- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1276 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Publisher: Delesty Books (30 Nov. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017LDY9CI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,904 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Blake and Penny reconnect as camp counsellors years after losing contact when Blake moved out of their foster home. While his luck has changed, Penny still struggles deeply and leads a hard life alone.
This isn't really a fun easy read. There are quite some difficult subjects broached and Penny's life and how she is due to earlier happenings isn't always easy.
Two points which I do feel the author could improve on is better characterisation of Penny. Even after finishing the book I still felt Penny was very two dimensional. I didn't connect with her at all. There is so much more to Blake as a character. Maybe this is done on purpose. But it detracted from my overall view on this book.
Also, I think the plot is great up until the time they leave camp. And then the storyline felt so rushed.
Overall, Lucky Penny is a very enjoyable read. I loved Blake and Penny's connection. It made the book for me.
Penny and Blake didn't have the best start in life and are brought together under sad circumstances. Their strong bond as children gives them their reason to survive the hells of being in foster care.
After being separated,penny continues to live a life of empty relationships and mundane jobs. That is until a job opportunity comes along that could change her life forever. Could the gorgeous figure she lays eyes on be the one she's waited for all of her life?
Penny and Blake's characters are written beautifully, L.A Cotton has really poured her heart into both of their stories, giving you a dark but also heartwarming read. I fell head over heals for Blake and willed the pair on throughout the whole book.
I enjoyed the storyline of this book. 2 foster care kids who help each other survive the ill treatment and abuse handed out from their foster carers. As Blake and Penny mature so does their feelings for one another. Both praying for the day that turn 18 and can leave the care system for good and be together.
As it normally does, fate steps in and they are torn apart with no warning and with no explanation. For 7 years, Blake and Penny cling onto life without their soul mate. Forcing themselves to carry on and try to survive. When they meet as counsellors at a summer camp for foster kids they slowly come to realise that neither were given the full and honest reasons of how and why they lost touch.
I won't go into other details in the second half of this book which would help explain my 3 1/2 star rating for this story. That would give huge spoilers. I will say that there are parts of the reasons given for their separation make no sense to me. Blake's character is a strong, take no nonsense, determined young man who would not allow some of the situations to remain unanswered and basically to give up so easily.I really feel his full character would not have accepted things quite so easily. This character in particular would have pulled me in more if his strong will and determination had been continued throughout. I liked this book but sadly didn't love it.
This story is amazing. I couldn't put it down after starting.
We meet Penny, who was put in foster system after her parents died in a car crash she survived. She was a scared young girl, lost and upset. Until she meet Blake, one of the boys who was in the foster home. They became fast friends, sneaking out of the house to No Mans Land, to watch the stars. Their love grew for each other. They spent as much time as they could together. Until one day Blake disappeared. She worked odd end jobs, trying to have enough money to pay for her rent in egg roll smelling flat. It all changed, one summer when she joined Camp Chance, her life was turned upside down for the better.
We meet Blake, who has been in the foster system for years after his mother died and his dad ended up in prison. He didn't like that more girls was coming into the house, resented when he heard a new girl joined the house. But that all changed when he saw the broken girl in front of him, who wrapped her arms around herself like she was going to fall apart if she didn't hug herself.
This story is simply amazing. You couldn't help but feel for Blake and Penny, and cheer them on hoping it will end happy.
I recommend this story to everyone who loves happily ever afters and second chances.
Reviewed for Your Next Hot Read By Wendy
This book is amazing The emotions in this book was written absolutely beautifully and the story flowed brilliantly,
LA Cotton is a very talented writer the story is told from Penny's POV and the past is told by Blake's POV,
And some of the secondary characters are written brilliantly too,
It all starts when Penny is taken to stay with her new foster parents Marie and Derek after the death of her parents, Sad shy and very emotional Penny becomes friends with a 12 year old boy name Blake who instantly has feeling for her, he feels he needs to care for her and make her feel happy,
Has there young relationship carries on Blake shows penny how to snake in and out of there foster home after lights out, where they spent hours staring up into the night sky full of stars in what they called No Mans Land,
Has their relationship grew and they only add 18 month before they come of age and could leave the foster parents home Blake got taken away by is only uncle, leaving Penny behind .
Fast forward 7 years Penny as a chance to help some children living in foster care at a chance camp, where she would be there counsellor,
But one night sat round the campfire Blake appears,
Could they rekindle their relationship from years ago, ?
All Penny wants to do is turn and run from the only person she has ever loved,
Blake has never stopped loving his lucky Penny, and will do everything with in his power to not lose her twice,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a beautiful yet heart breaking story that really gets your emotions going. Penny and Blake have history, having been through foster homes together where they made plans... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vicky Wilson
It's a okay read. I liked the storyline with them meeting as kids...But what happen to the strong young man...... quite boring..Published 3 months ago by m o'connor
I loved this book very much and I thought the issues revolving around the story were handled perfectly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laura Smith
Amazing book! My favourite of L.A Cotton's so far!!
The story that unfolds between Penny and Blake is so full of emotion you not only read it you feel it
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review
I have wept reading this story, I have laughed and I then I have shouted out my anger at the way things have played out... Read more
Lucky Penny what a roller coaster of a read, fantastically written by L A Cotton absolutely totally LOVED it brilliant standalone but I would love it if a Novella was written to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bubbles L