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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck

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The book was so charming and whimsical, I couldn’t put it down. It was borderline cheesy, but honestly it was just what I needed at the time.

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I have ADORED Kylie Scott’s writing since I read her Stage Dive series and this book is no exception! I love a read with plus-size representation and this was so good. Kylie is gifted with crafting curvy FMCs and I always enjoy the depth she gives her characters. This book is well-written and developed—I absolutely fell in love with this read and will be recommending it to EVERYONE! Can’t wait to make a video on this one.

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When Lilah Goodluck saves the life of Good Witch Willow as they’re crossing a busy L.A. street, the last thing she expects is five unwanted predictions as a reward. Who gives someone the winning lotto numbers then tells them they’ve only got a week to live? And who believes in that nonsense anyway? But when the first three predictions come true within twenty-four hours, Lilah’s disbelief turns to mild panic. She’s further horrified when she nearly runs a car off the road that belongs to Alistair Lennox, who just happens to be the illegitimate son of the British king.

While Alistair is intrigued by her preposterous story, Lilah is adamant about resisting the heat between her and the playboy prince. If she denies he’s her soulmate, then the last prediction can’t come true, right? As the days count down, they become maybe friends…and then maybe more. But between the relentless paparazzi and some disapproving royals, finding time for love isn’t easy, especially when her days may be numbered.

I love stories where there's a glimpse of the future, you know what's going to happen, and you watch in fascination as that dreaded moment approaches. I'm not a superfan of insta-love, but it felt like Lilah needed that, since she would die at the end of the week. I loved Lilah and the banter between her and Alistair, a great cast of secondary characters, and a satisfying ending. Fun read!

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced digital reader's copy (ARC) in exchange for an honest review!

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"The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck" by Kylie Scott weaves together an intriguing blend of romance, magic, and unexpected predictions. Lilah Goodluck's encounter with Good Witch Willow takes an unexpected turn when she receives five life-altering predictions. The premise sets the stage for a captivating and potentially whimsical story.

The plot's unique twist, combining the mundane with the mystical, promises an engaging narrative. Lilah's skepticism about the predictions adds a relatable layer, making readers question the credibility of the magical events unfolding around her. The juxtaposition of the fantastical and the everyday, like receiving winning lotto numbers but facing a limited lifespan, creates an interesting dynamic.

The introduction of Alistair Lennox, the illegitimate son of the British king, adds an element of royalty and glamour to the story. The playboy prince's involvement with Lilah adds a layer of tension and romance, making the narrative more complex and appealing to fans of both contemporary romance and magical realism.

The countdown aspect, with Lilah's days possibly numbered, injects a sense of urgency into the plot, raising questions about destiny and the power of belief. The challenges posed by paparazzi and disapproving royals promise to add external conflicts, further enriching the storyline.

Overall, "The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck" seems like a delightful blend of romance, magic, and suspense. It invites readers into a world where the extraordinary meets the ordinary, and where love may blossom despite the odds. Fans of romance with a touch of magic and a royal twist are likely to find this book an enchanting and entertaining read.

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This book was a fun, easy read. I found the banter between the FMC and MMC amusing and I always love a FMC I can root for. Alistair definitely comes off as grumpy and moody, but you soon realize the circumstances that brought that about. I love how Lilah works to gain his trust while also navigating her own issues.

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I loved Kylie's last book so I was looking forward to this one, though the premise didn't grab me. I don't really care for supernatural stories but I had to take a chance on it and I'm glad I did. The romance was spicy, insta-love swoonworthy, and the characters fun and quirky.

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I cannot wait to read what this author has in store next!

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Lilah Goodluck had extremely bad luck and then very, very good luck and then a death sentence. After almost getting run over in the street, a witch "gifts" her with predictions and the first two are not fun. But after finding her boyfriend cheating and losing out on a promotion at work, she wins the lottery and meets her soulmate, who is a dashing prince. Things would be great if it weren't for that pesky final prediction: she's going to die in a week.

Kylie Scott's The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck gets a little into the insta-love territory, while planting its flag firmly in grumpy-sunshine. Does it get a little cheesy? Sure. But who doesn't love a little cheese?

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.

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This is my favorite romance book I’ve read this year. I couldn’t get enough of the banter between Lilah and Alistair. I didn’t want to put this book down while simultaneously pacing myself because I didn’t want it to end.

