Just My Luck: A Shamrock Falls Novel

Just My Luck: A Shamrock Falls Novel

by Kelley Vitollo

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ISBN-13: 9781622660865
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/10/2013
Series: Shamrock Falls , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 185
Sales rank: 83
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kelley has been writing for as long as she can remember. She won her first writing contest in third grade for an essay she wrote on, Tomorrows Leaders on the Move. Like dreams sometimes do, they fell to the background for a while. She married her best friend, worked full time, and started her family. In 2004 Kelley, her husband and their new baby girl made a move from Oregon to Southern California and thats when everything changed. As a stay-at-home mom for the first time, her passion for writing flared to life again.

Things havent been the same since.

With two incredible daughters, an awesome husband and her days spent writing what she loves, Kelley considers herself the luckiest girl in the world. She still resides in sunny Southern California, where she loves spending time with her family and sneaking away to the bookstore with her laptop.

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Just My Luck

A Shamrock Falls Novel


By Kelley Vitollo, Stacy Abrams

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2013 Kelley Vitollo
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-62266-086-5


CHAPTER 1

"Shh. There's a man after me, Betsy. We have to be quiet. He was watching me. I saw him following me the whole way to my room." Betsy Harris's mom sat huddled in the corner of her pale pink room. Her arms were wrapped around her legs like a scared child as Betsy stood in the corner, wanting to cry.

Her mom had been doing so much better. Or maybe she really hadn't and Betsy just wanted to believe she had. Fighting to reign in the sadness weighing her down, she stepped farther into her mom's room at Oakwood Psychiatric Home.

"No one's after you, Mom. Remember? We've talked about that. You're safe here. All they want to do is take care of you." Take care of her the way Betsy had for most of her life. To relieve some of the stress, to deal with the paranoia and hear the stories that had been pounded into Betsy's head since she was a child. Men are trouble. They're dangerous. You don't need anyone other than me. It's important not to draw attention to yourself.

All things that weren't easy to hear, especially when it had been Betsy's father who had hurt her mom.

"Don't!" Her mom shook her head frantically. "You didn't see. You never believe me. Who got to you, Betsy? Tell me what man got to my little girl!"

Play the game, play the game, play the game, she told herself. "No one got to me, Mom. I promise." Betsy kept her voice quiet, her footsteps slow, as she crossed the room. "You're safe. There's no man after you. We talked about how everything would be okay here."

When she reached the chair, Betsy kneeled down. She worked to keep her breathing steady and not show her mom how close she was to losing it, that she just wanted their lives to be as normal as she tried to make everyone believe they were. Of course, what with how shy Betsy was, everyone in Shamrock Falls already knew there was something different about her. As guilty as it made her feel to keep this secret, she couldn't handle the repercussions of anyone finding out.

Like having the first true friends of her life look at her with pity. Or having Mom be afraid of Betsy trying to branch out. Not to mention Jace. She hated the idea of Jace feeling sorry for her. It wasn't something she should be so worried about, considering he was her boss, but her feelings had never been what they should be where he was concerned.

"The man you saw works here, Mama," she said. "He wasn't following you. Nothing will happen to you here."

Slowly, her mom began to untangled herself and sit up straighter. "Really?"

"I promise."

"And you're okay, too? I was younger than you when he got to me. Don't let them fool you, my sweet girl."

Betsy's heart ached and of course her mind flashed to Jace. Jace Macnamara, the man she'd had a crush on since moving to Shamrock Falls. Not that he would ever be hers. Not only because of her mom and the fact that Betsy was so not Jace's type, but also because he was her boss. And for the first time in her life, she had something she loved, something that was hers. How could she risk losing her job over a silly crush?

"I'm fine. I know what I'm doing."

Her mom nodded. "I'm tired ... So tired. Can you help me to bed?"

Sometimes it happened like this — she'd come around easily. But other times it was more of a struggle. "Of course."

Betsy stood and held her hand out, helping her mom up. It was easy getting her to the bed and when Betsy did, she brushed the brown hair that matched her own from her mom's face.

"Are you okay?" Betsy asked her.

"Yes ... I love you."

Betsy forced herself to smile. "I love you, too."

Her mom closed her eyes. Betsy waited a couple minutes, sighed, and then walked out.

She hadn't been back in the office for more than a minute when the phone rang. "Macnamara Law," she answered, out of breath.

"Hello, is Jace there? This is Dee."

