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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wendy's Minding Spot
A sweet romance filled with hunky men and plucky women.
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
The Long and Short of It Reviews
A fun story with a western flair.
Romance Reader at Heart
A charming story.
Affaire de Coeur
The passion is red hot. Smart dialogue and unmistakable characters will leave readers wanting more.
The down home Texas feel comes through in spades in Brown's writing
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.
Best Romance Stories
A truly delightful read.
Fun, escapist reading that is an entertaining journey.
An insanely fantastic book, Carolyn Brown wowed me with this book and her expertise in crafting a perfect romance
Read an Excerpt
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.