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Before Lucky (Forever Love #2.5)

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Before Lucky is a novella prequel to New York Times Bestselling book The Last Boyfriend

Zane Beaumont’s life changed the day he walked into Lou’s Burger Joint and saw Lucky Morgan for the first time. He wasn’t sure if it was her smile, or her chocolate brown eyes that captured his heart, but he knew that he would do anything to make sure he got to know her better.

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Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published September 27th 2013 (first published September 26th 2013)
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J.S. Cooper
May 23, 2013 J.S. Cooper rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Want to know what Zane was thinking when he first met Lucky??
Christine
I did not want it to end. I wanted Zane to retell everything in his POV. I loved it. Loved it. Read it one sitting. I could stop reading.

I want to recommend that you read The Last Boyfriend before you read Before Lucky otherwise there will be some spoilers. I think what made The Last Boyfriend more intense for me was the fact that

I had no idea what Zane was doing. Whether he cared for Lucky was simply using her like every other girl he took out. Plus, I was not sure who the good or bad guy was
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SammiesBookBlog
Jun 04, 2013 SammiesBookBlog rated it it was amazing
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I LOVED Zane's story more than Lucky's, sorry Lucky. I love the girl, but the male POV I ALWAYS love more and it always gives me more back information, We got to see more of Zane's crazy humor, his thoughts and what makes him him. I loved reading about his dates, they were very amusing and hilarious. Loved reading how Lucky was through his eyes, made me love him even more. Zane is truly amazing and this was my favorite so far, I really enjoyed Zane's POV and I think everyone else will also. More ...more
Retta Rusaw
Jun 11, 2013 Retta Rusaw rated it it was amazing
Before Lucky was a great insight on what Zane was feeling when he first saw Lucky, and his first interaction with Lucky. We also get to see the constant turmoil he goes though with himself, he wants Lucky but he also wants to revenge his brother's suicide.

I absolutely loved Zane's POV, if you loved TLB and TLH this is a must read to see Zane's POV on how it all started!

Please remember that this is a novella about how Zane felt when he first met Lucky and NOT a novel retelling The Last Boyfriend
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Holly Craft
Jul 12, 2013 Holly Craft rated it it was amazing
Oh JS Cooper, how I love you! I was so excited to get into Zane's mind. I loved getting to know Zane and Lucky in The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband and how amazing their story played out. It was awesome to see how Zane felt when seeing Lucky for the first time and trying to fight off his attraction to her but of course that didn't work :) At first I actually thought Zane was just a straight up player but getting to know him more and his reasoning's for his doings, everything made sense and ...more
Sara Núñez
Sep 03, 2014 Sara Núñez rated it really liked it
"Hablaremos pronto, Zane". Y con eso colgo. Salte del coche y empece a correr. Me sentia euforico y emocionado. Por primera vez en meses, me senti como si tuviera una razon para empezar a vivir. Antes de que Lucky hubiera llegado, pensaba que todo estaba terminado en mi vida. Mi entorno se habia convertido en negro y yo caminaba alrededor insensible, con un solo objetivo en mente. Todavia tenia ese objetivo: conseguir a Braydon encarcelado por lo que le habia hecho a Noah, pero ahora, mi mundo s ...more
Nicole Baylor
Sep 15, 2014 Nicole Baylor rated it liked it
I was pretty disappointed with this one. Yes, it was nice to see Zane's point of view but there were a fee things that bothered me..
1- the timeline of Zane and Lucky's interaction in the diner was off. There were details of 3 dates Zane took to the diner (which would make that 3 weeks of interaction) and then the next chapter said "Two and a half months later." That would then bring it to over 3 months. And there was still another week or so before the famous party. So in this book, it seemed li
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Caroline Hattrich
Jul 18, 2013 Caroline Hattrich rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. This is an awesome series. It's the prequel before Last Boyfriend and Last Husband. This book gives Zane's point of view and the first time he sees Lucky. Once I started I was hooked and just could not put the book down. After reading this I highly recommend you read the Last boyfriend and the Last Husband if you have not done so already. Congrats Jamie another awesome book. You rock!!!
Rhysand
Jan 30, 2014 Rhysand rated it did not like it
Aburrido e innecesario. Casi me duermo.
Michelle ♥♥♥♥
Nov 13, 2013 Michelle ♥♥♥♥ rated it it was amazing
For some reason my review didn't stick yesterday!

This book was amazing as were the other 2... Looking forward to book 4... :D
Ikelia 'Bookoholic Anom' Francis

I really love novellas and I especially love it when they come after you have read most of the series. I feel like the Author’s are giving their reader’s a special treat into the lives of the characters that we have grown to love. Which I’m sure is exactly the case, no doubt.