Betsy rolled her eyes, but then scolded herself. It wasn't her business who called Jace, though she didn't think women he dated should interrupt work.

The woman hung up after Betsy explained he wasn't there. Just then she saw Jace pull in. He stepped out of the car with a bag in hand, and she watched as he walked over to Jimmy, the homeless man who often frequented the area around their building. Betsy took a few moments to enjoy the view that was Jace Macnamara. A girl deserved a few visual treats, right? He looked impeccable, like he always did, in his suit with his blond hair slicked back.

He moved smoothly, almost like a tiger or a panther, all strength and sophistication. Betsy shivered at the delectable sight.

Kneeling down, Jace handed him the bag she knew would have food in it. Jace did that often. It was these moments she focused on when it came to Jace. Not his playboy, serial dater ways. He usually spent a good ten minutes talking to Jimmy, so she knew she had time to make her call, too.

Oh yes. Her call. She needed to get to that instead of admiring Jace.

She was still shaken from the incident with her mom, but seeing Jace being so generous made her smile. Because of the way she'd grown up, she'd never been very good around men, but she was comfortable with him. They worked so closely together that it was hard not to be. Betsy did well with routine. And she and Jace had one. Geez. Was she still thinking about Jace instead of making her call?

While he was busy, she sat at her desk and dialed Tamara Bridges's number. Before leaving Oakwood, she'd stopped by the woman's office as requested, but she'd been unavailable. When the manager of Oakwood wanted to see her, it couldn't be a good thing.

Tamara answered on the first ring.

"Hi, it's Betsy Harris."

"Hello, Betsy. Sorry I missed you earlier. How are you?" To Betsy's surprise, she saw that Jace was already heading back inside and her nerves spiked. Right when he slipped in, he opened his mouth as if to speak, but then saw her on the phone. He grinned before walking into his office, only partially closing the door. Great. She'd have to try and be quiet.

Finally Betsy answered with, "You can say it." It wasn't as though they didn't both know this call was coming.

Tamara sighed. She knew Betsy's money situation and had been very accommodating, but Betsy had a feeling that was about to change. "We're going through some restructuring. New management is coming in and there will be some changes. You're slightly behind on your payment. I can give you a week or two, but I can't hold off much longer than that. And after ..."

She didn't need Tamara to finish. Afterward she couldn't be late or her mom wouldn't be able to continue being cared for there. Inside, a part of her broke, but Betsy sat up straighter, pushed her brown hair behind her ears, and ignored the voice inside her that wanted to scream.

There were other facilities, of course. Those facilities would have programs to help, but Betsy loved the atmosphere at Oakwood. It felt as normal and natural as a home like that could be, with free time and beautiful gardens. She wanted the best for her mother, plus the idea of uprooting her scared Betsy to death. Moving her to a new home would be difficult.

"You'll have the money and we won't have any other issues," Betsy said. "I promise. I'll figure it out somehow." She could leave her one bedroom apartment and find a studio. Or maybe rent just a room. It wouldn't save her much money, but it was something.

She could always ask her friend Sidney if her fiancé Kade needed any help at his bar, Lucky's. There had to be something she could do, maybe during the evenings so it would fit around her day schedule with Jace. A little pang of regret hit her. But that would cut out the nights we work late together ... And it would be so different than working on law cases in a small office with only Jace.

Betsy shivered. The last thing she wanted to do was work in a busy bar where she had to be sociable with a large number of people she didn't really know. But if she needed to, she could. She'd always depended only on herself and she would do it again now.

Betsy would do anything for her mom.

"I'm sorry," Tamara's voice came through the phone.

"There's nothing to be sorry for. It's my responsibility." Even though there was no one in the room with her, when her hair slid forward, she let it act as the shield she so often needed.

Tamara said good-bye, and as soon as Betsy hung up the phone, Jace spoke from behind her. "Is everything okay, B?" It was such a simple nickname, but she loved it.

"Yeah ... yeah, I'm fine." She tried not to let herself wonder how much he'd heard.

"Didn't sound like it. Let me get you a drink." Jace walked over to the coffee pot and poured her a cup. He knew exactly how she drank it, two sugars and a lot of vanilla creamer. He picked one up for her every morning, but they had the coffeemaker here too. Just like he knew about her coffee, she knew about his love of chocolate doughnuts and kept them in her drawer for when he needed a pick-me-up.

"Is there anything I can do?" he asked, sincerity in his blue eyes.

