Maddie’s not impulsive. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment—
In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun…until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.
Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?
Have you ever wanted to play the lottery after reading a book? I haven't until today! This is my first Kasie West book, and I have to say I am not disappointed. The concept of this book caught my attention, I haven't seen any other books that are set around a lottery win, but I'm sure now that I've said that I will find them everywhere! Haha
I really got into this book and I didn't want to put it down. I am not sure why because I wasn't attached to the characters like I normally can be. Maybe it was because it was the first book I've read in awhile and I was really excited to be reading.
I found myself rolling my eyes at certain points in this book because it really made me mad… how could you not know people are going to try to take advantage of you when you win the lottery; people are greedy and selfish. There were parts that didn't makes sense to me, how she could let people she never talked to before talk her into wasting her money on stupid things really annoyed me. Her and her family had money problems before she won the lottery so you would think she would be better with her spending.
Kasie West's writing style is really good, it flowed nicely and thankfully there was no spelling mistakes that I caught. I liked the way the book ended, and I thought a lot about the book even days after I read it. It's a very unique concept and made me really want to play and win the lottery. I will definitely be looking into more of her books to see if something else catches my attention. This book got a 3 star review from me. Could've been better but I didn't feel like I wasted my time.
I write YA.I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.