With Before Lucky (the novella in the Forever Love series) gives us a lovely insight into Zane Beaumont’s head when he first laid eyes on Lucky. We get to go into his inner thoughts and battles about his feelings for this b
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Aimee
“I suppose I was a bit of a challenge, the man that had never been in love. The man who didn’t do relationships. Little did they know, that was never going to change. I was never going to let some woman come in and destroy me.”


YES!

We get ZANE'S P.O.V. !!!!

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“Before Lucky, I had been a shadow of myself. I’d never believed in love or soul mates. I’d never even wanted anything more than what I had. But now, now I felt differently. I was willing to see where this path took us. I was willing to t
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Dawn Smith
Sep 01, 2013 Dawn Smith rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the Before Lucky novella by J.S. Cooper and it has left me totally astounded. I knew going into this read that it would be good, but I had no idea how thought provoking and pragmatic it would be.

Just listen to this: The grief never goes away, but sometimes it hides out waiting to be found. Grief is tricky like that. It likes to play games. It likes you to think that it’s gone. But then when it’s found and the guilt hits you once again, it is even more unforgiving, because
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Ashley Petermeyer
Jul 10, 2013 Ashley Petermeyer rated it it was amazing
Before Lucky is a novella prequel to New York Times Bestselling book The Last Boyfriend

Zane Beaumont's life changed the day he walked into Lou's Burger Joint and saw Lucky Morgan for the first time. He wasn't sure if it was her smile, or her chocolate brown eyes that captured his heart, but he knew that he would do anything to make sure he got to know her better.

We all know the story of how Lucky fell in love with Zane, now it's time to see how Zane fell for Lucky. Before Lucky tells the story o
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Diana Doan
May 31, 2013 Diana Doan rated it really liked it
I LOVE ZANE BEAUMONT!! If you haven't already fallen head-over-heels in love with Zane, you will now!

Before Lucky is a novella from Zane's POV and takes place at the beginning, when he first meets Lucky. He was consumed by guilt over his brother's death and his need for revenge on the guy responsible. His attention was solely focused on bringing Braydon down...until he met Lucky.

I definitely enjoyed reading Zane's thoughts when all of this started and understanding him a bit more. He was instant
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Broadway Girl  Book Reviews (Beth Lattanzi)
Before Lucky is a novella that is the Prequel to The Last Boyfriend!

I’m not sure what it is that makes a male’s POV so much better than a female’s but let me say…. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!! I loved-loved-loved getting into Zane Beaumont’s head and hearing his struggles and thoughts!

From the moment Zane meets Lucky at the diner there is an instant connection between the two. He tries to fight the feelings though because he is so set in not ever wanting a relationship. Zane has meaningless sex with wo
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Larissa
Aug 21, 2013 Larissa rated it really liked it
As the title implies, Before Lucky will show Zane’s true feelings, expectations, missions, his mood swings (obviously present), everything Zane was/used to be before he was lucky enough to meet Lucky.

After the [supposed] death of Noah, Zane’s only thought is to get the one responsible for his brother’s death into jail. Little does Zane is aware, he’s going to meet a girl named Lucky, who will be lucky enough to “destroy” Zane’s walls around his heart. But first, Zane will have to understand hims
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Love Those Books
Sep 01, 2013 Love Those Books rated it it was amazing
Well I may be slightly biased because well I am head over heels in love with both Zane and Lucky and to have more of their story revealed and to get into Zanes head was awesome!'

I was so excited to see how true to Lucky he was prior to even getting to know her. The battle he had going on his head on whether he should see her or stay true to his mission with finding all about how Brayden was involved with Noah. I like to believe that Love at first sight is attainable other then in fairytales and
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Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
I am so addicted to this series....it is one of my 2013 favorites!

This a novella from Zane Beaumont's point of view. This novella takes the reader back to the beginning. Zane Beaumont is on a mission. He is seeking revenge for his brother's death. His life has spiraled out of control. Guilt and the need for revenge consume him. His every thought is centered around this ...that is until he meets Lucky.

In this novella we see the instant attraction Zane has for Lucky. He is drawn to her and cannot
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Crystal's Many Reviewers
3.5 Stars!!

I have enjoyed the Forever Love series by J.S. Cooper since the first book came out! While I’m not usually a fan of the New Adult genre, there are some books that just make me smile. The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband were extremely cute and I couldn’t put them down when I started them. So when I found out that J.S. was going to be releasing Before Lucky, I was excited!
However, once I started reading it, even though I did enjoy that the story was told from Zane’s POV, I didn’t
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Hanleigh Bradley
Apr 14, 2016 Hanleigh Bradley rated it liked it
This book is a must read for anyone who has read The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband. It's a prequel novella from Zane Beaumont's perspective. It's beautiful and intense and a little bit intimidating. If you though Zane was a little bit creepy when you were reading the other two books, that feel is going to grow even more with this one. It appears that everything is orchestrated and planed by Zane. Everything. He used the snippets of conversations with her in the restaurant to plan how to ge ...more
Precious Yadao
Sep 18, 2013 Precious Yadao rated it it was amazing
Zane Beaumont will make you fall in love with him from the very beginning in this book...I recommend to read The Last Boyfriend and Last Husband first to get a better understanding of this story...

