Review – Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

Title Lucky Caller

Author Emma Mills

Release Date January 14, 2020

Description from Amazon

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.

The members of Nina’s haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she’d hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.

The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina’s family is on the brink of some major upheaval.

Everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control―but maybe control is overrated?

Initial Thoughts

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more books in the contemporary genre. I snagged an ARC of this book a YALLFEST 2019 and really wasn’t sure if I’d read it when I first picked it up. I actually ended up with several contemporary novels and was initially a smidge disappointed. After reading the synopsis, I wanted to give this book (and the genre in general), a chance.

Some Things I Liked

  • Radio show. I thought the concept for this story was really interesting. I don’t know much about radio broadcasting or all of the work that goes into producing a show and I found this book to be quite detailed and got me to think about an industry that I wasn’t super familiar with. Please note, my only exposure to radio programming is my recent binge of all eleven seasons of Frasier.
  • More than a cute romance. This story (while including an adorable romance plot), was so much more than that. It was a story of Nina finding her voice and learning about herself.

Final Thoughts

This was a cute, quick read. I’m very pleased that I gave this book a chance and I really enjoyed the story. I think there is a lot of spin-off potential for the other characters and I was happy with how it all ended.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord – if you liked the social media war aspect of this story, try Tweet Cute (coming out next week).
  • What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter – this one is coming out in April, but it’s so worth the wait. If you liked the concept of the main character finding not only her voice, but herself, as well as a super cute romance, check out this upcoming release.
  • Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff – if you liked the coming of age / finding herself plot in Lucky Caller, and you don’t need romance to be a major plot, try this new release (also coming out tomorrow).

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