Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Review: Getting Lucky by Stacy Finz

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...

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: November 10th 2015 by Lyrical Shine
Terri's Thoughts

** I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is November 10th, 2014**

I have not read any work by Finz previously however without doing any research I think this story may be part of a number of stories taking place in the town of Nugget.  the characters were close knit with a lot of backstory that seemed to tell of other stories previously told.  Even so it only added to the charm of this story and didn't impact the enjoyment.

You can't help but get sucked in when it comes to a young child who is fighting for her life.  When you have a whole town fighting for it you get drawn in even more.

I don't want to give much away so I will only choose to give a few key statements

1.  Where do guys like Lucky come from?  Of course he was perfect, great looking and a stand up guy.  His only fault was Raylene.

2.  If you like your stories steamy, this has some, although not overwhelming in content.  The story comes first and then the steam, the way it should in my opinion


3.  Not all steam is good.  It felt a little awkward for me reading about Cecilia's steamy bedroom scenes.  She is the grandmother in this story (although she was young)

4.  I can't get enough of gossipy small towns.  It reminds me of growing up and takes me to an oh so familiar place

5.  Did I mention a sick child?  The only thing that could pull the hearstrings more would have been a sick child with a puppy!  Now to be honest we do not see the child suffering a whole lot throughout so the story is not all dark and depressing.

I enjoyed this story and would not hesitate to read others that take place in the fictional town of Nugget.

About the Author

Stacy Finz is an award-winning former newspaper reporter. After more than twenty years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. Her first book, GOING HOME (Kensington), is due out October 13, 2014, and is part of her Nugget romance series about a small mountain town that has a strange way of giving people unexpected reasons to start over--and find the most irresistible chances to fall in love. Look for her second book, FINDING HOPE, in 2015.


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