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Lucky in Love.

That’s the name of the dating app I picked, hoping to find Mr. Better Than Average so I can hold off planning my future as a cat lady.

I’ve been distracted eyeballing a tall, dark, and handsome Latin hottie who works in the library with me. He is way out of my league, and a woman has needs if you know what I mean.

Finding a man shouldn’t be hard when all I ha
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Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published January 30th 2019 by AJ Renee
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Unlucky In Love by AJ Renee is the story of Izzy trying to find her right now man.
Izzy works at the college campus library. There she works with Mario who is someone she is attracted too and but feels that he is way out of her league. So she goes forward to a dating app where she meets some bad dates...so are kind of funny. Mario does come into play but so we do get to see her in a relationship. I enjoyed this book... it was a fun read for sure!

Lisa Mandina
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hard to rate. Maybe closer to 3.5, but I prefer to round up. The book started out on a pretty good, humorous scene. And I definitely get the whole dating app scene, part of why I was eager to read this one. In a way, I feel like the main character was extremely picky though. I mean, everything was good with the one guy, the kissing started good, but then got a little weird. I feel like that is something you could work on, especially since he was such a nice guy. And then there was the guy that s ...more
Kelly Hawkins Solomon
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cute, funny and fast read! Most everyone has had to deal with dating…..nowadays everything is social media and dating apps. Izzy decides she is going to give the online dating thing a try. Swipe left or swipe right? That’s the question. Thank the gods above that this girl has an amazing friend in Val that helps to keep her head on straight and make sure she is ok with all these crazy as hell dates. Izzy has gone on some dates
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Diane Holtry
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: purchased
Dating debacles giveway to a path for finding ... more!❤

Moments that will having you LOL and cringing with the bad luck Izzy experiences with her dating debacles.
But then her dating debacles giveway to a path for finding ... more and you get to witness her break the pattern and FINALLY get lucky 😉 and Mario turns on the charm for sure!
Sometimes you're looking for love in all the wrong places
Michelle
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, 5-star-read, arc
Izzy decides it's time to start dating again so she signs up with the dating app Lucky In Love hoping she finds Mr. Better Than Average. Loved the humorous situations that Izzy finds herself in and I loved Mario for her. He always tried to make everything better for Izzy. Great writing, believable characters and a humorous, entertaining story make this a five star read.
Katelynne
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, romantic, funny, and relatable! I couldn’t put this book down (unless I had to) once I started. Izzy’s journey is SO relatable. It was a pleasure watching her kiss frog after frog, ultimately to fall into a healthy relationship. This book also touches on all the positive behaviors one has to take to remain safe while online dating, which I adored! Awesome, romantic read.

I was given this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Look out for my full review at bitchbookshelf.com on Feb
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Jen
This is a quick, fun read. I enjoyed the core group of characters immensely. Izzy was a hoot, Val and Jerry were like the best ever friend and boss (respectively), and Mario ended up being a great guy.

The horrible dates that Izzy had reminded me of some of the doozies that I had in my younger, single days. They are fun to laugh about now, but at the time they were quite depressing and occasionally a little scary.

I did think Izzy seemed a bit immature for a supposedly mid-20's student pursuing a
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Jessica
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where do I start I??? I really liked this book,, and I don't typically read new adult, contemporaries, or romance book but this was a great change. I really loved Izzy, she reminded me of a free loving version of who I think I am...I know this is very telling of me.

Any who, we meet Izzy after she's had one too many bad dates, and met frogs instead of princes. Izzy is at the end of her rope with dating in general but her roommie/bestie Val talk her into giving love one more chance.. Love, this wa
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Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
lucky in love is the name of the dating app, Izzy is hoping to find Mr. Better Than Average so She can hold off planning her future as a cat lady.

