Monday, November 23, 2015

[Pat's Review]: "Getting Lucky"

Getting Lucky by Stacy Finz
Publisher: Lyrical Shine (November 10, 2015)
Series: Nugget, 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In Nugget, California, a tiny town tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountains, luck is what you make it, and love is never far behind...

From his humble beginnings in Nugget, Lucky Rodriguez has become a champion on the rodeo circuit, truly living up to his name in every regard. But when he returns home, he gets something success can't buy: a daughter he never knew he had. And the girl's mother, an old friend he has hasn't thought about since, now touches his heart like no buckle bunny ever could.

Tawny Wade hasn't always had luck on her side. She fell for a boy she couldn't have, lost her parents too young, and now her daughter needs a transplant she can't provide. But if Lucky is a stem cell match, all that could change. The trouble is, Lucky's got a past in Nugget that makes him off-limits as anything more than a donor for her daughter. And yet, Tawny's never stopped loving the man who now holds her family's fate in his cowboy-callused hands..

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Pat's Review:

Lucky Rodriquez is a professional bull rider at the top of his game. But his age and injuries let him know he needs to make plans. He left Nugget, California ten years ago, running from an accusation, not true, that could ruin his life. His Mom Cecelia  still lives in town, so he's back to prepare for his eventual retirement. He bought land, hired a construction company and is going to run a "cowboy camp." Townspeople laugh, he doesn't want it called a dude ranch!  The construction is very slow, but when he returned to Nugget so did the love of his life since high school, Raylene Rosser.  Even though she is the reason he left and she married someone else, he could never forget her. Her divorce is not final yet, so sneaking around is the best they can do. Lucky's not happy, but even less happy when a woman appears at his door, saying he has a daughter, who has Leukemia and needs stem cell treatment.

Tawny (Thelma) Wade was in love with Lucky back in school, and he barely noticed her. "That girl had been puny, painfully shy, and madly in love with Lucky."  They had one encounter, just before Lucky left town. He was falling down drunk, broken hearted from the disaster with Raylene, and took comfort in the arms of Thelma. He was gone the next morning, but left something of himself behind, a baby, Katie is now nine years old. Lucky is amazed when he realizes who Tawny is. She has made a name for herself making hand tooled boots for friends and celebrities and they pay a good amount of money for her work. When Lucky acknowledges the possibility Katie could be his, he immediately berates Tawny for not getting in touch with him. She tried, left messages never answered, and knew she was on her own. After a paternity test proves he is Katie's father he is all in, financially, glad to be tested, praying he's a match, and falling head over heels for Katie. But Tawny seems to be finding a place in his heart as well.

There is lot of action, emotions and danger in this book. Not to mention it's hot!  I couldn't put it down, wondering what could possibly happen next. The characters in this small cattle town, especially Lucky's mom Cecelia will capture your heart. It is a very entertaining read.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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