Windfall Book Review

June 14, 2017 / 0 comments

Windfall Book ReviewWindfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Published by Penguin on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

Angie’s Thoughts:

Windfall is one of those books that you can love, kinda love, like or even dislike. I’m in between kinda love and like even at times disliking.

It held a lot of promise. The plot was solid. A girl buys her longtime friend and crush a lottery ticket that is worth millions and then reading how that changes his life and people around him is interesting. It’s not particularly a romance book but more about friendship and family.

The part I disliked the most was the main character. She was so stubborn and that irritated me so much. It takes me away from the story and that happened to me. I couldn’t focus on the plot or the great writing. I could only focus on how irrational Alice was behaving and how I almost DNF’d it because of that. Don’t get me started on Teddy. I hung in there though and at the end of the day, it was a good book.

The Verdict:

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

About Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of seven novels for young adults, including The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. She lives in New York City.

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