Monday, January 11, 2010

Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown

The third in the Lucky trilogy, Ms. Brown does not disappoint! I was as captivated with this one as I was with the previous two.

Griffin Luckadeau is a single dad raising his five year old daughter Lizzy.  He divorced her mother when she was a baby, and paid her off to get sole custody.  Lizzy has the lucky streak, a white streak down the part of her dark hair.  Imagine Griffin's shock when he finds himself staring at Lizzy's twin on her first day of kindergarten.

Julie Donovan moved to town to get a fresh start for her and her five year old daughter Annie.  Her husband divorced her for adultery, even though they were technically divorced when she had a drunken one night stand five years ago with a soldier named G. Luckadeau.  She is as shocked as Griffin is when she sees the two girls together.  She wastes no time yelling at Griffin because he doesn't remember her.  He swear he never saw her before in his life, and it isn't long before the whole town is passing judgement.

Annie is the daughter of Griffin's twin brother Graham, but the townfolk naturally assume she is Griffin's.  Even though there are sparks between Julie and Griffin, it goes no further.  He is determined she planned it all out, coming to town to ensure she gets a piece of the Luckadeau money.  Julie just wants to be left alone, raising her daughter.  She sure didn't plan to leap from one frying pan to the other.  She may be attracted to Griffin, but he can't get past the fact she slept with his late brother, and she can't move past the fact she is six years older than him.

GETTING LUCKY is a sweet romance filled with hunky men and plucky women.  Women who aren't scared to speak their minds and fight with all they have for what they believe in.  I laughed out loud in several places as well as wiped a few tears.  Carolyn Brown has magic at her fingertips when she writes.  I'm actually sad to see this series end; I could read about the Luckadeau's for a long, long time.

1 comment:

  1. Wendy,
    Thank you for that lovely review. If I hadn't written the book, I'd go buy it and read it on your recommendation alone!
    Bless you,
    Carolyn Brown


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