Love & Luck
Author: Jenna Evans Welch
Genre: Young adult contemporary
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: May 8th, 2018
Pages: 320
My Rating: ★★★★
Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken—and threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brother—and her problems—behind. So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism. And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother. That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.
About moving on after a heartbreak.
I loved the format of this book so much. I did not read love & gelato before reading this book (which didn't matter) but now I really want to. I loved the main character Addie so much. I identified with her a lot as she goes on a journey to find herself and get over her first love. What better place to grow as a person then travel through Ireland? Ireland is personally one of my favorite places in the world and I could picture myself there right alongside Addie and her journey. I was kept on my toes throughout the whole book and there was not one dull moment.

Yes, the novel was a little predictable. Which is why I give it four stars but other than that this is the fluffy young adult contemporary I had been craving, I would highly recommend picking up this beautiful novel. You will fly through it like I did. This book spoke to me about learning from your mistakes and how to move on.

Jenna Evans Welch was the kind of insatiable child reader who had no choice but to grow up to become a writer. She is the New York Times Bestselling author of LOVE & GELATO and the upcoming LOVE & LUCK. When she isn’t writing girl abroad stories, Jenna can be found chasing her children or making elaborate messes in the kitchen. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and two young children.