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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Stroke of Luck by Desiree Deorto--A Review

As I write this review, Iowa is in the deep freeze.   My pipes are frozen, my hands are cold and my brother brought me some heat lamps to combat the wind chills and temperatures!!    Grr, I hate winter.

So if you are in the same mess we are in, please grab a copy of Desiree DeOrto's, A Stroke of Luck.     It is guaranteed to THAW your pipes!


When you work in an all-night diner, you never know who will walk in the door.

Katie Jones doesn't believe in love at first sight. After divorcing her abusive husband, she doesn't believe in love at all. But when Jacob Richmond walked into Bud's Diner, her disbelief was put to the test.

Jacob came to Kansas to find inspiration. He was searching for the subject that would be the muse for his next masterpiece. He wasn't expecting to find himself completely consumed by a waitress who had more baggage than he thought possible.

When love at first sight just doesn't cut it, your burning desire can't be controlled. Sometimes you need just a little luck to put it all together.

He was searching for inspiration....
She was searching for an escape...
But with a Stroke Of Luck, anything can happen.

From MY Perspective:

First of all, this is a new adult read.   That means adults only should be reading this sexually explicit read.  And it is also a short story, approximately 65 pages or so.   The story begins with a stranger entering the diner where Katie works and the animal magnetism they feel for one another, (that's another term for lust).    Katie had never experienced this kind of attraction....not for her ex or anyone since her ex.   But Jacob Richmond was different and she wanted what she wanted.  He wanted what he wanted.   Thus began the hot and delicious familiarity scenes.

And here enters the problem.   Jacob is married.   Katie is scarred, both physically and emotionally.   There's the realization this relationship won't ever work.   And it's over, until Bud, the owner of the restaurant escorts Katie to an art showing where it is all about her.

The characters are endearing, but I don't get too cozy with instant-love.   I could appreciate how hard Jacob had to work to attempt to win Katie back after his deception.   I enjoyed the fast pace of the story, but wished we had delved a little deeper into personalities and storyline.   This could have been written into a much deeper tale.   But overall, the read was enjoyable.

3 Winks!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.  I purchased this copy from Kindle/Amazon.

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