Just My Luck by Adele Parks

Just My Luck cover

It’s the stuff dreams are made of – a lottery win so big, it changes everything.

For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important stuff – the kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner.

But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share of it.

Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping take on friendship, money and betrayal, and good luck gone bad…

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Available Today – April 6, 2021!

What would happen if you won the lottery? It’s a scenario that everyone dreams about. Quit your job, buy a new house, go on a trip, donate to charity. You think that your life would change for the better, but would it?? 

Enter Lexi and Jake. Married for 25 years, 2 teenager children and the winners of millions of dollars. I thought I would like reading about an average couple winning the lottery, but these two are pretty unlikeable. I was disappointed reading about them and the decisions that they were making on their lottery win, especially Jake. I hated Jake. 

The mystery aspects were lacking as well. I had guessed a lot of the twists and they were pretty far out there. The novel quickly went from your average couple to very unrealistic. 

Also can we talk about the very last chapter. What was that?! I would of much rather read a book about the 3 couples than the family drama that Just My Luck was. 

2 calculators out of a potential 5. A big miss for me, which was disappointing since the cover and description really pulled me into the novel. 

Thank you to Netgallery and HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.


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7 thoughts on “Just My Luck by Adele Parks

  1. Too bad it was a miss for you Amanda. I read it and thought it was crazy and the characters drove me nuts but it made me think, so I gave it 3.5 stars. It wasn’t her best for sure.

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