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Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin for access to to an ARC for review.

This was a very strong 4 star read - I am very stingy with 5 stars and reserve it for favourites I go back to over time so it is exptremely rare for me to think of a new book as a 5 star read.

The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is a delightful fairytale falling into the Kylie Scott category of everywoman with famous/rich/both man. I consider the Stage Dive series, Famous in a Small Town, and Fake to be in this category. The second category is where both MCs are "normal" people - Repeat, Pause, and the Dive Bar series fit here. Plus the zombie books. The story is told entirely from Lilah's POV and she feels like a real person doing the best she can. Alastair has his own things to be working through which I always like. Lilah's parents and Alastair's mother are a lot of fun and Lilah and Alastair both seem to have great friends.

The fairytale aspect comes into play immediately - Lilah is given several predictions from Good Witch Willow (fun character!) including the name of her soulmate (famous and rich and lives locally) and when she will die (a week from Sunday). When the first couple things she is told come true and she nearly runs into the car of soulmate the next day Lilah is understandably freaking out. It's a romance so it all works out and we have a lot of un along the way.

Highly recommended. This review may shift to 5 stars on re-reads.

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I absolutely loved this book! Lilah does not believe in the supernatural. Enter the witch Likah saves after her best friend’s birthday party. In appreciation, the witch foretells things including the name of her soulmate, the winning lotto numbers, and two other things. She of course does not believe her at first, but then things start coming true. The worst prediction is that she will die by Saturday. Enter Alistair, her soulmate, who she collides with in a parking lot. Neither one believes the witch. But each set out to complete her bucket list. This book totally blew me away! Loved it immensely! 5 amazing stars

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I didn't really feel the chemistry between the two leads, but I was on board with this one anyway until about 50% when ****spoilers***** the MMC, who has known Lilah for only a few days at this point, physically prevents her from leaving his house, attempts to pressure her into sex despite multiple refusals, and then kisses her in a manner she did not give him permission for. DNF'd on the spot.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc! Opinions are my own.

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This was a very enjoyable read! Lilah Goodluck meets a psychic who tells her she only has a week to live. What she does with that week is up to her.

Overall, I really like the premise of the book. I’m always drawn to books that feature a bucket list of sorts; there’s a lot of action throughout the book. I also loved the fact that the main character is a librarian and loves books! Library people, unite!

I won’t lie, this book made me have a couple of existential crises while reading, which was not fun, but at least it meant I connected with the book (I guess…)

The book was a bit too spicy for my taste, but seeing some of the other books she’s written previously, it kind of makes sense…

Also, the book ended a bit abruptly, which I didn’t love… Oh well!

Thank you to NetGalley for the free ARC in exchange for my honest review!

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Librarian Lilah Goodluck lives a good life. Solid, stable and a bit boring, but she’s content. Then Lilah saves The Good Witch Willow from being hit by a car and her life starts to spin out of control. As a thank you, The Good Witch Willow makes five predictions about Lilah’s life: her boyfriend is cheating, she won’t receive a promotion at work, the winning lottery numbers, the name of her soulmate, and that she will die next Sunday. Lilah shrugs this off at first, but then the predictions start coming true. When she almost runs Alistair Lennox, illegitimate son of England’s King and Lilah’s alleged soulmate, off the road, she really starts to panic. Lilah decides if she’s going to die in a week, she needs to start living first and creates a bucket list of things to accomplish. To her surprise, Alistair volunteers to assist her. As the week progresses and Lilah finds herself falling for Alistair, her imminent demise becomes more and more likely.

The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck by Kylie Scott is phenomenal! The premise is original, quirky, and fresh. It sparkles and pops! It’s a fast read, the condensed timeline allows the plot to move along at a quick clip. Scott’s snappy, quick witted writing style lends itself to the pace of the book and allows it to shine. Scott has the best sense of humor and this book is FUNNY! The situations Lilah finds herself in are hilarious and the characters are witty and smart. The secondary characters are hysterical, especially The Good Witch Willow and Alastair’s mother Lady Helena. Everything Scott writes is a must read for me and The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck was not a disappointment. Enjoyable, heartwarming, and spicy. Absolutely fantastic!