Izzy works at the college library and she has been distracted eyeballing a tall, dark, and handsome Latin hottie Mario who also works in the library. But he is way out of my league, and a she does has needs so she goes forward with the dating app but every date doesn't go well. They are so bad.. It's laugh out loud funny. Mario notices her dating and t
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Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

AJ Renee has become one of my favorite authors. I loved everything she writes and Unlucky in Love is no exception to that. This story is full of wit, humor, and cringe worthy events. I loved AJ Renee's exceptional writing of this story and how she made me feel like I was right there watching everything unfold before me. <

This is Izzy's story. One that full of seriously ridiculous dates. Izzy tries to find love through a dating app. What could p
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Rubi
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unlucky In Love is sure to give you a chuckle or two.

This book stars Izzy who has had a horrible time dating lately. She has been using a dating app named Lucky in Love but she keeps getting duds. Like literally horrible dates. This is a slow going book. She is super attracted to Mario, a fellow coworker, but thinks he is way out of her league. She also knows he has a girlfriend so he is off limits. She goes on some dates that will make you cringe. It made me super happy to be done with the who
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Christine C
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a cute read. Izzy is jumping back into dating, and trying it with the help of an app/online account. She has several horrible first dates, and even dates one guy for weeks before the crazy comes out. All the while, she is in grad school getting her Master's Degree, working on campus, and drooling over Mario. When she's spooked by a man following her, her boss sends her out with Mario to take her mind off the incident. But will he be another bad date? 

What I liked: It was a fun read. Izz
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Amy  Crull
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is hysterically funny and super sweet. I seriously loved every minute even thru the bad dates. Some of them were beyond horrible. Izzy is looking for love but not having any luck. She is on app and finding some winners. Some start out good but by the end not so much. It's funny how she going on all these dates there was someone hiding in the shadows just waiting for her. Mario works with Izzy. He watches her(not creepily) and sees her failing over and over again. He sees his chance and ...more
Sharon Jones
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog.
This is my first book by AJ Renee, and what a cracker it is!! Warning - this book does take a while for the two main characters to get together, and normally that would annoy the ever loving beep out of me. But the lead up to when this happens is absolutely hilarious and at times so very cringe worthy I didn't mind it in the slightest.
Mario is there in the background up until he & Izzy become an item - and it is explained as to why that is
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Unlucky in Love was a cute, funny, romantic story; I love a good Rom Com. This is the first book that I have read by A.J. Renee and I am loving her writing style. I love a good laugh in a book and this one definitely gave me that. The story did open my eyes as to how dating through the internet works in this world.

I felt sorry for Izzy and her lucky in love or I should say no luck in love. The men that she encountered on that dating app were an interesting bunch, to say the least, some good and
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Lisa
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
When you swipe right, you end up kissing a lot of frogs before you find your prince.

Izzy decides that she will find her next date using a dating app. Unfortunately her attempts end up in disaster following a string of bad dates: bad kissers, left with the bill and so on. However, what she has been looking for may have been under her nose from the very beginning...

This was humourous look at online dating and the pitfalls that come with it. Some may say that Izzy was being too picky...I don't thi
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Maria
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great sweet story

Unlucky in love with take you to the multiple dates Izzy goes through looking for love after her relationship ended. Her friend Val helps get out of many uncomfortable situations and they help each other find a good guy to at least date.
Mario works at the library like Izzy and they had ran into each other while getting coffee. Seems like a coincidence but is not. There is chemistry and an attraction that izzy misses since Mario has a girlfriend and she will not cross that line.
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Tiffany
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Computer dating rom com!!! This book by AJ Renee did not disappoint!!! This is a stand alone novel about Izzy, full time college student who works in her school library, with some dirty thoughts about a sexy coed and co worker, Mario. The only thing wrong with Mario is that he's already taken. But have no fear Izzy has dating apps which bring many dating woes and lots of laughs for the reader!!! Mario is a great guy....hot, sexy, nice but is he now flirting with me & still with his girlfrien ...more
Kathy Wideman
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was funny and romantic. Poor Izzy. She is unlucky in love. She downloads a dating app and proceeds to go on some truly awful dates. I couldn’t help but laugh at some of things she dealt with on her dates. I felt for her. I imagine that the things she went through are very similar to things that happen to people in real life who use dating apps. Izzy must decide if she is going to keep using the app or take a break from dating. Maybe love is closer than she knows. Maybe the good old fas ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved the plot behind this book, the author did a great job in conveying that dating sucks and be truthful– I 100% get this and saw a lot of myself in these situations.

