Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Colorado Mountain #3
Published by Selfpublished on 22 October 2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Is love in the cards?
Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she's got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she's in trouble-and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side . . .
For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Yet when the high-stakes poker player sees the leggy Lexie, he suddenly has other desires on his mind. Realizing that Ty is innocent, Lexie tries to stop his plan for vengeance and help him become a better man. But as Ty battles his inner demons, dirty cops and criminals plot to take him out. Can he and Lexie find a way to escape the past?
Lady Luck was more tender than the other stories in this series, both Ty and Lexie had been through hell, and it wasn’t over by a long shot.
The beginning of Lady Luck showed me straight away that this was going to be a quite unconventional romance! Lexie and Ty were strangers, but somehow, Lexie had been persuaded to pick up Ty when he left prison after several year on the inside where he served time for murder. And she was to drive him wherever he wanted to go. Little did she know that Ty had planned to marry the woman whom he had arranged for to pick him up. And his first stop after prison was Las Vegas. Not exactly your everyday falling in love story, right? Strangely, though, Ty and Lexi just might be my favorite Colorado Mountain couple… Which is to say that they really touched me deeply, and their development throughout the story worked very well for me.
Several of the characters from the two first books in the series showed up in Lady Luck, and it was really great to see how enthusiastic everybody was to have Ty back in town. Everybody, that is, apart from the police. They would have been quite happy to have him stay far, far away from Carnal. Even if they were a bit calmed by the fact that he brought a beautiful new wife back home with him. The corruption in the police department seems to have no end, and as what had really happened before Ty was sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit came to light, it became clear that both he and Lexie were in great danger.
The mystery and suspense had an added aspect, too, because part of it happened in Carnal, while another part happened in Lexie’s hometown. The romance in Lady Luck made me swoon so hard, because Lexie was definitely a strong woman, one who had been through hell, but still managed to hope and see the good in people. Ty, on the other hand, started out hell-bent on revenge. Spending time with Lexie, and thinking there might be more to their relationship than a marriage of convenience made him more open to the future and to hope as well – up to a certain point. Something happened, though, that threatened to make everything fall apart for both of them, and my heart broke in so many pieces I still haven’t found them all.
Written in third person point of view, changing between Ty’s and Lexie’s perspectives, and in past tense, Lady Luck also has some truly excellent dialogues, and the story overall just has everything a good romantic suspense should have!
“Keys,” he repeated. My eyes went back to his beautiful ones. “But… it’s my car.” “Keys,” he said again, same rumble, same tone, no impatience, no nothing, and I got the sense he’d stand there all day fencing me in and repeating that word until I complied.
But I wondered why Ty Walker chose Liberace. I didn’t think he got a kick out of it because, as far as I could tell, he had no sense of humor… or any emotion, really. It was likely because it was the first wedding chapel we happened upon so he swung the Charger in.
“Got good friends,” he murmured. I nodded again because he did. He had good friends. The kind of friends you didn’t just get. The kind of friends you earned. And I didn’t know what to do with that either.★★★★★ #Review : Lady Luck became Lexxie's favorite Colorado Mountain story... so, so good! Click To Tweet