Author on Author Book Review ~ Getting Lucky by @Beth_Bolden

Getting Lucky

Noah Fox’s life is changing. Ever since he was hit in the head by a pitch, nothing has been the same. Fighting daily headaches and the growing fear that his baseball career is over, Noah goes in search of the woman who once loved and left him.


What he finds in the tiny town of Sand Point is nothing he could have ever expected. A trained chef and a certified “foodie,” Maggie May King has been perfectly content to devote the last three years of her life to running her baby, the Sand Point Café. Noah’s never met anyone less awed by his good looks or his celebrity, and even though she’s the last person he should be befriending, he finds himself seduced by Maggie’s sweetness and her even sweeter orange rolls.

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I dove into this story head first. Sexy baseball player meets small town diner owner. I was hooked from just the description. What I didn't expect was the sly twist Bolden gave us to make this more than an ordinary love story.

Maggie is a real member of the community in her small town of Sand Point. She owns the local diner and has firm roots in the town. Strange that she is the only member if her family living there. Her parents have retired to Florida and her older sister ... well, she hasn't set foot in the small berg for more than seven years. It's the snobby and pretentious older sister, Tabitha, that bring our two main characters together.

Once upon a time, Noah was liked then left by Tabitha. After suffering a concussion when a wild pitch hit him in the head, Noah is taking a time out from baseball and has too much time to think. His thoughts lead him to the impetious decision to hunt Tabitha down in Sand Point. One run in with Maggie and the idea that he was dating the wrong sister plants itself in his mind.

After a few days in Sand Point, Noah realizes that the city he plays for was never his home. The feeling of being completely content and sure of his new love of Sand Point has him buying a dilapidated house with a breathtaking view. Before anything had started with Maggie, he knew he was home.

This novel is all about the saying "Home is where the heart is". It could be your home town or somewhere far, far away. What matters most is being surrounded by the people and places you love. The development of Maggie and Noah's unusual relationship was worthy of several laughs, a few tears, and even a heart palpitation or two. Hot make out session in the kitchen is all I'm saying.

Thank you to Beth Bolden for granting me a copy of Getting Lucky in exchange for an honest review. Now, I need to go and read the first book in the series, The Lucky Charm.


1601370_1556863084534105_8490565538357074425_nBeth Bolden lives in Portland,Oregon with one cat and one fiance. She wholly believes in Keeping Portland Weird, but wishes she didn’t have to make the yearly pilgrimage up to Seattle to watch her Boston Red Sox play baseball. After graduating from university with a degree in English, Beth unsurprisingly had no idea what to do with her life, and spent the next few years working for a medical equipment supplier, a technology company, and an accounting firm. Now Beth runs her own business as a Girl Friday for small business owners, assisting them with administration, bookkeeping and their general sanity. Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn’t a bestseller, but hope springs eternal.

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