The book is told from Zane's POV...In this book we are introduced to Zane Beaumont (Player / Can Get Any Woman He Wants In Miami / Doesn't Care For Love) then enters Lucky where he least expects it...From the very beginning there are sparks but Zane tries to avoid his feelings for Lucky...It's a consta
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J-J lover of books
Sep 01, 2013 J-J lover of books rated it it was amazing
Read this in one sitting. It just a prequel to The last boyfriend.

I love prequels, they open up so much more insight into the character. Knowing their frame of mine, the feelings and their point of view.

I so enjoy being in Zane's head, seeing it from his point of view. It made me fall for Zane even more. For him to feel the connection between himself and Lucky for the first meeting. He cared about her right from the start. he was prepared to do anything, to protect her. Even if it was mainly f
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Christine Lacombe
May 31, 2013 Christine Lacombe rated it it was amazing
First let me say you need to read The Last Boyfriend (Forever Love, #1) & The Last Husband (Forever Love, #2) before reading Before Lucky (Forever Love, #3)!! This book is all about Zane, his point of view, of how he first met Lucky at the diner and all of the events leading up to where The Last Boyfriend starts. I found this really interesting as we watch their instant connection to each other unfold, seeing Zane on these Friday nights, his interactions with Lucky and all of the things goin ...more
Megan Lavo
Jun 28, 2013 Megan Lavo rated it really liked it
JS Cooper...you have done it again and again!

Before Lucky is in Zane's POV and talks about why he does the things he does. We get a true insight into his motivation to catch Braydon in the act and convict him of his wrongdoings. "I was going to make it my mission to avenge Noah's death, and nothing was going to get in my way. This was my life now." Zane has so much animosity and anger built up due to his brother's untimely death, that all he sees is a world filled with drugs and deceit. What he
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Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Jun 28, 2013 Jessica *The Lovely Books* rated it really liked it
Before Lucky is a prequel novella in the Forever Love series.

We get Zane's pov and my my I just loved getting inside his head. I would suggest you read the first book in the series, The Last Boyfriend, first. I know it says prequel but since getting in Zane's head you realize all his intentions, therefore when you read TLB, it won't be much surprise. That's all part if the fun is the way Zane acts.

I enjoyed seeing Lucky through Zane's eyes. She did a number on him and from the moment he met he
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Lourdes
May 24, 2013 Lourdes rated it really liked it
Before Lucky is point of view of Zane Beaumont, when he meets her, how it came about how he met her, just knowing a point of view from a man's perspective, its so cool. Yeah, we always think that all man are alike, but when he stumbles his words, when he says the wrong things, at the wrong time, and tries to make it up. Zane just knows that Lucky is not like all other women out there, that we are not all the same, and he never thought he would fall in love, or head over heels for this girl. He c ...more
Lourdes
Jul 11, 2013 Lourdes rated it really liked it
Before Lucky is point of view of Zane Beaumont, when he meets her, how it came about how he met her, just knowing a point of view from a man's perspective, its so cool. Yeah, we always think that all man are alike, but when he stumbles his words, when he says the wrong things, at the wrong time, and tries to make it up. Zane just knows that Lucky is not like all other women out there, that we are not all the same, and he never thought he would fall in love, or head over heels for this girl. He c ...more
Anny hernandez
Jun 29, 2013 Anny hernandez rated it it was amazing
Oh my Zane have to say the waiting was worth for it I love it how we got to know what was going on through Zane mind when he first met Lucky. I love this book and how it turned out to be. I have read (the last boyfriend and the last husband) and I was wondering what have Zane being up to before he met Lucky and now I know. author J.S. Cooper did and awesome job writing this short story from Zane point of view and I am so happy that I got to read. I love it that Zane feeling for Lucky had always ...more
Lisa Kreinheder
Aug 13, 2013 Lisa Kreinheder rated it it was amazing
Women always want to know what he's really thinking. In this prequel J.S. Cooper gives us some of those answers. Zane and Lucky from the best selling novels The Last Boyfriend and The Last Husband are back but this time we are in Zane's mind. This is the story of the evolution of Zane's undeniable attraction to Lucky and how he goes about finding a way to get to know the woman he finds so incredible.

My personal opinion is that these stories should be read in release order. Although this story t
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“Some people search their whole lives for that special someone. If you find them, never let them go. Hold them close to your heart and be thankful, for you are one of the lucky ones.” 2 likes
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