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Third Time Lucky (The Coxwells #1)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  260 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 2nd 2005 by Berkley Trade (first published 2000)
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"Third Time Lucky" is Phil, short for Philippa, Coxwell's story. She's the only daughter in the Coxwell family and the only one so far who hasn't gone on to become a lawyer. She's the odd one out of her family and the only one who has followed her heart. Enter Nick Sullivan, who disappeared over 15 years ago and took Phil's heart with him. He doesn't know that and mistakenly thinks her heart beats for his brother Sean. He's come back at the behest of his grandmother Lucia, whom he finds murdered ...more
I am glad I read these out of order by accident. I'd read book 2 first because it was free on Barnes and Noble. If I had read this first, I probably would not have read another one of her books. I liked Phil...Nick was pretty cool. But to get to the heart of them and the other characters (like James and Elaine and even Lucia and Sean), you had to wade through the endless point of view changes without knowing it. I love to get point of view from both main characters, but usually you know the char ...more
Third time lucky I think is a book that you should read when you want to feel better about something that is bothering you. In this book, Nick Sullivan has some conflicts and issues about many things and Philippa Coxwell helps him see that he has done things for a greater purpose and more. I encourage plenty of readers to check out and relate(if you can) to this book
P.S. I love Lucia
I really enjoyed this story, but I did find the number of errors in it distracting. This is not a first-time self-published story, but an established writer published by a well known publisher - why was it not properly edited?? I don't have the book with me or I'd give an example - I'll try to add one later.
A quick easy read! Although difficult to find under 2 pen names, I was able to obtain them under Deborah Cooke with matching covers.
I was hoping for chick lit, but it wasn't narely as good as writers like Keye. Maybe I was expecting too much. Anyway, I gave up :(
Book One in this series by Claire Cross/Deborah Cooke- There are 4 books about the Coxwells Family- 3 boys and 1 girl. I had read out of order but it really didn't affect the story. This was a fun read- Phlillipa & Nick knew each other in high school and 15 years later they reunite with quite a mystery. It is cute he calls her Phil (much better than the tongue twister i feel from reading Phillipa) Characters well written and lots of good background story. The other siblings are brought into ...more
Really enjoyed it
It took me a while to get used to the writing style of this author, but when I did, I enjoyed it's fast-paced feel. It kind of reminded me of "The Gilmore Girls" fast-talking, which actually drove me nuts, but it was okay in book form. It was kind of confusing at points--like how this was the "third time," but I really liked the characters and the story line, so I chose to overlook those minor annoyances, but that's why it got a 3 instead of a 4.
Victoria Newman
Is a great book to read
It took me a while to get into and I was quite confused for much of the first part and almost all of the last bit of the book.
One thing that is unusual is the constant switching of 'voice' between the male and female lead. I know some people found it confusing, but I quite liked it. Its nice to be in both people's heads at once and see things from each side.
Overall it was a good fluffy read.
Cutesy romantic yet very modern love story about two childhood friends meeting again fifteen years later. I disliked how easy it was to set the characters off on each other (there was too much anger for it to feel super romantic in my opinion), but the overall story and writing style trumps Sparks' writing. Overall, great summer read.
I love this type of writing. it is interactive. great plot, small plots with other characters. characters have great personalities. emotions and action. never a dull moment. so touching and romantic. loved it.
Misty Moore ramsey
This was an enjoyable read. I have read three of the four books in this series and really enjoyed the easy read. Each book follows a different group of characters although they are all linked.
One of my first romance novels. I really liked it. It was a sweet, fun book. I went out right away to find more written by her.
it was k... it wasnt a wow book.. more like.. yeah i read it once and never again...but it was not bad
Jul 16, 2012 Michelle marked it as to-read
I didn't know this was Deborah Cooke aka Claire Delacroix too. It's been re-released under Deborah's name :)
This was a nice light book to read. Nothing deep here-just fluff-gotta love that sometimes!
Awesomeness. One of the lovelier chick lits I've read.
Dec 18, 2008 Alyn rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Alyn by: a relative
this genre is really not for me
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Really good chik lit book.
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Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Deborah makes her home in Canada with her husband. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns. Deborah Cooke has always been fascinated with dragons, although she has never understood why they have to be the bad guys. She has an honors degree in history, with a focus on medie
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