The Night I Got Lucky by Laura Caldwell

So what would happen if you woke up and suddenly everything you wished for was a reality? Sounds great, right? Your dream of that big promotion materializes and the next day you go to work and the Vice Presidents office has your nameplate on it. Your husband is suddenly much more attentive and romantic, surprising you with candlelight dinners and tender lovemaking. The guy at work you’ve had a crush on for years is making every excuse to get alone with you and flirts with you constantly.

That’s just what happens to Billy Rendell. At first all that success and attention feels wonderful, but soon the repercussions of instant gratification change Billy’s life in ways she never could have predicted. There are consequences that come with all your dreams coming true overnight. It takes her on a journey of self discovery that gives her much more than she even knew to dream of.

In a chick lit version of The Monkey’s Paw, Laura Caldwell engages us with characters you can relate to. The saying “be careful what you wish for” has rarely been illustrated in a more modern-day example that hits close to home.

Billy has issues many women today struggle with. At first she may seem slightly shallow, but as she struggles to learn how to be happy, Billy becomes more substantial and sympathetic as a character. Billy is real.

A fable told in a light, first person style, THE NIGHT I GOT LUCKY is deeper than the typical chick lit novel. It will have you thinking about your life and things you may have wanted to do differently in a whole new light. Like that old song, Thank God for Unanswered Prayers, sometimes our lives may be better than we realized. This book will make you contemplate why the grass might not be greener on the other side after all.

My first read by Laura Caldwell, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more!

Review Courtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

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