Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Lucky Break (Shamrock Falls #1) by Kelley Vitollo
Published by Entangled: Bliss on August 24, 2012
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (147 pages)
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One lucky break is all struggling actress Sidney Williams needs. But when living the LA life becomes too much, she heads back to the small town of Shamrock Falls for the vacation she needs to get her life on track--and immediately runs into Kade Mitchell, her former best friend and the boy next door she's always regretted leaving behind.
Kade, the new owner of Lucky's--once the most popular bar in Shamrock Falls--is determined to bring the place back to its former glory, and seeing Sidney again is a distraction he doesn't need. Sure, the chemistry between them is explosive, but Kade can't let himself fall into a fling with his best friend--not when he knows she's soon heading back to the glitter of Tinseltown.
Now, with the possibility of her first major acting role looming, Sidney must decide if her lucky break is in Hollywood or right where she left it--in Shamrock Falls.
Lucky Break is a sweet second chance, friends to lovers, just here for a fling Romance between Sidney and Kade. They were best friends all the way from elementary through high school, and then Sidney ran off to L.A. without a word or a second glance. Now, she and Kade have returned to their hometown and all of the unresolved feelings are bursting forth! To say there’s a lot of tension between these two would be an understatement. I liked how they actually talked things out and tried to make things work!
While I did enjoy Lucky Break overall, the ending just did not do it for me. My #1 pet peeve for Romance endings is the woman giving up her dream to be with the man. Sidney does this, but after saying it was never her dream at all. Um, she had mentioned that she doesn’t like auditioning and the hustle, but that she loved being in front of the camera. This was a big cop-out if I ever read one. She could have taken the role and still got her guy! Or if it had been clear from the start that acting wasn’t really for her and she was just doing it to appease her mother. It just didn’t sit right with me.