Third Time Lucky

Third Time Lucky

by Claire Cross


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Third Time Lucky by Claire Cross

First time in trade: the USA Today bestselling author's "cross between a Julia Roberts romp and an episode of Seinfeld.

Philippa Coxwell always gets the math wrong. After two maddening experiences with Nick Sullivan, she has to decide if the third time's the charm-or if she's finally old enough to know better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425203750
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Claire Cross also writes medieval romances for under the name Claire Delacroix.

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Third Time Lucky 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As far as romance and comedy go, this books offers none! It was one of the worst books I've read in a while. Nothing really happens. The characters are barely outlined (and more than characters they are weak stereotypes), the plot is childish and predictable... I just finished this awful book on principle. Once I start a book, I finish it. Don't bother.
Darla on LibraryThing 7 days ago
Twice before, Nick has come into Phil's life and changed it for the better. Twice before, he's left without a word. Now he's back, asking for her help.Nick has come back to his hometown in response to a summons from his domineering grandmother, only to find her lying in a pool of blood, a dagger in her neck. Fearing a frame-up, he turns to childhood friend Phil who, to his surprise, is not a lawyer.However, when Phil investigates, there's no body, no blood, and she suspects Nick is trying to trick her.Both Nick and Phil have family issues. Phil has, because of Nick's previous influence, broken away from the family expectation of becoming a lawyer, but her family still makes their demands felt. Nick has lived away from what remains of his family--his brother and his grandmother--for some years, but he still feels responsible for his brother.Third Time Lucky is about taking control of your life, and finding love along the way. It's about family expectations and responsibilities. It's about trusting your heart and taking a risk.Claire Cross is one of my favorite authors, and Third Time Lucky is one of the reasons. The characters are realistic, with real problems that they overcome during the book. The plot is a page-turning balance between screwball comedy and mystery. It made me laugh, brought tears to my eyes, and put me on the edge of my seat. Just a wonderful read.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Fifteen years ago he left Rosemount and his buddy overweight Philippa Coxwell behind. Only his beloved, but estranged grandmother Lucia ¿Dragon Lady¿ Sullivan could get Nicholas to return home. When she asks him to do so, he leaves behind his successful Seattle adventure travel company for New England. Nick arrives at Lucia¿s home only to see the gory corpse of his murdered grandmother. When Nick hears the siren, he flees the crime scene. Fifteen minutes later, Lucia rises, proud of her first act performance teaching her favorite grandson a lesson in life.

Nick turns to the only person in the area he trusts, his high school buddy Phil for legal advice. Phil always loved Nick. He is stunned to learn she never became a lawyer, but instead became a garden advisor. Unable to resist Nick, she accompanies him back to Lucia¿s home to find no body. Feeling he played her for a fool, an angry Phil tells him to leave. However, Nick realizes that he needs Phil for more than just moral support, but can he commit to her if he is lucky enough for her to allow him a third time in her life?

THIRD TIME LUCKY is a screwball comedic romance that stars several interesting charcaters. The convoluted, yet charming story line works because of the interrelations between the cast, especially Lucia¿s overriding influence and the brother of Nick¿s injurious behavior. Nick and Phil are an ideal couple even if he is a bonehead unable to see clearly that she is his love. Claire Cross writes a warm, witty, and often wild novel that shows the expanse of her talent.

Harriet Klausner