Before Lucky

Before Lucky

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by J. S. Cooper
     
 

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Before Lucky is a novella prequel to New York Times Bestselling book The Last Boyfriend

Zane Beaumont’s life changed the day he walked into Lou’s Burger Joint and saw Lucky Morgan for the first time. He wasn’t sure if it was her smile, or her chocolate brown eyes that captured his heart, but he knew that he would do anything to make sure

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Before Lucky is a novella prequel to New York Times Bestselling book The Last Boyfriend

Zane Beaumont’s life changed the day he walked into Lou’s Burger Joint and saw Lucky Morgan for the first time. He wasn’t sure if it was her smile, or her chocolate brown eyes that captured his heart, but he knew that he would do anything to make sure he got to know her better.

We all know the story of how Lucky fell in love with Zane, now it’s time to see how Zane fell for Lucky. Before Lucky tells the story of how one handsome, but broken man found love for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148755654
Publisher:
JMC Creations
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Forever Love , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
283,077
File size:
325 KB

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Before Lucky 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before Lucky is the Prequel to The Last Boyfriend. This book is a great peek into Zane's head. If you loved TLB and TLH like I did,  you will love this book as well. J.S. Cooper has the amazing ability to make her characters real. You see right into Zane's soul;  his anger over his brother's death, his want for revenge, his inner battle over his feelings for Lucky. You watch him be pulled to  Lou's every Friday, and feel him fall for Lucky. It is a beautiful story! I started and finished this book yesterday, could not put it down.  I'd recommend this to everyone, phenomenal writing :) I cannot wait to read more from J.S. Coooper, she has done it again! Stay tuned for Lucky and Zane's first Christmas, you won't want to miss it! 
ReadingRn14 More than 1 year ago
I just love Zane Beaumont! I really like books from the male POV, and Ms. Cooper does a fantastic job! Getting inside Zane's head was a real treat. This book can be easily read before The Last Boyfriend or after The Last Husband, or even in between, but if you like the male POV; you'll definitely want to read it!!
RettaR92377 More than 1 year ago
Before Lucky was a great insight on what Zane was feeling when he first saw Lucky, and his first interaction with Lucky. We also get to see the constant turmoil he goes though with himself, he wants Lucky but he also wants to revenge his brother's suicide. I absolutely loved Zane's POV, if you loved TLB and TLH this is a must read to see Zane's POV on how it all started! Please remember that this is a novella about how Zane felt when he first met Lucky and NOT a novel retelling The Last Boyfriend or The Last Husband from Zane's POV!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before Lucky is the prequel to The Last Boyfriend. If you've read The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband your going to love this book. It gives great incite to the main character Zane Beaumont and how he truly fell in love with hard working waitress/student Lucky. Zane is a rich playboy with no intentions of ever changing his ways. That all changed the day he met Lucky. Once Zane meets Lucky, he can think of nothing else. With so much going on in Zanes life should he even pursue her. Buy the book to find out. Definitely worth the read. I've read all of author J.S. Coolers books and have loved them all.
Caroline_Hat More than 1 year ago
 Loved this book. This is an awesome series. It's the prequel before Last Boyfriend and Last Husband. This book gives Zane's point of view and the first time he sees Lucky. Once I started I was hooked and just could not put the book down. After reading this I highly recommend you read the Last boyfriend and the Last Husband if you have not done so already. Congrats Jamie another awesome book. You rock!!! 
Nicole02 More than 1 year ago
If you are anything like me you fell in love with Zane and Lucky in The Last Boyfriend & the Last husband, and in Before Lucky we get a little more insight into Zane Beaumont. I loved getting into his brain and seeing how his brothers death had affected him and also seeing his initial reaction to Lucky. Seeing the months of him going to Lou's just to see Lucky was sorta comical coming from someone like Zane. I don't think I could have ever pictured Zanes thoughts, so I super excited that i got the inside scoop from Before Lucky. Super quick read (it is a novella lol) and totally worth the time and energy.
Shellbelle1 More than 1 year ago
