Lucky Like Us: Book Two: The Hunted Series [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Hunted series continues as Special Agent Sam Turner discovers that protecting the FBI's star witness is more difficult than he thought!

Bakery owner Elizabeth Hamilton's quiet life is filled with sweet treats, good friends, and a loving family. But all of that is about to turn sour when an odd sound draws her outside. There's a man lying unconscious in the street, a car speeding toward him. Without hesitation, she gets the man out of harm's...

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Lucky Like Us: Book Two: The Hunted Series

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Overview

The Hunted series continues as Special Agent Sam Turner discovers that protecting the FBI's star witness is more difficult than he thought!

Bakery owner Elizabeth Hamilton's quiet life is filled with sweet treats, good friends, and a loving family. But all of that is about to turn sour when an odd sound draws her outside. There's a man lying unconscious in the street, a car speeding toward him. Without hesitation, she gets the man out of harm's way before they're run down.

Unwittingly, Elizabeth has put herself in the path of a serial murderer, and as the only one who can identify the FBI's Silver Fox Killer, she's ended up in the hospital with a target on her back.

All that stands between her and death is Special Agent Sam Turner. Against his better judgment, Sam gets emotionally involved, determined to take down the double threat against Elizabeth—an ex desperate to get her back, despite a restraining order, and a psychopath bent on silencing her before she can identify him.

They set a trap to catch the killer—putting Elizabeth in his hands, with Sam desperate to save her. If he's lucky, he'll get his man . . . and the girl.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this second entry in Ryan’s “Hunted” series (after Saved by the Rancher), our heroine is also being stalked by her creepy ex. However, judge’s daughter Elizabeth Hamilton starts out by saving FBI agent Sam Turner from a serial killer. It’s a terrific role reversal. And her ex was never her boyfriend. Elizabeth is a heroine who may spend part of the story in a hospital bed, but she doesn’t need rescue. She and Sam are equals who help and save each other, every step of the way. The suspense in this story—and there’s plenty of it—comes from an evil killer who is after them both. There’s also a romance that starts out sweet and gets steamier as the two protagonists recover from their various injuries, both physical and emotional.

Verdict Recommended for lovers of romantic suspense.—Marlene Harris, Seattle P.L.
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062271327
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 3,112
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted Series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, dog (Bella), and cat (Shadow).

When she isn't writing a book, she's reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you'll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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  • Posted May 19, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I started this series with Lucky Like Us because I enjoy reading

    I started this series with Lucky Like Us because I enjoy reading books with a protagonist working in a Police/Security Role like FBI Special Agent Sam Turner who stars in this story. Sam and his partner Tyler Reed are working undercover to catch a serial killer known as the “Silver Fox” when the book opens.  Early in the story, the killer catches Sam off guard, poisons, and beats him in the middle of a warehouse district where Elizabeth Hamilton resides. 

    When Elizabeth hears noises outside of her house, she rushes out to find Sam, barely conscious, lying in the street. When she realizes someone is trying to kill him, she risks her own life to protect his.  During this intense encounter,  “Silver Fox” brutally attacks Elizabeth for intervening, and, in her desperation to fight back, she removes his facial mask revealing his face.  The attack ends with both Sam and Elizabeth sustaining life-threatening injuries and left for dead.  Fortunately, they are rescued in time and both survive.  

    The hospital serves as the setting for much of the story as both Sam and Elizabeth recuperate from their injuries. The pace slows down and more attention is given to character development and the relationship that develops between Sam and Elizabeth as they recover and bond over their shared traumatic ordeal. Once Sam learns he accidentally shot the woman who saved his life, he feels responsible for her well-being and spends a lot of time by Elizabeth’s bedside. Even though she is heavily sedated and constantly in and out of consciousness, they still manage to connect on a deeper level; his calming voice and warm touch soothe her anxiety and distract her from the pain, while her concern, understanding, and acceptance of him draws him even closer to her. 

    Elizabeth is one of my favorite heroines. She comes from an affluent family, owns a successful bakery, and spends much of her time involved in philanthropic activities. Initially, I expected her to be fragile, passive, and dependent upon others to take care of her, especially in her vulnerable condition. However, this woman is intelligent and strong, both emotionally and physically. She takes action when needed and never once pities her situation.  Overall, she is calm, rational, and determined to have a normal life once again, even though she knows the “Silver Fox” is determined to see her dead since she is the only one who can identify him. 

