#BookReview: As Luck Would Have It by Zoe May

As Luck Would Have It




Natalie Jackson might keep up appearances on Instagram, but in reality her fiancé has just jilted her after the birth of their baby and she’s moved back in with her mum. Life isn’t exactly going to plan!

So when she enters the village raffle for the holiday of a lifetime, she thinks she has no chance of winning. But her name is pulled out – and, as luck would have it, so is a ticket bought by her childhood nemesis: Will Brimble.

Surely a romantic holiday for two is the worst idea ever…right?




When Natalie returns home with her baby after finding her partner had been cheating on her, the last thing she would ever imagine would be winning a romantic holiday for two to Marrakesh, right? When exactly that happens and she is forced into going with her former childhood love Will Brimble, everything seems to happen for a reason after all.

This is a lovely short read that would be absolutely perfect for reading at the beach! When they’re upgraded at the airport and realize the holiday they have been sent on is intended for a honeymoon couple, hilarity ensues.

Will and Natalie haven’t seen each other for years, so being forced to act as though they are a married couple is bound to end with mischief and mayhem. Their “honeymoon” destination is absolutely stunning and sounds idyllic. The book was perfect for some armchair travel when I feel as though I need it the most.

I love Zoe May’s writing style, she very quickly draws you into her story and makes you feel swept along with the characters. I definitely will be reading more of her writing, it was a lovely romance.

My only complaint was the ending. It just felt very abrupt and I wanted to find out more than what was given.

If you’re looking for a completely unproblematic read that you can devour in a couple of hours, this is the perfect rom-com for that.

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Author Bio –

Zoe May is an author of romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting in London before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!

Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes. Zoe’s Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/

She posts updates and blogs on her website, www.zoemayauthor.co.uk

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