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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck

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"The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck" is an adorable yet steamy contemporary rom-com with a (very small) touch of the paranormal and a lot of funny and snarky banter. I don't normally love the instalove trope, especially in contemporary romance, but here it worked. Kylie Scott manages to have Lilah and Alistair's connection build over the course of their nine day romance versus having it start out as an end all be all thing, and that allows it to work for me.

Lilah is witty and practical, Alistair tries ever so hard to be aloof, but he simply doesn't know what to make of Lilah. I love that there is honesty between them from the start - even if he thinks her story of Good Witch Willow is ridiculous at first. There is no third act break-up, which is always a refreshing change. And Scott does a wonderful job of integrating the secondary characters. I especially loved Lady Helena and her touch of the wacky.

Overall, a really good read. 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a complimentary ARC of this book. The opinions herein are my own.

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I absolutely loved this book! Read it in one sitting, it kept me laughing so much!

Lilah saves a palm reader from being hit by a car and in return she's given 5 things that will happen. After the first two things happen, she buys a lotto ticket. She meets Prince Charming and sets the final two in process.
The characters have an amazing banter that is sweet and spicy. This is a super fun book to read and I just really enjoyed it. The crazy storyline, the spice, the crazy families and vulnerabilities.

Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for a temporary, digital ARC in return for my review.

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* 4.5 Stars *
This was a cute, funny and quick read. I honestly had an all around good feeling while reading Ali and Lilah’s story. The babbling and sarcasm from Lilah made me love her character from the beginning, Ali really didn’t stand a chance once he met her. I enjoyed the little twist that Good Witch Willow threw into the mix; even though we knew how things would end with a HEA I loved seeing Ali and Lilah nervously cram as much as they could into a short period of time.

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I’ve enjoyed the other Scott books I’ve picked up and with the premise of this one, I sort of dragged my feet since I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not…. Well, if you’re feeling the same, worry no more - it’s brilliant! Totally deserving of a 5-star rating! My favourite of her books so far!

It started out in an interesting way, at a party with a psychic who Lilah avoided (for obvious, doubting reasons), but leaving the party Lilah saves her from being hit by a car, so Good Witch Willow gives her all of the answers as thanks - her soulmate’s name, that she’s not getting the promotion, the lotto numbers… and that she’s only got 9 days left!

Reading the whole story with the main character spending her last 9 days to her fullest, having just met her soulmate at her end, and not sure if she believes what the psychic predicted (but three things having come true within a day), it’s quite an interesting situation, while watching the book percentage go up as we approach day 9 and the relationship between her and the soulmate change… I’m not going to say anything about how Scott handles it because you absolutely have to read it and this is such a gem, and my brain was certainly cranking out so many different scenarios and one definitely ended up coming true.

Super well-written and I’m an even bigger Kylie Scott fan now after reading this book than I was before (and I was definitely a big fan)! Completely and totally recommend this to all - it’s totally unique and sure to get anyone out of a reading slump because it’s so totally different and thought provoking!

I received an advance copy from NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing (Graydon House), and this is my honest feedback.

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This had everything to be a hilarious chick lit read, and it managed to be that for a lot of it, but from some point I stopped caring so much for what would happen.

There are two tropes ongoing: Lilah knows she's going die after a bunch of other predictions for her came true, including meeting the illegitimate son of the British king and millionaire Alistair—who she likes calling Ali just to tick him off. The second trope is exactly that, dating the member of the British royal family, and all the drama that comes with it, including the shenanigans from firm, the paparazzi... I think it was this latter trope that didn't entertain me as much, even though it was thanks to it that we get to know the best character in the book, Ali's mother.

Talking about characters, the romance isn't that swoonworthy. There wasn't any high point for me to list here, but I don't hate them. They're a couple, and this is their getting together, that's it. I'm so relieved there wasn't any drama about that either. They have their doubts, there's the problem that they've only just met, but it's all dealt without wasting our times. Yay.

Now, the characters have a tendency to be exaggerated to try to be funny, and while it doesn't always work, it never gets to irritating either. Plus, as I said, I'm in love with Lady Helena and all the crazy stunts she pulls. She's the most memorable part of this book, for sure. But I think the author tries to give her parents a crazy dynamic as well, and that didn't work for me. I was expecting a lot of the scene Ali and Lilah need to talk to her parents, but it had such a weird flow, plus her mother seemed to have a different voice each scene she appeared, which made me wonder again if it wasn't forcing too much her reactions at this point.

