Chasing Lucky (Hardcover)

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Josie hasn’t been home to her home town for years after her mom decided to run away.  They have lived all over the country.  But when they do come home, Josie doesn’t know what to with all her new-found knowledge of her family and Lucky the boy who used to be her best friend.  This is fun summer read set in quaint New England town with a bookstore.  Who doesn’t like books set in bookstores?  I have read other books by this author and she does an excellent job of portraying feelings, especially at a time in our lives when it can be so hard just trying to figure out who we are. 


— From Magnetic May Staff Picks


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 her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there.

What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame.

Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…

About the Author

Jenn Bennett is an award-winning author of young adult books, including: Alex, ApproximatelyStarry Eyes; and The Lady Rogue. She also writes historical romance and fantasy for adults. Her books have earned multiple starred reviews, won the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award, and been included on Publishers Weekly’s Best Books annual list. She currently lives near Atlanta with one husband and two dogs.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781534425170
ISBN-10: 1534425179
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 416