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Friday, May 13, 2011

Lucky in Love by Catherine Chernow

Lucky in Love by Catherine Chernow
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (72 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis

She's a cougar, he's a cub, can they find happiness together and be...Lucky in Love?

Maddie Summers' friends nicknamed her 'Lucky'. The scratch-off lottery tickets she gives them for their birthdays are winners. There's only one place Maddie could use some of that good fortune – her love life. She's at that midpoint of her life - 50 - with grey hairs and a few inches added to her waistline. When her husband left her for a younger woman, a part of her died, but she bounced back, and now she's ready for...what? Maddie isn't sure what she wants to do with the rest of her life, but she's determined not to let it slip by.

Her dormant hormones spring to life the day six-feet, four-inches of drop-dead gorgeous man moves in to the vacant house next to hers. He's got her hot. He's got her panting. There's just one problem - he's thirty-five.

Jake Conroy's life changes the day he finds his sexy new neighbor standing on his doorstep. He's not looking for love, he's looking for a fresh start in a new town, with a new job. He never figured on meeting Maddie, an older woman with a new attitude.

Maddie is patient and forgiving, while most of Jake's peers are not. Her family has raised eyebrows and his job isn't working out. Is their cougar and cub relationship just a fling, or will they prove they are...

Lucky in Love.

Maddie Summers thinks she’s taking a "welcome to the neighborhood gift" to the older Mr. Conroy and gets a pleasant surprise when he’s actually young and gorgeous.

I enjoyed this story from the very first page. Maddie comes across as a real person and you felt her excitement and slight embarrassment when she discovers her new neighbor is actually a young hunk. I enjoy older woman/younger man stories and this one didn’t disappoint me. I felt Maggie’s attraction to Jake who comes across not only as handsome and sexy but as a nice guy too.

While you’re reading this story you cheer Maddie on and find yourself saying just go for it when you sense her reluctance to take their relationship to the next step because of their age difference. The sex scenes are well placed and sexy. The dialogue is natural sounding and the pacing just right for this short read.

If you’re looking for a quick and enjoyable story, I recommend you pick up Lucky in Love.

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