Review: Lucky Number Four by Amanda Jason

Pandora Ann Phillips' life is just normal-crazy

Her mom's a psychic, her dad's mom is a snob, her mom's parental units are "too down to earth" and her best friends are newlyweds. Okay, so her best friends being newlyweds isn't really abnormal, but living with them in a cramped two-bedroom apartment definitely is. Sex, sex, sex is totally on their minds. Actually it's not only on their minds, but it's on the kitchen table, couch, on top of the washer...well, you get the picture.

Being a celibate (not by choice, mind you) full-time college student, and an almost full-time barista, Pandora can't afford to lose anymore sleep. So, she seeks out a new place to lay her head. Enter three "drool worthy" male models that are looking for a fourth roommate and they want her...and won't take no for an answer.

Hilarity ensues as Pandora's life turns completely upside down, and she begins to wonder if it will ever be the same again!
I had serious trouble finishing this book. The writing style was really terrible and not fluent at all. There were a lot of mistakes and chopped sentences. It was almost like; this happened, then that happened, then she said this and he did that. This all made it hard to concentrate on the content of the book.

Which wasn't any better. The story definitely had potential, but it wasn't well executed. First off, during the entire novel you barely get to know anything about these three guys except where they are from or what they do all they. Yes they travel around the world for shoots, but it seems when they are home all they do is follow Pandora around like lost puppies.

Also they are always together when they are home. Which first gave me the idea something kinky might happen. Not the case, but it could have made things more interesting.

Now one of these guys has a crush on Pandora and it's up to us to guess who. Considering these guys are barely home and actually don't talk that much with her, I find it hard to believe such feelings can have developed. Seriously I don't see the connections between any of the main characters.

Then there is Pandora/Dora. A really pore choice of name I think, because all I could keep thinking about was Dora The Explorer, not something you want your readers to associate with in a New Adult novel. Besides that, the girl is boring and whining all the time. I can understand her life doesn't have to be exciting, work and school, I get that. But then the focus should have been more on the romance part, how that is developing with the hotties. Unfortunately there wasn't much development in every respect.

Dora repeats constantly throughout the book how she is too normal and plain looking to hang out with models and that there is no way they could ever be interested in her. Which I can accept if it said once or twice, not every twenty pages. It gets old really fast and holds no value.

Also she is attracted to the guys, which is very understandable. More particularly Dora actually switches her attraction back and forth between two guys. Which to me only proves there isn't a real connection and that these people don't really know each other.

Lucky Number Four was not a good book. It had an interesting plot, but was badly executed with shallow characters, overall lacking description and information, choppy pacing and an incoherent writing style. I do not recommend this book.

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  1. Hi there Athena. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for Liebster Award. You can check my post here

  2. Sounds like a disappointing read. Thanks for your honest review!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction