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They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she ...more
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Published February 13th 2018 by Mira Books
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Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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3.5 Stars

“The Lucky Ones” was my first read from Tiffany Reisz. The blurb was interesting, I love stories filled with secrets and lies!

We meet Allison Lamarque in the present day as she struggling to hold it together. Her lover is breaking up with her….though he prefers thinking they had a “friendly business arrangement”

“So you’re not dumping me, then. You’re firing me.”

As he is leaving, Allison notices a small packa
The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz is a 2018 Mira publication.

Very unusual, but utterly absorbing-

I’ve long since moved on from super steamy erotica, not that I read it all that often in the first place, but because of that, Tiffany Reisz was never on my radar, until I read her novel, ‘The Bourbon Thief”, which was my introduction to her work, and it totally blew me away. Since then, I’ve been waiting for a non-erotic novel by Reisz, so when I saw this one in the Overdrive library, I immediately p
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.

“She'd known nothing but love here, nothing but kindness. But someone must have left a door open a crack and evil had snuck in when no one was looking.”

I really enjoyed this book. Tiffany Reisz is one of my favorite erotic writers of all time. Seriously, The Siren (The Original Sinners #1) was a huge part of my sexual awakening, I swear. I also read The Red by her last year, and really enjoyed. All of her books are so se
3.5 Stars

When I first heard of this book, I was just about to start Loreth Anne White’s In the Waning Light. I clicked on it to change its status to 'currently reading'. My Home page opened instead.

The first review displayed at the top of my Home page was my friend Sophie’s fantastic review of this book. It intrigued me so much that I decided to check the book out. I clicked on the book title. I got this:

Hmm. Whaaat? What does that even mean? Is this some new GR shit or was God trying to tell me
Ummm.. I seriously don't even know what I just read? My last read of 2017.. and wow was it a terrible read.

I don't know if I would classify this as a romance or a mystery? This book was nothing that I expected it to be like AT ALL.

Ok.. can we say dysfunctional family?! OH M GEEEE. There were so many things wrong with this book.. I can't even get my thoughts together to write this review.

"They call themselves "the lucky ones"... umm more like dysfunctional ones...

Allison returns home to the D
Oh, I loved this book. So many of its themes deeply resonated with me, but I can't note them without spoiling this fascinating plot line...and I wouldn't do that to you. The Lucky Ones is part psychological thriller, part mystery, part [forbidden] romance, part family drama, part atmospheric gothic fiction, part science/medical ethics, and a whole lot of "making you think". Like I said before: Tiffany Reisz is gold and her readers are indeed the lucky ones. Check it out!

My favorite quote:
"But I
Carol (Bookaria)
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book based on recommendations from Goodreads friends and ended up liking it.

Allison has been living away from her adopted family for thirteen years, she was taken away after falling down the stairs, or did someone pushed her? She can’t recall what happened with certainty.

She hasn’t heard from her former adopted family until now when she received a letter informing her that Dr. Capello, the head of the family, is dying. After the initial shock of the news wear off, Allison decide
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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3.5 Stars

If you want an actual review, go to Deanna’s immediately because there is going to be nothing informative here and also because she’s the reason I read this in the first place so she deserves all the credit.

I had heard of Tiffany Reisz awhile back when a whole bunch of perverts were reading this really super porny porn and trying to push me into reading it too. My reaction to what was sold to me as a bdsm/erotica/art story????
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

So I started The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz when a terrible book slump took over me. Yes, it’s a sickness. So, I had to put the book down until it was over. Once I picked it back up I couldn’t stop reading it. I just needed to know what happened.

Allison grew up in a foster home in Oregon, a home that looked like a dragon if you looked at it just right. Dr. Capello was a single foster father. He brought in kids who needed him and who didn’t have anyone else. Now, Allison, living in Kentucky, is
Genre: General Fiction/Mystery
Type: Standalone
POV: Third Person

Allison Lamarque had a wonderful childhood when she was fostered by a philanthropic neurosurgeon Dr. Vincent Capello. For a few years she thrived under his care with several other kids until it was all ripped away from her when she had a near death accident. Thirteen years later, everything was left behind in the past until she received a letter from her long lost foster brother.

