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The Good Luck Charm

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,445 Ratings  ·  299 Reviews
Is it love, or is she just his good luck charm?

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting absolutely delights with this witty and fun standalone contemporary romance.

Lilah isn't sure what hurt worse: the day Ethan left her to focus on his hockey career, or the day he came back eight years later. He might think they can pick up just where they left off
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Forever
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Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Good Luck Charm is a sweet, and heart warming second chance romance that will give you all the feels.

Ethan has returned home to do play for his home town NHL team. More importantly however is that retaining home means reconnecting with his ex Delilah who he left broken hearted.

I have to say that I immediately connected with Delilah and my heart went out to her. Ethan is determined to make her fall in love with him again. But did she ever really stop?

This storyline is captiv
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books, favorites
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➳Second chance romances, in a small town with a well known famous hockey player who used to be your true soul-mate don't come every so often, but when fate puts you together in unwanted circumstances, you do not question it...

➳As many know, my love for Helena Hunting is not obscured and I embrace it in any way possible. It's also not a se
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4 stars!!

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I love sports/hockey romance and I love second chance romance. Helena Hunting did a fantastic job bringing both of these romances into The Good Luck Charm! I loved that this one had the perfect mix of emotion and humor.

Lilah and Ethan dated in high school. They were in love and it was serious. That is, until Ethan left her to focus on his professional hockey career. Lilah has stayed in town and stayed close to Ethan's family. Now, it's 8 years later and he's back. The attraction is s
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I taste penance in his gentleness. I feel his regret in the tender way his palm curves along my jaw, and I sense his need for forgiveness in the tentative stroke of his tongue.

GOOD LUCK CHARM is a second chance romance filled with angst, heart, and a ton of steam! Helena Hunting has yet again delivered an engaging story with some unforgettable characters. I loved Ethan and Lilah’s story and I felt their sadness over the years they lost tog
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
"This time we only move forward together."

The Good Luck Charm is a heartwarming second chance romance for one very hot professional hockey player and the sweet down-home girl "that got away". Ethan Kane has had great success as a pro hockey player but when an unexpected incident sends him back to his hometown he comes face to face with his old flame Lilah. Lilah has done everything she can to forget about Ethan but now that he is back she can't seem to stay away from him. When the connection b
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
<3 4 stars <3

What a sweet,emotional story and heart warming story.This is a little bit different from what I have read from Helena Hunting yet so good!The Good Luck Charm is a second chance sports romance.


Lilah and Ethan grew up together and they were best friends. When Ethan has to leave he breaks up with Lilah. Years later, life will bring him back but things will be not the same.Both have to deal with their past and Lilah isn't ready for him.They needed to work through their past feelin
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The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting was full of the author's signature wit, sass and well loved style of sexiness. The dialogues and more than one escapades made me chuckle, snort and laugh out loud. It was the perfect blend of light hearted fun while being also emotional and poignant.

I absolutely loved the couple's chemistry. TGLC is a second chance romance and the level of comfort shown by the coupl
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
This was my very first dip into the Helena Hunting pool and, oh, how sweet it was! Good Luck Charm was a delightful gem of a second chance romance, a sweet and swoony love story that I just adored. Now I'm just sitting here wondering why I haven't read her books sooner!

I'm typically a girl that's all about angsty reads that tug at my heartstrings and pummel my emotions. But sometimes a girl just needs to lighten things up with a refreshing, lighter, more heartfelt storyline. Good Luck Charm was
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
The Good Luck Charm is custom made for second chance romance lovers. Helena Hunting gives us some tension mixed with humor, and adds hockey to satisfy sports romance addicts like me. It’s a great combo.

Ethan and Lilah fell in love in high school. Ethan had his sights set on the NHL even back then, and they had their lives planned out together. Unfortunately, Ethan changed the rulebook after graduation and abruptly broke things off with Lilah. Eight years later, circumstances give them a shot at
This book starts off with the heroine Lilah having a terrible, horrible no good, very bad day. That's putting it mildly. Yep, I've had days like that. This is dual 1st person POV. The entire first chapter is shitting on poor Lilah.
She's a very nice person. A caring, loving and very capable nurse.
Lilah's patient is someone she knows very well.
Lilah's trying to turn things around just at the time she and Ethan see each other for the first time in several years.

Ethan and Lilah were each other's f
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
3.25 stars

Im a huge fan of Helena Hunting and was excited to read Good Luck Charm.

I was hooked on this story as soon as I dived in. I was choked up with emotions one minute and then laughing my ass of the next and this was all within the first 20%

Before reading this book, I was in a hugeeee reading slump but I knew if any book could get me out of it, it would be this one.

Now, youre probably sitting there wondering why I rated this book a 3.25 when I seemed to have loved it right from the start.
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, july-2018

★3.5 STARS★

It’s never fun coming face to face with an ex after an acrimonious breakup, but it’s darn right brutal when your ex is successful pro hockey player Ethan Kane. They say time heals old wounds but truth be told Delilah hasn’t yet come to terms with the callous way her childhood sweetheart called time on their romance in order to concentrate on his career.

Although eight years may have passed she’s made it her business to make him none of hers. That’s no mean feat considering she’s rema
Under the Covers Book Blog
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Lets start off by being honest here.  I struggled with picking this book up because I haven't had much interest in reading Ms. Hunting the past years.  Although I really enjoyed Clipped Wings, I didn't feel any pull to read some of her more recent rom coms based on reviews the past few years.  But then, look at this cover.  It was so hard to resi
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
Aug 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
I don't know how many times I have to say this but pushover heroines and second chance romance just do not make a good romance! They just don't! I always end up annoyed and completely embarrassed for the heroine.