    Once she recovers, she takes an active role to help apprehend the “Silver Fox,” even risking her life again by setting herself up as bait to lure the killer into the open.  However, while waiting to catch the serial killer, Elizabeth is also being stalked by a “wannabe” boyfriend whose disturbing behavior continues to escalate.  Although she understands the gravity of her situation regarding the serial killer, I was surprised at how easily she dismissed this stalker who begins to pose a serious threat to her well-being. 

    The romance and suspense of the plot accelerate once Elizabeth is released from the hospital. Arrangements are made for Sam to resume his role in the investigation by protecting Elizabeth until her life is no longer in danger.  As their relationship develops, the attraction between them intensifies into a full-blown passionate love affair. The lines of professional duty and personal interest become blurred once Sam and Elizabeth begin acting like a couple.  Although none of the characters seem to see this as an issue, I do think it has a negative impact on how the FBI proceeds with the investigation.  For example, when Elizabeth realizes that she knows the killer, she and Tyler work together to set a trap for him. They intentionally keep Sam out of the loop, not letting him know the real identity of the killer and about their about their plan to trap him at a charity event until the last minute.  Did they do this because they thought Sam’s personal involvement with Elizabeth would hinder their operation to apprehend the killer?  Since Sam is officially part of the investigation, I thought he should have been fully aware of all aspects of the case in order to do his job. 

    Nevertheless, an unpredictable and exciting climax occurs when Elizabeth does come face-to-face with “Silver Fox,” who is determined to eliminate her once and for all.  The story continues after the climatic outcome, bringing up more questions to pique my interest until the end.

    I received a copy of Lucky Like Us from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Loved all the books

    Loved all the books

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    highly recommended

    It's an excellent book, you'll enjoy it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Excellent

    Would recommend this book. It was a good read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    We are the lucky ones.

    Book two couldn't get any better. Excitement, suspense, strong characters. Visiting characters from book one. I loved it. I loved that our Hero and Heroine have their own lives, busy, but, danger brings them together, and love keeps them together. I am reading book 3 next!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Awesome read

    ## Marvelous read. This series has been fun to read, with the exception of book 3 (God, Cameron was awful). This is Sam's story and it's definitely my favorite. Tyler's story was decent but I couldn't get over reading about him sleeping with the other woman (not the heroine) throughout the book. Sam and Elizabeth have fantastic chemistry and I loved how they bonded while in the hospital. I could feel their connection which is a huge compliment to the author. It takes talent to convey a bond so special. The hero and heroine were both a-maz-ing! She was strong and beautiful and he was drool worthy. I loved how jealous Sam got whenever Tyler mentioned how awesome Elizabeth was. It was hilarious. And kudos to Jennifer for such a complete ending. After spending so many hours engaged in this story, that was a real treat. I will read again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Wonderful book

    Couldnt put the book down. These are all some. Love the family together ness. Cant wait to read them all

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    What a great book and series couldn't put the book down!!! 

    What a great book and series couldn't put the book down!!! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Highly recommened

    Awesome writer I love this series can't wait to read about tyler

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    enjoyable read

    This was a great follow up to the first book in the series. I very much enjoyed the characters and the story line. Suspense and romance are always a good combination!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Good story

    The story tugged at your heart with Sam being so blown away by how Elizabeth helped him. The suspense and twists kept you going through to the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I love this author. I have read all three of her books and she keeps you involved from start to finish. I have the next book pre-ordered.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    READ IT

    GREAT STORY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Taut ! Z TAUT!!!

    Bothers me when editing misses a goof like that ! Muscles are taut, not taught, speaking of strength!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

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    Verygood



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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Tyler

    Im going to go to camp i think there is about to be a fight between cold-ones i just have to see that runs out transforming in the midst of his run (Stupi wifi post)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Great series great author

    Have read 4 books in this series and enjoyed them all. You can see the author's growth with each book. I have to admit the third book is my favorite but would definately recommend the entire series.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    Excellent ! ! ! 

    Excellent ! ! ! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Meh

    Characters are ok but the plot depends heavily on the incompetence of the FBI.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Check it out

    Good book,check it out.

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