Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Luck of the Draw (Shamrock Falls #2) by Kelley Vitollo
Published by Entangled: Bliss on January 14, 2013
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (149 pages)
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Rowan McKinley isn’t looking for one wild night while vacationing in Vegas, but she gets it anyway when she meets professional poker player—and professional ladies’ man—Breck Wilder. Breck’s easygoing charm and lighthearted banter draw in the reserved Rowan, and though she’s always dreamed of the kind of forever love her best friends Sidney and Kade share, she’ll settle for one night with the charismatic player. After their crazy one-night stand, Breck never expected to see the mysterious redhead again. So when he shows up at a Shamrock Falls B&B looking to get away for a few weeks and Rowan answers the door, he’s floored. Breck’s rolling-stone lifestyle and ill-fated history with women means he’s not interested in anything long-term. But the longer he stays at the B&B, the more he considers dropping the poker face and putting all his cards on the table…for Rowan.
I hate the accidental pregnancy trope, and that is exactly what Luck of the Draw is. Unfortunate for me. It’s not in the description, so if it’s a trope you dislike, now you know. Or if it’s a trope you love, now you’ve found a secret one! It all starts when Rowan and Breck meet in Vegas. The two spend hours sharing conversation and flirting, before heading back to his room for a one-night-stand. At least that’s what it was suppose to be, until Breck coincidentally books a long-term stay at Rowan’s newly opened B&B.
Luck of the Draw was cute at first. I loved the idea of a Vegas fling, rather than the stereotypical drunken marriage. However, it quickly takes a turn for the worst when Rowan learns that she’s pregnant. She hides if from Breck for six weeks, despite the two spending nearly every single waking moment together, as she tries to get to know the father of her future child. He doesn’t even find out until 90%! The entire novella is Rowan thinking about telling them, then him distracting her, then maybe she’s going to tell him now, but puts it off for breakfast. Until finally. Then they fight, he realizes the error of his ways (despite not doing anything wrong, in my opinion), and they live happily ever after. No.