So, when I first saw this coming out, I wasn’t going to read it. I somehow thought it was a memoir, and although I did love Dawn O’Porter in some of her channel 4 documentaries, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read her memoir. How wrong was I, a fellow blogger was saying how amazing this was, I thought I just have to read it!
So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter
Bug Rating:4/5 (maybe 4.5!)
Overall: I REALLY enjoyed this. I am borderline thinking I LOVED it. So Lucky was everything I had expected Three Women (Lisa Taddeo) to be, but sadly wasn’t.
This book is ALL about the characters, and O’Porter didn’t disappoint in the character development and richness of them. I really loved them. The more I think about this, the more I think I loved this book … it might be bumped up to a 4.5 rating very soon 😉
The chapters alternated between the views of the 3 women, they were the perfect length to get sucked into each of their stories and finish the chapter wanting more. I laughed and nearly cried several times throughout!
I loved how the subplots worked, and tied together so beautifully. I love how this book really reminds you not to ‘judge a book by its cover’. These women all look, on the surface, beautiful, happy and successful, but are all fighting inner demons. This book was also a huge reminder that we must show our vulnerabilities more often, we must show we aren’t perfect. We need to be role models to future generations and give them a realistic ideals and goals so they don’t crumble when they can’t achieve perfection. Dawn O‘ Porter did a fantastic job with this book – I am so excited to recommend it to everyone!
My phone rings in a strange way. When I get it out of my bag, my face is on the screen as though I am taking a photograph. I look revolting. Liam is calling me on FaceTime. He has never done this. I do not use FaceTime. This sends me into such a tizz that I accidentally answer it, the camera shooting up my nose. I mediate panic about the stray hairs on my chin.
IS ANYONE’S LIFE . . .
Beth shows that women really can have it all.
Ruby lives life by her own rules.
And then there’s Lauren, living the dream.
AS PERFECT AS IT LOOKS?
Beth hasn’t had sex in a year.
Ruby feels like she’s failing.
Lauren’s happiness is fake news.
And it just takes one shocking event to make the truth come tumbling out…