-Loss of a loved one
-Abandonment by parent(s)
A few weeks ago I was contacted by a marketer, for Harper Collins/Avon, asking if I would like to receive an ARC of “Count Your Lucky Stars” which is the third book in this series. I’d always meant to start this series, so what better time to jump in than right before the release of book 3? Of course, I said yes to the ARC especially since this was the first time someone, from a publisher, had reached out to me. I’m used to crossing my fingers and hoping I either get approved through Netgalley or win an ARC through a giveaway…so this was very exciting.
Darcy, our “grump”, is tired of her brother trying to set her up, she knows he means well but she just wants to focus on work. She had a horrible breakup and no longer trusts the idea of love. Why let someone close to you when they could just shatter you? And then we have Elle, our “sunshine”, who follows her heart and believes in finding her soulmate. Her family may not understand her and find her “quirky”, but she doesn’t let that stop her love of astrology and her hope for finding the one.
Darcy’s brother sets her and Elle up on a date…a disaster of a date. Both Darcy and Elle are left feeling like they had the worse date ever. So what happens when Darcy’s brother tries to get her to go speed dating with him? She lies of course. If he thinks she hit it off with Elle maybe she’ll finally have time to breathe and focus on her career. And so the fauxmance begins.
I was a little nervous as Darcy seemed adamant to not want anything series and that’s all Elle is looking for. Luckily we saw so many of Darcy’s inner thoughts that explain she’s just afraid of getting hurt. From the start, well start of the fauxmance, you can see Darcy opening up and developing trust and feelings for Elle. Let’s just say Darcy spends quite a bit of time in denial.
Not only do we get to see their bond develop we’re able to see them stand up for each other when it comes to their families. They’re able to truly see each other and find strength in each other. This book just feels like such a warm hug, who doesn’t want to find someone who loves and accepts them for all that they are and all that they want to be?
I really enjoyed getting to know Darcy and Elle and look forward to diving into books two and three!