"No. It's a big day for you, though." Her eyes darted to the ground. "Sorry ... I hope that didn't come out wrong." Jace's grandfather, Wallace, had recently passed away and today, his lawyer was coming over to discuss the will. Wallace had been sick for a while — it was the reason Jace moved from Seattle back to Shamrock Falls. Still, knowing he'd been sick couldn't make his death and discussing the will easier on him.

And here she was saying it was a big day.

"Don't be sorry. You're exactly right. You know how much getting this house means to me, B. I ..." Jace let his words trail off, as he often did when it came to emotions. Every now and then, though, he opened up to her. Like when he'd told her the house he'd shared with his grandfather, and would now own, felt like his only connection to the parents he'd lost. That even though it was technically a family heirloom, to Jace, it would always be his mom's. She was raised in it. She and his father had planned to raise Jace in it.

"I know," Betsy said, letting him off the hook. She opened her drawer and pulled out one of Jace's doughnuts.

"You're too good to me," he said. "I don't know what I would do without you around here." He gave her another grin.

Somehow those words took away some of the pain from earlier. They were also the exact reason she needed to make this crush go away. She loved her job. They worked so well together and anticipated each other's needs. Letting herself fall for Jace even more could shatter it all.


* * *

Jace's heart collided with his chest so hard, with one more beat he thought it would burst free. He looked at Brian, his grandfather's lawyer and friend, unable to believe what the man had just told him.

"I'm sorry. I'm going to need you to repeat that, Brian."

"Wallace married Debbie not long before he passed. He changed his will to leave the house to her. You get it if and only if you marry, live with your wife, and stay that way for at least six months."

If the man hadn't already been dead, Jace would have killed him.

He couldn't believe Wallace would put that kind of stipulation on something that was rightfully Jace's. That he would put that condition on anything.

It wasn't as if Wallace ever tied the knot or settled down, unless you counted on his deathbed, apparently. He'd been too busy conquering the world to worry about any emotional attachments, even when Jace landed in his lap, a scared six-year-old who'd just lost both his parents in a small plane crash. And Wallace had been happy with that freewheeling life. He'd never complained and seemed to revel in it, like Jace did now with bachelorhood. He loved his freedom. It was the one thing they'd had in common, so Jace couldn't believe he would push ties on him now. Especially when he never cared enough to tie himself to me.

When his parents died, Jace lost everything. The only people who loved him. Wallace had accepted his responsibility and moved in with Jace, and they stayed in the very house that held all the memories of his parents, but that had been the extent of it. Wallace didn't slow his lifestyle. He wasn't home more often. He left Jace with nannies most of the time. Hell, he'd never even insisted Jace call him by anything other than his first name.

Brian reached into his bag and pulled out a piece of paper. He handed it to Jace, who unfolded it and started to read.

Hey, son. Bet you're pretty pissed at me, aren't you?

Jace shook his head. Pissed didn't begin to cover it.

You have a lot of reasons to be upset with me about your life, but I'm telling you: this isn't one of them. You might not understand it now, but one day, I hope you will.

I haven't always done the right thing. I made a lot of money in my life. I saw a lot of places, but I was often alone. I worked harder than I had to and traveled more than I needed to. Did I ever tell you how much I loved you? How proud I was of you? Dying gives a man a lot of perspective, Jace, and I had a long time to reminisce on my life and what was important. I wasn't there for you enough when your folks died. Debbie has been in love with me my whole life — hell, I've loved her, too, but I never treated her right. Never made any kind of commitment to her until now.

The past few months have been spent making amends. I wanted to die as her husband, and I know I should have told you, but you have to trust me when I say I know what I'm doing.

Don't live like me, son. Don't have regrets. You may not know it, but you're afraid to love and I take the blame for that too. Open yourself up to someone. I'm sorry for not caring for you the way a father should.

Don't blame Deb. She fought me tooth and nail, but she promised and she always keeps her word. She won't go back on it now.

I know you'll make the right choice. I have to believe we all have a Debbie out there. I wish I had realized it sooner.

Love,

Wallace

P.S. Say hello to Betsy for me. I always liked that girl.

Jace's fists clenched the letter in his hand. He wanted to ball it up. Almost did. "God damn it!" he yelled. His grandfather wanted him to fall in love and he was taking away the one thing Jace did love — his parents' house. His memories. Had his grandfather gone crazy?

No. He knew that wasn't it, just as he knew Brian was a damn fine lawyer. He wouldn't have taken advantage, nor would Deb. Neither of them would budge and Jace knew that as well. Brian probably had documents from doctors and whoever else he might need to prove that Wallace had been in his right mind.