I am so addicted to this series....it is one of my 2013 favorites! This a novella from Zane Beaumont's point of view. This novella takes the reader back to the beginning. Zane Beaumont is on a mission. He is seeking revenge for his brother's death. His life has spiraled out of control. Guilt and the need for revenge consume him. His every thought is centered around this ...that is until he meets Lucky. In this novella we see the instant attraction Zane has for Lucky. He is drawn to her and cannot stay away. His attraction becomes as much of an obsession as his need to have justice for his brother's death. But can have both. The reader gets into Zane's head. This short story is fantastic. The series is fantastic. These characters come alive and jump out of the pages. I look forward to more of Zane and Lucky's story. Don't miss this series!Reading OrderThe Last BoyfriendThe Last HusbandBefore Lucky (a reader may want to read this before The Last Boyfriend or right after The Last Boyfriend)(
JennRG More than 1 year ago
If you read The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband you must read Before Lucky! If you have not read either books please do...you are missing out if you don't!! I loved Zane in TLB and TLH but after reading Before Lucky I realized how more there was to him and his story. This book gives you an insight into Zane and what he was going through, his struggles and revelations...you will not be disappointed! Noah's story is next...can't wait!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh how I love Zane Beaumont. JS Cooper has done it again. She never fails to bring great books! Before Lucky is in Zane's POV which I know many of us have wanted since we read The Last Boyfriend. Zane has been attracted to Lucky since the first time he saw her. This book helped us understand what he was thinking when we were yelling at him in TLB. He is torn between going for Lucky or his mission to bring Braydon down. I CANNOT wait for Zane and Lucky's First Christmas and Noah's story
kerbear_79 More than 1 year ago
After reading The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband I was totally excited to read a novella from Zane's pov. It was also nice to get to go back in time to see what exactly was going through his mind when he first met Lucky and when everything was starting with his brothers case. Now I am super excited for Zane & Lucky's First Christmas!!!! This has been suck a great series so far and am so happy I came across it. :-)
aznangel_dd More than 1 year ago
I LOVE ZANE BEAUMONT!! If you haven't already fallen head-over-heels in love with Zane, you will now! Before Lucky is a novella from Zane's POV and takes place at the beginning, when he first meets Lucky. He was consumed by guilt over his brother's death and his need for revenge on the guy responsible. His attention was solely focused on bringing Braydon down...until he met Lucky. I definitely enjoyed reading Zane's thoughts when all of this started and understanding him a bit more. He was instantly attracted to Lucky when he first met her at Lou's Burger Joint. This attraction both scared him and tore at his loyalty to his mission. However, he found himself looking forward to Friday nights, to see Lucky -- the brown-haired, brown-eyed waitress who caught his attention with her carefree laugh and spunky personality. I loved seeing how true to her and protective of her he was, even from the beginning, before he even knew her! <3 I love ZANE AND LUCKY'S STORY!! I can't wait for the next book to this series, Zane & Lucky's First Christmas! Favorite quote: "Before Lucky, I had been a shadow of myself. I’d never believed in love or soul mates. I’d never even wanted anything more than what I had. But now, now I felt differently. I was willing to see where this path took us. I was willing to take a risk, I wanted to get to know her better. I wanted to kiss her and feel her. I wanted to be with her. For however long it lasted. I wasn’t going to run away anymore." (okay, more like favorite paragraph, lol)
SheBookBlogs More than 1 year ago
I did not want it to end. I wanted Zane to retell everything in his POV. I loved it. Loved it. Read it one sitting. I could stop reading. I want to recommend that you read The Last Boyfriend before you read Before Lucky otherwise there will be some spoilers. I think what made The Last Boyfriend more intense for me was the fact that I had no idea what Zane was doing. Whether he cared for Lucky was simply using her like every other girl he took out. Plus, I was not sure who the good or bad guy was in the books. Before Lucky starts from the very beginning where Zane first walks into diner and sees Lucky. Lucky from that point continues to be his waitress every Friday as he brings date after date to the diner. We get to look inside Zane’s inner thoughts about his goals and how he came to care for Lucky. This is a novella, but it set up everything nicely. If you have not started reading the Forever Love series, I recommend it highly. There is love with a bit of mystery. When I was done with Before Lucky, I wanted to start rereading The Last Boyfriend all over again. Great job J.S. Cooper, I loved it. It made me love Zane even more. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm starting the next one tomorrow
