Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen

Getting Lucky Number Seven

byCindi Madsen

Kobo ebook | April 28, 2015

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Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is 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...

Each book in the Taking Shots series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Getting Lucky Number Seven
Book #2 Anatomy of a Player
Book #3 Crazy Pucking Love
Book #4 Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny

Title:Getting Lucky Number SevenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633751511

ISBN - 13:9781633751514

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly intertaining Very good read. Could not put this story down. Read it top to bottom in one shot. Can t wait to see more from this author.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love a great friends to lovers story!!! I love it when I get lost in a book. This is the story of Lyla Wilder, the nerdy science girl and her best friend Beck Davenport, the hockey player. It might seem predictable but it wasn't. There was so much more to the story. Beck was the sexy jock that adored his nerdy best friend and vice versa, in a purely platonic way. Watching Lila blossom, while she checked off each item from her first year college bucket list, was beautiful. He already knew how beautiful she was on the inside. What was so great was that she never changed who she was inside. Watching his eyes open to see how beautiful she was on the outside too, was funny cause he fought it so hard. Beck had so much to deal with as far as his family went and with the new surprise sprung on him by his attorney, he was struggling. Read this sweet and sexy Romance to find out what ultimately happens between Lyla and Beck. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great friends to lovers story! I love it when unlikely couples come together and go the distance. In this case, it was nerdy, geeky Lyla who was best friends with college athlete and stud Beck. The two might not seem like they're meant for each other, but they've just been friends until Lyla decides to change herself. I liked Lyla and Beck. They were good together, having a firm relationship basis with their strong friendship. I liked how Beck was there for Lyla when she needed him, and how she knew she could count on him. I really liked the chemistry they had together, both as friends, and then as a possible romantic couple. I liked Lyla for for being a good friend to Beck when he needed it and even when he did't want it. I felt like she fought the most for him to see how good they could be. Here's what bothered me about the story. Makeovers are fine, but it didn't take Beck to truly desire Lyla until he saw her in skimpy clothing, makeup, contacts, etc. He already liked her as a person, but he didn't desire her until then. I also didn't like how Lyla used someone being rude, insensitive, and mean as the impetus to change herself. I did like how she took charge and didn't hesitate to make changes when she decided on a plan of action. I read this book quickly and it was enjoyable for the most part. The story flowed smoothly and there were no huge surprises. I did enjoy seeing Beck and Lyla deepen their friendship while trying to figure out a new equilibrium as lovers. It's hard to believe this is Cindi Madsen's first new adult novel. It was funny, sexy, and sweet, but not too explicit, so I think readers who are familiar with her stories won't be too scandalized by the content. I think she did a great job and look forward to seeing more new adult novels from her in the future.
Date published: 2015-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and sexy NA romance! The classic romance trope of sexy athlete and shy nerdy girl is featured in this new adult romance. I loved both characters in the story - Beck is a playboy but a nice guy all around, and his friendship with Lyla is important to him. When she wants to stretch her boundaries by making a so-called bucket list, he's all in for helping her with it. Lyla is smart and friendly though definitely shy in the area of relationships with men. Having Beck help her out with her list brings up something new to both of them - an awareness of each other that just gets stronger as the story goes on. There's some definite heat between them and I really enjoyed the sexual tension in the story as they start to realize that their friendship could be so much more. It's told in alternating points of view which I always enjoy. It was a fun and entertaining read. 4 stars.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from College friends-to-Lovers Rom-Com. Score: 4.3 GETTING LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN by Cindi Madsen April 28, 2015 Publisher: Entangled: Embrace approximate pages: 270 Romance: Contemporary, New Adult - College, friends-to-lovers ** Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review. **  -- MY THOUGHTS -- Judging a Book by it's Cover:  The cover design is a nice monochromatic red-brown. Subtle and appealing. Add just a few touches of black to the font and it takes on an almost classic, old-school Hollywood vibe. The synopsis sounds like yet another college friends-to-lovers story with plenty of drama and fun antics. Looking Deeper:  First thought: Similar plot to "She's All That" (1999, Freddie Prinze Jr, Rachel Leigh Cook) Alternating first-person POV's, clearly defined and easy to follow.  Short and extremely curvaceous, Lyla was taught easy on to hide her curves under layers of boho chic clothing. Studious and nerdy, she's socially awkward. When the buddy of her roommate's boyfriend is overheard referring to her as "fugly and boring", she makes it a point to makes some changes - not for him, but for her. Recruiting the help of her hockey-jock and chem lab partner, Beck, is just the icing on the cake.  The lead characters are easily likable. The secondary characters add a nice filling layer. The dialogue and interaction is believable and natural. The plot has it's moments of fun, seriousness, and emotional ups and downs all while reading with a smoothness that's rare to find. There were enough conflicts and challenges to keep things interesting and enough humor to balance the more serious issues. There was not a whole lot of predictability, but I did feel that the conclusion was left a bit rushed and open-ended. This does not mean that there were cliffhangers, but I think it could have benefited from an Epilogue 6, 12 or even further into the future. Overall, it was a fun read, lighter on the angst, heavier on comedic drama.  ------------------------ Heat Level: 3.5 ------------------------ Score: 4.3 Stars: 4 ----------------------- -- REVIEWER INFO -- Tina J - Happily Ever Chapter
