Can’t Wait Wednesday – CHASING LUCKY by Jenn Bennett
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is CHASING LUCKY by Jenn Bennett. Jenn Bennett is one of my favorite YA contemporary authors so I was excited to see she had a new book coming out in May. The beautiful cover drew me in, and as soon as I read the synopsis and the teasers about the history between Josie and Lucky, I immediately wanted to get to know them and see what happens when their paths cross again.
CHASING LUCKY by Jenn Bennett
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
In this coming-of-age romance perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, scandal and romance collide when an ambitious teen returns to her hometown only to have her plans interrupted after falling for the town’s “bad boy”—a.k.a. her childhood best friend.
Sometimes to find the good, you have to embrace the bad.
Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there.
What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame.
Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
This sounds so utterly romantic and just sweet!
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Doesn’t it? Just reading the synopsis put a smile on my face.
This sounds adorable, I can’t wait to read it, too!
Doesn’t it sound sweet? I really love her contemporary novels too, so I have high hopes for this one.
The premise is captivating and I love that cover! I hope you love this one, Suzanne:)
This sounds so good! Not my usual genre, but I’ve heard really good things about this author😁
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She’s one of my favorite contemporary authors and she writes great fantasy novels too. 🙂
I’ve only read one by Jenn Bennett so far (Alex, Approximately) but I definitely want to read more. And this one sounds so cute!
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Ooh, I actually still need to go back and read Alex, Approximately. Thanks for reminding me. 🙂
Can’t go wrong with Jenn Bennett – her books are always hits for me!
Jenn Bennett is my jam! I cannot wait to read her newest book! I still need to get to Serious Moonlight, and hope to do so soon. 🙂
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬
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I hope you love Serious Moonlight. I really enjoyed that one.
All I saw was bookstore and I was in! LOL This does good outside of that too. I hope you love it, Suzanne. Happy Reading!
Haha, I was sold as soon as I saw family bookstore too!
I have Jenn Bennett on my list of authors I need to try this year. I hope this one is worth the wait for you!
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Thanks, I hope so too! 🙂
This definitely sounds like it will be a fantastic read!
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Doesn’t it? I can’t wait to read it.
This sounds really cute! I hope you love it!
Thanks, me too!
Well, you know I am impatiently waiting for this book. I adore all that is Jenn Bennett and the book sounds amazing, which I am sure it will be, because Jenn Bennett wrote it.
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I think so too. Can’t wait to snag a copy and dive in!
This one does sound really good! Great pick! You can check out my Wednesday post in the link below.
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Holy hot dogs that cover is stunning! I haven’t heard of this one (I’m super behind on my books!) but I used to love Sarah Dessen. This seems like a really sweet read. I’ll have to check it out.
Hope it’s a good one!
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If you do, I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
I am also super excited for this one. I always love her books. Plus, this one just sounds extra fun.
It really does sound fun. Hopefully we’ll both love it. 🙂
Bookstore! Town bad boy! I am dying to read this!!!
Same! It sounds like fun.
If Jenn Bennett writes it, we shall read it. ‘Nuff said 😉
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