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cw: mentions of death, bullying, anxiety
When Lilah saves the life of a witch, she's rewarded with five predictions. She's naturally skeptical, but when three almost immediately come true, she's left with meeting of her soulmate, and the date of her death, one week from now. When she meets the debonair Alistair Lennox, the illegitimate son of royalty, and aforementioned soulmate, she starts to make a bucket list. Just in case...
What an absolute delight again from Kylie Scott! I was so intrigued by this title, and the storyline captured me immediately. I loved Lilah. She was so authentically herself, and I couldn't help but root for her. I loved her sense of humour and levity, despite what must have been a terrible shock. Meanwhile, Alistair was such an interesting character. I love a MMC who acts cagey but you just know he'll be there for the FMC, and Alistair was all that and more. The development of their relationship felt so natural and even though it all happened over the course of a week, it never felt rushed. Their banter sparkled, and their chemistry sizzled, and they were so swoon-worthy together. I loved the bucket list moments, and how attentive Alistair was to Lilah's mood.
The subplot surrounding Alistair and his family was also fun.
There were some great supporting characters. I loved Alistair's business partners, especially Gael (please let him get a book of his own), Alistair's mother was a riot, and Dougal was sweet, yet hilarious.
I won't spoil the ending, but I will say it was thoroughly satisfying and adorable.
An absolute joy. Highly recommended.

Overall Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Heat Rating: 🔥🔥

*Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to leave an honest review*

Favourite Quotes:

“Fortunate you’re not a shouter,” he whispers, his breath warm against my ear. “But we will work on that for future reference. As a woman in today’s society, it’s important to make yourself heard.”

“What I’m trying to say is you’re worth any hassle or disruption. Of course, you are. Please don’t think otherwise.”

The smile he gives me is beautiful . “ Thank you for coming to my rescue, Lilah."

"I will always have your daughter’s back,” he says. “Whatever may happen and whether she likes it or not.”
“That sounds like a threat.”
He glances at me. “It was meant as a promise.”

“Nothing is going to happen to you, Lilah. I won’t allow it. It took me a long time to find you, I refuse to lose you now.”

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Lilah saves Good Witch Willow's life and get's some premonitions: the winning lottery numbers, the fact that her boyfriend is cheating on her, that she will get passed up for a promotion again, the name of her soulmate (illegitimate son of the King of England Alistair Lennox, and her death date (the following Sunday).

Wow. I LOVED this book. Scott has such a great writing style that I fell right into. Lilah is one of the best FMCs I've read in a while. She's comfortable with herself and has the most amazing sense of humor. I was laughing out loud for most of this book. Lilah's banter with Alistair is some of my favorite in any book. And Alistair...he is a dream. I adored everything about him. He's smooth and yet vulnerable, hard yet caring. New book boyfriend for sure!

This book brought up some really interesting thoughts on what you do with your life with the idea of destiny at play. I felt for Lilah so much as she dealt with some crazy situations.

All in all, this was an amazing romcom with some good spice!

Thank you to the publisher and author for the gifted copy!

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What a fun read, I couldn't put it down. Lilah has a mishap which leads her to a free 'reading' about her life. The last one being her life is about to end in about a week. She wins lotto, meets her alledged soulmate and other things told to her. She can't possibly die in a week! Her bucket list became fun as did the illegitimate son of the British king Alastair in her life. He can't possibly be interested in her and yet as time marches on that week he is intrigued by her and determine? You'll have to read to find out.
I highly recommend this story, I loved it.

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Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Whole plot begins and drops after Lilah’s certain predictions start to come true!

I loved this book!
We have royalty trope with a hot prince and he actually has a personality with great chemistry. We have a meet cute- ish moment that takes them both away in a surprise. We also have the bucket list trope.
So it has everything!
What else can i need..

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Publishing February 6, 2024

What a cute, quick little novel. Immediately captured by the story of a woman who learns of 5 predictions of her life, including her soulmates identity and she is to die in a weeks time! She spends the following week grappling with believing the outlandish claims and living life to the fullest - while falling in love. The supernatural aspects of the story allow for the pace of the romance to feel a little less jarring, it’s only a week after all! It’s a quick, witty romance and ultimately an enjoyable lighthearted read.

