Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 9, 2016
Series: Lucky in Love #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
He says she’s a nuisance. She thinks he’s a jerk. Together they might be the perfect match.
Riordan Faraday is about to reach his breaking point. He’s got art classes to teach, a needy mum to care for, and most importantly, a painting to finish. But without time or inspiration, he hasn’t been able to paint a thing and it’s driving him mad. So when a silly American girl shows up on his doorstep with a wild proposal, he shoots her down perhaps a bit more harshly than she deserves…but it’s for the best. He can’t afford any more distractions at the moment, especially not beautiful brown-eyed ones.
Samantha Meyer—Sam, to her friends—is on a mission to find her late grandmother’s necklace. The long-lost piece of jewelry is the only thing she has left of Gram and Sam is determined to see that dream fulfilled before she returns home to New Jersey and takes up the reins of the family business. But she wasn’t counting on a sexy, surly painter to stand in her way.
One frustrated Irishman. One out-of-her-element American. They should have nothing in common, but each might be just what the other is looking for…
Pushing her Luck is the first book in the lucky in love series by Audra North. Audra North is a new author to me, though she is probably not new to many people. She has written over 20 books! I need to read more by her now. I had no idea this was part of a series. I thought it was going to be a standalone romance, but I loved it so, so much that I am beyond excited that we get to revisit this world. I am not sure who the book is going to be about, but I am pretty sure I will love it. Audra North has a way with characters and way of pulling on the readers heartstrings in a surprisingly strong way. This is a book that I went into expecting a light and fluffy read. And while it was a great fell- good romance, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t get teary eyed once or twice while reading. This is a very special book- one that I really really loved.
The book is told in dual narrative between Riordan and Samantha. Samantha was like a breath of fresh air for me. I don’t know what I was expecting (well, that is a lie, yes I do. I was expecting a typical character. You know, either very sweet, or very sassy, or some combination of both.) but Sam took me by surprise in the very best way. This girl is a whirlwind. She comes blowing into Riordan‘s life full force. She does not slow down for anything. She is so far from my personality in real life, but I couldn’t help but love her instantly. She is kooky and more than a little crazy. And I do mean crazy, crazy, but she is also such a great person. I dare you not to smile when you are reading her scenes.
Riordan needed a whirlwind to blow into his life and shake things up. Nothing less would have broken through his walls. This guy has more than a few issues of his own, and I was completely in love with the way that Audra North dealt with them through the story. Their development and his progress in dealing with them was so natural. Nothing was forced. This book was truly a joy to read. It is the kind of book that makes me itch to pick up something else by this author because I want to see what she does with other characters. I was really impressed with Pushing Her Luck. It is a fun book with zany characters, a wonderful romance and lots of heart. You might even cry. (I did.) Pushing her Luck is one of my favorite books of 2016.Pushing Her Luck by @AudraNorth- one of @BookBriefs #TopPicksof2016 Click To Tweet