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Lucky Me – Saba Kapur

For eighteen year old Gia Winters, having a movie star for a father, a former Playboy bunny as a mother, a Hollywood mansion, and a closet stocked with Chanel is simply another day in the life.

But her world is turned upside down when her father mysteriously hires a group of bodyguards to trail the family 24/7 and threatening phone calls from a “Dr. D” start buzzing daily.

When Gia scores the coveted role of Miss Golden Globe, she is forced to strike a deal with her bodyguard, Jack, who is almost as arrogant as he is attractive. Juggling Gia’s romantic failures, fashion faux pas, and celebrity obsessions, the duo investigate a series of clues with the help of a police cadet, who has a special set of skills and an even better set of dimples.

But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, danger levels rise higher than her stilettos as Gia learns that the biggest secrets might be the ones buried in her own home.

In a place where the hills have eyes, high school nemeses, bad hair days, raging parties, and stolen kisses, there can only be trouble for a girl who was just starting to consider herself lucky.

So I got this book off NetGalley so thank you NetGalley for providing me with a copy! I was approved a while ago but only just got around to reading this. The book was released April 5th, so you can buy it now if you want to and if you think it’s good. What attracted me to this the description.

So the description got me interested but when I was reading this I had a few problems with it, and I’ll talk about them first.

Gia the main character really showed the fact she was 18, and she was very immature which I didn’t like. When she was first introduced to Jack her bodyguard she went to dumb land and just began fawning over how hot he was. This isn’t the only time she does this, when she meets Milo it’s very insta love and I didn’t like it, I felt like I didn’t really know Gia’s character she got on my nerves and I honestly didn’t connect with her at all. Not only that when her boyfriend left to go to Texas she didn’t seem that bothered, for someone she loves she just didn’t seem bothered. She just seemed always panicky that her father would tell her

She just seemed always panicky that her father would tell her off, when anything serious happened it was just my dad will tell me off. Like for example when she finds out she is being stalked and getting creepy messages, she didn’t want to tell her dad. She had no concern for her safety throughout the book and just seemed to not care.

Gia’s friendships were basic, I don’t know if this was because she was rich but she wasn’t close to them she didn’t seem to tell them what was going off in the stalking situation, she didn’t seem bothered she couldn’t tell them the truth. So I didn’t like the friendship it wasn’t explored enough in my opinion.

Jack was her bodyguard we didn’t know much about him which slightly annoyed me all we was told is that he’s hot and childish stuff. What I did like about Jack was that he was funny, his jokes I couldn’t stop laughing. Other than that he was also pretty basic.

Here comes my major problem with the whole book and this is what made it a bad book for me. The topic was about stalking that was the main theme throughout this book, I felt the book did not tackle it in a good way. It didn’t feel like they were taking it seriously, it just didn’t seem like it was a big thing that happened to people. It didn’t have the thing that this is serious. Stalking is a serious issue and it just didn’t come across like that in the book, I didn’t feel like they were taking this seriously. That bugged me about this book, being I know someone who has been stalked before and looking at this book (I know it’s a work of fiction – still) it didn’t get those feelings across. Gia didn’t seem that scared of freaked out, it only seemed like her dad was the only one taking it seriously.

The story had a good plot, but I felt like it was turned very childish, it had so much potential and it could have been so good but it just didn’t do it for me. I felt there could be more improvement the actual book.

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