Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Into the Wild

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Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

Title : Windfall
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ISBN : 039955937X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 414 pages


Chelsea rated it ★★★☆☆

June 05, 2017

I'm feeling rather mid range on this one, but it sure does have a great cover. This was a cute story that I felt I'd read many times before. Full review to come.

Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink rated it ★★★☆☆

May 08, 2017

2.5 stars Part of this is a 'it's you, not me' thing, because the writing was lovely. The author clearly put her heart and soul into this book. Some of the conversations and inner monologue is breathtakingly heart-achingly beautiful. A certain type of reader will probably hug this book to pieces a...

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★☆☆

May 08, 2017

3.5 stars I'm sure most of us have asked ourselves that question. Spent those millions in our heads as we went to sleep dreaming of hitting it big-time. (If I wasn't so cheap that I never buy tickets..that's beside the point.) This story is about that big win really happening. To an eighteen year...

Heather rated it ★★★★☆

June 16, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I haven't loved Jennifer E. Smith's books in the past a ton so I was weary going into this but ended up enjoying it! I will reviewing this book in a mashup review video coming next week so be on the lookout for that for more of my thoughts!

Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it ★★★★☆

September 27, 2017

Ms. Jennifer E. Smith’s books have always been just your average contemporary YA romance, at least to me. I have always enjoyed her writing and her plotlines but I haven’t found anything special about them until Windfall which obviously is now my favorite by Ms. Smith. I find her latest book not...

Cait • A Page with a View rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 18, 2017

This reminded me a LOT of Lucky in Love by Kasie West, which only served to highlight all of the areas that really didn't work for me here. This was definitely not the cute, happy read I was looking for... The basic plot is that Alice is an orphan who spends her free time volunteering at the soup...

maymay ☕ rated it ★★★☆☆

September 16, 2017

Full review posted I think it pretty crazy that Lucky in Love and Windfall share pretty much the SAME plot but they were carried out SO differently Lucky in Love was a DISATER (even though I love Kasie West) but I could not help but feel like Windfall would be part 2 of the never-ending-tragedy t...

Kaylin rated it ★★★☆☆

April 28, 2017

2.5 Stars Overview: Alice is in love with Teddy, her best-friend of nine years. She buys him a lottery ticket for his 18th birthday and they win millions. That’s the premise of this book, and based off that brief description, you probably have an idea where the story is headed. And you’re probabl...

Maddie (Heart Full Of Books) rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 12, 2017

Actual rating: 2.5 stars. When you write about someone winning the lottery, there are certain places that your mind goes. The winner spends frivolously on a yacht and a robot butler, runs into trouble with credit card companies, and after losing a significant chunk of cash, realises that they sho...

Trina (Between Chapters) rated it ★★★☆☆

May 22, 2017

Interesting premise, some relateable moments, but it just didn't live up to my expectation of it, which tends to be how all of Jennifer E. Smith's books are for me. I also wasn't a fan of the main romance in this book. I LOVED the family dynamics in this book though. I did listen to the audiobook,...

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