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Getting Lucky

(Lucky #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  1,432 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown

When single dad Griffin Luckadeau thinks his new neighbor is scheming to steal his ranch out from under him to benefit her own daughter, sparks really begin to fly...

Julie Donovan moves to town, determined to leave her troubl
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Allyson ☘️
July 2017: reread. still a five star for me.
there were a couple things that popped out to me this time around that was just weird and went unanswered or not the way i thought it should have. BUT still really good. this will always be reread potential for me :)
Wendy Hines
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third in the Lucky trilogy, Ms. Brown does not disappoint! I was as captivated with this one as I was with the previous two.

Griffin Luckadeau is a single dad raising his five year old daughter Lizzy. He divorced her mother when she was a baby, and paid her off to get sole custody. Lizzy has the lucky streak, a white streak down the part of her dark hair. Imagine Griffin's shock when he finds himself staring at Lizzy's twin on her first day of kindergarten.

Julie Donovan moved to town to get a
This was probably my favorite of the three, Because the writing got way better. She didn't have the characters ramble so much. You got to feel a bit more emotions. Also this one had cute kids, funny old ladies, and a strong heroine.
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read from the awesome Miss Carolyn Brown!!! I love her cowboy books
Sandy M
I’m always for giving an author a second chance, and I’m certainly glad I did for Carolyn Brown. This third book in her Lucky series is a little better for me than the second book was. However, there’s a few things in this one that still didn’t work for me, but overall this is more of an engaging read despite those issues.

There’s two really huge issues. First is the dialogue. Most of the time it’s just stiff and awkward. There’s several points where I wondered who on earth talks the way these ch
Willmetta Owens
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Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love Carolyn Brown! She has a way to draw you into the story and make you feel a part of it! This was Griffin's and Julie's story. What a firecracker Julie is! Her one night stand six years ago turns out to be one of her greatest joy's in life. Until she meets Griffin Luckadeau! I loved the banter between these two! I fell in love with the kid's and of course the most hilarious old ladies! What a great book with many laugh's and coming together moment's.
Cynthia Houser
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This is another good book by Carolyn. I have enjoyed this series very much. I love the banter between the older characters in the book. They had me laughing. I love Julie and Griffin' s family.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful, fun, tearful, heartfelt, everything you want in a great book.

Absolutely wonderful, fun, tearful heartfelt, everything you want in a great book. This series has been so much fun to read.
Breanna Dalmolin
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Love these luckedeau men in the Lucky Cowboys series! This book is full of amazing strong women and fierce men who may be a little slower to recognize love! Definitely recommend it!
Vick Compton
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read

The book had believable characters and a realistic settimg.
Did not like the way five year olds were almost out of control.
Alicia goucher
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it

I have read several of her books and love how they all follow book after book. I love seeing how the families have grown.
My favorite parts of this book was reading the scenes with the two little girls. The others were just annoying.
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Getting Lucky is the third book in the Lucky series written by author Carolyn Brown. I have really enjoyed this series.
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julie and Griffin

I loved this book. Julie moves with her daughter to the country. She meets Griffin the first day of kindergarten. Their daughters look alike. A great romance
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun Romance

This is was a surprising beautiful little love story with some endearing moments and adorable and charming characters that will steal your heart.
Annette K Hernandez
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good reading

I really enjoyed this series of books. They are funny, loveable, and endearing. The series is well thought out and very believable.
Heather Lire
Mar 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book in the mail a couple of weeks ago along with a bunch of other books from a contest that I won over on RomCon's site.

I had never heard of this author so I thought why not and started reading it. Before I knew it I was hooked, and completely caught up in the story. I had it in my purse and at stop lights would pull it out to read because I couldn't put it down.

I liked Julie, she is a single mom that puts her child first by moving to a new small town in Texas, thinking that it will
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown.

I wanted a break from the crime/legal thriller kick I've been on, so I tried a new-to-me author in the romance genre. "Getting Lucky" reminded me of a really bad soap opera where the actors over-act and over-emote in every scene. The dialog is an absolute joke and probably should be used for a drinking game. "Female character smarts off to show how tough she is" = drink; "Cowboy grits his teeth" = drink.

