Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck

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 he...

Details Love & Luck

TitleLove & Luck
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Travel

Reviews Love & Luck

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
  • Lola Reviewer
    3.5 stars.Two years ago, I read a wonderful story titled Love & Gelato. It introduced me to gelato, a very succulent human invention, and quite a swoon-worthy Italian – Ren. I couldn’t wait to read more from this author.So when I had the opportunity to read Love & Luck, I jumped with joy. I kid you not, I received an e-mail saying I would receive a copy of it thirty minutes before taking one of my final exams. Let me tell you that I was more ...
  • jessica
    after reading ‘love and gelato’ last year, jenna evans welch became an auto-buy author for me. pretty brave to do only after her debut, but i am so happy this didnt disappoint. true to her previous work, ‘love and luck’ was the perfect mix of summer, adventure, growing up, and love. all of the makings for a wonderful contemporary.what i really enjoyed most was how the story explored sibling relationships. i loved reading about how close a...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: May 8, 20182.5 stars. I absolutely love Ireland and adored Love & Gelato by this author, so I was really looking forward to this one! I thought it was a solid contemporary YA story, but had a hard time really getting into any of it. I just didn't connect with the characters and was honestly super annoyed by the tone of the travel advice section. It was beyond irritating and unfortunately took up a lot of the book, so that really thr...
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    See full review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Many thanks to Simon Pulse / Simon and Schuster for the chance to read and review this novel early.I'm all for poor man's traveling, also known as reading about teenagers traipsing around the Irish countryside. When I read Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch last year, I was already excited about this book, knowing it wouldn't be released for close to a year. I loved Lina's adventures around I...
  • Mariah
  • Suzanne
    4.5*I loved this just as much as I loved Love & Gelato. This is an adorable story about love, friendship, and siblings. I found it carried a great message for people regarding texting stuff to others. Really drives home a good lesson to people about that. I actually would recommend for teens to read this just for that very awful life lesson. The story is wonderful and to put it short, I am ready to go visit Ireland! Who’s in??!!My quick and sim...
  • Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
    💗 &🍀I'm going to put this out there. Jenna Evans Welch you have now become a must read author for me girl. Meaning if you write your version of the phone's a must read for me 😂. Last November I read Love & Gelato (read it if you have not already 😃)and I fell in love. I was a little concerned going in to Love & Luck simply because....y'all know where I'm coming might not be as good as the first 😮. •Dare I say i...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsI didn't think Welch would be able to delight me in quite the same way she did with Love & Gelato, but she did! This book took me on a fantastic trip through Ireland, that was filled with friends, family, and fun.Prior to their trip to Ireland, Addie and her favorite brother, Ian, had a falling out regarding her relationship with one of Ian's teammates. This relationship did not end well, and there was some fallout, which Ian bel...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    This book serves as a reminder that not all characters from a previous novel require a story of their own (the other being Leah on the Offbeat). Pros :1. I enjoyed the guidebook bits in-between chapters. Witty. Short. Fast-paced. Cons :1. Constant Sibling Bickering . This plot point went on much too long.2. Boring Characters . I found them unbelievably tedious, which made my first con even more annoying. I would have been more lenient if they ...
  • Diana (booksinarmor)
    3/25/18Love and Luck is an easy quick read that will pull you out of a reading slump instantly. I think what sets this book apart from any romance filled contemporary is the little excerpts from The guidebook lady, it enhanced the narrative style, as it kept me engrossed. Addie was highly relatable, as she struggles emotionally and finding out who she is. It was lots of fun to read about a family relationship. It was adorable and fun to see t...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    MY RATING: 4/5 STARSI received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This is my first Jenna Evans Welch book despite me having a copy of her famous novel, Love & Gelato that swept the nation and bookstagram feeds of all your friends. From my brief understanding of Jenna's books is that it usually involves A LOT of travel, summer adventures, and the possibility of romance. Now don't quote me but I think Love & Gelato includes ...
  • Sara (sarabara081)
