Announcing JUST MY LUCK by Jennifer Honeybourn!
Inspiration can come from anywhere. The idea for my third book with Swoon Reads, Just My Luck, was sparked, believe it or not, by an episode of The Brady Bunch, a show I loved as a kid. This special episode involved the Brady family on vacation in Hawaii. The boys find a cursed tiki necklace that brings bad luck to the person who touches it. Hilarity ensues.
I liked the idea of writing a book set in Hawaii—one of my favorite places in the world—and about a girl who experiences a downturn in luck because she messed with Karma. What are the lengths she’d go to in order to turn her luck back around?
And so, a story was born:
Marty has terrible luck and she knows exactly why. While working as a housekeeper at the ritzy Grand Palms hotel in Maui, Marty made it a habit to steal small items from the guests. What better way to stick it to the rich snobs they have to clean up after? Marty knows how to turn her luck around: She just has to return all of the items she stole.
When Marty meets Will, a new guest who is staying for the summer, she does the one thing she always promised herself she'd never do—fall for an out-of-towner. But Will's special, different from the other guests at the hotel. Maybe Marty's luck is finally turning around.
After a string of misunderstandings and accidents threaten Will and Marty's relationship, Marty has to find a way to fix her luck for good... or say goodbye to Will forever.
And while we’re on the topic of luck… I feel very lucky to have the perfect cover for this book, designed by the incredibly talented Becca S.:
I LOVE the tipped-on-its-side, vintage Hawaiian postcard feel. And check out the tagline… "Karma’s a Beach."
I hope you are ready to meet Marty and Will in Maui! Just My Luck will be released July 16, 2019.