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Stroke of Luck by B.J. Daniels [arc review]

The plot was nuts. The crime/suspense that was going on the background made me laugh and roll my eyes constantly. That being said, the romance was utterly adorable and even the ridiculous plot I couldn't help but love in the end... 

Stroke of Luck, B.J. Daniels

Blurb:

He’s hoping to bury the past. She’s ready to settle the score.

The Sterling Ranch’s season opening isn’t going so smoothly. With the ranch’s lodge full of guests and a Montana blizzard threatening, Will Sterling needs help—and he needs it fast. So when his childhood friend Poppy Carmichael agrees to lend a hand, he’s grateful for a second chance…and more enticed by the woman she’s become than he cares to admit.

For Poppy, it was supposed to be a retreat full of horse rides and hoedowns—with a side of showing Will what he’s been missing all these years. But as the snow deepens outside, the guests’ suspicion and mistrust turn sinister inside, catching Will and Poppy in the crosshairs.

Weathering the storm in each other’s arms is all too easy for Will and Poppy, but will a confrontation with a killer mean their reunion is short-lived?


The Review: 3.5 Stars

Poppy was freaking adorable. Can I have her as a bestie please?
And of-course the chef here (did that for 13 years) absolutely loved all the food references. BJ Daniels did a great job on that front and Poppy came across as a fantastic chef. Lucky Will :)
I though her plan to get back at Will although very unrealistic was charming and sweet. And when it worked? it was funny and captivating.
Will was also a great character. But boy was he unlucky... there was a lot going wrong at the same time. I don't feel like we got to know him all that well, he was always running because of one problem or other.

The crime and suspense plot was just ridiculous. But the kind of ridiculous you can't help but laugh and like. It made no sense, it was too far fetching, and at times a little predictable. But that is crime fiction most of the time... or at least that is how I feel about it.

Although the plot was a tad nuts that is not the reason I can't give 5 stars. I can't because the crime side of the story was more prominent than the romance. In the end I didn't feel like I read a romance novel but rather crime fiction that just so happens to have a 'main couple'. Now, I know exactly which friend of mine will love that (yes, talking about you Megan), but that is not my thing and hasn't been since I was a teen.

Book Release Date: February 19th
Find it at: GoodReads - Amazon

*Stroke of luck was kindly provided by the publisher via Instagram in exchange for a bookstagram post.

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