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
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Travel

Reviews Love & Luck

  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Review to come!
  • Lauren R.
    Well I guess the moral of the story for me is to not give up on an author after one book. I DNFed the companion to this book for a variety of reasons but was still very interested in this one. I’m so incredibly happy that I decided to read it because it was adorable. I love road trip books and this one took place in Ireland, which was even cooler. The family feels were super strong and the main character was a lot better than her best friend wa...
  • ضحى الحداد
    OH MY GOD !! This book .. this book was AMAZINGGGG .. I loved every word of it, it sucked me in that I couldn't put it down until I finished it, Addie and Rowen and Ian were the most amazing group I ever had a road trip with .. in IRELAND !! .. this book is about siblings relationship and finding your strength and daring to chase your dream .. ahh it's really addictive, trust me you will not be able to put down the book until you finish it, it's ...
  • Lori
    Loved this one. I was a little hesitant about reading a brother/sister relationship story (not the gross kind), but it was an awesome book. I think it could have been a little longer and I would have liked to know more about Addie’s story with Cubby but all in all another winner.
  • YA and Wine
    Love & Luck is delightful and charming, and an absolute spring must-read. This companion novel to Jenna Evans Welch's Love & Gelato sparkles with wit, stunning settings, and even a little romance. As a huge fan of travel fiction, I was enamored with the premise of this story, and reading it was an absolute pleasure. The author does a great job of balancing the lovely plot of this story with all the breathtaking locations that readers get to v...
  • Rachael
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.Addie is off to Ireland for her aunt's wedding but she has only one thing on her mind. The awful heartbreak she had back home. But her brother Ian, wants her to tell their mother what happened and it causes the two of them to fight and argue. Addie finds a guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, at the hotel, and she thinks it mi...
  • Lauren (The Book Slayer)
    Love & Luck was a quick, cute, fun read that had me laughing out loud often, and at one point, tearing up.Addie is having a rough summer. Something awful happened between her and a guy named Cubby, right before she left for Ireland with her family. Whatever the something is, has caused a major rift between Addie and Ian, the brother that has always been her partner in crime, and her best friend. We don’t find out what happened with Cubby until ...
  • Amanda
    This is a companion novel to Love & Gelato, which I have not read yet, but is not needed to enjoy this book. Addie is in Ireland for a family wedding after which she is supposed to meet her friend in Italy, but things take a sudden detour and Addie finds herself on a road trip through Ireland with her brother Ian and his friend Rowan.Addie was a pretty good character, she was a strong will and was pretty handy in a crisis. Addie and Ian are close...