Thank you to the author and publisher for providing an advanced copy through Netgalley.

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After rescuing Good Witch Willow on a busy LA street, skeptical Lilah is shocked to receive five uncanny predictions of her future—including her impending death. As the first three unfold in quick succession, things take a twist when Lilah meets charismatic Alistair – supposedly her soulmate, and the illegitimate son of the British king. Lilah finds an undeniable bond growing with Alistair despite the challenges of their unlikely romance. But is it all fated to come to an abrupt end?

I loved this book! I was a little skeptical about the premise, but it played out beautifully. The story is funny, warm, and emotional. I’ll definitely be looking for more by this author.

Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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'He is cheating on you. The name of your soulmate is Alistair George Arthur Lennox. You will be passed over for the promotion. The winning numbers are 5-8-12-24-39-43. And I’m very sorry to tell you this, but you will die next Sunday.'

Lilah gets these predictions after she saves the life of Good Witch Willow....and they start to come true!

I really enjoyed this book, a good romance is no more than 350 pages and this ticks all my boxes!

~ Grave predictions
~ Hot Prince
~ Unexpected meeting
~ A bucket list being done
~ English royalty
~ Fab chemistry

This book was total escapism and exactly what I needed!

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Lilah is a character that deserves more books. Her personality is normal, confident, funny and intelligent. From the fortune of a witch she finds she only has days to live, among other interesting tidbits about love and her job. Alistair is a product of that fortune if you believe that sort of thing, but it appears Lilah and Alistair have an instant connection that probably would have occurred anyway. He’s part blue blood, sexy entrepreneur and financially loaded. She’s a librarian with a bucket list. I absolutely adored their families, his mother is outrageously eccentric and adorable while her parents are the encouraging and supportive type. Every interaction was comical yet comfortable and normal, I wish the parents had a chapter where they meet for dinner or something. This was an amazing book and wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I requested a review copy. I’ve only read her apocalyptic zombie books but this was quite an enjoyable read from the beginning.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for providing this book, with my honest review below.

The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck was such a fun read! Readers to get to know Lilah, a librarian, as she gets a pretty dire prediction from a witch - that she will die in 10 days (and other things too - good and bad). As she spends her last ten days going through her bucket list, we are introduced to Alistair, her predicted soulmate. The heat between Ali and Lilah is scorching, their chemistry is insane. But beyond that, I loved the relationship build up, that this book had a little bit of everything, and that it felt like a little adventure.

Recommended for any fan of contemporary romances!

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There was just something about the blurb of The Last Days Of Lilah Goodluck that had me intrigued, and I couldn't resist adding it to my shelves. I liked the sound of the main character and her rather unique situation, and I was curious to see how everything would unfold. I've seen more than one positive review since, making me even more excited to finally dive into this story... And I have to say I had SO much fun reading this!

The premise has everything to draw you straight in, and Lilah's story caught my attention from the beginning. Despite the whole Good Witch Willow giving Lilah those rather uncanny predictions, The Last Days Of Lilah Goodluck is not a paranormal romance. This is more of a story of self discovery as well as a mix of friends-to-lovers and royalty romance with a dash of insta-attraction. The 'supernatural' part is rather skimmed over, which I thought only worked in the favor of this story. This way, you get to wonder along with the main character what the predictions mean and if she really only has a limited time left to live... This makes it easier to both connect and root for Lilah.

I think part of the reason I enjoyed The Last Days Of Lilah Goodluck so much has a lot to do with the writing itself. The writing style is extremely engaging and I LOVED the banter incorporated into the plot. The pace is fast as well, and I literally finished this story in one sitting. This also has to do with the fact that the cast of characters is so easy to love; Lilah makes for such a great character, and I really enjoyed watching everything unfold through her eyes. I didn't miss Alistair's POV at all though, because seeing him through Lilah's eyes only added a hint of intrigue around him. Plus, I actually liked the other side characters even more... Not that I didn't enjoy the growing connection between Lilah and Alistair though.

