About the Book:
For eighteen year old Gia Winters, having a movie star for a father, a former Playboy bunny as a mother, a Hollywood mansion, and a closet stocked with Chanel is simply another day in the life.
But her world is turned upside down when her father mysteriously hires a group of bodyguards to trail the family 24/7 and threatening phone calls from a “Dr. D” start buzzing daily.
When Gia scores the coveted role of Miss Golden Globe, she is forced to strike a deal with her bodyguard, Jack, who is almost as arrogant as he is attractive. Juggling Gia’s romantic failures, fashion faux pas, and celebrity obsessions, the duo investigate a series of clues with the help of a police cadet, who has a special set of skills and an even better set of dimples.
But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, danger levels rise higher than her stilettos as Gia learns that the biggest secrets might be the ones buried in her own home.
In a place where the hills have eyes, high school nemeses, bad hair days, raging parties, and stolen kisses, there can only be trouble for a girl who was just starting to consider herself lucky.
The book is a fairly long but pleasant read, with everything flowing smoothly. The story is told entirely from the perspective of the charming teenager Gia, who is funny, lively, observant, unique and by no doubt, a very likable heroine. I love the book's chatty, casual writing style and good sense of humor. Reading the book was like having a new friend confide in me about the little known aspect of her life. Gia is such a well-developed character that all the other characters in the story are paled by comparison. Jack, for instance, strikes me as less realistic and credible, and thus less attractive than he is supposed to be.
Unlike what I expected, the book is more of a romance than a mystery. It's an entertaining spring break read, nonetheless. Lucky Me would be a great choice for leisure read if you like young adult romance, fashion talks, or are interested in learning more about celebrity life in Hollywood.
About the Author
Saba hopes to one day become a fabulous lawyer in New York City, with a closet full of stilettos. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching anything to do with Ryan Gosling, and pretending she's Beyoncé. Saba currently lives with her parents, her older sister, and a large supply of chocolate.
Disclosure: I received a free book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.