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Luck of the Draw

(Shamrock Falls #2)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  414 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Rowan McKinley isn’t looking for one wild night while vacationing in Vegas, but she gets it anyway when she meets professional poker player—and professional ladies’ man—Breck Wilder. Breck’s easygoing charm and lighthearted banter draw in the reserved Rowan, and though she’s always dreamed of the kind of forever love her best friends Sidney and Kade share, she’ll settle fo ...more
ebook, 149 pages
Published January 13th 2013 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss)
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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First off let me just put this out there, you know that old saying that states, "Whatever happens in Vegas... stays in Vegas." Just remember that is a complete utter lie. Seriously, what happens there can haunt you later. I'm sure I can find examples to prove my case, but I'm not. I'm sure you can find them on your own. Anyways. I'm actually going to tell what I thought about Luck of the Draw by Kelly Vitollo, since I spent half the night reading. Seriously, I couldn't pu
Wendy Higgins
Another adorable romance from my great friend Kelley Vitollo and Entangled's Bliss line! I loved Rowan and Breck - Breck kept me giggling the entire time. I want to snuggle that man!
(adult romance)
The Sweet Bookshelf
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved Lucky Break so I bought Luck of the Draw on release day. I knew this would be a read in one day kind of thing. I couldn't wait to get back to Shamrock Falls.

We got to know Rowan in Luck Break. She is a best friend and Bed & Breakfast owner. She's single. Life overall has been good but she has a new business and no one to share it with. She's a good girl really. When she meets Breck Wilder she decides to give herself one wild night. She gets more than she planned on.

Breck Wild
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I fell in love with the town of Shamrock Falls with the first of this series Lucky Break. You first meet and love Rowan there because she is best friends with Sydney and Kade. In this book you find out about what makes Rowan tick and how she puts up walls so she is not left behind. You also get to meet Breck - be still my beating heart. He is not only gorgeous he is also super fun and charming.

He too has many walls up but even through both of their walls they find a way
Amber Hughes
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun series! I'm such a fan of her books (A.K.A. Nyrae Dawn)! ...more
Lisa Survillas
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AW!! Breck was all rough on the outside sweet on the inside. He melted my heart. Rowan's strength was inspiring! I can't wait to read about Jace and Betsy now... ...more
Jolene Perry
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great characters.
As much funny as sexy. ;-)
GREAT read.
Kathy Martin
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rowan is in Las Vegas for a convention before she goes home to Shamrock Falls to open her bed and breakfast. She is feeling a little lost and lonely since she was supposed to meet her brother and her stood her up. When Breck Wilder, a professional poker player, tries to pick her up, she is very uninterested but strangely charmed by this handsome guy who can make her laugh. One thing lead to another and they end up in bed together. Rowan sneaks out after they make love planning never to see him a ...more
I really liked this book. I adore Kelley Vitollo both as Kelley and as Nyare Dawn so I knew I was going to like this I just didn't know how much..I wasn't overly fond of the first book in this series because I didn't like Sydney all that much but this book....It blew me away

I couldn't put I down I had to finish it so I read way past "bedtime"
I truly did love it!

I never cry reading a book! but some books has given me a big lump in my throat and this is one of them...and this is by no means a sad
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the story of Breck and Rowan..... I loved the first book in this series, so I was super excited to read the second and it certainly didn't disappoint.

It offered everything a good book should....a great storyline, awesome characters, lots of humor and plenty of romance....

Great Read

P.S. Can I just say how I hope the 3rd book is going to be about Jace and Betsy!!!!!

Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i loved rowan n breck ( wilder) beautifully written i read lucky break first but i honestly loved this one more he kept u on your toes never knowing what he was going to say to her i cant wait for the next book i know it will be about jace but i hope it includes rowan n breck having there baby great writing as always
Luck of the Draw is a feel good romance that warmed my heart. Rowan and Breck are a lot of fun. I loved their bantering. The sweeter Breck got, the more I melted. I smiled and aww'd a lot.

Now I'm ready for Jace to open his eyes and SEE Betsy. Come on!
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one much better than the first, think it is because the characters were a lot more interesting.Loved it.
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romancy, read-in-2013
I enjoyed this as much as the first one.
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Super cute! Loved the characters! I'm totally loving this series! Can't wait for the next installment! ...more
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
I have read most of Nyrae Dawn’s Young Adult books, but so far I hadn’t tried any of her adult books that she writes under the name of Kelley Vitollo. I saw the synopsis for Luck of the Draw and I instantly knew it was something I wanted to read. I still haven’t read the first book, but since they’re companion novels, I’m sure it’s okay. (Side note: I will read the first one when I have time.) This book was so much fun and so adorable that I read it in mere hours and felt all bubbly inside after ...more
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
5 stars - Definitely belongs in the Bliss line!

I really am a fantasy reader. Love the paranormal and such but contemporary is becoming a new favorite. But the only way a contemporary works for me, though, is if I love the characters. No one does incredible characters like Kelly Vitollo (Unless it's Nyrae Dawn doing the same thing in YA books - same author, heehee).