If anything, Wallace had been thorough.

Which meant Jace was screwed.

He picked up the phone and dialed Debbie. He had to try. Instead of hello, she answered the phone with, "I'm sorry, Jace."

"If you're sorry," he said, struggling not to yell, "then don't do it."

"I have to. It's what Wallace wanted, and I promised him I would. He was worried about you."

Pain shot through him. Wallace had been worried about him, yet he hadn't cared enough to tell him he'd gotten married? Or to give him his parents' house?

"It's only six months ..."

And there went his self control. "Only six months? The timeframe doesn't matter. He knows what that house means to me and you should too." Jace hung up the phone.

Wallace had been wrong about Jace. He wasn't afraid to love; he just liked his life. Not everyone needed the same things and there wasn't anything he wanted that he didn't have.

Except his house. When Jace went off to college, he always knew he could come home. That the only place he'd ever lived with his parents would be his one day. When Wallace got sick, Jace gave up the chance at partner in a big firm in order to come home and not only care for the man but also to reclaim his house. And this was what he got?

He needed to find a woman to marry him — and live with him — for six months. He'd never lived with a woman. He liked his space. How in the hell was he supposed to do this?

"I'll let you think it over," Brian said, standing and smartly leaving Jace's office before he lost it on him.

Wallace had gotten married without even telling him. He obviously wanted to keep it a secret, since he didn't even move Debbie in with them. He'd given Deb Jace's mom's house, his current home. Jace had to get married. Through all of that, another thought slipped through. In the letter, Wallace had called him son.


(Continues...)

