Friday, October 26, 2012

Lucky Break by Kelley Vittolo

She’ll gamble her heart on the best friend she left behind… One lucky break is all struggling actress Sidney Williams needs. But when living the LA life becomes too much, she heads back to the small town of Shamrock Falls for the vacation she needs to get her life on track—and immediately runs into Kade Mitchell, her former best friend and the boy next door she’s always regretted leaving behind. Kade, the new owner of Lucky’s—once the most popular bar in Shamrock Falls—is determined to bring the place back to its former glory, and seeing Sidney again is a distraction he doesn’t need. Sure, the chemistry between them is explosive, but Kade can’t let himself fall into a fling with his best friend—not when he knows she’s soon heading back to the glitter of Tinseltown. Now, with the possibility of her first major acting role looming, Sidney must decide if her lucky break is in Hollywood or right where she left it—in Shamrock Falls.

Initial Thoughts:
I was given a free copy of this book from Entangled Publishing through NetGalley. I'm a sucker for hometown stories like this one.

The Pros:
Kade. Oh Kade. So, so sweet. I just wanted to hug that boy. And maybe more... :)

I liked that she wasn't too broken up about her LA boyfriend dumping her. He seemed like a total tool.

Having a support system in place when you return home like Sidney does with Rowan and eventually Kade is invaluable. 

Sidney doesn't look poorly upon her hometown even though she has been exposed to the bright lights of LA. 

It seems like in a lot of books that I read that as soon as someone "makes it big", they think less of their hometown. This book was thankfully not like that.

I loved the flashbacks to their childhood. It really brought together the picture of who these three people were then and now.

The Cons:
It was a bit too simplistic for my tastes, but it had a good story line.

I wish it was a bit longer. I could have used a little more Kade!

I think having Aunt Mae play a larger part in the story would have provided some much needed comic relief.

The nickname "Peaches" made me gag.

The Wrap Up: 3.5/4
A decent, quick romance read. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't something that I couldn't wait to tell my friends about.

Buy a copy of Lucky Break by Kelley Vittolo on Amazon.

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