Review: Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Review: Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

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Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch is the perfect road trip book for your summer TBR. I have always been drawn to road trip novels, especially international road trip novels, so I was very excited when I heard about the release of Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch. This is a unique story in which the main character uses a guide book to get over heartbreak, and I loved her transformation. I also adored the setting, and I would definitely recommend this book for the summer.

Review: Love & Luck by Jenna Evans WelchTitle: Love & Luck
Series: Love & Gelato #2
Author: Jenna Evans Welch
Also by this author: Love & Gelato
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 her brother—and her problems—behind.

So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism.

And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.

That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

❀ Road Trip Through Ireland

This book tells the story of a road trip through Ireland during which the main character attempts to fix her relationship with her brother. Following a guide book, she also works towards mending her broken heart. I really enjoyed the excerpts from the guide book and the suspense as the reader is left wondering how her heart was broken. There is meaning in the trip, and I loved the many goals accomplished throughout it. This story is unique, and it is filled with summer vibes.

❀ Independent Main Character

I ended up enjoying the main character, Addie, even though I wasn’t her biggest fan at the beginning of the book. She is independent, and she stops getting in immature fights with her brother. I especially loved her mechanic abilities, since this is something I have never seen before in a book. I also enjoyed reading about her relationship with her brother and how she works to fix it.

❀ Amazing Setting

One of my favourite aspects of Love & Luck was the setting. I haven’t read many books set in Ireland, and I enjoyed learning about the culture. With help from the guide book, I felt like I was along for the ride. It is also interesting learning about all the notable landmarks and activities in Ireland, and after reading this, I would love to go visit them.

❀ Perfect if you love books about travel

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch is a story about a road trip with a purpose. I enjoyed the main character and the unique Irish setting. This book is perfect for those who love books about travel.

About Jenna Evans Welch

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Jenna Evans Welch was the kind of insatiable child reader who had no choice but to grow up to become a writer. She is the New York Times Bestselling author of LOVE & GELATO and the upcoming LOVE & LUCK.

When she isn’t writing girl abroad stories, Jenna can be found chasing her children or making elaborate messes in the kitchen. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and two young children.

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15 thoughts on “Review: Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

  1. Jaime Lester says:

    I just want to plant myself in Ireland for a little while. I love Ireland, and it is one place that is on my MUST sEE list. This sounds like a great story, and I am looking forward to chekcing it out!

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