Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —
In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.
Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?
With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.
I think one thing that’s easy to assume when you’re jumping into a Kasie West book is that it’s going to be cheesy, and that’s mostly because of the covers. But I can guarantee you—this book is not cheesy.
One reason I have always loved Kasie West’s books. Is because, even if I don’t love on as much as the others, it always pulls me in. These books make me feel all the feels. They have the perfect blend of humor, plot, reality, and romance.
They aren’t completely fluff, either. There’s always a darker undertone (idk, light grey I guess. they aren’t DARK, but they do have a backbone.) in this one, Maddie’s parents fight. And also, non of the characters are perfect. Maddie is naive, too trusting.
But seriously. The money stuff in this S T R E S S E D. me out! I was constantly worried she’d spend it all or something which kept me on edge. Also, do you realize how frustrating it is when someone is way too trusting and they make tons of mistakes but they don’t realize it? AHAHAHA it’s not the best feeling. Maddie is super gullible. Obviously she has to make the mistakes in order to learn from them, but watching her makes mistakes is freaking stressful.
So here’s the main reason why this is a 5 star book (other than the amazing female friendships, the general hilarity, and the amazing story):
SETH. he is a smol angel teddy bear marshmallow precious darling and I love him. He’s genuinely perfect and probably one of my favorite Kasie West love interests. He’s also diverse(Vietnamese I think?) and I have a major crush on him. YOU CAN’T HAVE HIM HE’S MINE.
slightly mentioned this earlier, but there’s great female friendships in here! There is a mean girl, but Kasie really gave her depth rather than just letting her be a stereotypical mean girl and terrorize Maddie. I mean, she wasn’t perfect, but there definitely wasn’t the dreaded girl-on-girl hate in this story!
Overall, this was a great summer read, full of real life lessons, hilarity, a perfect boy, and great kissing.
DISCLAIMER: I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Adoption Program.