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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown

Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (393 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Single mom Julie Donavan is looking for a place to start over. What she finds after buying a small house on five acres is nothing short of a nightmare.

Single dad "Lucky Griffin" Luckadeau has been crossing horns with his elderly neighbor for years. But when his daughter, Annie, decides she wants the new little girl who lives on the feuding property to be her friend, or better yet her sister, the sparks fly.

These two stubborn hotheads, who irritate each other beyond endurance, refuse to admit that it's fate that brought them together. And running from the inevitable is only going to bring a double dose of misery.

She’s been burned in love by lies. He’s been burned in relationships by loveless women. What happens when they end up thrown together by fate? She’ll get a run for her money. As for Griffin, he’s Getting Lucky.

Ms. Brown writes witty characters that stay with the reader long after the novel ends. You want to see them fight, laugh, love, and succeed in their lives. You feel a part of the story as well. You can almost smell the hay, corn, and live stock. The details set the mood for the story.

I liked the two little girls and the white streak in their dark hair. It made the little girls memorable. Lizzy belongs to Griffin. Annie belongs to Julie, but darned if anyone can tell them apart. Griffin made a great hero because, despite his unlucky streak with women, he’s got a kind heart. When he took care of Chuck, it was really touching. Although I thought he and Julie fought each other a bit too much at first, I liked the way their love affair heated up. The arguing was heated coupling and that was very real. You know people who argue hard and love even harder.

If you want a fun story with a western flair, then you have to read Getting Lucky. You won’t want to miss these human and loveable characters.