shadow24 More than 1 year ago
I loved this series so much, sorry to see it end
slz52 More than 1 year ago
Kind of boring. Wish I had more of a hint as to what's going on. Don't know if I want to buy the sequel.
Babsygirl More than 1 year ago
Here is a review of Before Lucky by JS Cooper. This is the 3rd book in the Forever Love series but a prequel to them. This is Zane's view of when he first see's Lucky and his attraction to her. His feelings he has for her, that he denies, but needs to protect her. This leads right up and actually has a little overlap to the book, The Last Boyfriend. A great book, I love having the guy's perspective. It'll make you love Zane even more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before Lucky is truly a great love story it helps you see how the mind of a man works when he finally finds the girl that changes the way he looks at the entire world. Its a great way to set up the rest of the series and helped me understand Zane's character.
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CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars!! I have enjoyed the Forever Love series by J.S. Cooper since the first book came out! While I’m not usually a fan of the New Adult genre, there are some books that just make me smile. The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband were extremely cute and I couldn’t put them down when I started them. So when I found out that J.S. was going to be releasing Before Lucky, I was excited! However, once I started reading it, even though I did enjoy that the story was told from Zane’s POV, I didn’t enjoy this story as much as I thought that I would. There were some parts of it that seemed to be dragged on, in my opinion, as well as there were a lot of repeats that were happening. If you have already read The Last Husband than you understand what Zane is hiding. Overall, while I did enjoy the other books in the Forever Love series, this one just wasn’t up to par for me.
lissasue25 More than 1 year ago
Before Lucky is written from Zane's POV and is the chain of events before he meets Lucky and up until the beginning of The Last Boyfriend. It was really interesting to see what he was thinking every time that he walked into Lou's Diner on a Friday night with a "date" when he was only using that as an excuse to see Lucky. It gives a lot more insight into Zane's thought process and the things that he was going through at the time. I am really looking forward to "The Other Side of Love".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is too beautiful for a novella! The story begins three months before lucky and zane's relationship started and it was written on zane's pov which makes the story more exciting. In this book we get to learn more about zane's life before he met lucky and how good he is which makes me love him even more, we also learned zane's struggle to keep lucky out of his life because he wants to focus on his mission and we get to have some answers to questions that we had after reading the first two books in the forever love series, compare to the last boyfriend & the last husband, before lucky is a fun, light and sweet read. As usual js cooper did a fantastic job
sexylmana More than 1 year ago
Oh my Zane have to say the waiting was worth for it I love it how we got to know what was going on through Zane mind when he first met Lucky. I love this book and how it turned out to be. I have read (the last boyfriend and the last husband) and I was wondering what have Zane being up to before he met Lucky and now I know. author J.S. Cooper did and awesome job writing this short story from Zane point of view and I am so happy that I got to read. I love it that Zane feeling for Lucky had always being strong. I hope that you get to enjoy and love this book as much as I did. cant say anything else cause I don't want to spoil anything but I could say that the more I read of Zane the more I love him :)
Islandmomobx More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It gave you more information into what Zane was thinking at times. I can't wait to read Noah's story and the Christmas story of Lucky and Zane.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before Lucky is point of view of Zane Beaumont, when he meets her, how it came about how he met her, just knowing a point of view from a man's perspective, its so cool. Yeah, we always think that all man are alike, but when he stumbles his words, when he says the wrong things, at the wrong time, and tries to make it up. Zane just knows that Lucky is not like all other women out there, that we are not all the same, and he never thought he would fall in love, or head over heels for this girl. He can't stop thinking about her all the time. Lucky is different, just nice sweet girl, with a little spunk in her, that catches Zane's eyes. Love this story!!!! If you haven't read "The Last Boyfriend" , I definitely recommend it, before reading this. You'll love Zane.. and Lucky!!! :)