With a Little Luck, by Caprice Crane, is a fun, witty, and highly entertaining novel. I must admit the first few chapters were a bit slow for me. I wondered if Crane was going to take this novel anywhere, but it soon picked up and the voice of the main character soon began to shine through.
This book was a reading stretch for me, I'm not the biggest fan of Chick-Lit because the monologues and story arcs can be overwhelming. or mostly just underwhelming; however, Crane did a great job with moving With a Little Luck along. I cracked a smile every few pages, and then I chuckled some of the others. Repeat the smiling and chuckling cycle.
I found main character, Beryl Lambert, to be a delightfully funny narrator. Her voice was such fun to read. Every person has their quirks and idiosyncrasies, but Berry's were quite the laugh-out-loud ones. She's definitely a character I'm happy to have met. Having never read Crane's work before, I'm glad that I got to start with meeting Berry. Her humor and personality are enough to sell me on Crane's future, and past, writings.
Not everyone has found this novel up to par. Reviews have been mixed, but I suggest everyone give it a shot. If not for the superstitious laughs, the romance side is a basket full of treats. intrigued? Good! If you're a fan of Contemporary novels, especially Chick-Lit books, With a Little Luck is definitely a book you should add to your book lists.
If love is in the cards, then somebody stacked the deck.
Los Angeles radio DJ Beryl “Berry” Lambert, whose name means luck, doesn’t much believe in it—although, thanks to her dear old gambling dad, she’s a bit superstitious, certain that everything happens for a reason. She keeps a four-leaf clover in her wallet, never takes off her horseshoe necklace, and won’t tempt fate by walking under a ladder or opening an umbrella indoors. Ever.
When it comes to love, though, she could use a little luck. Two disastrous relationships back-to-back can mean only one thing to a woman who knows that everything good or bad happens in threes: A third Mr. Wrong is imminent. But fellow DJ Ryan Riley goes against the odds. Their on-air battle of the sexes is a hit for the station and sparks some serious heat after hours. Ryan is funny and sexy, and he thinks Berry’s quirkiness is cute. Is their romance doomed by the numbers—or is a girl who leaves nothing to chance finally ready to gamble?
Caprice Crane’s witty, winsome novel about the game of modern romance proves that with a little luck and the right stakes, everybody wins.