Count Your Lucky Stars by: Alexandria Bellefleur

Releases: February 1st, 2022

I received an ARC from Avon [a HarperCollins imprint]

Written in the Stars Series order:
[Click links to see my full reviews for each book]
Written in the Stars
-Hang the Moon [review coming soon]
-Count Your Lucky Stars

” Margot Cooper doesn’t do relationships. She tried and it blew up in her face, so she’ll stick with casual hookups, thank you very much. But now her entire crew has found the one and she’s beginning to feel like a fifth wheel. And then fate (the heartless bitch) intervenes. While touring a wedding venue with her engaged friends, Margot comes face-to-face with Olivia Grant–her childhood friend, her first love, her first… well, everything. It’s been ten years, but the moment they lock eyes, Margot’s cold, dead heart thumps in her chest.

Olivia must be hallucinating. In the decade since she last saw Margot, her life hasn’t gone exactly as planned. At almost thirty, she’s been married… and divorced. However, a wedding planner job in Seattle means a fresh start and a chance to follow her dreams. Never in a million years did she expect her important new client’s Best Woman would be the one that got away.

When a series of unfortunate events leaves Olivia without a place to stay, Margot offers up her spare room because she’s a Very Good Person. Obviously. It has nothing to do with the fact that Olivia is as beautiful as ever and the sparks between them still make Margot tingle. As they spend time in close quarters, Margot starts to question her no-strings stance. Olivia is everything she’s ever wanted, but Margot let her in once and it ended in disaster. Will history repeat itself or should she count her lucky stars that she gets a second chance with her first love? “
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels:

Content Warnings:
-Parent who’s recovering from a heart attack
-Ex seems like an emotional manipulator [least that’s the vibe I was getting]

Photo by Nathan Moore from Pexels

This is a series I kept meaning to read so when I was asked if I’d like an ARC for this, book 3, of the series I said yes. As soon as I responded to the email I put in requests for books 1&2 on my Libby app [trying real hard not to buy physical copies of books (or at least series) I haven’t read already].

Now if you follow me on Tiktok you know I was able to get and read, book 1 but my hold for book 2 still wasn’t up and it was only a few days til release…I was a little stressed. See I’m the kind of person who likes to read every book, if it’s set within the same universe, in chronological order regardless of whether they can be read as a stand-alone. Sadly, in this case, it was either wait for my hold to come up and not have this book read in time for release or skip book 2 and dive right into my ARC of 3. I decided, since I really wanted my review to be ready by release, it was best to skip over 2 and jump right into 3.

This book had me laughing within the first chapter and dying of secondhand embarrassment by the fourth. I loved meeting Margo in book one and being able to read her inner thoughts as she’s faced with her childhood BFF Olivia, who she hasn’t seen or heard from in 11 years, was so good!

See Margo and Olivia were best friends since diapers until one fate-filled spring break, their senior year, when they became so much more. What I loved most about this romance was there are no huge fights between them where untrue or mean words are thrown around. These two have always deeply cared about the other and only wanted what’s best. From the start, you can see how perfect these two are for each other and how they complement each other.

I love that Alexandria includes text conversations in her books I feel like it adds a level of realness and fun that a lot of romances are missing. Pretty much every text conversation in this book, and book 1, had me laughing hysterically. There’s also a fun bit in chapter one where Olivia and her co-workers are talking about current popular abbreviations like: OTP, AO3, etc. Really this first chapter pulled me in and then by chapter 4 I was firmly invested in the entire ride…seriously please let me know once you’ve read chapter 4 so I have people to talk to about it!

Childhood BFFs to lovers, a second chance at romance, and it’s sapphic…I mean what more could you ask for in an awesome romance read?! Trust me when I say this one is a must-read!

Published by Noelle Loves Books

Growing up, Japanese and Indigenous, it was hard to find books that showcased stories and worlds that accurately portrayed Noelle’s experiences. Fantasy quickly became her main love, as you could really be anyone, anywhere. As the years went on, and technology grew, Noelle was finally able to see more stories and authors that looked and felt like her. Noelle is open to all genre’s though she can mostly be found reading own voice, fantasy, and romance. Ratings: 5 Stars: Completely blew me away 4 Stars: Loved the story but didn't feel completely blown away by it 3 Stars: Liked the overall concept of the story but either had poor execution, had a lot of plot holes, or was written poorly 2 Stars: I struggled to understand the plot, poorly written, or just had really unlikeable characters along with a poor writing 1 Star: Horribly written, major plot holes, or extremely unlikeable characters and plots.

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