eARC Review – Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

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Title: Count Your Lucky Stars (Written in the Stars #3)

Author: Alexandria Bellefleur

Publisher: Avon

Publication date: February 1st, 2022

384 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Margot Cooper doesn’t do relationships. She tried and it blew up in her face, so she’ll stick with casual hookups, thank you very much. But now her entire crew has found “the one” and she’s beginning to feel like a fifth wheel. And then fate (the heartless bitch) intervenes. While touring a wedding venue with her engaged friends, Margot comes face-to-face with Olivia Grant—her childhood friend, her first love, her first… well, everything. It’s been ten years, but the moment they lock eyes, Margot’s cold, dead heart thumps in her chest.

Olivia must be hallucinating. In the decade since she last saw Margot, her life hasn’t gone exactly as planned. At almost thirty, she’s been married… and divorced. However, a wedding planner job in Seattle means a fresh start and a chance to follow her dreams. Never in a million years did she expect her important new client’s Best Woman would be the one that got away.

When a series of unfortunate events leaves Olivia without a place to stay, Margot offers up her spare room because she’s a Very Good Person. Obviously. It has nothing to do with the fact that Olivia is as beautiful as ever and the sparks between them still make Margot tingle. As they spend time in close quarters, Margot starts to question her no-strings stance. Olivia is everything she’s ever wanted, but Margot let her in once and it ended in disaster. Will history repeat itself or should she count her lucky stars that she gets a second chance with her first love? 

Review

Last in Alexandria Bellefleur’s series, Count Your Lucky Stars follows Margot as she reunites with her best friend (and brief lover) from high school, Olivia. Olivia is newly divorced from her high school boyfriend and working as a wedding planner in Seattle. They’ve never spoken about the week they spent together in high school and eventually grew apart until running back into each other for Brendon’s wedding.

Margot is the character you end up knowing the least about by this book. She’s been in the background of the last two books and is known for her no bullshit attitude. But watching her friends pair up and get engaged/married is making her feel like she is unlucky in love. I loved Olivia, but I do feel like there should have been more build up in the relationship before they jumped back to sleeping together. It’s like they didn’t have enough of a conversation about their past until giving in again.

I wouldn’t say this one was my favorite of the series, but it was still a great love story with second chance, friends to lovers and follows Brendon’s wedding so there’s a bunch of cameos from the other books’ main characters. I will definitely continue reading the author’s books but I wish there was just a bit more in this book than there was.

Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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