Lilah never forgets she's going to die, it's not a part of the plot that is left behind as the romance buds, but I also think it was weird how it sits back for some moments when she gets closer to the date the witch predicted it would happen. I didn't want drama, but the execution didn't feel right as it was either.

I enjoyed this book, but I lost my fascination over it just as suddenly as I fell in love with it in the beginning. However, I liked the ideas from this author and will love to read whatever she's working on next.



Honest review based on an ARC provided by Netgalley. Many thanks to the publisher for this opportunity.

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When I picked up The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck, I really wasn't sure what I was going to get. Sure, I knew it would be well-written with a great storyline because....well, Kylie Scott! But, I wasn't sure if this would be a happy read or a sad one given the title and the description. It could've gone either way truthfully. What I do know is that I'm SOOOOOOO glad I read this story because it was so much fun! It was whimsical, funny, super witty, interesting, and sexy. Scott delivered a story that was unique and thoroughly enjoyable.

The colorful characters were an absolute hoot. Lilah was sassy, spunky, and someone I could totally see being my best friend. Alastair was guarded and reserved, but protective with a heart of gold. He hid his true self from the world only to reveal it to Lilah when the time was right. Lady Helena was a force of nature and Dougal was a sweet surprise. Add in Good Witch Willow and Alastair's friends and you have a cast of characters that thoroughly entertained.

Scott delivered a unique story that made me question what items I'd want to check off on my list if I knew I would die in one week. There was so much about it that I adored beyond just the characters as mentioned above. From the romance to the witty dialogue to the bucket list items to the beautiful setting to the "what ifs". I devoured this story and found myself smiling through it all. I wasn't sure how it would end but Scott wrapped it all up perfectly. If you love books by Meghan Quinn, Lucy Score, and Helena Hunting to name a few, you will gobble this one up. I loved it so much that I never wanted it to end. This is the kind of book that will leave you feeling lighter and happier. Once released, I highly recommend one-clicking this baby! 5 stars

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I loved this book so much. A snarky, librarian heroine + an uptight not exactly acknowledged royal with big abandonment issues meet after she has recieved a prediction from a witch that says she’ll be dying in a week.
I love chaos being introduced into an orderly persons world. Alastair does not have time for any of this nonsense. Lilac cannot possibly believe that a witch has told her the truth about her future. Until the things start happening.
I love the wish list and his friends and how Lilah just cracks him wide open.
It’s fun and banter and when the slow burn ignites, it’s HOT!

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Could Good Witch Willow predict Lilah’s soulmate?

Lilah Goodluck had gotten a reward for saving the life of the witch that had been hired as entertainment for a friend’s birthday party. Good Witch Willow’s reward was five random predictions that would come true but the biggest two was the name of her soulmate, Alistair George Arthur Lennox and she would die in a week. Only problem was that Alistair Lennox was the illegitimate son of the British king and she had almost run him over at work.

I think everybody has wished to get the winning lottery numbers early but finding out that you would finally meet your soulmate before dying results because Alistair helps Lilah mark things off her bucket list and seeing Lilah in a new light.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the author and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Over the years, I've yet to be disappointed by any of Kylie Scott's books, and this was no exception. Lilah Goodluck is the FMC, a librarian/book nerd who gets several unwanted predictions from a witch whom she saves from a car accident, Initially she brushes them off, but when she comes home to find her new live-in BF cheating (predicted), gets passed over for a promotion at work (predicted) and has an improbable encounter with a well-known celebrity (predicted), she starts to get concerned. Her concern is cemented when she correctly chooses 5 of 6 lottery numbers based on the witch's prediction. Since the final prediction is that she will die on Sunday, she decides she'd better start do some of the things on her bucket list and proceeds to do so with the initially reluctant, then more enthusiastic help of Alistair, the celebrity she almost literally ran into in a parking lot, and whom the witch predicted was her soulmate.

