BLOG TOUR + ARC REVIEW : Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen

descriptionWhat's your lucky number? Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.

Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7....

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


That was a real pleasant read. Unfortunately for this book, it reminds me too much of The Deal who was a perfect read for me last month. Maybe I should space my friends to lovers books a little.


What's more to say than the blurb didn't. Lyla Wilder is a nerd, she is a college girl who spends her time working for school and having no fun. She hides herself behind clothes too big for her and she talks about her cat all the damn time!
In one word, she is


One day, she decides it's time to act and it's time to live the college life fully! She creates a bucket list and the sooner she will achieve this list, the better it will be!


Beck Davenport is a handsome hockey player and also Lyla's best friend. Ever since they were partner in Lab class, he spent every Sunday with her watching movies. Despite his man-whore ways with other girls, he doesn't see his best friend that way. He likes her friendship and he feels like he can be himself around her event if he doesn't share much personal info about him.

So when she ask some help with her list and when she showed up totally changed , his own nightmare begins ... because how is he supposed to stay away from this hot girl she became? How is he supposed to help her achieve her goals and not be possessive?


I started to really enjoy Getting lucky number seven after 20% of the book when they were more scenes betwen our MC. At first I didn't really get why they get along so well but the author leads us slowly to discover Lyla and Beck. Being told in dual pov was a real bonus for this book because you get to understand what Lyla really wants and how Beck is thinking.

At times, it was really funny because both of them thinks the same but doesn't tell the other. Things would have been much easier if they were completely honest from the start but at the same time, what was the point from this book?

The most interesting character was probably Beck is more complex that you could think at first. He is more than a hockey player. He has a legacy that weighs on him and he doesn't know how to handle his future life.

Like I said, he is reserved and doesn't like to talk about himself. However there's so much to tell and when Lyla invading his space more and more, he has no choice but to let him go a little.

"Somewhere between starting this crazy bucket list and here, he'd begun to let me in, little by little, I was gradually getting to know the real Beck, and he was even more awesome than the guy I'd known the past several months"

The whole point of this book is the bucket list and as the story goes, the attraction between Lyla and Beck can't be ignored.


When Beck discovers point 7 in this list, it's not long before he propose himself to help. Lyla trust him, they are attracted to each other so why not cross a limit? And if things are clear, why not try?


Overall I really liked it. If I haven't read The Deal, I would have put a strong 4 stars for this book. Lyla, despite her insecurities is a smart girl. She whines a little too much sometimes. She definitely talks too much of her cat but she made me laugh and her love for Beck is sweet.

About the Author

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. 

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