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Love & Luck

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  847 Ratings  ·  221 Reviews
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. Mi ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Simon Pulse
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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 eager than usual to sit for three hours and an
Jul 04, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-own
So I am kind of sad that Welch didn't keep with the food theme... like how about Love & Soda bread 😂
Cait • A Page with a View
Release date: May 8, 2018

2.5 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 threw me out of the story.

But the road trip throu
Apr 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: series-to-finish
Has anybody known there will be a spin-off for "Love and gelato" about Addie?
So excited to read it!
Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley
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 Italy and essentially being able to tag along f
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Samantha (WLABB)
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I 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 believed required parental guidance. However, Add
Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
💗 &🍀

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 it? It might be better. I loved it. Welch has an incredi
Diana (booksinarmor)
Love 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 the bickering. It was written splendidly and resembled
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: april-2018
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I 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 more romance than Love & Luck.

For fans
Sara (sarabara081)
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: may-2018
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 rolling down the hill, ‘aaaaas-youuuuu-wiiiiiish’
Vicky Who Reads
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I 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 Love & Gelato, just in Ireland instead
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
Lila Kims
Apr 11, 2018 marked it as to-read
I think it's cool how Jenna Evans Welch is Richard Paul Evans' daughter. Did you know that? 😂😂

I wasn't crazy about the previous book, Love & Gelato (though it was kinda cute at parts. And the setting? *heart eyes*). I think I'm willing to give this one a try, though!
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 life issues face both Addie and Ian who are
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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, so do yourself a favor, and display some patien
Selene Matheson
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
I was worried that this wouldn’t live up to Love & Gelato but it certainly did.
Jess Owens
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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, Addie and her brother Ian are supposed to spend a we
Tadashi Hamada
Mar 14, 2017 marked it as to-be-released
*gasp* This is a spin-off for Love and Gelato?! :O I just got goosebumps.
Cassie Stever
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
“ian bumped his shoulder into mine—intentional or not, i didn’t know—and for a second the three of us stood there, the wind pushing hard as it could and us pushing back. together. for one second, i imagined what it would be like if this were real life. me and ian against the pressure of everything back home. i wanted this to be real life, not a detour.”

this book was really cute. although it was cheesy at times, i enjoyed it. the characters were everything. they were perfectly flawed and hilar
Nancy The book junkie
Review to come!
Kaja (red panda) *:・゚✧
*gasp* Why did Amazon send me the mail that delivery date has been postponed to May 2018? No no no no no, I needed this book like yesterday.

May 30, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist, young-adult
I literally didn't need to read past the word 'Ireland' to have grabby hands for this book, but it does sound great and I adored Love & Gelato so...can I just have this now, please?
Kezia Miller
Jul 26, 2017 marked it as to-read
Ahh!! I had no idea she had another book coming out! I'm so excited because I absolutely loved Love & Gelato!!
Denia Books and Baubles®
So, first off, let me start by saying I'm finally out of school! At least for the summer. It's going to be a crazy one and I'm so excited. This is the first summer in forever where I'm not taking classes--which means that I going to read all summer, I'm going to catch up on TBR pile and I'm going to bring it down!

3.5/5 Stars

Now, enough about me ranting, let's get to the review, 'cause we all know that's what you are here for. Do you like sour candies? The really sour sour kind? Like at first whe
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 was in the previous book. There was a little bit of ev ...more
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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 that good :D
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
3.5 stars - I didn't love this as much as Love & Gelato, but what I did like a bit more was the setting of Ireland. I loved the tidbits from the guide book and all the details of the beautiful landscape. It totally took me back to my trip to Ireland. The fighting between Addie and her brother drove me nuts though. It got to be a bit extreme at times. I was interested to find out how Addie got her heart broken and slowly the author reveals the details to us. Full review to come.
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-favorites
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Jenna Evans Welch was the kind of insatiable child reader who had no choice but to grow up to become a writer. She is the New York Times Bestselling author of LOVE & GELATO and the upcoming LOVE & LUCK. When she isn’t writing girl abroad stories, Jenna can be found chasing her children or making elaborate messes in the kitchen. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and two you ...more
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