Julie and Romeo Get Lucky
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Julie and Romeo Get Lucky

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  982 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani know a thing or two about good fortune. For generations, their families were rival florists and bitter enemies. Then Julie and Romeo met by chance, just as each became single again. Even more miraculous, they fell in love.
Three years later, Julie and Romeo are still blissfully happy. They don't often get a quiet moment alone, and rarely...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Beth Pearson
I read the first book in this about how Romeo and Julie get together. I wasn't going to read the 2nd because my sister said it was more of the same and didn't recommend it (but yet gave it to me and told me to read it---go figure!). It sat on my night stand for a couple of months until one night I needed to read something light, was too lazy to get out of bed to look for something, and there it was....right within an arms reach! Probably because I wasn't expecting much is why I was pleasantly su...more
Dana
Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani are rival florists who just happen to be in love and in their 60s. Julie's daughter, husband and two children live with her and Romeo lives with his ancient mother and his son and his family. Neither can find a quiet moment to spend together.

However they do find the time to spend together when Romeo puts his back out at Julie's and spends his time in her bed sometimes comatose and constantly in pain. Meanwhile Julie's other daughter comes home to live and her d...more
Deana
This is basically a silly fluff story that requires no thinking at all. It was a good short bedtime read for a few nights in a row. It held my interest, but was incredibly predictable. There were a few good quotes I suppose, and it was a cute story, but overall it wasn't anything special.

Actually I read this out of a Reader's Digest compilation (which I'll put on Goodreads if I ever read the other 3 included books). As far as I know it is not condensed, though.
Bernadette Robinson
I thought that this was a great follow up to Julie and Romeo. A nice cosy contemporary romance about the pair from rival families, who love each other and want to put the past behind them.

Well written this story is a pleasant way to spend a few hours, you'll be drawn into the mixed up family lives of this lovely pair. The characters are immensely likeable and Romeo's matriarchal mother is a scene stealer at times.

All Julie and Romeo crave is some time for themselves and left with a little time...more
Rachael
I thought I would like this more than I did. Dangit Julie---you two folks have got to grow up!!! I needed her to take control of her life in these books. Her romance with Romeo lost some of its charm as they seem caught in a never-ending teenage romance. I need more. Grow up, kick out the kids, be happy. The End.
Helen
I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading this book, which is a wonderful comedy about family life. We get the characters from Ray's previous book, Julie and Romeo, but it's not really a romance. Romeo spends nearly the entire book laid up with a bad back, zonked out on painkillers, in Julie's bed. Julie is frazzled taking care of him, trying to run their now jointly-owned florist shops, and tending to her family. Living with her are her younger daughter, son-in-law, grandson...more
Kelli Klein
Julie and Romeo Get Lucky is the second and last book of the series by Jeanne Ray. Unfortunately, while the first book, Julie and Romeo, was a delightful read, this book fell flat.

I still had the same complaint about Julie that I did about her in the first book, how she was such a pushover and let her family, hell, even her ex-husband, control her. But, the romance between Julie and Romeo made up for that.

In Julie and Romeo Get Lucky, not even their romance was enough to save the book. For one...more
Tiffeny
This was a really quick read, but unfortunately, not as fun as I hoped it would be. This book is a sequel to Julie and Romeo, which I read a couple of months ago and I think gave 4 stars. While the first book was fun and entertaining, I found this book just plain annoying.

I didn't like the beginning because while I don't consider myself an agist, the thought of 2 60-something year olds acting like sex-crazed teenagers, kind of turns me off. : ) Luckily, that didn't last long, but the annoying di...more
Mandolin
Romance, begun in secrecy and subject to much abuse three years ago, is still blooming between former rival florists Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani. With their separate and busy homes, combined floral shops and huge families, the two are finding it hard to find time together and are forced to steal little moments of intimacy whenever they can. Their dreams of one day living together seem impossible...until their very wish comes true. Good luck? Not quite, since Romeo's severely injured his b...more
Carol
Still suffering the lingering effects of a bad cold which my husband so generously shared with me, so I am reading light. This is my lightest choice right now. I am always able to smile at Jeanne Ray's books -- am on page 20 and hoping.....

Oh, geeze, this was just one too many books by this author, I guess. I love books that make me smile, snicker, giggle, laugh, snort, and close the covers with happiness as Jeanne Ray's previous books did. They are light, simple reads that leave me feeling sill...more
Lucy Hannigan
This is the 3rd book I have read by this author and I was looking forward to a light read for a long weekend in our RV. This book did not cut it for me. It was as if the author had a fun idea for a short story, but decided to make it meet the word count for a novel.

The main character, Julie, is not a woman I would want for a friend. She has no back bone--she lets her parents, her husband (even when he's her ex-husband) and her daughters walk all over her and control her life. And then she moans...more
Lynn Pribus
A sequel to the delightful Julie and Romeo. This one is three years after the first and Julie and Romeo (lovers in their 60s) are still living apart because of the their families -- their children and especially his evil mother.

Julie's home becomes a medical ward leaving her coping with the ills (none fatal!) of various people including Romeo with a bad back. None of the plot is much of a surprise, but it is so blithely written and fun that I enjoyed it. Not quite the 5 stars of the first, but e...more
Katherine
I loved Julie and Romeo, this sequel not so much. What was so appealing in the first book, a perfect mix of humor and tenderness, unfortunately goes awry in this one. Instead everything seemed a bit too much. Too funny, too ridiculous, too strange. Julie, who at the best of times is conflicted in her relationships with her daughters, becomes a spineless twit, allowing everyone to walk all over her. Including her 8 year old grandaughter, whose love for Willy Wonka grows into a bizarre obsession a...more
Jen
Jan 05, 2010 Jen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mothers; sisters; someone looking for a light, happy read
3.5 stars.

