUN.
I gotta be honest and say that you can guess where everything is going pretty much from the start but that doesn’t lessen the enjoyment of the journey one bit.
Lyla's bucket list isn’t ONLY about sex and that helps this story stand out. For example a few other items on that list are to sing karaoke and get a tattoo. She's a fantastic character who is funny, feisty and smart. She wants more (to be daring and sexy with guys) but doesn't accept less from anyone - if that make sense.
I love a good friends to lovers story but while things heat up and Lyla explores her wilder side – she doesn’t lose herself or values and Beck is more than just the cocky, typical hot hockey player. He really is a good friend to Lyla with great advice and has Lyla’s back every step of the way.
It's nice to see a genuine friendship between a guy and a girl. Sure it turns to more - but you can feel the mutual respect between the two that has nothing to do with sex. Which makes the sexy times hotter IMO.
Finishing a book by Cindi Madsen always leaves me happy. She keeps managing to write engaging characters and stories that are both fun yet relatable and tug at your heartstrings.