ARC Review | Lucky Caller

Title: Lucky Caller

Author: Emma Mills

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Release date: January 14, 2020

My rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.

The members of Nina’s haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she’d hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.

The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina’s family is on the brink of some major upheaval.

Everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control―but maybe control is overrated?


Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

First off, can we all agree that Emma Mills gets the best book covers ever! All of them have been so gorgeous. Every time I look at this one, I swear it gets a little more beautiful.

Lucky Caller is the third book I have read by this author and it is definitely my favorite! I went into this expecting a story with a swoon worthy romance and amazing friendships and guess what? That is exactly what I got and I loved it! I know I can always rely on an Emma Mills book to make my heart happy.

I really adored Nina’s family. She had two sisters, Rose and Sidney, who were incredible. They were always around to give advice and they were so supportive of each other’s decisions. Nina’s mom and her fiancé Dan were great as well. Dan was such a cool dude. Not only was he a dentist, he was a Youtuber too. What a combination. I loved that he was there for Nina when her biological dad couldn’t be. Step parents do not always get the recognition that they deserve so I am happy that the author chose to include this in the story.

Jamie completely stole my heart. He was Nina’s neighbor and friend. I just loved how precious and innocent he was. He had the biggest heart ad truly cared for everyone. I wish we would have had a backstory for him though. I wanted to know more about him and his family. 

Then there was the romance and oh my, it was the cutest. It was friends to more which is my absolute favorite trope. This one was a little different though. They had to mend their somewhat broken friendship first. It took a while for that to happen, but it was worth the wait in the end!

I am forever wishing that my high school had a radio broadcast! I am a huge nerd so I definitely loved this aspect of the story. We followed Nina, Jamie, Sasha and Joydeep as they figure out how to run the show. Things start out pretty rocky for the group, but with lots of teamwork they find their way. Their friendship was definitely one of a kind. The banter between the four was 10/10 hilarious. Definitely some great laugh out loud moments. 

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I honestly can’t recommend it enough! If you are looking for a fun and heartwarming contemporary…Lucky Caller is for you!

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