Heroine: short, voluptuous
of moving around all her life, gorgeous master chef Lily Morisette is
ready to settle down in one place and pursue her dream of opening her own
restaurant. But achieving her goal will have to wait a
little bit longer when she finds herself having to move one more time, as the
owner of the house where she'd been renting a room unexpectedly returns home
and decides to toss her out on the street.
Marine recon Master
Sergeant Zachariah Taylor was looking forward to relaxing at his own place
during leave. He certainly didn't expect to find a gold-digging
squatter in his residence! But there she was in all her curvy blonde
beauty. Surely she was up to no good, and had just latched on to his
rich baby sister roommate in hopes of a free ride? Why else would she keep Glynnis' current whereabouts a secret from him?
between their arguments over the legality of her renter's contract, and
moments of sizzling attraction, Lily discovers a note left behind by Glynnis stating that she was on her way north to meet her new
family. Steamed over the fact that he now has two gold diggers to
protect his sister from, Lily falls even further out of charity with Zach
when she declares that she'll be accompanying him for the long ride north in order
to protect Glynnis from her brother's ire.
Zach doesn't know
what makes him crazier, his sole family member going AWOL or this very feminine,
luscious bit of cupcake who insists on protecting his baby sister from
him. From him!?
worked for me:
Lily seemed like a very
sweet and savvy gal. It was fun seeing her try to puncture the
"blonde bimbo airhead" stereotype that the oh-so-sexy Zach kept wanting to
cram her into.
I liked the secondary
romance between Jessica and her husband, and it was enjoyable watching
Lily help bring poor mousy Jess out of her shell.
Size-wise Lily was built a la Marilyn Monroe, who (not surprisingly) seems to be the
prototype for bunches of books billed as being "plus-size" romances.
What didn't work for me:
I'm not a real fan of
stories in which the hero and
heroine are butting heads all the time. A bit is ok, but the fact
that it goes on for more than half of this book
is too much for me, despite the validity of the big misunderstanding that prompts it
I felt a bit at a
loss because I had wandered in at the tail end of a trilogy. The
recurring characters didn't really click with me because I was meeting them
for the first time instead of enjoying a nice reunion with them.
A solid read, especially if
you enjoy having your
hero and heroine firmly at odds with each other throughout most of the
story. There are a few good
comic as well as dramatic moments to savor in this book, but it may not be
humorous enough for some readers or suspense-filled enough for others.
Warning: This book features some steamy sex scenes and coarse
language in it.
If you liked "Getting Lucky" you might also enjoy:
"Love at Large",
"Some Girls Do",
"Heaven in Your Eyes",
Carlyle Reveals All", "Runaway Bay",
"This Heart of Mine",
"It Had to be You", "Walking After
"Blushing Pink", "Plum Girl",
"Welcome to Temptation",
"Faking It", "Dear
Cupid", "Too Much Temptation", or
"Say You're Mine".
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