Book 2
The Zone

April 4, 2016

Swoon Romance




Life in the Lucky Zone
by Patricia Tighe   


Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Taylor lives a charmed life—always the lead in school plays, possessor of a healthy entourage and a hot boyfriend. But then she gets dumped and screws up her audition for the spring play. The Theater teacher picks Trey Berger, a gamer who irritates her by simply opening his mouth, to run lines with her. Could things get any worse?

Trey can barely tolerate Lindsey. It’s bad enough their best friends are dating and he has to see Lindsey outside of school. Rehearse together? Trey would rather chill with his live-in grandmother who has Dementia.

As the semester continues, Trey discovers there’s more to Lindsey than the persona she puts on for everyone else’s benefit. And that Lindsey might be someone he could care about. A lot.

While Lindsey tries to change her luck and heal from the breakup, Trey slowly becomes her best friend. He makes her laugh and holds her when she cries. Could he possibly become something more?


"4 STARS!"  By Terrill Rosado 1 year ago

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This is a sweet teen romance along the same lines as Patricia Tighe's first book in this series, Life in the No-Dating Zone. Lucky Zone centers around Gray and Claire's (from No-Dating Zone) best friends, Trey and Lindsey. Lindsey is known as a notorious flirt, but has been in a committed (or so she thought) relationship for some time. When an abrupt break-up with said boyfriend occurs, Lindsey is shocked and hurt. Meanwhile, what starts as a barely tolerable existence between Trey and Lindsey turns into a friendship when they are paired to run lines for their school's upcoming drama production. Trey is a people-pleaser by nature and is compelled to comfort Lindsey to help her get through her break-up. At the same time, Lindsey is looking for the "lucky" guy who will quickly fill the void that her previous boyfriend has left in her life and heart.

First, I just want to say how much I enjoyed Trey's character. He was a loving friend, brother, and son with a quick wit. The banter between him and Lindsey were my favorite parts throughout the entire book. I quickly tired of Lindsey's need for inanimate and human lucky charms, but Trey's presence and POV helped me get past that annoyance. Another refreshing element to this story were the healthy parent/child relationships. Dysfunctional families tend to be the norm in many of today's YA books. I also enjoyed the swoon-worthy moments at the last 20% of the book--a nice HEA.