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Just My Luck: A Shamrock Falls Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And the Shamrock Falls love stories continue! I've loved the peaks of Betsy & Jace's friendship you got from the first 2 books. So glad we finally get to see their story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was given the opportunity to read and write a review for this book I just had to do it. I am a huge Nyrae Dawn fan - huge. I cannot seem to get enough of her books, and it has been that way since I first discovered What a Boy Wants over year ago. So, knowing Nyrae Dawn is Kelley Vitollo, there was no way I could not read it. However, that was where the similarities ended. Holy mother, it was like an entirely different writer. I've never seen an author be able to do that. If I didn't know I would have never, ever made that connection. I loved Jace and Betsy. With a name like Betsy, how could I not? I stepped into this series without reading the previous two and it was no problem. I never felt out of the loop, because Kelley could catch me up to speed without actually distracting from the current story line, or spend too much time doing it. Betsy works at Jace's law firm, and is basically his crutch. He acknowledges, quite often, how much he needs her with him. As somebody he relies on, it makes sense that he goes to her to help him with his new predicament. That issue comes in the form of being forced to marry and live with a lady for 6 months, otherwise he forfeits his childhood home and his grandfather's wife will gain possession. Naturally, he asks Betsy. His sidekick, who he knows has a crush on him, but somebody he can rely on and confide in. She, of course, agrees. Betsy has her own set of issues with her mother. Betsy pays for her mother's care and is falling behind on payments. When Jace approaches her with his ridiculous proposition, and in return offers to pay her a lot of money, she accepts. This girl will do pretty much anything for that mother of hers, even at the expense of her own sanity. Marrying and living with Jace, her crush, will really test her because she knows how much he can hurt her. They do the deed, fake it for their friends, and learn a lot about each other in the process. Jace sees what has been right in front of him, and Betsy tries to not fall harder while dealing with major insecurities. Both struggle with commitment issues. It's an absolutely adorable read. I didn't see Jace in the previous books, so I only know the kinder side of him. I was a little hesitant about him because he knew Betsy had feelings for him, and he still asked this of her. It seemed a little selfish and I was sad that he didn't immediately crush on her. However, Betsy had reason to do this, she was gaining as well. The marriage was mutually beneficial so I could not feel that bad for her. I was happy with the ending and how Jace completed their HEA. Betsy deserved that. I'm looking forward to more of Shamrock Falls, both because I love the writing of Kelley Vitollo, and because I'm from Seattle. It's always fun to see your area in a book, even if she made us a little podunk. Definitely give this book a chance. The story was solid, the characters well developed, and a good dose of humor. A very sweet, quick read.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Shamrock Falls is one of my new favourite places on earth. Over the series I have become completely captivated and invested in the lives of each of the residents and Just My Luck brings us another fabulous journey of love, friendship and family. I couldn't put it down. Before I even started reading, Jace and Betsy were characters that I already had begun to love. They have skirted around each other in each of the two previous outings and their time has come. I thought we had been given an idea of their personalities and boy was I wrong; we hadn't even scratched the surface! Betsy may be on the shy side, but underneath she has a strong, quiet determination. It's no secret she has a soft spot for Jace and see's him as out of her league, but the successful lawyer with somewhat of a playboy reputation is misunderstood and I think he may well have stolen Breck's title as my favourite man, with his sweet-natured thoughtfulness and vulnerable side. With moments that will make you smile, along with those that are truly heartwarming and pull on your heartstrings, this was a perfect sweet romantic read. I smiled, I swooned and my my heart ached for both of them. I sincerely hope that this isn't our last visit to Shamrock Falls and is certainly deserving of a 5 star rating.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Just My Luck by Kelley Vitollo is a satisfying but highly melodramatic conclusion to the original Shamrock Falls group of friends. It does leave the door open for more books in this series though. Jace is a love-em-and-leave-em kind of guy, for obvious reasons once his backstory is revealed. His inheritance, unfortunately, is tied up in a foolish matchmaking will. Betsy, for her part, is also reluctant to get involved with anyone. Her backstory makes it plausible, even if the backstory itself is wildly implausible. Ultimately, while always expecting this pairing, the weight of their combined histories made this story the weakest of the three. While happy that Betsy and Jace get their moment to shine in this series, it would have been better with more plausible stories. No matter what good intentions there might have been behind the will and its enforcement, it was not possible to accept it as the act of love that characters tried to make it out to be. For Betsy, the impediment to love was even more implausible. Given the situation, there is no way that her past was not littered with incidents (most likely involving first responders). These backstories weakened the overall plot significantly. Nonetheless, the romance between Betsy and Jace was quite sweet and a little tart, which was perfect. His kindness and overall good-ness was displayed well, but without large neon signs. Betsy moving from crush into full-blown love was handled with a great deal of realism. Jace’s gradual realization of how he felt about Betsy was also done very well. If you can focus only on the romantic plot, the book is quite good. RATING: 3 Heat Rating: Mild REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
ILuvBooks25 More than 1 year ago
Betsy Harris always knew that Jace Macnamara was a great boss and a close friend but felt like she would never know what he would be like as a boyfriend or husband. Well that all changes when Jace is forced to ask his her to be his wife so that he can keep the only home that he has ever known. Jace always knew that Betsy had a crush on him but he never expected to see her as anything more but that all changes when their true feelings start show as they continue their "fake" marriage. Jace and Betsy soon find out that there is more to a person than what meets the eye as they continue to get to know each other better. This book is filled with laughs, tears and even a little heartbreak at times. I think it was a great read and a very quick read. I would say the reason I gave it four stars instead of five would be that the story has been done before in the aspect of two friends start out in a fake relationship/marriage and fall in love. Again it was a great read and I would like to read the other two books in this series to learn more about the other two couples love stories. If you are looking for an easy read and a book to make you laugh and smile than this is the right book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another story about a "marriage of convenience" but it was still a good read and enough ups and downs to keep you interested in the story.. I think I liked the first two books in the Shamrock Falls series better but I enjoyed this one very much... It's a nice finish to the three gals that are best friends in a small town...