    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.3.5 stars!Do you ever pick up a book because of the setting? There is something exciting about books with travel and road trips that always scream at me to read them but add in a location of Ireland and I’m sold! I came thisclose to a trip to Ireland a few years ago but had to turn it down, so it was fun to experience Ireland through the pages of Love & Luck!The novel starts off as Addie is ro...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4 starsI really enjoyed this one! There was a lot to love.A while back, I picked up Welch's Love & Gelato and really enjoyed that one too. There was so much fun in it--I loved seeing Italy, I thought the romance was really adorable, and I loved the themes about dealing with grief.Love & Luck definitely has a lot of similarities, but it's also its own category, which is honestly a good thing. I was almost hoping that it would be really similar to ...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    3.5, rounding up First of all, I love this cover. So simple, so cute.I was pretty excited to read this book because I read Love & Gelato and fell in love with it. This one wasn't as good as Love & Gelato for me but I did enjoy a lot of it. This is a contemporary YA book, no romance really, just some family and friends working things out. Road trip anyone? Through Ireland? Yes, please. But maybe with a touch less drama than Addie and Ian's. Real l...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    I have always been drawn to road trip novels, especially international road trip novels, so I was very excited when I heard about the release of Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch. This is a unique story in which the main character uses a guide book to get over heartbreak, and I loved her transformation. I also adored the setting, and I would definitely recommend this book for the summer.Full review on The Candid Cover
  • Brooke
    3.5I read this in 1 day! If you are looking for a cute summer read then I would suggest this series! I read Love & Gelato a few years ago and really enjoyed it! I did enjoy that one a little bit more than Love & Luck, but Jenna Evans Welch has a cute way to write a good travel story; this time Ireland, which just seems like a magical place! When Addie and her family travel from America to Ireland for her Aunts wedding she there finds an unusual g...
  • Crystal
    This book was different from the first one in that it was focused more on Addy’s development of a person and her relationship with her brother. It did have some romance but not alot. I really enjoyed it though. Rowan was an adorable cute man lol im like can i have one xD but omg i didnt know Lina and Ren were gnna be in this book i got so excited. I squealed so damn much with just seeing Ren and Lina together *swoons* i really loved the support...
  • Molly |Bibliophile|
    I am so surprised! Love and gelato was a solid 4 stars but this book was a solid 5 stars!😱😱 I loved it. The characters were great, I loved the plot, and themes were so empowering and a great example to teen girls😭😭
  • Cori Reed
    3.5 Stars! Super cute and they go to Dingle, Ireland, where I lived for a while!
  • Kate Olson
    (4.5 STARS) Thanks to the publisher for this review copy!I'll start with the fact that LOVE & GELATO is hands down one of my favorite YA stories, so this one had a LOT to live up to! And it really really came close - it did! If you haven't read Gelato, you can definitely read this one as a stand alone, but I honestly can't think of a single reason NOT to read Gelato first. So much of that story will be ruined for you if you read this one first, s...
  • Selene Matheson
    4.5 StarsI was worried that this wouldn’t live up to Love & Gelato but it certainly did.
  • Azrah
    Anyone who hasn’t gotten hurt is either a liar or a robot... This was not the cute-sy book I was expecting. This was a book about overcoming heartbreak. And it was exactly what I needed after having my soul crushed by King's Cage. can’t outsmart heartache. It has nowhere to be, nothing to do. It will just stand there, buffing its nails, waiting until you’re ready. I don't know why but I'm not usually a fan of books featuring road tri...
  • Jess Owens
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review."Ever been trapped in a car during a particularly brutal thunderstorm ? The cliffs are that kind of beautiful. Think drama, rage, and peace all packed up into one stunning package." Set mostly in Ireland, Love and Luck follows Addie, best friend of Lina from Love and Gelato. Addie is in Ireland for her aunt's wedding along with her mother and three brothers. After the wedding, Ad...
  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Addie's always been just Ian's little sister that is until she starts growing up. Ian's friends from football start to notice her, especially charismatic Cubby. Ian has warned Addie about Cubby, but she doesn't listen. Her family travels to Ireland for their aunt's lavish wedding and while there, Addie has planned a mini-trip to Florence to visit her friend who has recently relocated. All the while she has been fighting with Ian the entire trip o...
  • Cassie Stever
    “ian bumped his shoulder into mine—intentional or not, i didn’t know—and for a second the three of us stood there, the wind pushing hard as it could and us pushing back. together. for one second, i imagined what it would be like if this were real life. me and ian against the pressure of everything back home. i wanted this to be real life, not a detour.” this book was really cute. although it was cheesy at times, i enjoyed it. the chara...