Getting Lucky by Beth Bolden

Remember Noah Fox???? Chyeah, me too. He’s too delish to forget.

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He might have struck out. . .

Noah Fox’s life is changing. Ever since he was hit in the head by a pitch, nothing has been the same. Fighting daily headaches and the growing fear that his baseball career is over, Noah goes in search of the woman who once loved and left him.

But he refuses to stop swinging.

What he finds in the tiny town of Sand Point is nothing he could have ever expected. A trained chef and a certified “foodie,” Maggie May King has been perfectly content to devote the last three years of her life to running her baby, the Sand Point Café. Noah’s never met anyone less awed by his good looks or his celebrity, and even though she’s the last person he should be befriending, he finds himself seduced by Maggie’s sweetness and her even sweeter orange rolls.

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It bugged me, why I liked this book better than the first, Jack and Izzy’s. And then it hit me, like a curveball, or a fast ball, or a bat to the head. I don’t like baseball. LOL

Noah managed to capture my heart with this story. Bolden has our injured boy traveling to find his old flame, the woman who “loved” him and left him and was cold and calculated. Seek her why? We don’t know. At first. *insert evil cackle*

Maggie May King, Tabitha’s sister, is a damn good baker, running a self-owned Café in a small town. She’s faced with Noah when he comes to town looking for Tabby, and this is where the story begins.

Noah’s true character is shining through his joker’s façade, and we’re met with a genuinely soulful guy, who likes to work with his hands, who enjoys the quietness of a remote town, who has true passion, and not just for baseball. Finding himself in this book adds a little something extra to his character, and really brings out his transformation, even if it’s not very pronounced.

Maggie is Tabitha’s opposite in pretty much everything. She’s surrounded with friends, well-loved in her town, she’s very warm and caring, and if all the yummy treats she baked really taste like Bolden wrote them – a great cook/baker.

I absolutely loved Maggie and Noah’s chemistry. Beth Bolden did a great job with how their intentions, their emotions and desires are written; they practically jump off the page.

Getting Lucky is sweet, swoony, smexy hot, funny and adorable, with small dollops of drama. Mix in a little jealousy, a best friend with surprising intentions and a bitchy (?) older sister, and you have a fun story. Pair that with glimpses of Jack and Izzy’s relationship, and you’ve got a great book to enjoy on a weekend.

My rating: 4star

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My thanks to Beth Bolden for a copy of this book ❤

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Beth Bolden lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat and one fiance. She wholly believes in Keeping Portland Weird, but wishes she didn’t have to make the yearly pilgrimage up to Seattle to watch her Boston Red Sox play baseball. If only the Portland Pioneers weren’t only figments of her imagination.

After graduating from university with a degree in English, Beth unsurprisingly had no idea what to do with her life, and spent the next few years working for a medical equipment supplier, a technology company, and an accounting firm. Now Beth runs her own business as a Girl Friday for small business owners, assisting them with administration, bookkeeping and their general sanity.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn’t a bestseller, but hope springs eternal. Her first novel, The Lucky Charm, will be available on May 7, 2014.

In her nonexistent spare time, she enjoys preparing overambitious recipes, baking yummy treats, cuddling with the aforementioned cat and fiance, and of course, writing. She’s currently at work on the The Lucky Charm‘s sequel, featuring Noah Fox. She hopes he’s a lot easier to wrangle than Jack Bennett was.

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