This is a sweet, funny love story but not what I would call a romance. I expected more plot but all in all it worked ok.

I thought the Willie Wonka theme, while slightly contrived, was clever and unique. It got a little "out there" in the middle; the author was more concerned about following the theme than she was about sticking to reality but I think some interesting points were demonstrated through this.

The characters were relatively complex and well-developed and, over-all, pretty en...more
Mayda
Many books have been written about people winning the lottery and the aftermath of such a happening. Jeanne Ray has added a twist to this scenario that makes this story even more interesting. With endearing characters, this tale will pull you in as you wait for each lottery drawing, just as the characters are waiting. As Julie copes with Romeo’s compressed spine, young Sarah’s obsession with Willie Wonka and the lottery, Nora’s longing for a child, and Sandy’s sibling rivalry, the reader roots f...more
Linda Katzman
Julie and Romeo have finally found their “happily ever after.” Or have they? Their children have accepted their relationship, but between the two flower shops, the two houses and the two separate families, they can’t seem to find time for themselves. All of that changes when a twist of fate lands Romeo on his back. FLAT on his back when he injures it, making him a prisoner in Julie’s house. So now it is up to Julie to take care of both flower shops and households on her own. Add to that her preg...more
Carissa
i just finished listening to the audiobook version of this and it’s just lovely. it reminds me of her other book, eat cake, in that there’s some form of genius (one is for cake-baking and is the protagonist, one is for flower-arranging and she’s a supporting character) described in such a way as to make the reader immediately want to experience the item being described. both books include convalescent live-ins that the protagonist must care for. and both books are just nice to experience. appare...more
Jane
This is a nice light book with a beautiful cover. The characters lives are in a state of chaos with Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factor the musical score.
Lisa
Delightful. Really.

The story of 60-something Julie and Romeo, competing florists who have fallen in love, and their whacky families.

Julie's 8 year old grand daughter is obsessed with Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, watching it over and over again, every day. Convinced she is going to win the lottery, she hood-winks every family member, from her mother, to her aunt, to her grandmother to buy her tickets.

In this homage to Willie Wonka, Ray weaves together a story about love, luck and famil...more
Jane Estes
This little series is sweet and funny. Perfect for when you want some escapism. You'll be in gentle hands with Jeanne Ray.
Patricia
It is nice to read a story where the main characters are not someone in their twenties and that there is still romance.
Celeste
This is a sequel to Julie and Romeo which I read back in early 2009. Just a book that caught my eye and picked up at the library when I was between books (something that rarely happens nowadays). This book picks up 3 years after the first one. Julie and Romeo are in love, each has their children and grandchildren living with them. Romeo throws his back out and has to stay in Julie's bed to heal and she has to tend to him. On top of that she has to take her of her pregnant daughter, who's on bed...more
JoAnn/QuAppelle
Not great literature, but a delightful book with many laugh-out-loud moments. I read it from cover-to-cover in just a few hours.

The book is a great portrayal of extended-family life and the troubles and joys of all its members. Ray does a wonderful job of depicting the behavior of all her characters, from the youngest to the oldest. I did not wnat to leave this family when I reached the last page....I want to know more about how they spent the money, how Nora handled her babies, Plummy's future...more
Darla
Another book by Jeanne Ray. Eat Cake was such a fun book I was anxious to read more by her. Jeanne Ray captures the true nature of a mother's love for her grown family...the strife, the sibling rivalry, discipline, search for privacy and finally...the bonding love. We are reminded the responsibilities of parenting don't end at when they turn eighteen. Entertaining, infuriating, engaging....fun. This is the sequel to her first book Julie and Romeo written in 2003. Now I must read that...out of or...more
bookczuk
I recently re-read Ray's Julie and Romeo and was once again, enchanted. So, , when I found a Reader's Digest book which contained it in bumma's collection, I decided to read it before passing it on. I got lucky with Julie and Romeo Get Lucky. Despite the abridged version of the story, it was fun to read. I wish I could see some of Plummy's arrangements.

Ray has a way of capturing everyday life with a true eye and a smile.
Christina
I love the way Jeanne Ray captures family dynamics. There is never a real villain, just people trying to deal with life's obstacles in their own way. Similar to the last book I read, the story involves three generations living in one house. This story was told through the perspective of the grandmother who is attempting to care for her injured boyfriend, strong-willed daughters, flower shop, and superstitious grandchild. A sweet story.
Carmen
This book was not as good as the first one (Julie and Romeo). It was a bit far-fetched. I mean, Julie's granddaughter even wins the lottery, for goodness' sake! Romeo hurts his back, so he ends up living with Julie. Also living with Julie is her two daughters, their husbands, and her two grandchildren. Nora is pregnant with triplets. It all ends well, but just thinking about living in such an environment makes me feel exhausted.
Mike
This is a very funny book, yet it is also full of delightful insights about the human condition. I guess it theoretically wasn't written for me, but it struck a chord and I loved it.

Julie and Romeo are only a bit younger than me and they still have romance in their lives. They also have children and grandchildren in their lives, and that's a good thing, but it can be trying. Julie absorbs it all with courage and wit.
Jenny
What a fun book. Very well written a lot going on not a dull moment. Julie ends up with her daughter and her hubby and 2 kids living with her and her boyfriend hurts his back and has to stay there till he heals and then her other daughter ends up moving in for a bit and to top it all off her granddaughter is seriously obsessed with winning the lottery. I'm not giving anymore away. But what a fun book.
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Jeanne Ray is the New York Times bestselling author of Julie and Romeo and four other novels. She worked as a registered nurse for forty years before she wrote her first novel at the age of sixty. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and her dog, Red.
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