Getting Lucky

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One schoolteacher who won't let anyone push her around

After being the center of nasty gossip in her last hometown, all Julie Donovan wants in Saint Jo, Texas, is a quiet, uneventful life for her and her daughter, Annie. But when a sexy cowboy walks into her classroom with a daughter who looks like Annie's twin, suddenly the whole town is looking for explanations…

One stubborn cowboy who's more than willing to...

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Overview

One schoolteacher who won't let anyone push her around

After being the center of nasty gossip in her last hometown, all Julie Donovan wants in Saint Jo, Texas, is a quiet, uneventful life for her and her daughter, Annie. But when a sexy cowboy walks into her classroom with a daughter who looks like Annie's twin, suddenly the whole town is looking for explanations…

One stubborn cowboy who's more than willing to cross horns

Devoted single dad Griffin Luckadeau will do anything to protect his own, and no sassy redhead is going to get in his way. When he thinks Julie is scheming to steal his ranch out from under him to benefit her own daughter, sparks really begin to fly... Julie and Griffin can't seem to cross paths without a scuffle. But when the dust settles, these two Texas hotheads may realize they've actually found something worth fighting for…

Praise for Carolyn Brown:

"I eagerly anticipate the next installment in the Lucky Trilogy. One Lucky Cowboy is a great read, and I look forward to more from Ms. Brown!"—Romance Reader at Heart

"Sassy dialog and colorful characters."—Booklist

"Carolyn Brown's rollicking sense of humor asserts itself on every page."—Scribes World

"Carolyn Brown will keep you reading until the very last page."—Romantic Times

"This is not your mother's Western romance!"—4 Stars, The Romantic Times Book Review

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Editorial Reviews

The Romance Stuido
A cute and quirky entertaining story... great characters, loads of chemistry.
— Jaquelyn R. Ward
The Romantic Times
Fans of contemporaries, especially category romances, will enjoy spending more time with the Luckadeau clan. The plot moves quickly, and even though the story's end seems a little too conveniently tied together, many readers will look forward to the continuing family saga.

— Whitney Kate Sullivan

The Book Girl
I was immediately drawn into the story.
— Carrie Zimmerman
Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
Carolyn Brown writes an excellent story and creates characters so alive you think you could sit down and chat with them.
— Sia McKye Danzo
Love Romance Passion
Brown's novel will warm your heart.
— Susan S.
The Long and Short of It
Ms. Brown writes witty characters that stay with the reader long after the novel ends.
Cheryl's Book Nook
Carolyn Brown has done a great job with these books.
— Cheryl Koch
Drey's Library
Well, let me say this. If you take a cup of gorgeous, a tablespoon of sass, a dash of wit, a teaspoon of spunk, a whole mule's stubbornness, and mix it all up, you'll get... Carolyn Brown's latest Lucky offering.
— Audrey Salick
Wendy's Minding Spot
A sweet romance filled with hunky men and plucky women.
— Wendy Hines
This Book For Free
This book is going into my re-read collection... Carolyn Brown takes me away from the present and takes me on a journey
— Shoshana Ashley
The Long and Short of It Reviews
A fun story with a western flair.
Romance Reader at Heart
A charming story.
— Kay James
Affaire de Coeur
The passion is red hot. Smart dialogue and unmistakable characters will leave readers wanting more.
— Lettitia Elasser
Leslie's Psyche
The down home Texas feel comes through in spades in Brown's writing
— Leslie Gladnick
My Ever-Expanding Library
Full of lush characters: proud women, handsome cowboys (of course!)... As well as the joys and perils that come with living in small town Texas.
— Jackie Lester
Best Romance Stories
A truly delightful read.
— CJ Harris
Pop Syndicate
Fun, escapist reading that is an entertaining journey.
— Krysten Hager
Cheeky Reads
An insanely fantastic book, Carolyn Brown wowed me with this book and her expertise in crafting a perfect romance
— Sabrina
From the Publisher
"A cute and quirky entertaining story... great characters, loads of chemistry. " - The Romance Stuido

"Fans of contemporaries, especially category romances, will enjoy spending more time with the Luckadeau clan. The plot moves quickly, and even though the story's end seems a little too conveniently tied together, many readers will look forward to the continuing family saga." - The Romantic Times

"I was immediately drawn into the story." - The Book Girl

"Carolyn Brown writes an excellent story and creates characters so alive you think you could sit down and chat with them." - Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee

"Getting Lucky will move to the top of everyone's list of new comfort reads." - Love Romance Passion

"Ms. Brown writes witty characters that stay with the reader long after the novel ends." - The Long and Short of It

"Carolyn Brown has done a great job with these books." - Cheryl's Book Nook

"Well, let me say this. If you take a cup of gorgeous, a tablespoon of sass, a dash of wit, a teaspoon of spunk, a whole mule's stubbornness, and mix it all up, you'll get... Carolyn Brown's latest Lucky offering. " - Drey's Library

"Brown's novel will warm your heart. " - Love Romance Passion

"A sweet romance filled with hunky men and plucky women." - Wendy's Minding Spot

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402224362
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 405
  • Sales rank: 218,341
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Brown
Carolyn Brown is an award-winning author who has published 36 historical and western romance novels for the library market, many of them bestsellers in that market. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma.
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Excerpt from Chapter One

Julie Donavan, the new kindergarten teacher, was on her knees consoling a little boy named Chuck on the first day of school when she noticed movement coming in the door. She gasped when she looked up. Her eyes widened and high color filled her cheeks. The most striking cowboy she'd ever laid eyes on had just walked through the door. Well, she had laid eyes on him one time before, but that time they'd been two-point-five sheets to the wind. One less drink that night and they'd have stopped before they got to the motel. Two more and neither would have remembered a damn thing. But the combination had been just right and now he was there in her kindergarten classroom in Saint Jo, Texas.

