Saturday, 1 August 2015

GG Carver - Lucky Numbers

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan

Lucy Eaton had a job she loved as a Teaching Assistant at a Special Needs School and a boyfriend who struggled with commitment issues. Life was good, not great, but good, until one day Lady luck paid Lucy a visit and a life that most people could only dream of opened up to her. With the creases of everyday life ironed out she could sit back and live the dream.

But what if that dream doesn't turn out to be what you thought you wanted? Want and need are two very different things. The head wants, but the heart needs, and as generous and fortuitous as life can be, it can also be incredibly cruel. No one gets to live a creaseless life. That is something Lucy will soon discover.

This was my first opportunity to read a book by GG Carver but after meeting him at the Birmingham signing in July I couldn't wait to get stuck in.

The story of Lucy, a truly selfless and caring woman who works at a Special Education school has no desire to change her lifestyle - or not to the extent of her long term partner.

But after a visit to a psychic she is left puzzled.  However a lucky win would see the pair not having to worry financially ever again.

On paper they had everything going for them, yet they had never been further apart.

Their relationship was rocky and truthfully I wanted to punch Mark a lot throughout the book...but upon a new house leads Lucy to the Dalton's. The father and son duo are a force to be reckoned with and will mould into your heart and stay there.

Lucy's attraction to Dalton Jnr - Joseph will be the story for then duration. With a little boy, Sam being thrown into the mix (through her work at school), we see Lucy and Joseph join forces for the heart wrenching journey of their struggle to help someone so in need but being unable to do so.

But in Lucy's darkest hour, Lucy has the opportunity to fix her dwindling relationship or choose an alternative avenue. But which door would she choose? Joseph has a lot of emotional baggage but as a very closed man we learn little about him initially. But will Lucy push him too far?

Love is no fairy-tale white knight that sweeps you off your feet. It's more like a black knight in a black steed. It will charge into your life, honouring you with its presence or smiting you with its parting...

Needless to say this is a brilliant story showing that money couldn't truly buy happiness. Because the heart wants what it wants. Lucy as ever goes above and beyond in my expectations in her dealing with certain circumstances throughout the story. Her immeasurable strength, character and sheer humbleness is heart capturing. I truly adored every page.

Each of these little incidents took another vote out of her love for him and right now it was looking pretty ravaged...Lucy's journey in life no longer seemed defined as it once was...

You can keep up with GG and news about his books on FacebookTwitter, or Goodreads.

Get your copy of Lucky Numbers here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words I really appreciate it! This is a lovely blog, so to say a massive thank you to them, and their readers, Who ever pops over to my page and says "Bookland sent you" I may have a little gift for you??? G G Carver


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