When I read the description, I figured the plot could either be played for laughs, or it could quickly descend into serious territory. Thankfully, it did neither. Lilah and Alastair banter their way through various items on her list, but at the same time, there's an undertone of gravity to the plot due to the prediction of her death that is always there in the background. I appreciated that the tone didn't ever get too angsty. Lilah is generally upbeat, sassy, and not at all overwhelmed by Alistair or his royal British family's fame. Alistair is way too serious and desperately needs the shot of joy and sunshine that Lilah brings into his rather sterile existence. The plot revolved around a healthy dose of insta-love, but I still believed in their romance. I also loved that Lilah's bucket list wasn't anything too extravagant or difficult to execute but rather were the types of things I might try to do also if I had received such a prediction. I only wish the book was a longer as I was totally engrossed in it. My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

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A fun and refreshing read. A little different than what I'm used to by Kylie but I still loved every moment of it.

Lilah leaves her friend early to go home and care for her sick boyfriend. What wasn't planned was the speeding car and saving herself and the Good Witch Willow from being hit. In which the good witch gave her predictions as a thank you. Nonsense really...but when Lilah gets home and the first one was correct. Then another and a third... well maybe its real after all.

In a mood after another promotion being out of reach, Lilah decides its time to leave. Well, after avoiding a car first and then finding out the person's car she avoided hitting was nonother than Alistair. You know, the supposed soulmate.

Alistair follows her to the bar where they talk and she reveals everything to him. Surprisingly enough, he shows up to her place and they make plans. While overtime developing a friendship.

Que paparazzi, a night spent at a hotel and Lilah being invited to Alistair's home after a day out just increases their connect.

They drink and spend time in the library that Lilah is going to set up for Alistair. 5 years later and this house is barren basically. They talk and reveal more about each other and it just flows between them.

As things progress, it becomes a book you just can't put down. It's fun sweet, whimsical, lighthearted, romantic and everything you expect and more from Kylie.

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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to review an advanced copy of The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck.

I really loved this book, much more than I thought I would. It was very sweet and I loved the relationship that Lilah and Ali developed. There was also just enough magical realism to make it interesting without it going too overboard. Nothing too terribly serious, but enough depth that I was interested. Loved the Pretty Woman mentions and that one of Lilah's wishes was to re-read favourite books and watch Vampire Diaries! Lovely writing too. Very feel good, adorable, kind vibes from the novel and characters. Will be checking out Kylie Scott's previous books!

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Pretty fun read overall. The sex scenes didn’t work for me, I found myself laughing at them but they may work for others. The characters were fun and felt fresh. It was nice that Lilah stood up for herself and wasn’t a doormat type. The romance itself did work well. Felt like this was a new and fresh take on a rushed romance.

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This was a quick, fun read. It definitely falls into insta-love, but it didn't deter from the book. It's a fun spin on a modern fairy tale and Kylie Scott doesn't know how to write a bad book. I would definitely recommend this one!

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can't think of any other story that would be absolutely perfect as an audiobook that The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck. I laughed out loud reading the story. I am sure I would be in tears if I listened to the story.

The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is a book that centers around "if it can go wrong it will happen to Lilah". She saved Good Witch Willow from decorating the front of a car. As a thank you Willow blessed Lilah with her future. A future that would not last very long at all.

One after another, the predictions come true. I was starting to bite my nails. It wasn't all good. She was told she would meet her soul mate, a man so far out of her reach that she knew the witch was off her rocker.

That is until Lilah almost runs into Alistair, her aforementioned soulmate. The story becomes filled with tension, shocking moments, and lots and lots of bickering that had me rolling on the floor laughing. Talk about opposites!!!

That man owns the preverbial stick. I was doubting it could be removed. He is awkward. He is unapproachable. He is cold. And yet he can't stay away from Lilah. In fact he helps her with her bucket list while still in denial of any chemistry.

Everything is a first with her. His friends don't make it easy. His mother doesn't make it easy. And when his deadbeat of a dad, The King of England, tries to interfere, let's just say things get interesting. Alexander is determined to prove the witch wrong. The question is does he have the ability to stop what is coming.