Her first thought was, "Damn, he looks even better with hair."

Her second was, "What in the hell is he doing in Saint Jo, Texas?"

Her third was, "Oh, shit, what do I do now?"

The man stopped in front of her and looked down. "Hello, we are the Luckadeaus. This is my daughter, Lizzy; she's in your class this year."

And I'm the woman you met in Dallas six years ago, she wanted to shout at him. Remember me? I'm Red.

Griffin waited for her to finish with the little boy, his pulse racing and his heart thumping. God Almighty, he'd never been this attracted to a redhead before. That was his brother's choice of women. No one had told him the new kindergarten teacher was knock-down-gorgeous or that she had eyes that could see straight into his soul. Desire shot through his body—or was it plain old lust? Either one was something he hadn't allowed in a very long time and he was determined he would get control of it before he spoke again.

Julie's daughter, Annie, came running from across the room, her jet-black pigtails bouncing on her shoulders, the white poliosis streak in her hair parted so that the majority of it was on the left side. She stopped dead in her tracks in front of the other little girl.

They eyed each other for several moments, mirror images of each other, doubles in almost every sense of the word. Jet-black hair with a white streak from the forehead back several inches, crystal clear blue eyes, a slight dent in their chins.

Finally Annie grabbed Lizzy's hand and said, "Come sit by me. My momma is the teacher; she won't mind."

Lizzy let go of her father's hand and ran off with Annie, her jet-black ponytail waving from side to side, the white streak in her hair slicked straight back.

Neither of their parents could peel their eyes away from the two little girls giggling together. Julie felt the world tilt backwards on its axis and the concrete floor of the Saint Jo, Texas, elementary school tremor as if Texas was having a rare earthquake.

"Who are you?" Griffin whispered. Desire took a backseat to shock. His blue eyes narrowed into slits. Who was the redhead and where had that child come from?

"I'm going to be your child's teacher, but we knew each other a long time ago. You don't remember?"

He shook his head. "I've never met you before in my life but that little girl could be my Lizzy's sister, with that white forelock."

"It's time for school to start. We'll have to discuss this later. Guess they each just met their double," Julie said. If he wanted to play dumb as a box of rocks, then she could do the same thing.

He spun around and marched out the door without a backward glance.

Julie would have liked nothing better than to follow him screaming like a fish wife, but she had a classroom of kindergarteners waiting. However if G. Luckadeau thought he'd gotten off easy, then he'd best think again—and this time with the head on his shoulders instead of the one behind his zipper. That visual sent her staggering backward to hold onto her desk and look out over more than a dozen little children, all looking to her with a bit of fear in their eyes. She had to get her raw nerves under control and teach a class. She had to put aside the multitude of sinful thoughts— the foremost of which was homicide at that point. Not far behind it was anger and running a close race was the urge to pick up Annie and run as fast and far as she could.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Sweet Book

    This was a really good book to read, very sweet story. Sometimes a bit unbelievable but it is a work of fiction. This was my first book by Carolyn Brown and I really did love the story so much I bought the others that were in the series. Quick read, lots of twists and turns.

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  • Posted April 27, 2010

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    Nice story

    I only gave it 3 stars because it was to way too many pages for too little a story. It could of been done in half the time. There was just to much descriptive useless information. It would start to get fun and interesting to fall off to nothing again. The main characters finally acknowlege love in the last few pages. It could of been so good, but it just kept falling off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    I loved this book it was sweet and charming and kept me hanging

    I loved this book it was sweet and charming and kept me hanging on to the end. If your a sucker for a happy ending for a family than this book is something you would like. i still couldnt believe it was free

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    Definitely the most emotionally charged book in this series...but a must read!

    Hands down the kiddo's make up a majority of the reality of this story. Getting Lucky is by far the most emotionally charged out of all 3 of the "Lucky" books and it's a great conclusion to the series. Julie is an admirable woman who has pulled herself up by her boot straps and made a life for herself and her daughter and Griffin is a tough nut to crack. But, between a town in their favor and a family bond that is unbreakable, Griffin and Julie are destined to be together...or not thanks to some unsavory characters from their past. All in all, it's a great story and a great way to wrap up this series. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    recommend

    great read

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    Posted November 4, 2011

    must read............

    love reading all of here cowboys books. you will love them.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    good read

    enjoyed the characters and stoy line, well writen

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