G. Bianco, 2019
I had never heard of Stephanie Fournet or her novel, Kind of Cursed. However, Amazon recommended her book to me and after reading the summary, I was intrigued. Looks like Amazon has a pretty good handle on what kind of books I like!
Every woman in Millie Delacroix’s family is cursed—kind of. Birth control just doesn’t work for them and going to the altar knocked up is pretty much a family tradition. And twenty-four-year-old Millie refuses to let that happen to her—again. Especially now that she’s responsible for raising her brothers and sister. A life of celibacy is her best defense—at least until the kids are grown and can take care of themselves. Ten years with no sex, no men and no love seems like a fool-proof plan. Until she meets Luc Valencia. The Mexican-American contractor is just trying to make his father proud as he takes over the family business. At this point in his life, professionalism has to be his top priority. At least until Millie becomes Luc’s client. Even with too much on her shoulders, the feisty redhead has the power to set him off, crack him up, or bring him to his knees. All they have to do is resist falling for each other as Luc remodels Millie’s kitchen. Easy right?
After reading this story, I was immediately taken by a sudden urge to tell everyone about this book! It was a really fun read, that also dealt with family and hardships. The pacing of the novel was fantastic and had me hooked from start to finish.
May we all have a relationship like Millie and Luc’s!! I absolutely loved Luc’s characterization! He was honestly, funny, kind, and respected Millie and I loved the way it was showcased throughout the story. And Millie’s attempts to fix her family and her fierce love for her siblings is amazing to read. I loved the emphasis on family and putting those you care about first. It made both Millie and Luc’s selflessness shine and display a quality I love to see in literature. I loved the way the characters interacted with one another: the way Luc interacted with the Delacroix kids and how the families intermingle.
And the story wasn’t just about the curse, which I liked. The novel instead centered around what it means to take what life gives you and shape your life around a new obstacle. And how that obstacle can bring new joy into your life.
The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the epilogue. It just felt a bit too long and cliche. However the rest of the novel was phenomenal! I just wanted Millie and Luc’s story to go on forever and I can't wait to read more of Fournet’s books!
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