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In this coming-of-age romance perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, scandal and romance collide when an ambitious teen returns to her hometown only to have her plans interrupted after falling for the town’s “bad boy”—a.k.a. her childhood best friend.

Sometimes to find the good, you have to embrace the bad.

Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Simon Pulse
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I.LOVE. IT. SO.MUCH.
I cannot help myself. I keep dancing, my heart is singing, I’m head over heels for these sweetest characters, hooking story-telling, love at first side charm of Beauty. This book makes you feel like you just recently chased your lucky stars and makes your heart pound faster.

Winona and Josie have no idea when they take their first steps to their hometown they’d left five years ago, they just entered to the highway to hell. Even I could hear AC/DC’s blaring lyrics as a threat.
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Mar 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-release
Me: *Sees mysterious Jenn Bennett book*
Me: *clicks want to read before I get to Bennett*

I'm a simple girl.
Candace Robinson
I’m never let down when I read a Jenn Bennett contemporary so my expectations were pretty high when I started Chasing Lucky! And luckily, it was just as awesome as all her other contemporaries!

I really liked Josie and being in her head. She had an interesting back story with her secretive mom. Also, as a side note, I’d like a book on Josie’s mom! Anyway, Josie was a photographer and I connected to her right away!

Lucky was the most adorable little thing ever. He has baggage and I wanted to give
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me: i'm over ya contemporary

jenn bennett: h-

me: yes
Kaja (red panda) *:・゚✧
HOW DID THIS BOOK'S ANNOUNCEMENT COMPLETELY ESCAPE ME?

I mean, preorder the first minute I see it available, obviously. It's Jenn Bennett, I'd gladly read her grocery list.
sarah xoxo
Feb 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: contemporary, arcs
Thank you to Simon Pulse for this ARC

Release Date: 5 May 2020

I have no clue how I managed to get this
I'm hyperventilating
ahhhhhhhh
I'm one click away from abandoning my entire TBR and just reading this
I have no self control
Fictional World Dreamer
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
WELL..... that was....... my first read by Jenn Bennett!

So here I am, a few days later and I'm still assessing the story. It was a great story in so many aspects. When I read the synopsis I was immediately obsessed and wanted to read it immediately.
Let just say I wasn't expecting to fall hard for these characters I wasn’t expecting this story to affect me.
But it did! I had been in a book slump for almost month! Nothing I picked up worked for me but Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett.

The narrative
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Brooke H
Jul 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
Despite being underwhelmed by all of Bennett’s other books I’ve read, I do still enjoy something about them?? I mean I keep reading them. Idk. I still want this. ...more
preoccupiedbybooks
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 STARS

A cute YA contemporary about falling in love, learning from our mistakes, and the importance of communicating with loved ones.

17 year old Josie Saint Martin is returning to her hometown of Beauty, after leaving town dramatically five years ago with her mother. Since then they have constantly been on the move, but now they are back to run her grandmother's bookstore whilst she is travelling. Josie has plans to go and live with her father on the west coast, to start her career as a
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Mary Bronson
Thank you to Netgally for giving me an ARC of the novel to give my honest opinions.

I thought this book was so good!!!! Once I got started it was hard to put down. I read this book in 1 day. I just loved the characters so much. They are all flawed, but they try to keep doing their best and pushing on. I loved Josie and Lucky as characters. How they went from best friends to not best friends and trying to get their friendship back.
KatForsyth
Jun 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ya-general
New Jenn Bennett = immediate add to TBR shelf.
Sana
Jun 26, 2019 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts
YES, MORE CONTEMPS BY JENN BENN \O/
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

My second Jenn Bennet book, and it was pretty much what I expected it to be: a moderately cute romance, with easily flowing prose, but vaguely annoying characters. Essentially, a book I’ll never reread.

Seventeen-year-old Josephine ‘Josie’ Saint-Martin has spent the last four years hopping from city to city with her footloose, sex-addict mother Winona, never staying in one place long enough to put down roots. They left their homeplace
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Anna
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this in advance.

Romance, a bookshop, small harbour town! What more can you hope??

Josie Saint-Martin is a budding photographer who has moved from town to town for the past five years with her mother. Now they are back at their hometown Beauty to run their family bookshop, but Josie's plan is to get out of there and move to the opposite coast. She runs into Lucky Karras, town's bad boy and her former best friend. But when trouble comes along
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Sanne ♔ (Sanne and the Books)
I haven't been able to like a single Bennett book so far (and it's awful, because her writing is soooo good). I just don't like her characters and the way they handle certain topics. I've read Starry Eyes (decent) and Serious Moonlight (did not like that one), so maybe third time's the charm?

