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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck by Kylie Scott was a fun mashup of romance, royalty, and touch of paranormal.

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I don't even know where to begin with this book! This was such a fun and fresh take for a romance novel! I am a true romance reader but I do occasionally feel the need to branch out a little bit, and this was such a fun way of branching out while still staying in the romance genre. It was such a unique premise that I was so excited to finally sit down and read this book.

:Let me start by saying Lady Helena and Dougal are two of my favorite side characters of all time! They brought so much comedy to this book, I was looking forward to every time they were on the page, particularly Lady Helena. Dougal was also such a great father figure - he melted my heart in every scene.

As for our two leads, I was obsessed! Lilah was so well-fleshed out that she literally flew off the page. Reading her character feels like hanging with an old friend! I loved how patient she was with Allistair while still acknowledging her own feelings. I loved that she acknowledged the issues he had within himself instead of thinking "What is going on idk why he's acting like this." She felt so mature and sensible and I loved it!

The only real annoyance I had with the book which was minor was there were a few parts that felt a little millenial and this is coming from a millenial. The lines were "giving grandma the tea", "emotional support hoodie" and "love that for you"

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I love Kylie’s books. This is a bit different than other stuff I’ve read by her but still just as enjoyable. This would fall into the instalove category. It was a fun book. Great characters, a bit different plot than we’ve had with previous books by Kylie. The book also had a good amount of spice and was a fast paced story. I thought it was an enjoyable read.

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Damn Girl. Another hit out of the park for Kylie!

I've followed Ms. Scott for years and every time a new book comes out, I always turn into that giddy girl knowing something fantastic is coming. The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck was exactly what I needed. Great characters...interesting plot...perfect amount of spice...and an ending worthy of a swoon and a big ol' sigh.

Lilah is told in the first few pages that her boyfriend is cheating on her, her job doesn't appreciate her (she should totally quit), a few winning lottery numbers, her soulmate's name, and that she is going to die on Sunday. When the first three things come true, Lilah just knows her days are numbered. She sets out with a list of things to do before she dies.

I don't want to give much more away but just know, the soulmate is a total perfect book boyfriend...there are zany relatives...funny friends...and a tattoo and other wild things.

Utterly a five star read for me. I couldn't put it down and read it in one day. Bravo Ms. Scott, Bravo!

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"The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck" is a modern fairytale that combines the charm of "Pretty Woman" with the whimsy of "The Princess Bride." It takes readers on an endearing and entertaining journey into the life of Lilah Goodluck, who inadvertently saves the life of a witch and clairvoyant named Good Witch Willow. Little does Lilah know that this good deed will set her on a path filled with unexpected twists and supernatural predictions.

After rescuing Willow, the clairvoyant reveals a series of unsettling prophecies for Lilah. These predictions include revelations about infidelity, the identity of her supposed soulmate (Alistair George Arthur Lennox), missing out on a promotion, winning lottery numbers, and the shocking prospect of her impending death next Sunday.

At first, Lilah finds these predictions too absurd to believe. How could her seemingly sick boyfriend be cheating on her? But her life takes a sudden turn when she has an unexpected encounter with Alistair, akin to the classic moments in movies like "Sliding Doors" or "Bridget Jones's Diary." Strike one!

Things take another unfortunate turn when her unappreciative and exploitative boss unjustly awards a coveted promotion to someone else. Strike two!

As Lilah's world unravels further, she finds herself in a car accident, coming dangerously close to colliding with an Aston Martin. To her astonishment, the other driver turns out to be none other than Alistair George Arthur Lennox, the very man Willow foresaw as her soulmate. Can this really be happening?

Stunned by these peculiar events, Lilah seeks refuge in checking the lottery numbers, only to discover that she's now considerably richer. However, the ominous prediction of her impending death next Sunday lingers over her. She refuses to accept her fate and starts compiling a bucket list, just in case the prediction proves true. Instead of succumbing to despair or outright denial, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and adventure. She also finds an unexpected companion in Prince Charming Alistair, who is determined to help her tick items off her bucket list.

Alistair sweeps Lilah off her feet and takes her on a whirlwind tour, including a scenic drive along the Pacific Highway, a visit to Ladyship Helen for absinthe, and an exquisite meal at Helen's house, thanks to her insistence on spiritual cleansing. While the paparazzi believe Lilah to be Alistair's latest conquest, she gradually uncovers the caring, sweet, and somewhat enigmatic man beneath his aloof exterior. What if the predictions were right, and they are indeed soulmates? Can their budding relationship withstand the impending royal scandal, the relentless paparazzi, and the grim prediction of Lilah's impending death?

Overall, the romantic aspects of Lilah and Alistair's relationship may seem a tad rushed, but this book offers a delightful fairytale experience where a quirky librarian meets a bad boy in a rebound scenario before finding true love. The story is a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable read, with captivating supporting characters, particularly the endearing Lady Helen. As a devoted fan of Kylie Scott's works, I wholeheartedly recommend "The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck" to anyone seeking an escape from reality and a lighthearted romance that will leave you with a smile.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing/Graydon House for providing me with a digital reviewer copy of this entertaining book in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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I really liked the premise of this novel but I guess I didn't realize how much of the second half was going to revolve around Ali and the royal drama, which I wasn't as interested in (though his mother was great). Also I felt like the sex scenes were a bit cringey? Was it just me? Am I a prude now? I can't pinpoint what it was exactly but they weren't doing it for me. Overall this was a fun read though.

Kindly received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Liah saves Good Witch Willow and was gifted 5 predictions. She didn't believe it at first but she starts to panic when the first few predictions come true within 24 hours. She nearly crashes into Alistair- the illegitimate son of the British King. Unfortunately, the last prediction is that she will die next Sunday.

A very fun book. Love both main characters. They are terrific together. Like a lot of Kylie Scott books. there's a little magic in it. A fun escapism read.

Thanks to the publisher for the arc.

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