This series has a cute little home town. It has Washington State rain storms. It has interesting situations and fresh ideas but it's
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Kelley Vitollo is the pen name for Nyrae Dawn. Luck Of The Draw is the second book in her Shamrock Falls series. You can find my review of the first book, Lucky Break. I had really enjoyed Lucky Break and I'd really enjoyed reading about all the characters in Shamrock Falls then so it was great to comeback to them and read Rowan's story.

We'd met Rowan in Lucky Break. She is best friends with Kade and Sidney. One night in Vegas she isn't looking for anyone when Breck Wider professional
Jenny Morris
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy when I finished Lucky Break and flipped to chapter one of this book to see this story followed Rowan. She was one of my favorite characters in LB and I couldn't wait to see her love story unfold. Breck isn't what I expected for her at all but once I got to know him. Seeing past his poker face, I realized he was just what Row needed. LOVED these two. ;) I loved being back in Shamrock Falls, Kelley does a great job of bringing this small Pacific Northwest town to life. I love the ba ...more
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is another super cute story from Kelley Vitollo. I fell in love with it and didn't want to put it down until I had turn the very last page.

I loved getting to visit Shamrock Falls! I love the community there. Rowan was such a great character in Lucky Break, so I was excited for her to get her own story. Rowan and Breck's story was so easy to get caught up in and was just absolutely adorable. There were so many awww moments throughout this book. Breck is such a fantastic character -
Amanda (mandy)
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, ebook
I don't care what name she goes by, she prints it, I'll read. Pure and simple.

This book was so cute! I loved Rowan in Lucky Break and couldn't wait to read her story. And hello! Breck Wilder was exactly what she needed!! The two of them were adorable. It was great that characters we know were actually part of the story. In some books past characters are just a side piece but Kade, Sidney, Jace and Betsy have a role.

It was great watching Rowan and Breck get to know each other after their little
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Some of my favorite stories include the main characters spending a lot of alone time. There are several characters in this book but there's just something so special about the relationship building alone time that Rowan and Breck have. I adored this story and the characters. I'm anxiously waiting for the 3rd book. Knowing who the main characters are makes me want to already proclaim that it will be my favorite in the series.

**Kelley rocks and I adore her novels.
Sarah Fitz
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another great book by Kelley Vitollo. Loving the Shamrock Falls series. I'm guessing Jace and Betsy are next?!?! Please say yes!!! ...more
Monica Murphy
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cute, sexy, fun story. I'm a huge fan of Kelley Vitollo....she never disappoints! :) ...more
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, arc
I fell in love with Shamrock Falls in Lucky Break and was really excited to go back there again while reading Luck of the Draw, especially when I found out it was Rowan's story. While in Las Vegas for a conference, Rowan is feeling kind of sorry for herself after her brother doesn't show up to spend time with her. While sitting at the bar, Breck Wilder enters the scene, introducing himself as "Wilder." Rowan immediately shoots him down, which is something Breck isn't used to, but that doesn't de ...more
Shirley Frances
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rowan is in Vegas for a conference and disappointed that she could not get together with her brother. She's sitting at the bar nursing her wounds and feeling once again forgotten by her family when she meets a handsome stranger.

Breck has sworn off women after his last relationship failed, but he is attracted to the fiery redhead who doesn't take any of his crap. Their attraction is immediate and although Rowan does hesitate and tries to talk herself out of it, they end up having a one-night sta
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Coincidentally I just finished watching Lucky You before I started this book, so yes I kinda had a Eric Bana mental picture of Breck reading this. Rowan is a red head and obviously Drew isnt but still that's how I sorta pictured this playing out. That said, Im a fan of this series I like Kelly Vitollo's writing style (aka Nyrae Dawn), Ive enjoyed Sidney and Kade's story and was quiet looking forward to this one. Rowan's always taken care of people, it's her thing. Now it's her turn. These hometo ...more
Autumn Review
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness...I loved this book! Not that I'm all that surprised. I loved Sidney and Kade's story, but Rowan and Breck's story was perfect!

It's funny, I was so looking forward to Jace's story and really didn't expect to love Rowan as much as I did. Not that I didn't like her in the first book, but I really love complicated male characters. Rowan definitely attached to me though. She's a lot more sensitive than I originally thought. My first impressions of her in the first book were that she
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading Kelley's first book in the Shamrock Falls series I knew I had to read Luck of the Draw. I had to know Rowan's story. But if you are coming in and haven't read Lucky Break, don't worry, this book stands on it's own fine. There is a benefit to reading the first book just because it's a great book as well, but you don't have to read it to read Luck of the Draw.

I loved Rowan in the first book so I knew I would like her in this book and I did. From the opening scene until the end she en
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
We first meet Rowan in the first book of the Shamrock Falls series called Lucky Break and you could not help but fall for the character even in that book where she was just a secondary character.

Here we first find Rowan in Vegas for a convention but is drinking at the bar because one of her older brothers that is nearby is just too busy to meet up with her. It is the man that sits beside her (Breck Wilder) who keeps her interest and keeps her talking for hours.

After a one-night stand in which Ro
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Kelley has been writing for as long as she can remember. She won her first writing contest in third grade for an essay she wrote on, “Tomorrow’s Leaders on the Move”. Like dreams sometimes do, they fell to the background for a while. She married her best friend, worked full time, and started her family. In 2004 Kelley, her husband and their new baby girl made a move from Oregon to Southern Califor

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