So today I'm going to be reviewing The Lucky Ones by Anna Godberson, the third book in the Bright Young Things trilogy.
In 1929, the Bright Young Things escape Manhattan's heat for the lush lawns and sparkling bays of White Cove, looking for leisure, love, and luck.
New York City's latest It Girl, Cordelia Grey, is flying high with celebrity pilot Max Darby. But Max is a private person with a reputation to uphold—and a secret to hide. A public romance with a bootlegger's daughter could cost him more than just his good name. . . .
Aspiring triple threat Letty Larkspur has finally gotten her big break, but will her talent—and special bond with the married silver-screen star Valentine O'Dell—make her a target in the cutthroat world of Hollywood? Perhaps the ingenue knows how to play the leading lady after all.
Newly married to her longtime sweetheart, socialite Astrid Donal finds herself spending more time with one of her husband's henchmen than with him. With so many secrets between man and wife, is the honeymoon already coming to an end?
As summer reaches its hottest peak, these sun-kissed girls will find out if their luck can last . . . or if dark surprises are on the horizon.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes the riveting conclusion to the one summer these Bright Young Things will never forget.
I thought this was an excellent ending to an excellent trilogy. I laughed, I cried and I fell in love with the characters even more. Anna Godberson really out did herself on this novel. As someone who normally doesn't like historical fiction, it was quite a surprise to me how much I loved this book. It was definitely my favorite book in the trilogy and I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Okay do first of all, I just want to say how much I hated and loved Anna Godberson at the end of this book. I mean, honestly, she killed Cordelia and Max. I loved them so much, they were my favorite characters in the story by a long shot. But I loved that they were able to die together and Max let Cordelia fly with him in the race so they could try to fly all the way across the Atlantic. I really thought they were gonna make it and then they didn't and I was so so so so so so so sad.
Next, Astrid and Victor. I so didn't see that coming. I felt so bad for Astrid when Charlie was yelling at her because he thought that she had turned him into the FBI for killing that man when it was Victor all along. I thought it was so sweet when Victor came to Astrid's window and she ran away with him. I never liked Astrid and Charlie as a couple. In fact, I never liked Charlie at all. I always saw him as a oversized bully.
And Letty. Oh, Letty. I'll admit, I believed Valentine too. I really thought he was falling for her. And then Sophia told her that he was just playing games with her and she was just crushed. But then she hopped on a train with Grady for LA and became a star. I felt so happy for her and I was so glad that her and Grady ended up together in the end. I always hoped they would, and they make such a perfect couple.
The last thing I want to comment on is the last chapter/epilogue thing. I thought it was really interesting that it was told from Billie's pov because she's a character we don't really get to know. And the part where she sees John and she's like, "Who are you?". And he's like, "Do you know Cordelia Grey?", and she says, "Yes. How do you?", and he's like, "She's my wife." and he shows Billie his wedding ring and I was just like Awwwww.
Thanks for reading. I plan to have my bookshelf tour up either tonight or Sunday. I can't post before Sunday because I'll be on vacation for the 4th and I won't have wifi.
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