There are so many plot points that the story just bounces from
Mar 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

That’s the main thing you should know about my thoughts on Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown. You should also know that cowboy romances are some of my least favorite and somehow not only did I enjoy this one, I can say this was by far one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

Everything about this book stood out for me. The writing is first rate – it’s smooth and enticing and makes you want to read every word. Since I’ve been known to scan over a few “boring” paragraphs in
Dec 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Griffin Luckadeau is trying the best he can to raise his five year old daughter, Elizabeth “Lizzy”. Though, it isn’t easy as she has the Luckadeau blood running in her veins. As we all know Luckadeau’s can be very stubborn with a capital ‘S”.

Julie Donovan and her daughter, Annie has recently moved to the town of Saint Jo. Julie is the new school teacher. Julie is looking to make a fresh start for her and Annie. Julie may need to re-think her location, when tall, dark and handsome Griffin walks
Great book. This is the first book I've read of Carolyn Brown's that I can remember. It started out great with the main emphasis being on Griffin & Julie. The book kind of lagged about halfway through and became too bogged down with other characters, their love lives and personal
Problems that it bored me and served as a distraction of the real H/H of the story, Griffin and Julie. For that reason, I am giving it a 4 star rating. I really enjoyed Griffin, he's the perfect guy and oh so devoted
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboys
Welllll...Griffin was a bit slow on the uptake. I personally believe I would have loved Graham too! I love the take charge kind of cowboy who knows what he wants and isn't afraid to tie it up, pin it down and get a little dirty...

But alas, these are a not those kind of cowboy stories. Ms Brown writes really sweet, witty and sassy romances that have you laughing and scratching your head sometimes (especially at the things the old bird club says sometimes).

Julie irked me now and then. She was so h
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Julie Donovan wants a change. After years of not being able to get pregnant and an unhappy marriage, Julie settles for divorce. In a night of a drunken haze, she has a one night stand with a soldier named G. A week later, her husband begs to be taken back and Julie agrees. Nine months later, Annie Donavan is born. One look at Annie, with a silver streak through her hair, and Julie's husband is out of her life for good. That streak is passed down from the father, and Julie's husband has no such s
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
After being the center of nasty gossip in her last hometown, all Julie Donovan wants in Saint Jo, Texas, is a quiet, uneventful life for her and her daughter, Annie. But when a sexy cowboy walks into her classroom with a daughter who looks like Annie's twin, suddenly the whole town is looking for explanations...
Devoted single dad Griffin Luckadeau will do anything to protect his own, and no sassy redhead is going to get in his way. When he thinks Julie is scheming to steal his ranch out from und
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucky series #3 Gossip about her daughter, Annie, has Julie Donovan moving to Saint Jo, TX and accepting a position as kindergarten teacher. In her class is a girl, Lizzy, who could be Annie's twin, right down to the strip of white in her black hair. Just like that she's again the topic of gossip! Griffin Luckadeau jumps to the conclusion she's there to steal his ranch. Griffin's fiancé, Rachel, demands Lizzy stay in her room for refusing to eating her carrots. Lizzy rides her pony to Annie and ...more
Kimberly Lewis
This is book 3 of Ms. Brown’s “Lucky Series” and althougth I enjoyed the love story between Julie and Griffin, I have to admit that this one had me laughing hysterically at times and just goes to show you that kids really do say the darndest things.

Julie Donovan is making a new life for her and her five year old daughter Annie. But, just when she thinks that things are going great, she’s visited with a blast from the past when a man enters her classroom with a daughter who is the spitting image
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun read about two little girls, each the daughter of identical twins and whose existence is unknown to one another until they came face to face with each other their first day of kindergarten. It wasn't a good day for Annie's mom or Lizzy's dad, though. It is a fun read about Julie and Griffith, about their personal triumphs and fears, about these two remarkable little girls and all the extended family that surrounds them. It's quintessential Carolyn Brown, folks, and it is filled with fun an ...more
Jan 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a 3.5 story and I enjoyed it but it did not match the first two books in this series. There was so much things happening in this book that it could have been divided into two stories.

Julie Donovan came to Saint Jo running away from her past and the gossip that followed her but she just ran right into more. Griffin Luckadeau was surprised to find that Julie had a daughter that looked just like his and Julie thought that Griffin had just forgotten who she was. The story goes from here and
Sep 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Hated this book - did not even finish it. Characters were terrible! Dialogue and situations made the book feel like it was written in the 80's (the hero at first thinks of the heroine as a "hussy" for having a one night stand with his brother). Every other page was the 2 characters getting upset that the other is at various town events, even though they describe the town as very small, less than 2000 people, so not sure why they are surprised that they keep running into each other. Will not read ...more
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