Like in Serious Moonlight, (view spoiler)
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Lauren R.
First of all, utterly perfect cover AS FUCKING USUAL. Second, HISTORICAL NEW ENGLAND TOWN / BOOKSTORE SETTING

Jesus Christ gimme it
Gina
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was everything!

I adore Jenn Bennett and all the books she gives us, Alex still holding the top spot of favorite standalone book! So when I saw this on NetGalley as a read now option I HAD to stop everything and read it! So thank you NetGalley for this opportunity!

Chasing Lucky had a new feel to it than Jenn's previous works but it still felt like her writing and her wonderfully complex and deep characters. With each main character she writes I can relate to them in some way. With
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Caitlin Reads
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jenn Bennett is one of my favorite young adult authors and Chasing Lucky might be my favorite book yet by her. This book takes place in Beauty, Rhode Island which is basically Newport. Jenn's description of the setting was on point and made me feel like I was just starting a summer in Newport. Josie has just returned to the hometown she left with her mother when she was 12. She has spent the last 5 years jumping from town to town never staying in one place long. When she walks into the bookshop ...more
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
Feb 01, 2020 marked it as tbr-unreleased
I can’t believe I have this skglslskaks.

Thank you Simon & Schuster and Simon Pulse for the ARC.

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Betty A.
Jul 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
How fricking cute are the covers!
AAAAAA EXCITED
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Mia
Jun 26, 2019 marked it as anticipated-releases
Nobody is allowed to MOVE until I get this book in my hands
tai
JENN BENNETT BOOKS ENTHUSIAST HERE TO SAY THAT I AM SO HYPED FOR THIS!!!!!!
Genni Eccles
6/5/2019
No title? No cover? No synopsis? I still have no problem adding this to my to-read list. After all it's Jenn Bennett, we all know I'm gonna read it no matter what.
Chloe
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*Spoiler free*

I adore Jenn Bennett's contemporaries. She writes such adorable, fluffy, cheesy, and just downright amazing stories. And I was very, very much looking forward to reading her new one. The only things I really knew about it was that it included making mistakes, a brief stint in a jail cell, and a supposed bad boy. And that's all I really needed to know. Trigger warnings: mild stalking, men being gross

I am absolutely adding this one to my list of "amazing Jenn Bennett books". It might
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Maria
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saint Martin girls have been cursed for the love. They can never get the love of their life. And Beauty is a town where feminism and modern age is still just a word. Josie Saint Martin was twelve when she left the Beauty with her mom in the middle of the night after a big fight between her grandmother and her mother.. Since then they have changed many homes and many towns. But after five years Josie and her mom are back on Beauty and to the curse too. But Josie has a way out. She has a plan to ...more
Raya
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second Jean Bennett book I read. It's also the second book with 'Lucky' on its title (the other being Lucky Caller). Incidentally both made it to the list of my favorite YAs of the year so far.

There is so much to love about this book! Josie is moving back to her hometown with her flighty single mother. It's supposed to be only for a year, as she keeps reminding her mother, before her grandmother returns from a trip to Nepal. But Josie has plans of her own that her mother doesn't know
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Sai at theengineerisreading
Next on our romance reads is an upcoming Jenn Bennett release that I accidentally stumbled upon NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

What got me interested in this book? Well, it's another story with bestfriend-to-enemies-to-lovers as the main trope and a cursed family as a sub-plot.

The story revolves on our MC Josie Saint-Martin, an aspiring photographer living with her mother by jumping places-to-places after a disagreement between her mom and grandma made them leave the town of Beauty,
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Bruna Oliveira
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4/5

Thanks NetGalley for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Having read all of the author's previous YA contemporary books and loving two of them - the other two not so much - my expectations for this one were high and I'm so glad to say that I was not disappointed. This was exactly the kind of book I was expecting from the author.

This one is about Josie, who is returning to her hometown with her mother, after jumping from city to city for years. Only that when she left
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Caitlyn Martin
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, 2020, ebook, arc, romance, family, letdown
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Ellie Williams
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is there anything better than diving into a Jenn Bennett book for the first time? I’m not sure there is. Bennett’s books always feel like coming home after a long absence – both new and familiar at the same time.

In CHASING LUCKY this proves to be especially true. The last thing Josie expects when her wanderlust mother returns them to their hometown of Beauty, Rhode Island is to have a renewed connection with her long-lost, possibly bitter, and now extremely handsome former best friend Lucky.
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Jenn Bennett is the author of over a dozen books, including the young adult titles: ALEX, APPROXIMATELY; STARRY EYES; SERIOUS MOONLIGHT; and THE LADY ROGUE. She also writes romance and fantasy for adults. Her books have earned multiple starred reviews, been Goodreads Choice Award nominees, and have been included on annual Best Book lists for both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. She lives near ...more
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