Saturday, August 20, 2016
Review: Luck, Love & Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert
Summary from Goodreads:
From the author of the “clever, creative, and sweetly delicious” (Kirkus Reviews) The Coincidence of Coconut Cake comes a novel about a frustrated wife and mother who hatches a scheme to reignite her marriage—and risks everything in a gamble she hopes is a sure bet.
When Milwaukee-area wife and mother MJ Boudreaux notices her husband Chris seems more interested in the casino than her, she’s more bothered that she isn’t upset than by her husband’s absence. She picks up poker as a way for them to spend more time together—and reignite their marital flame.
Although the game doesn’t give her the quality time with Chris that she’d hoped, MJ finds she has a knack for it. Increasingly unhappy at home, she turns to the felt top of the poker table for comfort. Intoxicated with newfound freedom, MJ begins spending more time at the gambling tables and less with her family, finally carving out for herself a place outside her role of wife and mother.
After a string of great wins, MJ finds herself in Vegas, attracting the attention of a certain magnetic poker star. But when she’s forced to choose between her family and her new exciting lifestyle, the stakes may be higher than she thought and MJ will have to play her hand carefully…or risk losing it all.
I'm not huge fan of the romance contemporary adult genre but I gave this one a shot because of the beautiful cover and the fact that I won it from Goodreads.
The cover has pie on it and in the cover and I was hoping the plot had to do with baking, it does have it in small parts but it focuses more on marriage and poker, two things I don't know anything about.
Even though some of the plot did not interest me I liked the main character and some of the side characters and it would be fun to read more from different points of view.
I did not enjoy the ending, and who the main character ends up with. I believe I would have enjoyed it more if it had gone a different way.
Despite not liking certain aspects or lack of plot elements I still really enjoyed the reading experience and some of the characters. I also loved the authors writing style so I will be picking up more from her in the future.
I recommend checking out this short romance for something fun to read.
3.5 Stars Out of 5