That being said, I started off not being a huge fan of the leading lady. She seemed a bit wishy washy in the beginning. I could see myself in her shoes during these situations that arose, but her reactions kinda put me off. I did eventually warm up to her as the author went into more details about the story and why she is the wa
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Kelly cowee
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book I have read by A J Renee. I loved this book. Izzy is single and ready to mingle via a dating app. Izzy works at the college campus library. Izzy uses a dating app to find dates. Mario is a guy who works in the library to, but she don't think he notices her.  Izzy meets a few guys off the dating app, but everyone of them have a quirk to them that can't be over looked. Mario talks to Izzy every once in a while and she thinks he has a girlfriend. Well he did but they broke up. ...more
Tracey
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
* I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own *

This is the story of Izzy who is trying to find the right now man. But going on so many unlucky dates and kissing so many frogs, she no longer wants to just be a hook up.
Now with Mario, he is one special dude, he has been so patient with Izzy but she has thought he was so out of her league that she just didn’t want to try. After so many unlucky dates one after an other, she decides this is the day and goes on a date wi
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Becca Stanfield Vernon
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a NA read with quirky spin on it. Izzy has had some bad dates, they leave u laughing & wondering what this poor girl did to deserve this crazy dates! When she gives up, another guy makes his presence known. The guy she feels is out of her league & taken. The moment these two realize they are both single, the relationship they begin to build is sweet, beautiful & resembles exactly what we all want. Minus the crazy ex girlfriend trying to cause problems at every turn. A sweet, ...more
Lauren
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. Its starts kinda slow and Izzy kinda got on my nerves after a couple of dates especially when she told Val she could choose the next one and made a date behind her back. She has some really crappy dates and meets some real losers. I will say that Mario is super swooney and I really liked him. He plans awesome dates and he makes her feel special like she is. They are super cute together.
Nikkita
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A cute, hilarious, story! I couldn't get enough of this book, poor Izzy has the worse luck when it comes to dating and her love life. Until she finally meets the one! Going on this dating adventure with her, is one you won't soon forget!
Spunky N Sassy
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Hilarious Book

This book is absolutely hilarious! I laughed so hard and I swooned! This book was definitely worth the read!
Sam McCarthy
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She’s done it again!!!

What an absolute great story! It’ll have you laugh, cry and everything in between! Definitely a must read!!! Awesome story.
Jenny Rapp
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Believe in yourself and never give up.

This was the first book I’ve read from this author and I really enjoyed it. It was a fun light read with a lot of humor and beautiful characters. I am so happy that luck was finally on their sides.
Lawonda
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unlucky in Love was a cute, funny, romantic story; I love a good Rom Com. This is the first book that I have read by A.J. Renee and I am loving her writing style. I love a good laugh in a book and this one definitely gave me that. The story did open myeyes as to how dating through the internet works in this world.

I felt sorry for Izzy and her lucky in love or I should say no luck in love. The men that she encountered on that dating app were an interesting bunch, to say the least, some good and
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2OCC Reviews
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
This was a really cute romance. I really liked Izzy and seeing her go through the motions to try to find love. There really not too much to say about the book because it was a pretty straight forward read with no real twists. I liked the dating app aspect. The dates she went on were horrible but funny and I couldn’t help at giggle. I really am glad she found such an amazing guy. If you are looking for something straight forward read that was sweet and sexy, and will make you giggle then this boo ...more
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AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter's Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls.... She's a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance
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