Book: Lucky Me
Author: Saba Kapur
Published by: Amberjack Publishing (April 5, 2016)
Rating: ★★★★ (3.5)
Read: January 16-21, 2016
*I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review
For eighteen year old Gia Winters, having a movie star for a father, a former Playboy bunny as a mother, a Hollywood mansion, and a closet stocked with Chanel is simply another day in the life.
But her world is turned upside down when her father mysteriously hires a group of bodyguards to trail the family 24/7 and threatening phone calls from a “Dr. D” start buzzing daily.
When Gia scores the coveted role of Miss Golden Globe, she is forced to strike a deal with her bodyguard, Jack, who is almost as arrogant as he is attractive. Juggling Gia’s romantic failures, fashion faux pas, and celebrity obsessions, the duo investigate a series of clues with the help of a police cadet, who has a special set of skills and an even better set of dimples.
But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, danger levels rise higher than her stilettos as Gia learns that the biggest secrets might be the ones buried in her own home.
In a place where the hills have eyes, high school nemeses, bad hair days, raging parties, and stolen kisses, there can only be trouble for a girl who was just starting to consider herself lucky.
3.5 stars because I like how it is written and also the characters. It opened my eyes to the life in Hollywood and the life of the rich and famous. Although the story is not what every one there experiences and goes through.
I did not expect to actually like the plot of this novel because at first, the main character, Gia is being so bitchy but as I am progressing I realize that she is just like that because of course, she lives in Hollywood and her parents are famous. But I think that some things and characters lacks information, and some things were left hanging. I also found it funny! I literally laughed on some parts, especially when Gia is annoyed and arguing with the people around her.
I like how mystery is integrated smartly in the story, really fits the setting. The plot kept me turning pages because the author did a good job in making every page and every chapter interesting.