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Unlucky in Love

(Lucky #1)

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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,645 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Kristen Collins is cursed. It’s the only explanation for this recent run of catastrophes. She’s lost her brand-new car and a winning lottery ticket, and her ex-boyfriend just drove off with all her possessions. She’s even lost the empty office that’s been her lunchtime sanctuary. Plus, the new hire who’s taken it over is precisely the kind of impending heartache she knows ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Montlake Romance
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. It was a sweet straightforward low angst romance.

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Both characters were extremely likeable. I felt bad for poor Kristen at the beginning, she certainly had her fair share of bad luck! Neither were virgins. Aiden wasn't a man-whore or an asshole. There was no OW/OM drama. There was no annoying push/pull or fighting their feelings for each other. The plot flowed nicely and I didn't feel the need to skim. The secondary characters were well written and interesting. Really th
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Alexa
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, romance, 2016
This was a really quick read.

I liked both main characters. Kristen was funny, good at her job and her relationship with her best friend Amy is the kind of friendship we all aspire to have. Aiden was thoughtful, respectful and HOT. What else can a girl want?

However there were problems in both of their characterizations. First we have Kristen who’s very very unlucky…. she finds herself in crazy over-the-top situations all the time, and I understand that the author wants them to be sort of a comic
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Antonella
* Quick & light romance book.
* Perfect beach vacation read with cutesy characters & nothing really happens plotline
Sarah
Apr 06, 2017 rated it liked it
3 Stars

I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love it either. The story was OK, and I liked the characters but it was just way too predictable and far too much drama and I felt like too many issues put into a book of this length.
Nadine Bookaholic
This was a fun quick read as most of Jill Sanders books are.
Unlucky in Love by Jill Sanders

Kristen's life over the last couple of years can be summed up by Murphy's Law, "If anything can go wrong it will," she thinks it's because a curse has been placed on her by an ex-boyfriends sister but honestly if Kristen didn't have bad luck she'd have no luck at all. Kristen was a likable character that was a bit flighty which was very endearing.
Aiden is thinking of buying out the owners of the firm that Kristen works for and when he
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⚜️Trea
DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN ADVANCE DIGITAL COPY OF THIS BOOK THROUGH NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW!!

Despite having purchased several of this author's works in the past, this is the first time I've actually sat down and read any of her work. For a first introduction, this wasn't a bad story, but I wound up wishing for more.

Things move quickly in this story and while the heroine believes she is cursed, we don't actually get the reason why until a bit late in the story. Kristen seems to
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Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I was excited to read this book because it is a first book in a new series. The blurb wasn't really that intriguing or unique. However, based on experience, this kind of story has been provenm and tested to be entertaining, and if the author is really good, he/she can put a spin on the cliche and make it really special. I don't know if I've read anything from Ms. Sanders before and just forgot about it or if this
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Ruthie Taylor
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a fun read, which is sweet and romantic. It has a decent plot and some interesting characters that are well drawn. Kristen is a walking disaster, but somehow she gets Scott's attention. He cannot let her go, even though he knows he is playing with fire. Some really good humour and cute romance makes this an entertaining read.

Wicked Reads Review Team
Vikki Vaught
Vikki's Musings

This is the first book I have read by Jill Sanders. When I received an invitation from the publisher to read it in exchange for an honest review, the book description sounded like it would be a light-hearted, humor story. Unlucky in Love is a delight romance with engaging characters.

Kristen Collins believes she is cursed. She has never fallen in love, only experienced infatuation. When her recent boyfriend steals all her belongings, she is not surprised. She has been unlucky in th
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Danielle Urban
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jill Sanders has done it again in her lastest novel, Unlucky in Love. This title alone should be enough to lure readers in instantly. We all have been unlucky in love...and here by a talented writer, we see this story. Most may think well it's romance a romance novel, of course the character is always to get the love of their life and it's going to be a happy ending...blah..blah...blah.

