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Good Luck

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  1,186 ratings  ·  105 reviews
Lucy Parker wins the lottery on the worst day of her life. But can all the money in the world make up for a cheating boyfriend, a derailed career, and ending up in the middle of a media circus? Everyone wants a piece of Lucy…and all she wants is to escape from it all.

After life as she knows it falls apart, Lucy heads off to Palm Beach to hide out at the home of an old coll
Kindle Edition, 402 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2008)
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Another cheesy chick-lit novel. "Good Luck" is all about love, friendship, family and a little bit of luck! Even this plot sounds so chessy, girl winning lottery on worst day of her life.

Yeah this is about, Lucy winning $87million as a lottery on a day when she was fired from her job because she was accused of sexually harrassing a student in her school leading to a media circus around her and what else, she caught her love of her life with another woman. And to brush it all off from her mind,
Just - The romance reader
Overall a fun, fairly light read. A good chick-lit novel. I enjoyed that the story was a bit of a departure from the standard boy meets girl, girl falls for boy, drama occurs, things work out and they end up happily ever after.

Lucy is a sweet, if a bit naive young woman who succeeds in having the worst possible day and at the same time perhaps the best day of her life all rolled into one. I enjoyed reading about the exciting, dramatic and yet sometimes sad and painful whirlwind that was Lucy's l
This book was light and fun but was not entirely without substance. The book begins on the worst day of the main character's life. Lucy is fired from her job, her car breaks down, her long-term relationship ends.....everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. On her way home, she buys a lottery ticket and ends up winning $87M. This sets off a series of events that will change Lucy's life forever (for better or worse). Lucy is a great character, interesting and complex and real. I enjoyed watchi ...more
Okay, I know I said I was going to do some more grown-up books and give the chick-lit a rest...but I lied. However, this book was much better than those I've been reading. IT actually had some plot, heart and no lurid sex scenes (hooray!). The language was a little strong for my personal tastes, but not absolutely horrid. Like I said, it had heart and a good overall message and I enjoyed that. I've kind of been fascinated with lottery winners since watching a True Hollywood Story on them last Ch ...more
With going through money problems of my very own, I decided to read this book to see what it would be like if my dreams came true and I won the lottery. Now granted, I wouldn't have a student claiming sexual harassment that would ruin my career, but this book does make a great story to show how money can change lives, friendships, and relationships. This book has some great laugh out loud moments and the relationship dynamic between Mal and Lucy had me laughing everytime they were together in a ...more
Jessie Payne

I loved the book at the beginning. The storyline was new and fresh and the pace was quick and attention-grabbing. But the story grew more and more predictable after a while, until the book culminated with the classic girl ends up with the guy who was not the better catch but - surprise - has a huge, secret redeeming quality that made her choice right all along. The writer also pulled a move that gets on my nerves with a lot of TV shows and books: the main characters are the only lovable ones. T
This book was GREAT!! It had me laughing out loud all through it and I didn't want it to end.

It's about a woman who wins the lottery on the worst day of her life...
Really cute book. Fast and fun with an unexpected ending. I like this author. :)
Becky R.
I'm sure it's the English teacher in me that's all freaked out by the premise of this book, but I have to say that the range of emotions I felt ran the spectrum! After being accused of sexual harassment by one of her students upset over a bad grade, Lucy Parker's life only goes from wretched, to unspeakable. She walks in on her live-in boyfriend with another woman, loses her job (obviously), and is being hounded by the press. In the midst of it all, she flippantly buys a lottery ticket that land ...more
Lucy Parker is having a nightmare of a day. She gets fired from her job as a teacher and gains a reputation for being sexually involved with her students AND discovers her boyfriend of three years having sex with another woman in her house. So when she wins the lottery, she takes the lump sum and gets out of dodge and heads to Palm Beach. Oddly enough, Lucy notices right away how her relationships with family and friends changes overnight once the news gets out.

Sometime I think winning the lott
I liked the premise of a woman winning the lottery on the worst day of her life. She loses her job and her career when a student falsely accuses her of sexual harrassment. On her way home, her car breaks down. She decided to walk the rest of the way home, stops at a gas station and buys water and two lottery tickets. She gets home only to find the boyfriend who recently moved in with her having sex with a fake-breasted woman in their bed. She throws him out of the house and gets drunk. She wakes ...more
This is another fun and enjoyable chick lit from one of my favorites, Whitney Gaskell, and although it wasn't my favorite of hers, it was definitely fun reading (despite the major printer error which left several too light to read pages throughout the book).

