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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck

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This was my first time reading Kylie Scott, and now I need to go find everything she’s written because I loved this book!

The story was fast and fun, the characters interesting and believable, and the ending perfect.

I found myself relating to Lilah when she got Good Witch Willow’s predictions for her future. Like Lilah, I would have ignored them until they started coming true. But I liked that Lilah didn’t just hide out and cry over her fate, she took life by the reigns and started really living.

And then there’s Alistair. Imagine running into a woman who tells you that a psychic told her that you were her soul mate and that she was going to die in a week. Most men would have walked away and never contacted her again, especially a man of royal bloodline. But he doesn’t, he volunteers to help her with her wish list.

The supporting characters were a lot of fun too, especially Alistair’s mother. She was eccentric and quirky and really didn’t care what other people thought about her. She was a great ally for Lilah on this journey. And Dougal was her perfect counterpart.

I had so much fun watching Alistair and Lilah open up to each other and fall in love. Alistair’s protectiveness of Lilah towards the end was sweet and telling of his feelings and fear of the final prediction. I definitely recommend this one!

Disclaimer: I received a DRC of this book through Net Galley as part of the HTP Book Tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This was a delightful and fun rom com read. I really enjoyed Lilah’s and Alistair’s book. I hope there is more coming! Would recommend.

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Kylie Scott’s recent novels have had a soft element of magically realism which has given them a fun and interesting depth. When Lilah Goodluck gets a fortune told of meeting her soulmate and then ultimately her death in seven days her eyes are opened up and her approach to the world shifts. A chance meeting with her soulmate leads her to be open with him and for them to work through all the different emotions around what might be. Scott’s writing is easily engage-able, her characters are clear and interesting, and this layer of magic gives a worry of what jf a fun undercurrent between these two. This story is charming and the romances is delightful. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a romance with a unique motivation for finally taking the risk to get your happily ever after.

Thank you so much to NetGalley for an eARC, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Top tier banter! I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the overall plot was entertaining. Definitely character driven, I could listen to Lilah and Alistair endlessly.

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I'll give this a 3.5 because I did truly enjoy the first half of the novel.

Lilah Goodluck saves the life of Good Witch Willow as they’re crossing a busy street in L.A. As a thank you Willow gives Lilah a "reading". When the predictions start to come true Lilah starts to panic because the last thing Willow tells her is that she's going to die in a week. As Lilah tries to figure out how to spend her last week, she meets Alistair Lennox, her supposed soulmate and the illegitimate son of the King of England.

From there the romance takes off with a reluctant prince not quite on board with the whole tall tale. While I liked the story, I just felt like the pacing was off in the back half of the book.

Thank you, NetGalley, for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This was witty and a lot of fun! Love how the book played with the nature of fate/destiny versus figuring out your own path.

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When Lilah is presented with the future of her life, she's a nonbeliever. Along with the information that her boyfriend is cheating on her, she's being passed over for the promotion, the winning lottery numbers and the name of her soulmate, it's revealed that she'll be dead by the end of the week. Within the first 24 hours, 3 of the predictions come true and she ends up meeting her "soulmate", Alistair, who happens to be a royal, followed all over by the paparazzi. When Lilah tells him about all this, she ensures that she won't fall in love with him but maybe fulfilling a bucket list of things before she dies-- if she dies -- could be nice. With his help, they set off with tasks in mind even if the paps are close behind. As the days count down, they must decided if this platonic relationship is anything at all before it's time for Lilah to die.

this book was so fun!! the ending was a little predictable but i had a lot of fun getting there. i was nervous about Alistair as a royal but he thoroughly surprised me and was very charming. this is definitely one i'd rec to people!

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This was a really cute book with a really fun premise - Kylie Scott has really been pulling out some unique plots lately! The banter was top notch. I really enjoyed this, but I expected nothing less from Kylie.

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I really enjoyed this book. It was different than anything else I've read recently. I couldn't put it down! I will keep an eye out for this author's future work!

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This book had potential but also had like 4 different plots. Too much was going on and the main story couldn’t be developed. The author needed to pick one trope storyline and stick with it. Also the male main character was so disappointing!

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I enjoyed this story. I liked the characters and was genuinely invested to see how the plot would play out once Lilah got her fortune.

I received an advance copy. All thoughts are my own.

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Funny, spunky fat main character?
Sign me up.

This was a cute, fast read and while I did enjoy it and I felt like it had a lot of examples of fat joy, there were times where it just fell a little flat for me.

