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New Release | Luck of the DrawLuck of the Draw: 13 Lucky Romance & Suspense Novellas by Michele Shriver
on May 11, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 1791

Feeling Lucky? Check out LUCK OF THE DRAW. . .

13 lucky stories EXCLUSIVE to this boxset available for a LIMITED time! 13 tales of unimaginable luck - 13 fascinating novellas of love, loss, and mystery. From lotteries to sweepstakes, poker to roulette and horse racing to wishes, these 13 stories will make you wish you'd been the winner!

These 13 novellas are BRAND NEW and have never been published. Written by USA Today Bestselling, International, and Bestselling authors.

1 - Sometimes You Win by Stacy Eaton, USA Today Bestselling Author
Haley thinks playing the lottery is a waste of money, something she has little of. But what happens with Devon talks her into it and they win?

2 - Fade into Love by Michele Shriver, International Bestselling Author
Wren's sweepstakes win lands her a walk-on role in a movie, where she crosses paths with the film's second assistant director. Will her fade to black role fade into love, instead?

3 - Insert Wife Here by Susan Ann Wall, National Bestselling Author
Sean Beckett turns Cynthia Munn's luck -- and her world -- upside down with a harmless date, a risky bet, and a night Cyn might regret.

4 - Baby, Maybe by Lyssa Layne, National and International Bestselling Author
On the outside, Julie and Shawn have the perfect marriage--all they need is a child to complete their family. When fate is found taped to their door, will their family finally become whole?

5 - Hold 'Em by Jacquie Biggar, USA Today Bestselling Author
In the game of love, all bets are off. Professional poker player Matt Shaughnessy wins more than he expects in the pot of a lifetime. A fiancée for a week.

6 - Going All In by Amy Manemann, International Bestselling Author
A return to his roots stirs up small town love when Tucker Williams reconnects with old flame, Hadley James.

7 - Placing Her Bet by Sharon Coady, National Bestselling Author
While Carissa places a bet at the races she collides with Joseph. Sparks fly, she thinks she's found a man she can trust but an overheard conversation shatters her faith.

8 - Owned by Jade Kerrion, Award Winning Author
Unhappily divorced, Marie wins a $1,000,000 lottery. When her ex-husband re-enters her life, is he after her, or after her winnings?

9 - So Unlike Me by Nikki Lynn Barrett, USA Today Bestselling Author
Lizette's pretending to be her twin. Dirk's happy to have an old friend around during a rough time. What happens when real feelings develop and the truth comes out?

10 - Lost and Rich - Jude Ouvrard, International Bestselling Author
Widowed before her thirtieth birthday, Gracie has dealt with enough tragedy in her life. Will her newfound fortune pave the road to happiness?

11 - Love in the World of Make Believe by Janis Susan May, International Bestselling Author
Edith is delighted to win a role in her favorite show. Fearsomely scarred second lead Lupo falls for Edith, but can he reveal his feelings when he carries so many secrets?

12 - Whole Lot 'o Love by Bonnie Edwards, National Bestselling Author
Ashlee Branton's stroke of luck is giving her and her son a new, settled life back home. But returning home means facing her son's father, Brick Harcourt, in a most unsettling way.

13 - Double Down by Cathy Perkins, International Bestselling Author
Murder isn't supposed to be in the cards for blackjack dealer Maddie Larsson. Detective JC Dimitrak must play his cards correctly and find the killer before an innocent woman takes the ultimate hit.

My Review

Disclaimer: I received complementary pre-publication copies of the below books and am voluntarily leaving a review. I have purchased a copy of the full set so I can continue reading and update this review with a mini review for each story included.

Due to my insanely busy schedule, shorter stories keep my bookworm cravings to a minimum as I’m able to devour them in an hour or two. When the opportunity arose to review a handful of the stories in this set, I jumped!

Hold ‘Em is the first book I’ve read by Jacquie Biggar as well as the first in the Luck of the Draw: 13 Romance & Suspense Novellas collection. I actually had my iPhone read Hold ‘Em to me, and despite the robotic voice, I very much enjoyed it. Taking one for the team and cleaning up your father’s mess has to be stressful. Add in finding your Mr. Right when you’re already committed to Mr. Good Enough and I probably would have figured out how to escape. I’m looking forward to reading more by Jacquie and hope she expands on this story with Cass and Matt. I’d love to see more about Sophia and Tony too!

Next up was Fade into Love by Michele Shriver, and I totally loved it! As I was thinking of what to write that wouldn’t spoil anything (#saynotospoilers), it popped into my head that Wren was a lot more courageous that I was in college. I stopped to think about that, and it dawned on me that I was too, but in a different way. (Thank you for sparking that realization, Michele!!) If you’re looking for a quick read that gives you a peek into the day-to-day of a movie production, a senior in college, and a budding new romance merging two completely different worlds, you’re in for a treat with this one. Grabbing a copy of Michele’s related story right now!!

Sometimes You Win by Stacy Eaton was an adorable story of unexpected luck and something we wish would happen to all of us. Taking a chance on the near impossible could result in exactly what you need. I quickly fell into step with the characters and was ecstatic to see the story will be continued!

The fourth story I read was Maybe, Baby by Lyssa Layne. As with the rest, I had my iPhone read to me while on my commute. I’m not sure if that caused the confusion, but it wasn’t until the end of the story that I realized the beginning wasn’t about the same couple that a bulk of the story was about. Despite my head not working correctly, the story was a wonderful read, and I’ll be looking at Lyssa’s backlist very soon!

Stay tuned for mini reviews of the rest of the stories on the next few #ShortStorySaturdays!!!