Monday, July 30, 2012

Lucky for Her by Stephanie Taylor

Lucky certainly lives up to his name. Once the fat kid in school, he's all grown up and taking prisoners, literally. He's the town sheriff and delights in handcuffing idiots. Most people barely recognize him being the fit and trim man he is now.

Lana, pregnant and alone, flees her abusive ex-husband and seeks refuge with her father in her hometown. She doesn't expect to meet a handsome man at a get-together and fall head over heels. Of course, she can't trust herself when it comes to men and she certainly doesn't trust Lucky.

Then Lana finds out who Lucky really is - the fat kid whose invitation she turned down for her senior prom. Fat Jack has now grown into a man that makes her burn inside. He even has a new name. Ashamed of the way she treated him in the past, she tries to walk away, but there's something that pulls her back to him.

Is it the fact that Lucky can protect her from her ex-husband or can love really conquer all?

 Reviewer: Dolce Amore

Lucky O’Donnell, who carried the malicious nickname Fat Jack in junior high and high school, had always been in love with Lana Roche but she never gave him the time of day. And now, years later, he discovers that she is back in town. He wants revenge for the way she treated him back then. However, when he meets her again, divorced and pregnant, he realizes that she isn’t that girl anymore. And that he can’t bear to hurt her. 

Despite his need for revenge, he found the thought of hurting her more disturbing by the minute. God forbid, but she was actually kinda sweet. Nothing like the girl he remembered from high school.

When everyone in town starts to believe that Lana’s unborn child is Lucky’s, he decides to say it is his and to marry her in order to protect her and the baby from her abusive ex. 

The marriage is a good thing for the two of them and soon they fall in love. 
Having a husband she actually enjoyed spending time with was a novelty to her. One she intended to enjoy

But, her ex-husband has decided to make her pay for not telling him about the baby. 

Wow! I loved the book. It has everything: love, romance, humor,  passion, and action. Here some samples of the humor I found so charming:  
 “If you don’t leave, I’m going to…”
 “You gonna call the cops? Oh wait, I am the cops.”

 “Who are you?” he growled.
 “Your wife, idiot,” came Lana’s sharp reply.
Despite the fact that I loved the main characters because they are so real, lovely, and wonderful, I have to say that I prefer Lana’s little sister, Ally. Although she is seventeen years old, she is so passionate  and loyal with her sister. 

You know, she’s been hurt before. Please don’t hurt her again, Sheriff.”
“Ally!” Lana said, shock causing her jaw to go slack.
“I love you, Lana,” she said. “You’re my sister. I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t protect you.”

“Don’t you do this to her, Sheriff. She can’t handle another bad marriage.”

 “I  hope he makes you happy. A part of me wants him to be your knight in shining armor, but another part of me hopes a certain part of his anatomy falls off.”

So, Ms. Stephanie Taylor, could you please, please write her story? I bet it will be an amazing one. And 5 stars for this book! 

Publisher:  Astraea Press
Source:  Manic Readers


Em said...

Sounds like a fantastic read, adding to TBR

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