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I'm a sucker for a contemporary romance that is completely realistic except for, like, one single thread of magic/supernatural stuff. This completely delivered on that for me - just like Kylie Scott's last book did - and I just had a great time reading it. Lilah is a very relatable main character. She's right around 30 and not totally satisfied with her life. At her best friend's birthday party, a local fortune-telling witch (the Good Witch Willow, now my favorite witch name of all time) has been hired as entertainment. Lilah can't decide what to ask, so she leaves without getting her dose of prognostication, but a few minutes later she saves the Good Witch from getting hit by a driver running a red light, and she gets her prediction for free anyway. Her boyfriend is cheating, she won't get the promotion, she gets some lottery numbers, her soul mate is a celebrity that she's never met, and she's going to die next Sunday. She's thrown by the whole weird experience, but then the predictions start coming true - she catches her boyfriend treating, finds out she's being passed over for a promotion, and then totally by chance meets her supposed soul mate, the not so secret illegitimate son of the King of England. She almost crashes into his car, and when she tells him about the weird predictions, they start an unexpected friendship. Her fear that the death part of the prediction will come true, Lilah takes a week off work to spend her possible final week on earth doing things she's always wanted to do but hasn't, including eating at a Michelin starred restaurant, riding down the PCH in a convertible, going on a motorcycle ride, and having great sex. Her "soul mate" and new friend Alistair decides to help me with some of the items on the wish list, and... well, it's a romance, so you can guess what happens. I loved Lilah and Alistair and thought they had great banter and chemistry. Like Scott's last book, there was also some tackling of serious topics here - what would you do if you only had a week to live? - but it was balanced so nicely with humor and some sweetness that it never felt like a bummer.

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck had a lot of good, and a lot of not so good. Kylie Scott usually knows how to write a swoony romance but this particular story was a little underwhelming sometimes. While I enjoyed this book, it didn't really live up to what the synopsis promised. But overall this was perfectly fine, enjoyable, quick, funny, and relaxing read. BUT it had Insta Love (yes, if the whole story takes place in a weeks time I call that insta love) and even though it was done well it's still Insta Love and I JUST CAAAAAN'T. The romance between them was cute I have to say, the chemistry is there and it doesn't feel forced, the smut is really hot as always by Kylie. But overall I can say, while little cheesy and over the top in some places it was mostly easy and cute. Not my favorite Kylie Scott read, but still an enjoyable and warm romance that her readers will love!

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When she saves a psychic’s life the woman repays Lilah with a little peek of what’s to come: a warning about her boyfriend, the winning lottery numbers, the name of her soulmate, and the fact that Lilah will die in just a few days.

I really adored the setup of this book, and the writing was good. However, I wasn’t expecting the British royal family angle or for that to take up so much of the story. That is my mistake for not reading the cover copy more carefully.

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A delightfully silly romcom, where a slightly downtr0dden librarian gets love, respect, money, and a hot Scottish (illegitimate) prince? Say less.

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I would hate to give spoilers, so I’ll keep this brief, but these two were everything. Their arc and growth was phenomenal, and the romance so swoon worthy. By the end, I cried happy tears . So loved and enjoyed it.

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Is it weird that I’ve been sitting on this review for like a week because I’ve been too excited about how much I LOVED it AND I couldn’t put that excitement into a cohesive and coherent review?!

I still really can’t, but I can say this is my 2nd overall favorite book (#1 Romance) of the year!

✨The characters and their character development: AHHHHMAZING❤️

✨The bucket list: BEAUTIFUL❤️

✨All the swoony parts:😍😍😍

And last but not least GOOD WITCH WILLOW making this whole situation happen👏🏾😅

I really have no complaints which is very unlike me even with some favorite books of all time!! Thank you for this masterpiece of a book @authorkyliescott !!! You have a fan (me🙋🏽‍♀️)for life now💖

This book comes out in February 2024 and I can’t wait for everyone to get a copy so we can gush about it together!!!

Needless to say this was a SUPER 5.00⭐️ book!!!

Special thanks to @netgalley and @graydonhousebooks for the review copy!!!

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I absolutely loved this story! Kylie has such a sense of whimsy and fun. The main characters, Lilah and Alistair, are likable and relatable. I like the witty repartee and the undeniable chemistry between them. The secondary characters are a hoot, too, lots of dialog to make you smile. You can read the blurb to get the plot, this is my reaction to the story. I have read many books by Kylie and have enjoyed every one. This is just the newest one on the list. 4.5 delightful stars.

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