I am a huge fan of the Written in Stars series and this latest addition, Count Your Lucky Stars is no exception. This second chance sapphic romance delivers impeccable chemistry and a story that will sweep you away. Talk about two heroines I sincerely loved! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
Margot Cooper doesn’t do relationships. She tried and it blew up in her face, so she’ll stick with casual hookups, thank you very much. But now her entire crew has found “the one” and she’s beginning to feel like a fifth wheel. And then fate (the heartless bitch) intervenes. While touring a wedding venue with her engaged friends, Margot comes face-to-face with Olivia Grant—her childhood friend, her first love, her first… well, everything. It’s been ten years, but the moment they lock eyes, Margot’s cold, dead heart thumps in her chest.
Olivia must be hallucinating. In the decade since she last saw Margot, her life hasn’t gone exactly as planned. At almost thirty, she’s been married… and divorced. However, a wedding planner job in Seattle means a fresh start and a chance to follow her dreams. Never in a million years did she expect her important new client’s Best Woman would be the one that got away.
When a series of unfortunate events leaves Olivia without a place to stay, Margot offers up her spare room because she’s a Very Good Person. Obviously. It has nothing to do with the fact that Olivia is as beautiful as ever and the sparks between them still make Margot tingle. As they spend time in close quarters, Margot starts to question her no-strings stance. Olivia is everything she’s ever wanted, but Margot let her in once and it ended in disaster. Will history repeat itself or should she count her lucky stars that she gets a second chance with her first love?
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
This series is one of my favorite to recommend and Count Your Lucky Stars merely cements that! Look we want more divorced romance heroines please! Olivia is such a cinnamon roll and her difficulty establishing boundaries – and her cat – was incredibly relatable. Except I don’t have a cat. But you get the point. The ways she’s getting to know herself again after her divorce while also following her dream? Love.
Don’t even get me started on how much I adored Margot. We love someone who swears off relationships and then panics when they might be catching the feels. Count Your Lucky Stars is able to portray both characters so we can see each of their versions of what happened in the past. These missed chances and miscommunication. How we miss so much when we don’t ask. When we assume our own insecurities and fears reflect back on us.
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Margot’s fear of new relationships which will change her friendships? Talk about relatable. Or the ways Olivia is scared of her feelings, knowing that she isn’t okay with ‘for now’? They have sizzling chemistry as they explore their fears about getting hurt again. As they confront the terror of honesty and transparency. Count Your Lucky Stars is up there in the running for my favorite of the series. It’s perfect for fans of second chances, of the fear of sharing our feelings, and the power of asking for help.