This story isn't just about the romance, and there are also more serious topics incorporated into the plot. This includes infidelity, abandonment and bodyshaming among other things... Although the main vibe of the story is fun and uplifting. I do confess that the sexy scenes were a bit too much for me, but nothing that a little skimreading didn't solve... I loved the rest of the story too much to be really bothered by it. I also enjoyed how everything was wrapped up in the end, and it made for a very satisfying romance read overall. Definitely recommended if you like your romances with a healthy dose of banter, some intrigue and a building connection with lots of tension.

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Lilah unexpectedly saves the life of a witch and clairvoyant. A woman by the name of Good Witch Willow. As a thank you for saving her life, Willow gives Lilah a series of increasingly upsetting prophecies about her future.

These prophecies include infidelity, the identity of her soulmate( Alistair George Arthur Lennox), missing out on a promotion, winning lottery numbers, and the date of her death.

At first Lilah just thinks it's funny until these predictions start coming true and then she gets a little more concerned. One of them being the fact that she does meet Alistair and feels an immediate connection to him. She's convinced that if she can keep distance between herself and Alistair regardless of how she feels about him, maybe she can stop the prediction of her death.

Given what this book entails, it is quite hilarious. You'd think a book that starts off with someone finding out when they're going to die wouldn't be funny yet this one is. I absolutely love anything and everything that Kylie Scott writes and this was no exception. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to all fans of quirky romances.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an arc of this book.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book from the description but it surpassed my predictions. This was a fun story of the reactions and realizations of Lilah’s life being predicted to over in a little over a week. It makes you question what would you do in the same predicament. Just to be able to refreshingly say what’s on one’s mind and leaving the straight and narrow without having to worry about consequences. I think Alastair and Lilah meeting was the perfect culmination for both of them. I’ve never wanted to be in the limelight. Always looking over one’s shoulder and having to deal with paparazzi slander. But for Alistair I would take it all in! Thank you to NetGalley for this free advanced copy. This is my review given voluntarily

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I've never read anything by Kylie Scott before, and I will not hesitate to say I'll be purchasing all her earlier work and she'll be an automatic buy for future books. I just loved this book. Lilah was so very likeable and relatable. I also loved that she's a plus woman, yet it was all body positiviy. Not one ounce of negativity towards her weight, in fact it wasn't even an issue when she "met" handsome Alistair. Lilah and Alistair's relationship really grew so much I was ablsolutely swooning. There's not much more I can say without wanting to give some spoilers, so just read it and know you'll enjoy it. Kylie Scott's writing style flows so nicely. Her characters are so relatable, and easy to want to get to know more. I can't wait to read more by Kylie Scott. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Last Days of Lila Goodluck.

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When you wake up in the morning you don’t expect to be given a list of predictions by a witch which include you’ll die in 7 days. When they start to come true and you randomly meet the very famous person who’s meant to be your soulmate, what do you do? Well the answer is to start making a list of what to do incase a week is all you have left and start ticking things off the list whilst getting to know said grouchy man. I did feel like Lilah forgot her own list towards the end and I’m not sure if with potentially 7 days left I would be focused on someone new in my life. Saying that I still really enjoyed this. We have some madcap side characters like his mother, some meddling best friends and a grouch who finally lets down his walls. Do I question the fact that he had any kind of accent when he was sent to all of the correct schools and deportment classes, absolutely. Do I really care, not really. Take it all with a pinch of salt and enjoy it for what it is. Which is pretty much a fairytale.

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Nothing's more motivating than a deadline. After Lilah saves a witch from being run over, the witch reveals several items, including that her boyfriend is cheating on her, the winning lottery numbers, the name of her soulmate (Alastair, an illegitimate prince), and that she's going to die next Sunday.

As the predictions come true one by one, including unexpectedly becoming friends with Alastair, she decides to make as many of her dreams come true as she can. Naturally it gets complicated.

I was drawn in by the premise and the cover. And I ended up reading it all in one sitting, staying up way past my bedtime to finish it. It was fun. I wanted to find out if the death date prediction was true. I was drawn in by the whimsy of the book. And there's definitely some spicy scenes too.

Definitely a fun read.

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

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This whimsical, light hearted romance had me giggling at its perfect banter and snark as I flew through the pages.