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After having read Kylie Scott's END OF STORY (2023), I couldn't wait for her next book to be released! The very day I was approved by NetGalley to preview it, I devoured THE LAST DAYS OF LILAH GOODLUCK by Kylie Scott in one evening; I just couldn't stop reading until I found out how Lilah's story ended! The premise of Good Witch Willow's five predictions adds the perfect amount of magical realism to this rom-com full of snappy banter, quirky and memorable support characters, and steamy, swoon-worthy scenes. What makes THE LAST DAYS OF LILAH GOODLUCK unputdownable, however, is her imperfect, fallible main characters who carry the realistic baggage of difficult childhoods, abandonment issues, body image insecurity, and trust issues. Scott's ability to create characters who help each other heal their pasts and move on to create healthy relationships is what keeps me coming back again and again. THE LAST DAYS OF LILAH GOODLUCK is perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Tessa Bailey.

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A totally implausible and thoroughly enjoyable rom com! Lilah saves The Good Witch Willow from being run over by a car and the witch, in return, tells her fortune, a fortune Lilah scoffs at until...One big problem- the Witch tells her that she'll die in 8 days. But, she does meet Alistair, the son of the King of England and he's both dishy and kind. He agrees to help her with her bucket list, they have adventures, they become a tabloid item, she meets his mom (who is a hoot). This is sweet and funny (and spicy). As unlikely as the plot is, I fell into it and found myself turning the pages, rooting for Lilah and Ali, and worrying about the 8th day. Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. Terrific storytelling and a fun read.

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I adored The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck. It's a little whimsical, and a lot fun, and not nearly as dark as the synopsis would have you believe (it has the hea). Lilah is understandably on edge after Good Witch Willow makes some unsettling predictions about her life. When the first couple of them come true, and after a run in with a real life prince, she decides to live her life like her last day is less than a week away. The banter is perfection, the chemistry is flawless. You could call it a little bit of instalove since the entire book takes place over a week, but the build up feels much slower given Alistair's slight reluctance. Ali is a delightful, protective, grump. The entire cast of characters bring so much life and hilarity. Definitely recommed!

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Forced. Predictable. Basic. Obvious. Then suddenly turns weirdly and oddly HYPER SEXUAL. Bizarre. I had high hopes for this book, but the relationship dynamic was SO melodramatic, over-acted, and manufactured that I literally could not continue reading.

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is a charming story of fate, free will, and, of course, romance. Kylie Scott writes some of my favorite strong, sassy characters, and this whimsical and satisfying story is another winner.

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When Lilah pushes a self-proclaimed witch out of the way of an oncoming car, she’s rewarded with five predictions: her boyfriend is cheating, she’s losing out on a promotion at work, a list of winning lottery numbers, her soulmate is illegitimate royal heir Alistair, and, oops she’s going to die next weekend. Lilah takes these forecasts with a huge grain of salt, but when they immediately start to come true, she starts to evaluate how she wants to live her life, especially if she has a limited amount of time left. And, after she almost hits him with her car, her new friend Alistair is there to help her out. After all, there is no future with the grumpy, commitment-phobe if she only has a week left, right?

This premise could have been a little silly, but with Lilah as the smart and sassy center of the story, I couldn’t put it down. She’s so much fun, with an entertaining family and bestie, and always has a self-deprecating quip ready to go. Alistair is a fantastic billionaire grump with some family issues, and it’s so much fun to watch their steamy opposites attract relationship develop.

And as for the last prediction? You’ll have to read for yourself. But, The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is a romance, with a touch of the mystical, and of course an HEA. If you love a fun, opposites attract romance, with whimsy, steam and banter galore, you’ll adore Lilah and Alistair.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Fairytale lovers – this one’s for you!

Gah!

The way I really really loved Alistair Lennox in all his grumpy, grumbly, growly glory. Good gravy, I loved the chemistry between him and Lilah. I loved the way they bantered, and how she gave as good as she got. I loved how unimpressed she was with Alistair and I loved how he seemed to fall for her against his will and maybe without even realizing it. They were so cute together. So perfectly paired. And my fairytale loving heart gobbled it right up.

The storyline was just offbeat enough to keep me entertained without being over-the-top or too much. It was a little bit silly, a little bit sweet, a bit spicy, and it did things to my heart. Flippy, fluttery, swoony things. And I loved every single minute. This story was an absolute delight to read and recommended for those looking to be swept off their feet (in a grumbly, grumpy way). ~ 4.5 Stars

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