Lucky Charm (Lucky #1)
Derek thought he could outsmart the long-standing Corwin curse by breaking up with Gabrielle, his first love— and marrying someone else. Now, divorced and broke, all he has left is ...more
The base of this series is that many generations before, after one man stole another man's woman, a curse was placed on the Corwin family men saying that any man who married for love would lose his woman and his fortune. And in the years since, everything that has happened has seemed to suppo ...more
Listened to the audiobook. The narrator was no bueno. This sounds ridiculous, but I just didn't like her voice. I think she would be better narrating mystery or horror. As for this one, it felt like my mom was reading me a romance...can you say uncomfortable? So this may have colored my view of the actual story.
This was okay, but easily forgettable. The whole curse thing was sort of hokey, and it was a major part of the storyline. The entire town is basically superstitious enough to b ...more
With a premise similar to that of one of my favorite movies, Practical Magic, but with a slight twist I was definitely looking forward to diving into the book and for the most part enjoyed the journey and the special kind of crazy that occurs in a small town, but boy did Derek frustrate the hell out of me. He is a great father and when he isn’t letting the “curse” rule his life a great man, but he put me through the ringer with his “saving” everyone thing. Thank god for Gabby an ...more
However, I will say that Lucky Streak (#2) was absolutely the funniest of them all. Hands down!
PS....I really wish Uncle Edward and Clara had their own story, even if it was a short story in an Anthology because that man had me in stitches....stinky Pete! Bawaaaaaaahahahahaha!
Neither one of them ever really moved on, Derek married the girl he got pregnant in college. Gabrielle has had other relationships. Can the two of them fi ...more
I had heard a lot of things about Carly Phillips, most of it good. Getting tired with my usual contemporary romances whose stories are not offering anything new, I decided to try someone new. I was horribly disappointed.
Long ago, as revenge on a Corwin who stole her son’s fiancÃ©e, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune,
Derek thought he could outsmart the l ...more
This book seemed forced and at times it felt like someone else wrote the book and just stuck Carly's name on the book. I'm going to read the last two books since there are only three, ...more
Long ago, as revenge on a Corwin who stole her son's fiancée, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune
Derek thought he could outsmart the long-standing Corwin curse by breaking up with Gabrielle, his first love-and marrying someone else. Now, divorced and broke, all he has left is his teenage daughter and a healthy respect for ancient sorcery. But then Gabrielle returns, determined to defeat the curse and...more
Many years ago, a curse was put on the Corwin family men after one of them stole another man's wife. The prophesy said that if they married they would lose both their love and their fortune. While some people might not believe, Derek Corwin was not one of them and when he felt things were getting too serious with his high school girlfriend, and likely the love of his life, Gabrielle Donovan, he broke things off. He did n ...more
Lucky Charm is the first in the Lucky Trilogy about the Corwin Curse--all Corwin men will lose the women they love and their fortunes. We are introduced to Derek Corwin who gave up the love of his life, Gabrielle Donovan, at 18 because he didn't want anything bad to happen to her. Now, over a decade later, they meet again. He is divorced with an eleven-year-old daughter and an ex-wife he never loved. Gabrielle is determined to get Derek back by debunking the curse--that is what s ...more
Now though, he's bac ...more
As I was re-organizing the survivors of the purge and alphabetizing my TBR ...more
I also felt a little lost in that there seemed to be 2 stories going on, one with the main characters Gabby and Derek, as well as Gabby's friends Sha ...more
Contemporary Romance Mass Market Paperback October 1, 2008
Lucky Charm is book one of the new Corwin Cousins trilogy. In this first book, we meet Derek, a man in pursuit of his long lost love Gabrielle. Derek turned Gabrielle away years ago because he was in love with her. If this seems odd, it's really not. Derek and the men in his family have been cursed to lose their wives should they marry for love. It is for this reason that he turned Gabrielle away yea ...more