Roland Capello used to be her closest ally. As
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

If I wanted to judge people all day I’d either be a priest or get a Facebook account…

Allison looked into his eyes. He didn’t have bedroom eyes, not like McQueen did. Roland had hallway eyes—labyrinthine hallways made of marble and lit by torches resting in iron sconces. She could wander those shadowy hallways forever and never once feel lost.

He buys his Catholic guilt in bulk at Costco…

You know what they say…ours is not to wonder why. Ours is but to drink bourbon and rye.

There ar
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!

Atmospheric, eerie, and darkly romantic!

The Lucky Ones is a menacing thrill ride that takes you on a journey into the life of the lonely, determined Allison as she unravels all the secrets from her past and confronts all the ghosts that still haunt her.

The prose is tight and edgy. The characters are scarred, secretive, and troubled. And the plot is an intense, suspenseful tale filled with familial drama, chemistry, mental illness, abuse, deception, adultery, forbidden love, and murder.
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Genre:  General Fiction/Mystery
Type: Standalone
POV: Third Person

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"She was in danger in this house, but not from violence— unless it was the violence of her own feelings."


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Allison Lamarque lost her mother at a very young age.  However; her loneliness didn't last long she soon meets Dr. Vincent Capello; a well known brain surgeon who took in kids that needed special care.  She will never forget all the happy memories she
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
5 gothic stars


Tiffany Reisz is what I would call a solid writer. No holes in her plot, characters constructed carefully, mounting tension, secrets unearthed and astonishing truths. She’s got talent and intelligence. It’s only my second book by Tiffany after The Bourbon Thief but once more I’m swept off my feet.


The Lucky Ones penetrated the fog I was wallowing in for more than a week. She took me out of the reading slump I was in after reading The Silver Cage by Anonymous. Meaning: it was a hel
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: Allison gasped, then held a hand over her mouth in shock.

"Allison?" McQueen had been retreating during the conversation, but now he rushed to her. "Honey, what's wrong? You look like you're going to faint."

"It's from my brother," she breathed. "This is from my brother."

McQueen stared at her like she'd grown a second head in the past three seconds.

"Your brother?" he repeated. "I've known you seven years. You never told me you had a brother."

Allison looked at him with tears in her eyes.
Melanie (mells_view)
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I still don’t 100% know what to say about The Lucky Ones. So many things happened, and I’m still on a bit of a book high from that ending. So I’ll just say this. This story is the perfect mixture of mystery, thriller, and romantic suspense. I didn’t know what to focus on until the very end... and even then I did not see what was coming. All in all a fantastic read that will have you questioning is the risk always worth the reward, and are lies sometimes better than the truth? If you enjoy romant ...more
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**


4.5 stars

"Too many secrets in this house. So many they were starting to feel like...Lies."

The blurb of The Lucky Ones was one that really piqued my interest. I had no idea what to expect, but I was ready for a mysterious ride. I loved how the secrets were revealed piece by piece. The author did such an incredible job in keeping the reader in suspense and guessing throughout the book. I had theories as to what happened to Allison but w
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4 stars <3

What a great story, it surprised me a lot and I enjoy reading it!The Lucky Ones is a fast paced, atmospheric, dark and interesting story!I was intrigued from the first pages!I loved the plot and the setting, the characters were well developed!

“Sometimes you slay a dragon. Sometimes you cut off its head and three more grow in its place.”

This book had it all!A sweet romance, a mystery, great characters and it was atmospheric!Like all her books this is another unique story from Tiffany
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Allison felt lucky when Dr. Vincent Capello rescued her from the foster home nightmare she was in at the age of seven. Living in a big beautiful home right on the Oregon Coast with a built family of brothers and sisters felt like a dream come true. Until that dream came crashing down when she was pushed, or fell down the stairs and woke up in the hospital. Her elderly aunt came and whisked her away and she hadn’t seen or heard from her “family” for thirteen years until her foster brother, Roland ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

P.S. Proud mom of two ragdoll cats
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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I swear, it doesn't matter what Tiffany Reisz writes- be it her BDSM series, The Original Sinners, or Mysterious books like The Night Mark, The Bourbon Thief, or this- The Lucky Ones, everything shines with her for me. The Lucky Ones is tagged in General Fiction (Adult) but rest assured, there's a romance element to it, as well as a hefty dose of Mystery/Suspense. It's got it all.

