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With a Little Luck

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  1,174 Ratings  ·  127 Reviews
If love is in the cards, then somebody stacked the deck.
Los Angeles radio DJ Beryl “Berry” Lambert, whose name means luck, doesn’t much believe in it—although, thanks to her dear old gambling dad, she’s a bit superstitious, certain that everything happens for a reason. She keeps a four-leaf clover in her wallet, never takes off her horseshoe necklace, and won’t tempt fate
ebook, 308 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Bantam
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My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

This is the first Caprice Crane novel that I’ve read so I didn’t know what to expect; however, I follow her on twitter and she’s constantly cracking me up. I was hoping for the same humor in novel form but it didn’t hit the mark for me. For the first third of the book there was no apparent plot and I had no clue what the point of the book even was. At times I had to stop, shake myself, and continue reading when the words had turned into Charlie Brown's teacher.

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Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caprice Crane is a writer I’ve wanted to read for ages. Her books sound totally amazing, with plots no other writer has ever written about, and her books have appealed to me for ages. I finally(!) got to read Forget About It earlier this year and although it wasn’t perfect, it was still a great read. So after reading it I quickly pre-ordered Caprice’s new book With A Little Luck. Because it sounded awesome and because Caprice is a genuinely funny writer (and, yes, I feel qualified to say that ev ...more
Oct 13, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was predictable and quite honestly, boring. I haven't read any of the author's other books and considering how long it took me to struggle through this one, I don't think I will ever pick up another one.

The back has a review that says "....Laugh-out-loud, snort-inducing hilarious." I don't think I even chuckled once. The main character is just sad and really lacks likability.
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiftyfiftyme
i loved this book from the start. seriously, i always say that, but really truly loved it. when i came to it in my pile, i was a little eh about reading it because caprice crane is an author i have never read before. sometimes that causes me a little hesitation, since i'm unsure if it's going to be horrible.. another amazon recommendation. but wow, i was completely blown away. i was so into this book that when we were watching a movie this morning, my boyfriend got up to use the little boy's roo ...more
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults
Recommended to Laura by: Goodreads newsletter
Shelves: 2011
I can't really appreciate the love and angst travails of an aggravating heroine. Also, the first third of the book was basically a monologue, stand-up comedy style, about how superstitious and neurotic the narrator is. At first it was clever, but by page twenty, it became redundant and gratuitous. It was like the author got so caught up in her cleverness that she forgot about her audience who was very ready to move on. I recommend for adults because of worldly lifestyles and language.
Beverly J.
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Goodreads for an advance copy! This is a very fun read, and I identified with so many of the character Berry Lambert's foibles. Her life is a roller coaster ride of superstition, bad boyfriends and a needy dad. A LOL read that will keep you turning the pages to find out what's going to happen next!
Allison Winchester bean
Fun tangents!
Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie Akeman
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quirky, funny, seriously why is this not done as a movie yet? This is a girl with a serious problem with superstition, and I learned more about superstition than I really cared to but I laughed a lot in this book. I love the repartee between her and her love interest. This would make a great date movie if they don't mess it up. I get tired of seeing films take a book and bastardize it...Eragon was a dissapointment. Anyway, this was a very funny book and fun to read.
Terri Lindsay
Mar 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried to muddle through, but finally gave up after several chapters.
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