However, most romance critics will be surprised at how different this particular story is. The character in th
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Tarri
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kristen was cursed by the sister of an ex-boyfriend when he decided to go on a date with Kristen instead of attending the sister's birthday party, but really her bad luck with the opposite sex started long before the curse, when she was eight.

Now she's all grown up and still having a bad time with relationships. Take for instance the fact that her new boyfriend stole all of her stuff while she was at work. And I mean all of her stuff, even her clothes. And it's not just bad luck with boyfriends
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LeeAnne
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a quick and cute read I just struggled with the plot line a bit.

Kristen has habitual, over the top, bad luck with men. She's very gullible and at the beginning of the book I really didn't like her, though I started to like her towards the end. Kristen has "been in love" with a crazy amount of men who've all done her wrong from stealing all of her possessions to being married. After her most recent disaster she's sworn off men completely. Along comes Aiden. Aiden is smart, sweet, and se
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Connie
Kristen and Amy have the best friendship. They encourage, comfort and rely on each other. So when Rod, Kristen's boyfriend robbed/cleaned out her apartment, Amy took her food, clothes and furniture shopping. But the one thing Amy can't do is prevent Kristen from choosing these loser boyfriends. Then Kristen meets Aiden. Aiden is handsome, hard-working and wealthy. But Aiden has a secret that could make or break a potentially awesome relationship.
Megan
This took me far to long to get through. Not because of the book - although it was part of it.

Good:
* Main characters are nice
* You could believe they are in love
* Its a simple love story

Bad:
* Kindle narration does this no justice

I got this book because I have Kindle Unlimited and I mainly picked this because I could get narration with it, which is what I wanted so I could listen during the gym and at work. I found the narration ruined this for me. I was actually nearly DNF this book because it s
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Char (1RadReader59)
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kristen Collins life was upside down if you looked at it through her eyes. It all started if you listen to her when she was dating a guy who skipped his sister’s birthday party to take her out. The sister tracked them down and was so mad and jealous he chose her over his sister’s birthday party she cursed her. Since his sister was a practicing witch and member of Wicca she believed it may be possible.
Kristen never thought she believed in that type of stuff but when her luck had taken a turn fo
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D.M.
Kirsten and Amy (Amelia) have been good friends for years even though they are complete opposites. Amy is a perfectionist without a hair out of place and Kirsten is vibrant; full of colour. Kirsten has a tendency to find the most undatable man possible and is unlucky in love. Luckily for her she has Amy to help her pick up her life when it crumbles around her.

Kirsten uses an empty room at work to relax during her lunch break but unknown to her there is a new guy at the office.
Kirsten is not Aide
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LJT
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fun and entertaining read. Unlucky in Love by Jill Sanders is the first book in her Lucky series, and after reading a snippet from the second book, it sounds equally as delightful.

This is the story of Kristen Collins, a single young woman having great professional success as an interior designer. Unfortunately, her personal life has not been so stellar. Her most recent ex-boyfriend stole and pawned all her stuff, her brand new car was stolen, and she lost a winning lottery ticket. She may
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Trish R.
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Pretty bad..

For someone who was supposed to be smart Kristen was such a ding-dong. She was soooo caught up on blonde men with blue eyes it was just stupid. And then to tell Aiden “you’re not my type” because he had brown hair and eyes was even more stupid.

Her friend Amy was the best person in the book. I didn’t even have any respect for Aiden because he liked and chased after that goof-ball Kristen. How any author could write a character like that and expect readers to fall in love with her is
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ZETTER
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm Blessed To Have You!!

Kristen Collins was distinctly in a run of bad luck, she felt as if she was cursed....The one place she used as her safe haven on her job was taking away from her. The man who took over HER sanctuary turned out to be the new guy who came at the firm to help out his family friends...Aiden Scott.

Aiden Scott was a bussiman, he'd planned to stay at the Denver architecture firm preparing it for takeover. He never got personal with those he worked with, but all that changed th
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Shy
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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After reading the first three chapters of this book, I thought I won't like it. I don't like the main character - Kristen. I felt like she's too gullible, weak and stupid and I just hate female characters like that. However, I liked the hero's character instantly even if he was not introduced immediately.