The book takes place in coastal Oregon. In a house that freakishly looks like a dragon if you look just right. A
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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“Sometimes you slay a dragon. Sometimes you cut off its head and three more grow in its place.”

This book had us up all night reading; we could not put it down. It was compelling, tragic, addictive, thrilling and sensual. Tiffany Reisz truly has a way with words that are uniquely hers. You are never unsure of just who’s book you’re reading when you pick one hers up. It was intense, humorous, sarcastic, devastating and full of heart and soul.

‘Too many secrets in this house. So many they were s
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I felt embarrassed reading this book. I felt embarrassed enjoying this book! Sex IS involved, and it’s not conventional. It’s not actually the act that’s unconventional but the people doing it.
Then there’s the medical stuff – epitomised by a museum of antique devices , including a wooden speculum with leech applicator…weird….
Creepy but compelling.

4.5 Stars!

Allison Lamarque is at a turning point in her adult life. At this pivotal time, she receives a letter from her foster brother after thirteen years have elapsed without any contact. While she has fond memories living with the Capello family, she also has unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding the night that caused her life to change. Upon deciding to travel back to the Oregon coast to pay her respects to Dr. Vincent Capello, Allison must confront her emotions and many
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

“Sometimes you slay a dragon. Sometimes you cut off its head and three more grow in its place.”

This book had us up all night reading; we could not put it down. It was compelling, tragic, addictive, thrilling and sensual. Tiffany Reisz truly has a way with words that are uniquely hers. You are never unsure of just who’s book you’re reading when you pick one hers up. It was intense, humorous, sarcastic, devastating and full of heart and soul.

‘Too many secrets in this house. So many they were s
Robin (Bridge Four)
4.5 Romantic Mystery Stars

I first got to know Tiffany Reisz when I read her series The Original Sinners (books 1-4), which pushed my reading boundaries in the sex department quite a bit. The Lucky Ones is pretty tame by comparison, in the sex depart at least, and if you’ve never tried Tiffany Reisz before it is a good place to see if you like her style. I knew I did so it was just a matter of fitting it into my ever-growing pile of books I want to read.

I was hijacked immediately into caring abo
I’m going to be vague as this is a book where the less you know the better the book will be. Trust me.

They said they were the lucky ones.

And maybe they were.

They lived on the coast in the Dragon that lies at the end of the world.

Their past was never mentioned so the future was theirs for the taking.

Before there were lies there were secrets.

The truth hurts but lies hurt more.

Sometimes lies can be the only thing that can save you.

Their saviour was shooting arrows in the dark to save the world fro
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I want to start by mentioning that this isn’t a traditional mystery/thriller, yes there’s definitely a mystery to be solved but if you’re looking for a book that is intense with lots of heart pounding moments it’s not this one. However, it’s extremely well written and makes for a compelling read but I think future readers should be aware that it fits better under a romantic suspense genre.

There was something dark about this, a gothic feeling both in the mystery of Allison’s past, the romant
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One she was a little girl living in a foster home, Allison was fortunate enough to be picked by Dr. Vincent Capello, a legendary philanthropist/surgeon to go live with him in his beach house on the Oregon Coast with six other children. Allison was living her perfect life, feeling like she finally belonged until an accident happened and threatened her life. So she left and went to live with her old aunt.

Now, Thirteen years later, Allison is no longer the same little girl bu
Stephanie Anze
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Allison was orphaned at age seven and lived in a group home. That is until the renowned brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello showed up and took her to live with him and his family in his coastal house in Oregon called "The Dragon". Allison now became part of an exclusive group dubbed "the lucky seven", kids rescued by Dr. Capello from orphanages. Allison enjoyed a good life with his foster brothers and sisters until she suffered an accident in the house that took her away from "The Dragon" permanen ...more
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Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin's Mira Books.

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky's Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The

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