After one-too-many whiskeys, fledgling screenwriter Cara Kennedy takes a page out of someone else’s script when she gets caught up in the Irish tradition of women proposing on Leap Day. She thought she might have dreamt everything until she woke the next morning with a hot guy in her bed and a tin foil ring on her finger. Her flight is in four hours, her clothes are all over the room, and she has the most important meeting of her career in exactly two days—and on top of everything else, her husband has a dog who thinks Cara is a perfect surrogate mother, despite the fact that she has never been much of an animal lover…
Deciding to work things out stateside, Finn and her new fur baby accompany her to LA, where Finn spends his days going on auditions and his nights charming his new bride, leaving Cara to wonder whether this is real love, or if Finn is another aspiring actor just after her Hollywood connections? With limited time on his tourist visa, will Finn be able to convince Cara that she’s the right girl for him, or will time run out on their Hollywood ending?
Title: Lucky Leap Day
Author: Ann Marie Walker
Publication Date: January 18, 2022
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
I was really looking forward to this book as I love accidental marriage tropes, but it didn’t quite live up to expectations. It had some cute moments, but in the end, it wasn’t for me.
One major thing that made this an okay read for me was that I wasn’t in love with the love interest, Finn. I felt like he was missing dimension. He was just always happy and going along with everything Cara suggested. And he was so nice. Too nice. I like a nice guy, but I needed something more from him.
On top of that, the plot didn’t really grab me. Honestly, things did not play out how I thought they would. The part that took place in Ireland at the beginning of the book was fun, but then everything else was kinda boring. I wasn’t interested or hooked by the story and couldn’t care less about things by the 3/4 mark.
It had a nice ending and the writing wasn’t bad, but the story and characters just weren’t there for me.