ARC Review: Her Lucky Love by Carrie Ann Ryan

Posted March 8, 2013 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: Her Lucky Love by Carrie Ann Ryan
Her Lucky Love

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Series: Holiday, ,
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Author

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Brayden Cooper is a very lucky guy, but the one thing he wants most is love and family with Allison Malone. Everyone knows he loves her, but they all think he doesn’t know himself. They would be surprised by what he knows. As a young child he followed the rainbow to the end and now is lucky at everything, but winning Alison’s love.

Allison Malone is just surviving on a minimum wage job at the diner and the love of her children. Having escaped an abusive marriage, Allison is not ready to love again or put her children in the position they were when her husband was alive. But her late husband’s family wants her children and she learns her husband was a magical creature himself. Now she wants nothing to do with magic, but must rely on the Cooper’s to help keep her and her children safe.

I love the premise of the series with each of the Cooper men having some holiday touch their lives. St. Patrick’s is a holiday I kind of adore because my husband’s birthday is also on that date along with his sister’s birthday. Lucky day for one mother to have two kids on? I guess. So when I heard Brayden was getting luck as his gift, I was excited.

We need more Brayden’s in the world. Men who really do care deep down and accept a woman and her children as his. He wants a home, family and love. But he stays away not wanting to hurt Allison. When problems come to the family, he doesn’t shy away from them, but stands up and protects what is his.

While I commend Allison for raising three kids on her own, her going on and on about not trusting magic got a little old. The word magic was slightly over used in this book. I really wanted to pull out a thesaurus at one point to come up with a different way to explain it. But besides that, she just was to adamant on not loving Brayden because he is lucky and has magic. After years in the town where Brayden showed her nothing but support and love, I just wanted to bop her on the back of the head and say look at what you have.

While I love this series, I have to say this wasn’t my favorite. I wanted so much more from these characters and for the kids to really know they had a family now. It just seemed to come together in the end and I was left with a slightly happy but blah feeling over it all.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves the Holiday, Montana series and really wants Brayden to get his happily ever after with Allison.  In the end, love wins over everything.

About Carrie Ann Ryan

USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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People blind to their already present good fortune do need a bop sometimes. The idea of holidays and paranormal romance combined sounds fun. I just had a mental picture of a shifter Easter Bunny. ;D

Thanks for sharing!