Friday, May 1, 2015

Blog Tour-Review and Giveaway: Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen

We're excited for the release of Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen! 

Title: Getting Lucky Number Seven
Author: Cindi Madsen 
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance


What's your lucky number?

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

My Review

I'm always a huge fan of the friends-to-more trope, and Cindi Madsen nails this one perfectly.  With writing that flowed so well I just flew through the story, I was wrapped up in this cute and sweet tale of Lyla and her quest to fulfill a "college bucket list".  With the help of her best friend Beck of course...

Lyla is an adorable, nerdy type who wants to give herself a bit of a makeover-a little bit in looks, and a whole lot in attitude. She enlists the help of her best friend, Beck-a hot, sexy, smart hockey player with his own personal issues that he really doesn't want to share.  They have fun checking off the items on her list, and while doing that become closer and develop feelings they weren't expecting-and which neither wants to admit to.

The chemistry between Lyla and Beck is remarkable, and the sexual tension keeps building until Beck offers to help Lyla with #7 on her have "mind-blowing sex".  At that point, that tension between them just explodes.

This story is a classic example of how to do a friends-to-more story just right, with plenty of buildup, a great release, some nail-biting conflict once Beck's personal issues roar to the forefront, and an ending that will have you cheering.  Bonus points from me for telling the story from both Lyla and Beck's points of view, something I love since we get a much richer story hearing from both sides.

5 brilliant stars for this truly enjoyable book!

About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

Visit her at, where you can sign up for her newsletter and learn about upcoming releases.

Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.

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