So Lucky – Dawn O’Porter | Review

Hi hello yes I went on a little romance-fiction binge but hey can you blame me? How good is uplifting fiction when the world has kind of gone to sh*t! (-:


Beth shows that women really can have it all.
Ruby lives life by her own rules.
And then there’s Lauren, living the dream.

Beth hasn’t had sex in a year.
Ruby feels like she’s failing.
Lauren’s happiness is fake news.

And it just takes one shocking event to make the truth come tumbling out…

Fearless, frank and for everyone who’s ever doubted themselves, So Lucky is the straight-talking new novel from the Sunday Times bestseller.

Actually, you’re pretty f****** lucky to be you.

Blurb from Booktopia.


I have to admit this book didn’t have a strong start for me. The set-up takes a while with each character as the perspectives shift. However, once I got to a certain point, maybe a third of the way in, I was hooked and just HAD to know what happened.

Overall, I thought this was a fairly refreshing take on contemporary romances, while most things resolved themselves – not all of them were tied in the bow you’d expect them to, and there were so many different depictions of women in this it felt more ‘real’ in a way. There were all kind of wacky, wonderful, hilarious (and sometimes heartbreaking) predicaments these women find themselves in – and it was a joy to laugh, cringe, and cry along with them all.

I particularly loved the way we saw female friendships in this novel, and how being vulnerable with each other led to a strengthening of those relationships. Plus, O’Porter showcases a whole bunch of different relationships – from colleagues, to old friends, to mothers-in-law, and more, and she doesn’t shy away from the struggles these different partnerships can bring, either. There was also an element in two of the perspectives of how the women balanced being a parent and a full-time worker – both approaches are different, and we even see a mother as a secondary carer with all the emotion that brings too – something I haven’t read much of in contemporary fic!

Although…I still have no idea why there is a doughnut on the cover. Please read it, then explain it to me. (-:


Read if: You are after a cheeky romance with a few laughs!

Page Length: 382

Publisher: HarperCollins

Honestly more than anything I want to uncover the mystery doughnut. Have you read any books lately where the cover confused you?!

M xx

I was gifted a copy of So Lucky from Harper Collins Australia in exchange for an honest review.

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So Lucky - Dawn O'Porter

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