Today it is my pleasure to bring you my review of As Luck Would Have It by Zoe May as part of her fabulous blog tour!
I have been fortunate enough to read Flying Solo by Zoe May, so I jumped at the chance to read As Luck Would Have It and I wasn’t disappointed.
Natalie Jackson thought she had it all: a successful career, a new baby and a fiancé that she loved. What she hadn’t realised was that her fiancé did not feel the same way. At all. So when she finds herself back living with her Mum so that she has help with baby Hera, she can’t help but feel her life has moved backwards somewhat.
Will Brimble finds himself divorced, having lost his job and back in his home town of Chiddingfold. When he unexpectedly bumps into Natalie at a village charity night after more than a decade, he finds himself competing with her in the raffle for the star prize – a five star trip to Marrakech. He REALLY wants to win that holiday. What he doesn’t bank on, is Natalie wanting it as much as he does! When fate unexpectedly throws them together, they find themselves on their way to the luxurious destination – together!
Natalie and Will are both desperate for a holiday, and a five star luxury break is just what they both need. Whilst they hadn’t anticipated doing it together, they find themselves reconnecting after such a long time apart. Naturally, their five star luxury break is anything but plain sailing but where would the fun be in that?!
This was a great, light, easy-read novel. I really enjoyed the characters of both Will and Natalie. Both were believable – you could understand their hesitance in a number of situations due to their past experiences. I loved the Marrakech setting, you could really feel the vibrance of the streets and the opulence of the hotel they were staying at. It was actually really great to read a novel not set in a stereotypical romantic location.
I am more than happy to recommend this novel to you all – so grab a copy, a glass of wine and find yourself an outdoor spot to read it and relax in the glorious sunshine!
Thank you to Zoe May and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour, and for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Zoe May is an author of romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting in London before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!
Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.
As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!
Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes. Zoe’s Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/
She posts updates and blogs on her website, http://www.zoemayauthor.co.uk
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