Getting Lucky review

Published May 6, 2015 by francesothomas

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I’m grateful to Avon for granting me access to a review copy of Jennifer Seasons’ Getting Lucky. This is the first in her Fortune, Colorado series. Having been to Aspen and to the Kentucky Derby and thoroughly enjoying both, I thought I’d love this book, but that was not to be.

I couldn’t work up any sympathy for Shannon, the heroine of this one. She is a grown woman still desperately seeking the approval of her not-very-nice daddy. To do so, she agrees to deceive and spy on Sean, a rival horse breeder.

Physically, Sean fits the bill of a romantic hero, but he too is lying about his identity. The fact that he’s been growing very rich while living in this sweet little place under an assumed name for years without anyone ever questioning his background seems a stretch.

I felt as though this book couldn’t decide whether it was romantic comedy or  suspense. It was too dark for one and too light for the other.

The town itself sounded charming. So did the town librarian who will be the heroine of the next book in this series.  I’m holding out hopes for the librarian’s book.

Blurb

Welcome to Fortune, Colorado—where the air is clean, the men are rugged, and the all the good ones… are bachelors.

Born into the infamous Charlemagne equestrian empire, Shannon has been raised to do whatever it takes for the family business. Even if it means going undercover and digging up dirt on a competitor. It’s easy enough when she believes he’s a bad guy whose success seems too good to be true. In fact, Shannon’s excited to put the aggravatingly sexy Irishman in his place and get back in her father’s good graces. All she needs is to stay focused on the goal … and out of Sean Muldoon’s arms.

From stealing a thoroughbred racehorse from the Irish mob to striking gold in the mountains of Colorado, there’s little Sean hasn’t experienced. But when it comes to resisting his hot new stable manager, he’s out of luck. With the mob hot on his heels, keeping Shannon off their radar is all but impossible, and he’s not about to put her in danger too. Sean wants Shannon, but how can he offer her a future … when he can’t even guarantee tomorrow?

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