But I was wrong. Soon enough, my perception of this book has changed. At least, I'm glad to see this character growing up and learning from her mistakes.
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S
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The story was interesting. I liked the characters . It was a sweet romance with like able characters . A good read for a lazy weekend
Laura
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kristen is a successful business woman with no luck in the personal relationship department. Her ex-boyfriend turned out to be a loser who stole and pawned her belongings. Aiden comes into her life through her work. Both realize that they are complete opposites from what they normally go for in a relationship. However, as they say, opposites attract and they had a fun and flirty start to their relationship. It had a lot of humor and sexiness. Ms. Sander’s books are all so wonderfully written wit ...more
Micky Cox
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kristin is cursed when it comes to relationships and men in genera making her swear off the entire species. Then into her office walks the hunky Aiden and turns her inside out making her toss her dating hiatus out the window. However, is it too good to be true? Is the hunky Aiden hiding a secret from her that could once again turn her world upside down or is she simply looking for trouble where none exists?

This book was well plotted, humorous with just the right touch of sexiness to keep you tu
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Jin
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2016
Thanks to Netgalley and Montlake Romance for my copy

this is first book I read by Jill Sanders. It was fun story about two people falling in love.
I did like Kristen and Aiden from the beginning of the book..
Kristen dated wrong kind of men. Her latest ex-boyfriend emptied her apartment while she was away. She swore off man but not so long after, she meets again but he turns out to be married man. She firmly believed she was cursed....
When she meets Aiden, she was skeptical. He wasn't type of gu
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Bette Hansen
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
*3.5 stars* Overall a good fun read but there were a couple of things that left me wanting. First the good - It's a fun story with chemistry between the characters that I could feel. I loved Aiden and thought it was cute how much he adored Kristen even with all her zaniness. The laughs were good and the story definitely left me smiling. What bugged me a bit was the female lead Kristen. If my luck were as bad as hers I would probably be a rolled up ball of mess hiding in my bed!! While her charac ...more
Connie Davé
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It's my first book by this author but I have already been downloading her previous books. In this book you have Kristin who never picks a good guy, her latest boyfriend stole everything from her. She meets Aiden at work and of course he is gorgeous but not her type. They hit it off and the friendship builds. Aiden is so nice to her and she is so sweet. I loved both of their personalities and their parents and Aiden's siblings. Its refreshing to read a book where eve ...more
Sonnetta
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
From the first page to the last page you were enthralled. How many bad things can happen to one person?

The dynamics between Kristen and Aiden were interesting to watch. I loved how their relationship developed over the course of the story. Aiden learned how to work around Kristen mistrust in men and her natural impulsiveness and Kristen showed Aiden how to enjoy life. Their strength and weakness balanced out to make this relationship work.

Her friend Amy is someone we all will be grateful to have
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Kristy
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have a new must-read author. Unlucky in Love by Jill Sanders was a wonderful first book in this series. Very light-hearted, but still sexy, this story was a great weekend read. Aiden wasn't afraid to fall for Kristen, which is a nice change from some books I've read lately. And poor, Kristen! Unlucky is right! But, they managed to pull out a fast romance to a HEA. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.
ARC provided by NetGalley
Kathleen Gray
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fun entertaining light romance! Kristen is perhaps the unluckiest person around until she meets Aiden (although she doesn't entirely throw off the curse) and what good luck that is. There ae some great lines in here such as when Kristen asks Ashley whether she's got a mouse which will turn into a footman, as well as some steamy scenes. Generally, though, this is low key and genial. You know more or less what's going to happen but you don't know the twists to get there so that's the fun pa ...more
Margo Roberts
This series is great! Unlucky in Love was a funny contemporary romance that read almost like chick lit, which i adore. Kristen and Aiden are magic together. I love a story where the two leads fall in love, but one is keeping a secret. And I love it even more if it's the guy from the girl. I guess I just love the heartbreak before the reconciliation and the happily ever after. I can't wait for Amy's story too.! Logan sounds delicious!

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest revi
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