Dec 8, 2017


jennifer e. smith.

Publisher Delacorte Press.
Publication Date: May 2,2017.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|416.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect 

Another beautifully written, heartwarming story by JENNIFER E. SMITH .

First, isn’t cover beautiful? I know that if I haven’t read the author before, that would be one of first things that would catch my attention. Title as well, WINDFALL , think about it, can you see yourself not be curious about the title, wondering if there is a reason behind the title. WINDFALL deals with winning lottery, friendship with romance in mix. I had always loved titles for JENNIFER E. SMITH books, to me they were always eye catching, with a reason behind it. At least that’s the feeling I got through years that I had read her books. I wasn’t aware that she came out with new book until I was at library and came across it. I was excited to read it. I started reading her books in 2012, and there hasn’t been a book of hers that I didn’t end up falling in love with. WINDFALL wasn’t any different, it didn’t take long before I was hooked, craving the next chapter and the next.

When I read summary, I wonder how things would change between Teddy and Alice after he won 140 million, considering that Alice was the one who bought the winning ticket, as a gift. It could been her. I can’t even begin to imagine to have that much money, or what to do with it. I do know I would want use part of it, to help a charity, to help someone in need. Not long after he won the money, I saw a change in Teddy, in his behavior. I think that the money got into his head. Considering how him and his mom lived before the winnings, I can’t say that I blame him. I was hoping that at some point he would possibly put some aside for college, just like his mom wanted. I was proud of him when he didn’t give to his dad when he asked to lend him some money. I thought something was fishy him coming into town after Teddy won, and like Alice I was suspicious about his intentions. My heart broke for Teddy when the truth came out.

I liked the fact that most of the book wasn’t based on relationship. It took time for Teddy and Alice grow closer, and eventually form a relationship. That felt realistic to me. I knew there was something between two of them and not only from Alice’s side. The way that Teddy kept offering part of money, went to visit college with her. Plus he admitted that he didn’t want her that far away. He wouldn’t admit it in beginning but there was something there, that went beyond friendship. You can imagine how happy I was when he finally confessed those feelings to Alice. I been wanting them get together since the kiss they shared, after Teddy won the lottery. Besides Teddy and Alice, Leo was my favorite character, you can’t help but love him. I loved how he was always there for her when she needed him, always supported her and listened to her. That’s a friendship that will last a lifetime.

I can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t seem to stop wondering about what would happen to them after. Most of her books seemed to have that effect on me, where I am thinking about story afterwards. I have feeling that WINDFALL will end up one of those books that I will end up reading multiple times. I would recommend this book to others, especially if you love YA Contemporary romance.


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