Lilah is given several predictions by a witch, like who her soulmate is and what the winning lottery numbers are that week. Oh, and also, that she will die in just over a week. As the other parts of the prophecy come true, Lilah gets nervous about the whole dying soon thing and starts making bucket lists to enjoy her (potentially) final week alive.

A premise like this could go one of two ways- it could be heavy and deep while the character mourns the life that is almost over, or it could go fun and lighthearted as they try to squeeze all the joy out of their final days. Lilah definitely goes for the joy, and it is fun to go along with her while she has a Pretty Woman date, stays up chatting with a friend until dawn, and has some great sex. Lilah is snarky and silly and incredibly entertaining.

Her love interest comes in as a true grump, who can’t stop coming around once he gets just a small taste of the joy and freedom Lilah has to offer. There is definitely a touch of insta love along with their grumpy/sunshine pairing, and some incredibly hot and spicy scenes. I loved the pairing!

Ultimately, this book is binge worthy and unique, with a great premise and fabulous execution. I’ll be reading more by Scott in the future for sure!

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing- Graydon House for the ARC. All opinions are my own.

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4.25/5. Releases 2/6/2024.

Vibes: fated mates but make it contemporary, bucket lists, royal romance with a twist, and "what are friends for?" *eyebrows*

Heat Index: 7/10

After saving the life of a random psychic, Lilah is offered several predictions: 1) her boyfriend is indeed cheating 2) she'll get passed over for that promotion 3) the winning lotto numbers 4) she'll meet her soulmate, Alistair George 5) she's going to die in eight days. After she finds out her boyfriend is indeed cheating, loses out on her promotion, meets the King's illegitimate son Alistair George (among other names, because aristo), and wins the lottery... She's getting worried. Fortunately, though he thinks it's bullshit, Alistair is ready to help her cross items off her bucket list. But as sparks fly between perky Lilah and surly Alistair, she has to wonder: has she met her one true love just when her time is running out?

I love Kylie Scott; she's easily one of my favorite contemporary romance authors--her books never fail to make me laugh, while offering some swoonworthy moments, great voice, and... hot sex scenes. Her recent pivot to books with a touch of magic has added an extra bit of whimsy to her romances, and I like it a lot. This book would make a great movie or miniseries, to be honest. It's fun, adventurous, and has that tension hanging overhead. (Though, obviously, there's an HEA.) The kind of romcom I can get behind!

Quick Takes:

--The thing is... the magic in these Kylie books never takes away from the fact that she's writing a strong contemporary romance. It's more of a plot device that gets the ball rolling than a plot dominator. Here, I'd say the setup comes into play a bit more than it did in End of Story (which I also enjoyed) but it would, wouldn't it? And ultimately, we are really reading about Lilah learning how to live life to the fullest and fall in true, deep love. I'm always good with that.

--I think the recent Windsor-related events have obviously spurred more authors on to write about rebellious royals in love, and I'm never mad at that. However, I really loved the twist Kylie put into it with Alistair's backstory. Like, everyone in the world knows he's the king's firstborn. He's globally famous (and we certainly see the fallout of that when he's spotted out and about with Lilah). But his father has never acknowledged him.

Not only does that add some great emotional tension to the story--it also makes Alistair seem like a lot less of an inherent dick, and I totally read it as Kylie capturing the prince mystique while also being like "let us be real, this is a Kylie Scott hero, he is not getting a manicure, he's gruff and snarky and ready to carry a wacky girl around and put. it. DOWN." A great compromise. Yes, he's still massively privileged, but he's also like... a royal pariah. And Scottish! And he DOES say "och", praise Jesus.

--Great supporting characters, as per usual for Kylie. Alistair basically has this floaty, whimsical mother (in a lot of ways, she read to me like a Princess Diana type if she was in the role of Camilla and cared more about the glam and jetsetting than... activism, but with a kind of very loving, well-intentioned, a bit unconventional mothering). And his mom's gardener/handy-man/Longtime Friend with Tension Dougal is great, too.

Often, supporting characters in contemporaries feel like they're just there to go "you go, girl!" Kylie is too good a writer to settle for that. I loved Lady Helena and Dougal, and I loved that sort of off-the-page heavily implied secondary romance going on.

