Monday, April 27, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Getting Lucky Number Seven ~ Cindi Madsen

We're excited for the release of 
Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen! 

My post includes all the details on the book, a couple of teasers, my review, and a giveaway! Enjoy and good luck!

You can join the Facebook Release Day Party on April 30th, too.


Getting Lucky Number Seven
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Source: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4 Bookworms
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What's your lucky number?
Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student it 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...


I'd never read Ms. Madsen before but had always wanted to since my blogging friend, Andrea (formerly The Bookish Babe) always gushed about her. So when this came up for review, I jumped on it. And I can absolutely see what all the gushing was about. What a delightful combination of sweet and serious this was! 

I love the friends-to-lovers trope, and it is well done in Getting Lucky Number Seven. Sure, Lyla was the typical 'babe in nerd's clothing', but her social awkwardness, love of cat memes and chemistry jokes were adorable and endearing. And Beck was absolutely the hot hockey player (in both senses of the word) who saw Lyla for who she is, and I couldn't help falling for him.

They started out as chemistry lab partners but quickly struck up a strong friendship. Lyla, after a 'blind date' gone wrong, decides to reinvent herself and being a nerd, she creates a to-do list in order to accomplish it. Beck, being the good friend he is, sets about helping her accomplish those goals.

Beck seems like the stereotypical jock/player. He actually is a young man with quite a bit on his plate, so to speak. He makes some mistakes where Lyla is concerned, of course, and he has some skewed ideas about love. But he really has a heart of gold.

This story is the perfect blend of humor and sweetness, and seriousness. I was giggling and sniffling in turns. Lyla and Beck are so much fun together and I enjoyed how they supported one another, as friends do, and also how that comfort they felt together led to something more.

Getting Lucky Number Seven was my first Madsen read, but it certainly won't be my last!

USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen 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.

Visit her at, where you can sign up for her newsletter and learn about upcoming releases.

Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, 
Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.


  1. i too enjoy a well done friends to lovers and enjoy hockey in real life and reading about it.

  2. I don't mind the cliche as long as it's written well. This is the first I'm hearing about the author, but I love the sound of Getting Lucky Number Seven. Like you, I love the friends-to-lover troupe!

  3. Thank you!

  4. Cats memes and chemistry jokes? She sure sounds memorable :) I also like the friend-to-lover scenario, so I'll put this one on my list. Another informative review, Brandee :)

  5. Dayum... I saw this over at Stuck In Books and now I know I have to get it! It sounds like a good fun read, plenty of pull on my emotions! My 1-Click finger is on the move! Great review.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. oh my, Brandee! Getting Lucky No 7 sounds hawt! And you know I just love the friends to lovers trope. And I love that Lydia is a nerdy brainiac who just wants to be a little fun and not all work. Guess where I'm going once I leave your blog today? Yup, that's right... amazon is definitely waiting for me.
    Great review, my dear!
    Hey, in just 13 days we'll be sipping something good and chatting about books in Dallas! *BIG HUGS*

  7. Well you sold me! I just bought it-it was only .99 so it was a great deal :)Thanks!


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