I’d like to read more from this author for sure.

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After of leaving her best friend’s birthday party, Lilah saves the psychic who was the entertainment at the party. To thank her the psychic mentions that her boyfriend is cheating on her, gives her the winning lotto numbers, tells her she will get passed over for a promotion, the name of her soulmate, and that she will die next Sunday. She thinks it’s all a gimmick, but everything starts to come true. Including meeting Alistair, her soulmate. Being the illegitimate child of the King, he has always been followed by the media. When he literally runs in to Lilah and hears her story, he decides to help her. I absolutely loved this story and these characters. It was such a fun and sweet book with a really interesting ending.

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This was such a fun, light-hearted romance! It was very fast-paced and gave me a much-needed escape from reality. I absolutely loved the plus-size representation and the fact that the heroine was a librarian (me too!). My only issue with it is that the romance is slightly rushed (probably to be expected given the premise), and I would've loved for it to be dual POV. But overall, it was thoroughly captivating and enjoyable!

(Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Any quotes are taken from an advanced copy and may be subject to change upon final publication.)

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3 stars! The premise of this book was great, but the execution fell flat for me, unfortunately :(

Lilac Goodluck is leaving her best friend's birthday party when she saves a witch/psychic from being hit by a car. As a thank you, the witch gives her a series of predictions — her boyfriend is cheating on her, she's not getting the promotion she wants at work, her soulmate is a "prince" named Alistair, the winning lottery numbers are, and Lilah is going to die next Sunday. Wow! That's a lot to take in.

This is enough to make anyone crazy, right? Especially after prediction after prediction starts to come true... but not Lilah! She just accepts it and is so go-with-the-flow about the whole thing that it's truly unbelievable. I didn't think she was that lovable, and neither was Alistair. Their relationship felt really weird an unnatural, and I didn't care for him at all. At some points, Lilah felt like the side story to Alistair, which was also really weird. How is the FMC and narrator going to take a backseat to the MMC like that?? Unbelievable.

Also, this was not a historical romance. So why are we saying "loins" and "my mount" so much????

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a DRC in exchange for my honest review!

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It had been a hot minute since I read a book by this author when I read End of Story not too long ago. Back in the day, I devoured her Stage Dive series and a few more books here and there as time marched on. (I should probably see what I’ve missed since I really enjoy her writing. But I digress…) End of Story was definitely different from Ms. Scott’s books of days past, but it was a delightful and fulfilling read, so I was happy with the direction her writing seemed to be taking. Enter this book, and I happily dove in without hesitation. Let me just say that this one had me awake most of the night because I made the mistake of starting it in the evening and could NOT put it down until I finished it! It had everything: banter, wit, snark, an intriguing plot with plenty of mystique, lovable main characters, and a colorful cast of secondary characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance!

NICUnurse’s Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I’m a big fan of Kylie Scott. I did enjoy this book, but for me it was just adequate and not as engaging or unique as her previous work. 3/5⭐️ for me. A good time.

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is such a unique romance. What would you do if you saved a witch and she gave you five unwanted predictions: your boyfriend is cheating on you, you won't get that promotion at work, winning lottery ticket numbers, the name of your soul mate, and you will die by next Sunday? Lilah doesn't know what to do with these predictions, and she doesn't believe them... until they start to come true. The name of Lilah's soul mate is Alistair George Arthur Lennox, and he is the illegitimate son of the British King. Alistair is always in the news for dating famous women, and Lilah never believes that she will even have the chance to meet him.. until she almost crashes her car into him.

When she explains everything to Alistair, he agrees to spend time with her and figure out the predictions. She meets his mother, and they spend a good amount of time together. Their connection grows, and there are some steamy, open door scenes between them. It is a slow burn, but it is insta love, if that makes sense.

I'm usually not a fan of insta love, but it worked in this story. I felt like the ending was rushed, and I wanted to read more about Lilah and Alistair. I liked the side characters, and it was a fun, quick read.

Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for an ARC of this story.

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Thank you to NetGalley for an eARC of the last days of lilah goodluck.

I enjoyed the magic that’s a central thread throughout this book. Lilah has to work through the predictions made by the fortune teller while also eventually finding her person, Alistair.

It did feel a bit rushed but overall I enjoyed it.

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This one fell flat for me... I really wanted to love this, but it felt like something I've already read... I didn't really connect with the characters like I thought I would.

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