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Get Lucky

(Tall, Dark & Dangerous #9)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,828 ratings  ·  111 reviews


An unlikely state of affairs. For Navy SEAL Lucky O'Donlon was the original love-'em-and-leave-'em guy. Used to women swooning at his feet. So how could it be that the frustratingly attractive journalist Sydney Jameson had nothing to offer him but one very cold shoulder?

Well, two could play at this game. But first things first--he and Sydney had a job to do

Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments #991, 256 pages
Published March 2000 by Silhouette Books (first published 2000)
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Dec 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Opening Line: “All early-morning conversation in Captain Joe Catalanotto’s office stopped dead as everyone turned to look at Lucky.”

You really can’t go wrong with any of the books from Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall Dark and Dangerous series. Each is well written with a delicious alpha male hero and just the right amount of action, suspense and melodrama to keep you coming back for more. All the stories are loosely connected (following Seal Team 10’s Alpha squad members) yet still different enough tha
Jacqueline J
One of my favorites of the TT&D series. Lucky figures out that he's not all that and turns into a real boy. The mystery of the rapist and the way they find him is well done and realistic. The emotions are real and you get to see almost all the characters from the other books. The end scene where they rush to save the heroine is very touching and Lucky really goes all out to save her and then to convince her he loves her. He puts his ego right out there for all to see. Very well done.
more like 3.5...but gotta round down (sorry!)
So I haven't read any of Suzanne Brockmann's books before but I heard some good things about this one so I thought I'd try it out.

So since this story is part of a series I had to ignore a lot of the back-stories that kept popping up on previous couples in this series which wasn't a problem except I got so confused by the shear amount of them I got somewhat annoyed by the end of it and pretended they were random side characters rather than a group so
Alina Vlădoi
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Different from the rest of the series in a very good way.
Liked it tremendously!
Jun 15, 2008 rated it liked it
The cover makes me want to weep. Its just so terrible. Lucky is supposed to be good looking and the Sydney is supposed to dress in loose fitting clothing. I hate when the cover of the book has absolutely nothing to do with the story or the characters at all. *grumble* It was pretty good though. After reading a lot of the books in the series I'm a bit meh towards them now.
Violet Starrs
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ladies and gentlemen, she has done it. Suzanne Brockmann has done it!

Okay, so I'd fallen for Lucky during his brief appearance in Frisco's Kid, and way more so in The Admiral's Bride, but I had no idea I'd love him THIS MUCH!

I really hadn't expected to ever love a TDD character as much I love Blue, but good golly here we are!

Lieutenant Luke "Lucky" O'Donlon's a gorgeous blonde hair, blue eyed, walking-talking Ken doll, (as Syd often refers to him as "Navy Ken"). He's a ladies man who's never
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved this one! Navy SEAL Luke "Lucky" O'Donlan has been swaggering through nearly all of the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous books, doing his SEAL team ten stuff with aplomb and loving and leaving women at the speed of light. I really didn't like him all that much, though I wouldn't have turned down the chance to gaze at him adoringly drool uncontrollably ahem, watch him leave the pool after swimming laps. He seemed like a great team member, a fantastic friend, and a true serial dater. ...more
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when the perfect blonde Ken doll walks in? Sydney Jameson just shakes her head, they're not going to get rid of her. A friend was brutalized and she's going to work on the task force and write the exclusive when they catch this guy. Lucky O'Donlon isn't getting the reaction he's used to from a woman and why does she keep slipping and calling him Ken? This unlikely pair get to know each other as only Suzanne does it and I loved it. Had me laughing out loud in places, but the suspen ...more
Great storyline, as always, by Brockmann!

What a terrible cover, though! Suzanne Brockmann joked about it on her Facebook page, said she used to offer a "GET LUCKY Cover Fix-It Kit" on her website. Readers could send an SASE and she'd send back a smiley-face sticker and instructions as to how to apply it to the cover of their book!
The fix?
Oct 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Like any of Suzanne Brockmann's TD&D books it was fantastic, but honestly the cover nearly killed it before I even read it.
Could they have any worse image of Lucky? I really don't think so.

This is a case where if I saw this book without knowing anything about the author or the series I wouldn't have picked it up.
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-haiku review:

He's gorgeous, cocky
She's smart but dresses dowdy
He tries to charm her

Eye of beholder
Looking beneath the surface
Plus good mystery
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars. I’ve enjoyed some of Brockmann’s novels, so when I came across this 2000 category romance I thought I’d give it a try, despite the guy on the cover being completely out of proportion. I’ve talked to authors who have written category romances who said they didn’t even see the cover until they received the finished book. With the majority of sales being subscription-based, I imagine the publisher doesn’t invest a lot in refining the cover art.
Anyway, I’ve not read a lot of category roma
Sally Seaver
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What I love about Suzanne Brockman's stories is that she captures the growing intimacy and romance of two souls, not just the physical attraction ... as well as the great alpha male hero's of her tales. I find her plots believable and interesting, for the most part. The characters stay true to who they are while allowing for growth and surprises; character consistency. Brockman is inventive; each couple in this series has a unique story. The end of Lucky' story is fitting for him. The end
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This story was vert captivatinf. The story line of the rapist had me, then Lucky wanting to protect what he loved was heartfelt even if he didn't quite know how to say the right words to make Sydney know he was serious.
Ronnie Brown
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
I can't tell the ages of Tasha and Thomas. In Frisco's Kid, they're about 15 years apart. She was five; he was a high scool senior or had graduated. In this book, the age difference seems to be about ten years
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Am really enjoying this series
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
A fun read. Even though it uses some pretty common tropes it does it in a way that still kept my interest. A bit of diverting fluff that was well worth the time.
Nikki ♥
Another good one in the series. Loved Lucky and Syd together.
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published: 2000
Length: 3350 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Coronado.
Sex: Infrequent. Varies from explicit to door half-closed.
Hero: SEAL.
Heroine: Journalist.
Triggers: Violence and rape of secondary characters (view spoiler).

