26 June 2017

Blog Tour: The Lucky One by Sylvia Stewart


The Lucky One
Sylvie Stewart

Carolina Connections #3

Published May 11th 2017

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When your luck runs out, do you run away—or do you stay and fight?

Bailey
Let’s get one thing straight. I am not your typical girl. Sure I’ve got all the parts, but I’ve been a stubborn, irreverent tomboy since the womb, as my Irish father would proudly attest. Despite my Irish blood, I’ve had a bit of bad luck here and there—I recently trusted the wrong guy and got derailed in my professional pursuits. But I’ve bounced back. With my shields firmly in place, I thought nothing, or no one, could touch me again. Until he did. And he just might make this tomboy do the girliest thing in the world—fall head over heels in love. Of all the damn luck…

Jake
I’m a pretty lucky guy. I have a phenomenal family, a career I love, and I’m building a brand-new life back in my hometown. And, not to be a jerk about it, but I do more than all right with the ladies. Everything’s been going according to plan—like I said, I’m a lucky guy.

That was, until my luck ran out.

Until I met the girl I call “Irish.”

Irony can go kiss my a$$.

About the Author

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Sylvie Stewart’s addiction to books has been a lifelong problem. It was the cause of many scoldings when her mother discovered Sylvie army-crawling to the bookshelf after lights out. And it is the reason her husband would have a fairly solid case if he claimed “alienation of affection” and pointed a finger at her e-reader (a.k.a “The Precious”). Never-the-less, books are in Sylvie’s heart to stay, and she has transformed her love of books into a career as an author.

A recent move to North Carolina inspired Sylvie’s debut Romantic Comedy series. Carolina Connections is a collection of standalone novels based in her new hometown, and it combines her love of romance, humor, and sexy times. There is also some wine drinking incorporated in there, as this is another of Sylvie’s passions. Perhaps a future story will also involve kayaking, a new interest in Sylvie’s life. Experience has taught her that you can’t kayak and drink wine simultaneously, though, so don’t try this at home!

The Fix, The Spark, and The Lucky One are now available. The fourth book in the Carolina Connections series will release in Fall 2017. That is, if Sylvie’s eight-year-old twins will stop trying to peek at her laptop while she’s writing. That might lead to some awkward parent-teacher conferences.

My Review

I dove into this book having not read the first two companion novels in the series. Because of this, it took me a chapter or two to get myself orientated, but by then, there was no turning back - Stewart had me firmly within her grasp, and I did not want her to let go.

I love, love, LOVED the variety of relationship dynamics - mainly Bailey's interactions with her friends. Her and Mark, her brother-from-another-mother and bestie since forever, are the greatest. I think my favourite scene with them is when he gets Bailey all riled up, and she starts crying. Of course, he does what any male does in the face of female tears - he gets all awkward trying to make the leaking stop, while also trying to hide his rising panic. *chuckles and rolls eyes* Males.

Jake was a bit of a bone-head, but I've decided to give him a pass for most of this behaviour, because, a) he can be so darn sweet and caring, and b) to quote Bailey, he is Mr. Tall, Dark, and Smart-ass. It was this bone-headedness that prevented me from being able to give this book 5-stars, but more often than not, Jake managed to get his shit together and pull his head out of his arse before he caused too much damage.

Bailey is a hoot and a half. Her and that damn lizard, Satan, I mean Pickles, was a pairing that I didn't think that I needed in my life, but I'm so glad that it found me. Inside of her head is one wacky place to be, and I don't think that I have laughed that hard at a novel in the longest of time. Stewart's witty writing style made it seriously hard to put this book down, even though there were a pile of time-sensitive things I really should've been doing.... worth it.

The Lucky One is a Rom-Com-esque novel that is difficult to put down. BRB I have to go read the other two in the series now...


4 out of 5

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2 comments :

  1. Great review! I like how well crafted all the relationships sound - and I like that it's not JUST romantic relationships in the book either. Glad you liked it! :)

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  2. Thanks so much for the great review, and for posting about The Lucky One! You rock :-)

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