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HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
4.5 Star Review In Just My Luck by Kelley Vitollo, Betsy Harris has been half in love with her boss and friend Jace Macnamara for as long as she has known him. But because he is her close friend and her boss he is off-limits and forbidden. Not only that, her shy nature and the way that her mother raised her would not even let her admit her attraction to him or any other male for that matter. Jace has always knows that the family home, which belonged to his late mother, would be his when his grandfather died. To his utter surprise he learns that his grandfather has required in his will for him to marry within a month and remain married for six full months in order for him to get his own home. If not his home goes to his grandfather’s wife. Now Jace knows that he must find a wife, but one that he can trust and will not drive him insane within the six-months period. Unfortunately not many fit that bill, until he learns that Betsy is having problems with money and she won’t ask for his help. He trusts her and can spend a lot of time with her without going crazy. And from there the crazy idea is born, to ask her to marry him, with the condition that it is only temporary and she will receive a good compensation for her help. They may be giving everyone a fake story about their relationship. But things will not be easy to keep fake though, because all of a sudden Jace starts seeing the beauty that Betsy has been hiding behind all her drab clothes and he wants to make his marriage very real in every sense during those six months. While Betsy’s insecurities will not be easily overcome, she will not take for granted the chance at living the life she has dreamed about for so long. But secrets cannot stay hidden for long, and Betsy’s secret about her mother will come to light sooner than she wants. Leading to a fight and the possible ending of her marriage. Jace will have a lot of work to do to prove to Betsy that she was not just another woman in his bed, but the last and only woman he wants to be there for the rest of his life. Wow, I absolutely loved this story. I have been waiting since Lucky break to see how shy Betsy would get her man, playboy Jace. The back story of how Betsy was raised is emotionally deep, and the fact that she still grew up to be as confident as she did proves how much inner strength she has. And Jace, wow, his story also explains why he won’t commit to any woman. Of course only the woman that could reach inside him, emotionally and mentally, could make him open up to her and would be the one to win his heart and love. If you haven’t read Shamrock Falls series, don’t forget to get the other two so you can understand a little more of the previous character who also make an appearance here. But make sure that you definitely don’t miss this one for it will take you on an emotional ride.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Friends to lovers, marriage of convenience, super sweet contemporary.  Betsy is a shy, sweet young woman who has a crush on her boss, Jace Macnamara.  When he needs to get married to inherit his childhood home he makes a deal with Betsy.  Can they make it through the six months he needs to be married and still remain friends and work together after it’s over?   This has been done before but it is always fun to see a new spin on it.  Betsy is incredibly sweet but not a push-over.  Both Betsy and Jace have some major commitment issues and half the fun is watching them deal with it.   I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Rating 4.5Stars Now moving on to something sweet and innocent. The latest book from Kelley Vitollo which happens to be Just My Luck. Yes, this is the latest news from Shamrock Falls. If you have been keeping up with the gossip (or at least reading the previous stories) you would know that Betsy Harris has been nursing a serious crush on Jace Macnarama. She's totally hopeless. We all know it's never a good idea to fall for the player of the town, but alas the heart doesn't listen.  However, this player has a problem. Yep, he needs to find a wife, or forfeit his home to his grandfather's wife. Oh no! Now where is he going to find a women who will keep house with him for at least six months. Nothing like going to the old reliable friend. Betsy is the best bet to get his childhood home. All right, I was little worry how this story was going to workout. Granted I do love a story with a marriage of convince. However, I did fret how Jace and Betsy relationship would change. Yet, somehow it magically worked out. I must say I found some surprising facts about these two. For instance, shy quiet Betsy is a closet sports fanatic. Yep, you would never guess that. And Jace is, well, I guess there isn't really anything secret about him. He's a pretty straightforward guy.  I really did like this story and how the dynamics of their relationship change. I did love the fact his grandfather was looking out for Jace, even though he didn't understand why Wallace did what he did. As I said, I wasn't sure how this would have worked out after all he's a player and she's a shy gal who has a serious crush on him. You would think it would spell disaster. So, if you are looking for a sweet romance with friends who came to each others aid, I would suggest checking out Just My Luck. It leave you with that warm-fuzzy feeling. Copy provided by publisher
Stef0 More than 1 year ago
Just My Luck is a little predictable, but I think this is my favorite out of Shamrock Fall series! Betsy pays for her mother care and falling behind on payments! When Jace talks to her with a ridiculous proposition and in return offers her money, she just couldn't refused it! I like Betsy, she's your typical shy, insecure heroine but throughout the story she became confident and came out of her shell. Jace on the other hand is one sexy man! He makes me want to rawr! lol. I've been waiting for his story and was not disappointed! He's confident but a little unsure when it comes to Betsy. I just love this guy!!! The story is well written and easy read. Heartwarming, sweet romantic story that would make you feel giddy inside! There were not much drama going on but you would enjoy the character development of the two. It was fun to read Jace POV specially when he realized he fell in love with Betsy. :) This can read as a standalone, but I highly recommend to read the whole series! Overall, this is a must read if your a fan of Shamrock Falls series!
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sjziegler More than 1 year ago
booksbysteph says "Nothing You Haven't Read Before" The plot of this story is nothing we have not seen before - pretend to be with me so I can get something in the end, but in the meantime, I fall in love. It is a cute and fun book; very easy and fast to read. I even shed a tear. The reason I took a star away is because of Jace. Jace is a lawyer. He is smarter then he is portrayed and I do not like that. A lawyer is not afraid to ask questions, to get answers, to find answers. I really dislike when a smart man is played down so the story can continue. Until next time, live life one page at a time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meowed purring okay