Imagine that everything in your life has gone bad--you're fired from your job for the worst reason, then you walk in on your boyfriend of several years, with another woman, on your own bed. And then when you've hit rock bottom, imagine winni
This book gave me such a kick and made me laugh many different times. It felt like a very light read and the story was interesting. I thought it was interesting to deal with winning the lottery. The main character in this book was my only problem. i really couldn't find myself to like her, I found her quite annoying. The ending was okay definitely not a favorite read.
Ronya Misleh
Coming off of The Time Traveler's Wife, I needed something easy and fluffy. This was both. Upon the recommendation of a friend of a friend, I started reading Whitney Gaskell's books several summers ago (this recommender is friends with the author). While never thought provoking or deep, her books are definitely readable and generally enjoyable; often the premises are more believable than the premise of this one (high school teacher gets accused of sexual misconduct, gets fired, walks in on her l ...more
This book was fun, a top-notch summer read! Protagonist Lucy goes from having the worst day of her life (fired from teaching due to a student's lies, car broken down again, and to top it all off, boyfriend caught in the act of cheating), to winning a huge lottery jackpot! To escape the press people who have taken up residence on her front lawn, Lucy flees to Palm Beach, where she attempts to live under the radar while spending over the top. I was nervous this book would become excessively shallo ...more
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I gave this book three stars because it was easy-to-read, easy-to-follow, and the main character was a teacher (like me).

The book follows the story of a woman named Lucy, who becomes wrongly accused of misconduct. A few other significant events occur in her life and she finds herself trapped in a media nightmare, with few people she can trust. For awhile, she runs away from her problems, but finally has to come to terms with who she has become and how different she is from the person she used t
What started out as a fun storyline with potential, quickly turned predictable and bland. Fast read
I almost put this book down before finishing the first half because it appeared to be going nowhere and the language was more than I care to see in novels but it did get better the second half. All the people who took advantage of her lottery winnings and those who took great pains NOT to were compelling. The changes that Lucy goes through and the loneliness she comes to feel despite the million$ gave a depth to her otherwise foolish & whiny personality. In the end, I like who she becomes & ...more
Another cute story from Whitney Gaskell.

See what happens when an everyday girl, one who has just been fired from her job and given her cheating boyfriend the heave-ho, wins the Florida lottery. It's a cute tale of a girl just trying to make her way in life, find happiness, and do good. It takes a while for her to realize the 'do good' part though but the story wraps up in a pretty little bow by the end.

There's love, intrigue, know, the stuff that most good chick lit stories (sho
Was just OK. May be burning out on the chick lit genre. We'll see. This book was just so cliche. Woman wins lottery on a really crappy day - probably crappier than many of us will ever have. Escapes, becomes a palm beach princess. Then finds out that her financial advisor's warning to "Be Careful Who You Trust" is actually a good one.
I don't know. Just blah. What I like about most chick lit is the wittiness and the feeling that they are partially poking fun at themselves. Didn't get that with th
It's about time that I break up all of the serious nonfiction books I've been reading with some fluffy chick lit! :)

I didn't really care for all of the casual sex in this book, but the author didn't go into detail about the sexual encounters, which I appreciated.

That being said, I couldn't put this book down. It definitely kept me in suspense, wanting to know how the author would get everything to work out into that "happily-ever-after" ending I knew was coming :)
interesting story. likable characters. very easy reading. enjoyed this book.
I agree this book was an easy read and entertaining. I didn't really like the main character too much though. She really hit a nerve with me. I don't know if it was because she seemed so naive, and a wee bit selfish. I'm sorry, if I won over 34 million through the lottery, I'd be giving my parents a lot more than $500,000. Not to say I didn't like what she did in the end.
All and all, I've read better by Whitney Gaskell.
3.5 stars. A light, fun read with substance. Winning the lottery is, of course, fascinating and seems to come at just the right time for Lucy. The story line is fresh and interesting and moved at just the right pace. It reinforces the age old saying of "money can't buy happiness" as Lucy discovers not everyone can be trusted and true friends are those who will be there for you through thick and thin.
Lisa Rick
Lucy's having the day from hell, her car breaks down, she gets fired from her job for a false allegation of sexual dalliance with a student and comes home only to walk in on her boyfriend of three-years having sex in their bed with another woman. Her luck changes when she hits it big that night in the lottery, or does it? A very entertaining, quick read.
Jen B
Not much to say about this one. I wasn't a fan of the first half of the book -- I considered putting it down for good, but I figured I'd continue since I'd already gotten halfway through. The second half went much more quickly and I was satisfied by the ending, but really this one is just another run-of-the-mill entry into the chick lit genre.
Really a quick read! Loved it!
Abbie Meyer
Average fiction novel. Not a "must read"
This wasn't by any means a literary masterpiece, however, I got such a kick out of this book. I read it while on vacation in Florida so it of course had more meaning as the story takes place there. It was the perfect beach read!! Grab it, go to the beach and enjoy!!!
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