Monday, April 27, 2015

REVIEW TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Getting Lucky Number Seven (Taking Shots #1) by Cindi Madsen

We're excited for the release of Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen!

Title: Getting Lucky Number Seven
Author: Cindi Madsen 
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance

What's your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student it out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.

Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7..

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My Review

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I am a big fan of friends to lovers's like my own personal form of catnip. I can't get enough of them! This book also appealed to me because it's not only a friends to lovers story line, but it also has ugly duckling twist, which I also love.

Lyla is a nerd. She's smart. Quiet. Shy. Awkward around other people, especially men. She dresses kind of hippy-ish and is not your typical college student. Beck is a jock. He's smart. Outgoing. A big sweetheart and basically your typical college student. They were paired up in a chemistry lab and became fast friends.

When Lyla comes up with her college bucket list Beck is more than willing to help her out. At first the list is very innocent: get a new look, do a keg stand, sing karaoke, kiss a stranger, get a tattoo...things Lyla thinks that all college students should do. But the last item changes EVERYTHING: Have mind-blowing sex.

Since Beck agreed to help Lyla with her list, the two fall into a friends with benefits situation. What he doesn't expect is to fall for her. But unfortunately for Lyla, Beck has a chip on his shoulder regarding relationships and when he learns something about his father's past, he knows that he can't be the man Lyla deserves.  

I just love Lyla and Beck as a couple. They complement each other perfectly. They are super comfortable with each other and have such a great friendship. They tell each other corny science jokes and send each other funny cat photos like friends do and also have that "mind-blowing sex" that Lyla wanted to have. 
“Did you hear about the physician and the biologist who went on a date?”
“No,” he said, drawing out the word, amusement starting to replace the confusion.
“Think about it. You know the punch line.”
The corners of his mouth twitched—he always liked to pretend he was too cool for science jokes, but I knew better.
I turned and ran my finger down his chest. “Say it.” 
Beck shook his head, the smile he’d been fighting breaking free. “The kinky shit you’re into.”
I laughed and shoved him. Then, when he still hadn’t said anything, I raised my eyebrows and put my hands on my hips.
He sighed. “There was no chemistry.”
I clapped and got the crinkly-eyed smile, complete with sexy indention in his cheek. He crooked his finger and I moved closer, wrapping my arms around his waist as he leaned in for a kiss.
“Let’s get you into a room and conduct our own chemistry experiment,” he said against my lips. “Or maybe we’ll just find a table to bend you over, since chemists do it on a table…periodically.”
“Mmm. I love when you talk nerdy to me.” I kissed him again, thinking labels didn’t matter. Not when we had this.
To use a word that appears in this book quite a few times....this book is "pucking" perfect! You need to read this book!!  Go 1-click now!



USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.

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