Friday, February 23, 2024

My Lucky Charm by Courtney Walsh: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

A humiliating break-up leads to an impulsive New Year’s Kiss with a complete stranger.
What could possibly go wrong?

It’s no secret that I love life. And Dr Pepper. But also, I love a challenge. . .

So when the coach of the Chicago Comets gives me the opportunity to help their star player, newly traded to their team, acclimate to life in Chicago, I'm all in.

I have to be. After my last job went up in flames, I have something to prove.

It turns out that the player, Grayson Hawke, is the rudest, most off-putting, reclusive guy I’ve ever met.

It also turns out that he is the beautiful stranger I kissed on New Year’s Eve.

I can do this job. I can do this job. I can do this job.

And I can. Really well.

I can make Gray’s life easier, show him all the reasons to fall in love with this city, and in the process, hopefully completely forget that the amazing kiss ever happened.

How hard can it be? We’re total opposites anyway.

I love people . . . and all their stories. Gray loves hockey . . . and nothing else.

I love to talk. Gray only stares.

I’m happy-go-lucky. Gray’s all work and no play.

There’s just one problem. The more time I spend with Grayson Hawke, the more I start to see that underneath his bristly, standoffish exterior, he’s nothing like the man everyone thinks he is.

And suddenly, all the reasons for keeping my distance, staying professional, and not falling for someone again. . .are impossible to remember.

My Lucky Charm is a grumpy/sunshine, sweet hockey romance with all of the sizzle but none of the steam. It's the second in the Holidays with Hart series, but My Lucky Charm can be read as a stand alone.

Courtney Walsh is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of sixteen novels. She writes small town romance and women's fiction while juggling the performing arts studio and youth theatre she owns and runs with her husband. Courtney is a Carol award winner and Christy Award finalist who has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children and a sometimes naughty Bernedoodle named Luna.

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My Lucky Charm is the second book in the Holidays with Hart series. While you'll see some familiar characters, this can definitely be enjoyed as a standalone as well. 

Oh my goodness... this book.
I. Am. Obsessed.

My Phony Valentine was one of my absolute favorites of 2023 (and honestly, all time!). Needless to say, I was excited to read the next book in the series... but when you love a book that much, it can be hard to live up to that expectation. Not only did this book live up to them, it far exceeded my expectations. In fact, I loved it even more than the first... and that's truly saying something! 

First of all, it's a hockey romance, which is just one of my very favorites right now. Second of all, I love a good grump... and Gray is the absolute grumpiest! But as we get to know him, we realize there is so much more behind his gruff exterior, and I just couldn't help but love his character. Eloise is the perfect sunshine to his grumpiness, and I love how she strived to make him see himself as more than just a hockey player. There was definitely a bit of a surprise that I did not see coming with this one. You'll have to read the book for yourself to find out... but I loved it so much! These two were just so fantastic together! And while we get that first kiss in the first chapter (for those that don't like to wait), this definitely feels like the best kind of slow burn too. I've never read a Courtney Walsh book I didn't love... but this one is definitely a new favorite, and an absolute must read. 

My Lucky Charm is a closed-door romance, with kisses only and no language. 

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