Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Alice doesn’t believe in luck, Alice believes in love. Mostly that she’s been in love with her best friend, Teddy, for the last three years. When she buys him a lottery ticket for his birthday and he wins 32 million dollars, they are thrown together with the world at their feet. Teddy decides that he will spend his money committing random acts of kindness, and who better to go on that adventure with him than Alice? In the process they get to know themselves and each other better than they ever have before, but money can’t buy you love..

Release Date: Out Now

I received a copy of this e-book from Pan Macmillan through NetGalley; I had the book downloaded before it was released and was intending to read it before it was published, but in between my own wedding and then the honeymoon straight after, I’m just getting around to writing this review!

This book was a good read for the plane journeys, you meet the three main characters Alice, Teddy and Leo. They grew up together and Alice buys Teddy a lottery ticket for his birthday after being convinced by the store clerk. Everyone dreams about winning the lottery, but not Alice. Alice is however overjoyed that Teddy has won until it seems money changes him and the person she secretly loves isn’t that same person anymore.

It’s an enjoyable read and you get to know each of the characters and you get both sides from Alice and Teddy of how the lottery money has affected their lives. Seemingly doom-and-gloom it’s a happy story, one that will leave you smiling once you have finished the book, with all of the characters given their own endings or a summary of how they turned out in the future.


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