I really enjoyed this one. Playboy SEAL finds his (somewhat frumpy) One and she doesn’t believe him. Good suspense, nice romance, good use of past characters and
Lori McD
3.5 stars (Cheesy cover notwithstanding)
Rating: Steamy thriller with hot SEALs!

Here’s where not keeping up with your book reviews can bite you. I *thought* I’d read this book, but I wasn’t sure, so I read it again. Not that it’s not a good book, but sometimes, a new cover can really throw you.

Short and sweet review: Lucky’s a Player, and so you know he’s gonna fall hard for a girl eventually. And this is his story, tied up with a serial-rapist/killer who may or may not be a SEAL or former-SEAL.
Dec 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: a-e-book
Good read.
I was looking forward to reading the story of lucky since he first appeared in this series. I really loved how miss brockmann wrote the h/h in the first half of this book. He was oh so sure of himself and she made fun of him (Ken).

But somewhere halfway through she stopped making jokes and turned into a pool of selfdoubt (not pretty enough) which killed the banter and quality talks between them. But miss brockmann's heroes are always better fleshed out than the heroines, so the repetit
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angst-mystery
So totally laughing at myself right now. I thought this was the first book in the series. So, take it from me folks, you don't have to read these in order!

This series was recommended to me by a friend when I said--help! I just watched Generation Kill and just simply need to be immersed in very hot military men... who don't just rescue some admiral's daughter who is randomly kidnapped, hijacked, etc. (I'm looking at you Seal whatever book!). This was great. Lucky was just awesome. Syd was charmin
Heather in FL
I know someone recommended this specific book to me, but I can't remember who. I just know I wouldn't normally pick up a book in the middle of a series, but this can easily be read as a standalone. You get a peek at who the past couplings were, but the story if firmly on Lucky and Syd.

This is another one of those hot guy who is a player finds the one woman perfect for him. And a little bit of the girl who doesn't think she stands a chance because he's too perfect. I loved that when Lucky tried t
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: print
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Oct 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
TDD #9

Luke "Lucky" O'Donlon & Sydney Jameson

Sydney Jameson, chief witness to identifying a serial rapist, is paired up with a Navy SEAL team trying to locate the guy before he hurts anyone else. The rapist is leaving specific marks on the victim's bodies which makes everyone believe he is a SEAL, which is why the Navy is working with the police to track him down. Syd's main detractor in being included in this team is the egocentric Lt. Luke "Lucky" O'Donlon, who
sydney comes home one night and finds her upstairs neighbour beaten badly and raped. she realizes that she has passed by the guy in the stairwell. when she writes a column for a newspaper, accusing the navy of harbouring a criminal, she gets assigned to a task force. lucky is also assigned to the task force, to find out if it is true, and to keep the annoying journalist out of the investigation. when lucky finds out that the journalist is a woman, he figures that he can distract her wit
One of the first books I read from the series. And a very good one for me.
Luke, Lucky, came across as a shallow guy always hooking up with a local very young bunny, more often than not contestant in the local beauties' contest. I really liked the way he ended up being rebuffed by Sydney, who saw clear through his attempt at charming her to better control her. Honestly I would even have liked the book to be longer so as to make him grovel more.
I really enjoyed most of their interactions and real
Putri Septiana
Lt. Lucky O’Donlon had to throw off a chance to go to a silver bullet mission because her sister kid is getting married. And while he’s in the base, he was asked to help the investigation of the Coronado rapist, who branded his victim with Budweiser, a pin that every SEALs have. Come Sydney Jameson, a journalist and an eyewitness to the perp. They didn’t have a good start. Luke doesn’t like her because she is a journalist, and once kinda criticize his swim buddy, Frisco, about their effort to ca ...more
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-supense
Luke O'Donlon, Lucky, meets his match in this installment of Suzanne Brockman's SEAL series. You have absoutely got to love these men in uniform. The character of Lucky got his nickname by being... lucky with his women. Always seen with a stacked, blond, blue eyed babe, usually a decade younger than him, Lucky has the California life down pat. It is fun to seen how he grows in this book and comes to see the value of a solid relationship built on friendship first and sex second.

There is a serial
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I wanted an easy read to get back into reading mode after taking being not in the mood. So I picked up one of the unread romantic suspense novels of my pile and damn it was an easy read, but one I barely good put away.

It was quite a while since I read the last bok of this series, so I wasn't really aware of how much I actually liked Lucky and the stories in general. I absolutely liked the dynamic between him and Syd, they worked well of each other. BUT even if I know what I get from these
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After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award- ...more

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“What assignment?” Lucky asked. “If it’s training an all-woman SEAL team, then, yes, thank you very much, I’m your man.” 1 likes
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