Getting Lucky Number Seven (Taking Shots #1) by Cindi Madsen
What's your lucky number?
Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...
But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.
Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7...
This was cute. It's a good friends to lovers story that doesn't have a fuck ton of drama.
Lyla has the academic nerd thing going for her and Beck finds that incredibly sweet. Their entire friendship was cute. The jokes they swapped, the movie nights and cat memes they shared, and the support they offered each other is what great friendships are based on. Even if they never developed a romantic relationship, these two would stay close friends for the rest of their lives. So, of course neither of them really want to change things by crossing some imaginary line they won’t be able to uncross.
But, Lyla also doesn’t want to feel like she’s let her opportunity to do stupid shit in college pass her by. She quickly creates a list of things that she thinks will break her out of the nerd shell she finds herself in. The only thing I didn't like about this was that this was another book where the girl doesn't get any attention until she does a makeover on herself. I would have rather had her connect with Beck without becoming a bombshell through makeup and clothes.
Beck seems to have it all, or at least that’s all he lets Lyla see. So, are they really that good of friends if he’s hiding all this stuff from her? That seems like a debate for another day. But, there is a ton of stuff that pushes Beck to behave the way he does with Lyla, and his biggest challenge is going to be letting her in on a personal level.
I love friends to lovers story done well, and this one has a lot to offer.