Review: Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown.

Posted December 21, 2009 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Rowena’s review of Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown.

Hero: Griffin Luckadeau
Heroine: Julie Donovan

One stubborn cowboy who’s more than willing to cross horns. When single dad Griffin Luckadeau thinks his new neighbor is scheming to steal his ranch out from under him to benefit her own daughter, sparks really begin to fly… One hotheaded schoolteacher who doesn’t take guff from anybody Julie Donovan moves to town, determined to leave her troubles behind. As soon as she meets the absolutely infuriating, oh-so-sexy cowboy next door, things quickly go from bad to worse… Until these two texas hotheads admit that it’s fate that brought them together, running from the inevitable is only going to bring them a double dose of miserable…

I think I’m done with this series.

I knew going into this book that it was going to be more of the same stuff from the other books and even though I was hoping that there’d be some new splash in it, there wasn’t and I closed the book, feeling bad for Griffin because of all of the Luckadeau’s, Griffin was my favorite and I think he got burned out of an original story because his story was a mix of both Beau and Slade’s story.

Hero and heroine hate each other on sight, check. Hero and heroine spend most of the book bickering over every little thing, check. Secret love child, check. Bitch of a girlfriend who is mean to your offspring or is waiting to marry you to get a hold of all of your riches, check. Every single one of these things was in this book with little switch ups that made very little changes to make this Griffins book but it was so similiar to both Beau and Slade’s book that I spent most of the book rolling my eyes down the street.

It just wasn’t original to me and I spent most of the book annoyed with both Griffin for the way that he just assumed he knew everything about Julie (Slade, anyone?) and then annoyed with Julie for assuming that Griffin was this man whore who had affairs on his wife without even verifying her facts. All of the constant bickering between these two got to be too much for me that when they finally got together, I had already lost my steam in reading this book.

I did enjoy meeting the kids and seeing Lizzy again. The fierce loyalty between Annie, Lizzy and Chuck was cute and I did enjoy the old ladies but as a whole, this book was just too much of the same thing and I didn’t get what I was hoping for. Something fresh, something new so I’m bummed about that but I’ll get over it. Would I recommend this book? Not really because if you’ve read the other books then this one will be too familiar to be any fun.

Grade: 1.75 out of 5

This book is available from Sourcebooks. You can buy it here or here.

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2 responses to “Review: Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown.

  1. I read Lucky in Love when it came out (partly I admit for the gorgeous cover… I’m weak you know 😉 and didn’t like it. The book unlike the cover wasn’t sexy AT ALL. I admire you for reading the other book in this series, lol.

  2. Rowena

    You know, I enjoyed Lucky in Love even though it wasn’t perfect but after the third book of the same dang storyline…it got old and I’m done.

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