Walker, Ann Marie. Lucky Leap Day. Sourcebooks, 2022. ISBN 978-1728216522 320 pp. $14.99
Sadie’s Hawkins Day is a real thing–and in Ireland, there is a tradition close to that date that every four years, on Leap Day, ladies propose to their loves. After a few too many drinks, an American screenwriter on holiday proposes to the hot music man she met in a bar and immediately gets married (or so she’s told, it’s all kind of a blur). With her vacation on deadline, she brings her new husband (and his little dog, too) back to LA, where her very superficial boss takes a liking to him and helps get him cast in a movie. Cara and Finn get to be friends; can they make the relationship work? Do they want to?
This was a quick read, written in a style that would lend itself well to a movie. The relationship was sweet, and there were several funny moments. Cara’s landlady (a former leading lady letting her live in the pool house) is a wonderfully rendered character of the golden age of Hollywood.
I received an advance readers review copy of #LuckyLeapDay from #NetGalley.