Zoe May: As Luck Would Have It

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for As Luck Would Have It. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.


Natalie Jackson might keep up appearances on Instagram, but in reality her fiancé has just jilted her after the birth of their baby and she’s moved back in with her mum. Life isn’t exactly going to plan!

So when she enters the village raffle for the holiday of a lifetime, she thinks she has no chance of winning. But her name is pulled out – and, as luck would have it, so is a ticket bought by her childhood nemesis: Will Brimble.

Surely a romantic holiday for two is the worst idea ever…right?

Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sophie Ranald and Lindsey Kelk.


In the last year or so, I’ve become a big fan of Zoe May. She makes my occasional crossovers to the lighter side of reading so effortless. In As Luck Would Have It, we meet Natalie, who is feeling a little stuck after her enforced move back to live with her mum following a break up. Her situation is not one in which I’ve ever found myself, but nevertheless, I found her easy to relate to and I loved her sense of humour. Natalie remembers Will from high school, and her recollections of her experiences of teenage boys are similar to mine! However, it was lovely to see how he (and Natalie) had changed over time and how they related to each other now they are older.

The majority of As Luck Would Have It is set in Marrakech, and May transports us there easily. I could imagine myself reading by the pool, drinking in the jacuzzi and enjoying a massage. I couldn’t quite imagine myself trekking in the mountains but May paints the picture well for me!

The ending of As Luck Would Have It is lovely, but it felt a little quick. I would have loved to spend more time with Natalie and Will. Perhaps there is room for a sequel?

As Luck Would Have It is available from Amazon.

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