This feeling is akin to when you have a friend who keeps on hooking up with their ex-boyfriend despite telling you over and over again that they're done with him. It's just exhausting and annoying.

Can we have more books with strong-willed heroines who don't instantly get their pussy wet
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
I thought this was going to be a grovelfest when I read the blurb. So I hunkered down for some good down home GROVELLING HERO action!

But it wasn't grovel-worthy. Not that the heroine was a doormat, but let's just say she was an easy sell. And by the halfway mark, when they were back at it, I realized that there was a whollotta book left and I didn't understand what else there would be left to say. Oh right!! She suspects the heroe's over attentiveness is him needing her as his pregame superstiti
“I promise I’ll keep my tongue to myself from now on, unless otherwise requested.”

Helena Hunting gives us a little something different with her latest release, The Good Luck Charm. If you are familiar with the wonderfully talented Ms. Hunting then you’re well aware that she likes to play on the more angsty side of romance. With this sexy new standalone, she gives us something different, something refreshing, light, swoony, and sexy. Lilah and Ethan’s story took my world by storm and I fell HAR
I love me a Helena book no matter what.
This one was fun and light and fast. But really not her best/my favourite of hers.
Second chance romances are one of my top romance tropes. Just something about finding a way back to each other as adults makes for a delicious romance. They already know each other, but have to like get to know each other as adults. And well, Lilah and Ethan are doing just that.
I feel like The Good Luck Charm tried to be a romcom but it's not when you compare it the Pucked
When I first saw this book on NetGalley, the applications to read this were already closed, however in early July I was granted a wish by the publisher to have the opportunity to read this!! It was my first ever wish granted on NetGalley and I was so pumped to start reading.

The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting follows Lilah and Ethan in this dual POV second chance novel. They dated in high school and were completely inseparable until Ethan was drafted into the NHL. Despite the fact that he brok
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as to-read
hockey theme and a gorgeous cover that reminds me of the hating game?? 2018 where you @
Man, Helena Hunting and her sports romances! I swear, every single one of them is an absolute winner in my book, and you can count this as one of my all-time favorites. Add onto the fact that this also happens to be a second chance romance, and I’m. A. Goner.

The Good Luck Charm wasn’t just dripping sexual tension, but it was also charged with so much emotion and humor—it’s almost like a sweeter and more charming version of the books in her Pucked series. To say that this was highly addictive and
Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
OMG, finally!!

This book is not only everything I love about Helena Hunting — it’s everything I love about a romance novel!! That’s how a real romance look like — it’s about decisions, adult-like conversations and passion. And The Good Luck Charm checked all of my boxes.

Ethan is the sweetest and Lilah is my favorite heroine ever!! This girl rocks a real personality.

This book is absolutely in the top 3 reads of this year!
Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have finally finished my first Helena Hunting book! WHAT IS LIFE!! This second chance/sports romance was definitely the way to go. I loved the romance, the sexiness of it all, and also how incredibly sweet and heart-warming these two main characters were!

At times, this one took a slight turn to a much slower pace or just narrated over to somewhere I felt was a bit out of place, but overall this story left a big grin on my face and is it too much to already ask for a follow up on Carmen and/or
Bex |
Helena Hunting + hockey romance = what more could you ask for??

Softer and sweeter than her early Pucked books, but The Good Luck Charm has all of Helena's wit and charm. I love the evolution her writing has taken and I can't wait to see what we will get next!

[full review to come!]
Actual rating 3.5*

This is a really cute, adorable, endearing and steamy romance novel but unfortunately it missed the mark for me because not a lot happened which made it difficult for me to stay engaged. I would still wholly recommend it because the characters are adorable, extremely sweet and I fell for the main male character. This is a fabulous second chance romance and it was fun! I just personally prefer more plot; but that’s just my preference and doesn’t speak for the quality of the book
Elle's Book Blog
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, standalones
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Actual Rating: 3.5 - 4 stars

The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting is a likable second chance sports romance novel. While it isn't my favorite book by the author, I think it would make a fantastic addition to anyone's beach bag this summer. It's lighthearted, sweet, and utterly adorable. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the author and to those who love a second chance romance.
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RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2018 !

CAUTION: This story may form irrational habits, build superstition, and create a strange craving for Hot Lips candy.

YAAAS!!!! I found the perfect filler to ease my off-season hockey blues!!!

Good Luck Charm is an endearing second chance romance about two high school sweethearts separated by misunderstandings, and driven by fear and obsessions with superstition and Luck.

Lilah and Ethan grew up together. They were best friends
Aug 11, 2018 added it
DNF 40%
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting.
The storyline is well written, the plot is highly entertaining with likable and relatable characters that will touch your heart with their story.

I loved watching Ethan and Lilah get their second chance at love. After eight years apart they find themselves back in each other's lives and try as they might the love they once shared is still there, it's like time has stood still. But could the pain of their breakup be the thing that kee
❝He's slow and careful, he's sweet and gentle. He's the boy I fell in love with as a girl, grown into a man I don't think I ever fell out of love with, between then and now.❞

Irresistibly steamy, funny and heartwarming, with a plot twist I didn't expect, 'The Good Luck Charm', charmed the pants right off of me!

Ethan is a pro-NHL player, whose career is on its last legs. He was just traded to Minnesota from Chicago. And while being traded isn't optimal, at least he's moving home. He just needs
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