Mini Review: Just My Luck (Shamrock Falls, #3) by Kelley Vitollo

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Mini Review: Just My Luck (Shamrock Falls, #3) by Kelley VitolloJust My Luck (Shamrock Falls #3) by Kelley Vitollo
Published by Entangled: Bliss on June 10, 2013
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (153 pages)
Source: Purchased
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Her friend. Her boss. Her husband?

Betsy Harris has always known Jace Macnamara was off-limits. Not only is he a close friend, he also happens to be her boss—making him doubly forbidden. Betsy’s too timid to ever admit her crush, nor ‘fess up to the fact that she’s secretly drowning in her mother’s medical bills.

Jace just found out he needs a wife and needs one now. His childhood home—the last reminder he has of his deceased parents—can only become his if he gets married, but Jace, ever the playboy, never dreamed of settling down for real. Neither Betsy nor Jace wants to ruin their friendship when their fake marriage inevitably ends, so they vow to keep things light, professional, easy. But as Betsy comes out of her shell, Jace begins to see his “wife” for the beautiful, caring woman she is. Can he risk their past for a future together?

three-stars

Just My Luck is a pretty good fake relationship slash marriage of convenience romance. Jace’s grandfather pulled the ol’ you-gotta-get-married-to-get-your-inheritance trick, so Jace turns to his legal assistant, Betsy, who’s been crushing on him for a while. While Jace is quite the ladies’ man, Betsy is the most stable woman in his life, and he knows she needs some financial help, even if he doesn’t know for what. Lucky for him, Betsy agrees to a quick wedding and a six month marriage. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with his wife though!

I did like Just My Luck. Fake relationships are my favorite, although this one didn’t have too many scenes of them pretending to be together in front of others. It’s a lot of them awkwardly at home, navigating their new living situation, or them going about their separate daily activities. The one thing I really didn’t like though was how Betsy’s mother’s mental health was used as the trigger to their inevitable fight and break up. This woman has gone through something horrific (content warning for discussions of rape and her being institutionalized for paranoia) and it’s only there for Betsy to have a secret that Jace stumbles upon, never to be mentioned again once they get their happy ending.

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