--Now. Alistair and Lilah. YES. It is a grumpy/sunshine deal, though, per Kylie, Lilah is a bit on the snarky side of sunshiney. He's not even up for being friends with her at first, and he's definitely not on board with this soulmate thing. But you can tell he just can't get this woman out of his mind, and he keeps coming back for more, and then, slowly but surely, HE'S the one wilding out and being like "THIS ONE. I WANT THIS ONE".

I really liked the way that Alistair gradually went from "this prophecy shit is so stupid Lilah" to "I don't want to believe it but what if I lose this woman" anxiety. It touched my heart.

--Just as a sidebar, love how Kylie writes curvy heroines. There's mention of Lilah's body, but like. It's just her body. She mentions cellulite and insecurities, but they never seem like mind-dominating insecurities. And uh. Alistair is ABOUT IT.

The Sex:

Speaking of! Um! I love the sex scenes in Kylie's books as a rule, especially when it's this like, borderline utilitarian "help a girl out" vibe which everyone inevitably gets SUPER into, escalating into intense passion. One of the things on Lilah's bucket list is to have truly great sex, and at some point Alistair, her new good buddy, naturally goes "fine, I can get that done for you".

And. Boy. Does. He. As usual with her books, there's an amazing description of cunnilingus (with a liiiiittle bit of butt stuff), some hot groping in a semi-public setting, an elevator scene that will live in my mind for a long time, and some great "are you okay with doing this very intimate thing we didn't plan on doing but oh my god we're so wrapped up in each other we just gotta". Alistair is a deliverer of the praise kink.

But perhaps! More! Excitingly! ... Alistair is into delivering some light choking? I, ah. Did not expect that. I don't think Lilah did either. And it's SUPER hot. I did some bookmarking. I did some "oh my"-ing. It was great.

This book is such a whimsical, fun, palate cleaner with a good mix of adventure, romance, family drama, and bangin'. If you've never tried a Kylie book, I would definitely recommend this. And if you're a fan of hers already, you're gonna love it.

Thanks to Netgalley and Graydon House for providing me with acopy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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THE LAST DAYS OF LILAH GOODLUCK has an interesting premise, a cute heroine and an explosion of tropes, including grumpy-sunshine, billionaire/celebrity/royalty, one bed, and fake dating.

When Lilah - a practical, twenty-something librarian - saves a clairvoyant from being run over in the street, Good Witch Willow does Lilah a favor and gives her a glimpse of her future. Aside from a cheating boyfriend and a job that doesn’t appreciate her, Willow tells Lilah the winning lottery numbers, her soulmate’s full name … and the date of her death, which is just eight days away.

Although skeptical, particularly because said “soulmate” Alistair George Arthur Lennox is the illegitimate son of the King of England, and way out of Lilah’s league, some of Willow’s predictions immediately come true. Unsettled, Lilah then almost crashes head-on into Alistair’s Aston Martin in a parking garage, starting a strange friendship that leads to more.

Lilah now must contemplate her life and the things she wants to accomplish before it’s, perhaps, lights out.

THE LAST DAYS OF LILAH GOODLUCK is part fairy tale and part red hot romance. I enjoyed Lilah run through her “wishlist,” including a skateboarding lesson, watching the sunrise with someone special, driving along the coast in a convertible, and a Pretty Woman-inspired shopping spree (isn’t that every woman’s dream?!). Lilah is plus-sized and confident, which is refreshing. It read a little YA to me, but the spicy scenes are decidedly NOT. I felt like the ending had a bit too much jammed into it, but overall this is a fun book that I’d recommend to romance lovers.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing/Graydon House for a digital ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback.

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Ugh. The over-the-top cheese factor had me struggling to read each page and I probably should have DNF-ed. I'm sure this will be a popular choice for basic readers but I wanted more *magic*.

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is a wild and fanciful romantic comedy with a slightly morbid streak. When Lilah saves the life of a witch she wins her fortune, which includes some very unusual predictions including her death. How Lilah responds to this information and the events that transpire are the main events of the story. I really loved the characters and this book had lots of whimsy! I found some of the pacing a little slow in spots, and there was some predictability with the story. I think this would be a great vacation read. It was very light and fun but also had a bit of a dark twist.

I received an arc of this book from Netgalley and voluntarily give my review.

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