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome An awesome best friend to lovers NA story. When ultra geeky introverted Lyla Wilder decides it's time to make a change she comes up with her "College Bucket List" which includes crazy wild sex. When she turns to her best friend, campus man-whore, hockey player Beck Davenport for help he figures it should be easy enough, until he get's a good look at the list and that damn #7 ..... This is a wonderfully written story that will keep you chuckling and turning page after page. You don't want to miss this one! I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book This was truly a amazing book. I loved the dynamics of Lyla and Beck. The characters were highly well developed. These two had a strong bases for their friendship. What happens when you finally decide to change your whole life because you are tired of how the world seems to view you? You create a bucket list and recruit your male best friend who is viewed as what I would consider a "Manwhore". Lyla wasn't aware that it is not necessarily how the world views your outside it is seeing that your inside is so beautiful and you just need to believe in yourself and project that to the world and then people see you for who you are and that can only make your life have so much more meaning. I love how her male best friend really truly sees Lyla for the first time other than being her buddy. With Beck she learns to gain confidence in herself. The flow of the storyline was seamless and I personally found no flaws in anything that was written. It was a story that you couldn't put down from beginning to the very end. The author held me captive with no where to go except in finishing this great book. I have read several books by this author and have found it isn't your typical NA book where most authors are walking on the very grey line of the genre of NA and erotica. This book isn't about the sex, its about two best friends finally finding themselves then totally creating the perfect relationship that could be timeless due to the fact they started out with a truly fantastic friendship. I highly recommend this book and every other book this author has written. She has the gift of words where she is able to give her characters 3 dimensional qualities and being able to mesh a great love story mixed with lots and lots of comical moments that had me rolling over laughing for some of the situations that these two characters get into. I received a NetGalley copy in exchange for a honest and unbiased opinion. I will definitely be recommending this to all my friends.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from enjoyable, entertaining and sexy read. Cindi Madsen created two fun and entertaining characters for Getting Lucky Number Seven. I received an ARC of this story and finished it in one day. Lyla feeling it is time to change her image from shy, reliable nerdy friend. Sets to work by working to become more sexy and outgoing. Only problem is she needs help doing so. She recruits her best friend Beck to help with the transformation and sparks start to fly. An enjoyable, entertaining and sexy read that will leave you laughing.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Lyla Wilder and Beckett Davenport started being friends in a science class of all places. They have learned that they like each other in a platonic way. Sunday night is all about movies and ice cream, and a good friend to share it with. Lyla is very smart. She just has no real fashion going on – she hides her body because her mother told her to. She has to work extra hard, since she does not want to lose her scholarship. She also likes Beck, since he is the only college boy she trusts. He is her friend and the one she goes to if she needs a shoulder to cry on. Beck realizes he really wants to be the friend Lyla needs him to be. He will help her with her lists, be her protector at parties, and try not to think about those amazing legs she is suddenly showing off. He is a hockey player with secrets. Lyla wants to be noticed for her brains and not her body. She has also learned the hard way that with boys – brains must make take second place. She is shot down by smart guys that she honestly thought would appreciate her intelligence. She decides to make a list and asks Beck to help her get through it. On her list are things she thinks all freshmen in college should experience. Beck has no problem being there for Lyla. Lately though, he has noticed he wants to puch out all the guys who are “checking her out.” He wants the best for her and he is suddenly thinking that it might be him. Can he share his past with her and still remain friends? Will the thought of them together turn her away? Lyla can hardly believe Beck is interested in her in any other way than friendship. He offers to help her with her list and they become more than friends. They both are learning that having someone who knows your true self is gift that is priceless. I love the characters in this book! Lyla and Beck are so good together that even others see it. Love and friendship tend to go together and I am a true believer that it makes a relationship better to have that friend base there first. ***This ARC copy was given FREE for review purposes from Netgalley.com and the publisher. My honest opinion does not reflect those of Netgalley, nor its affiliates.
Date published: 2015-03-19