Title: Shamrocks Are a Girl’s Best Friend
Author: Lucinda Race
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Later in Life Romance
Battered, broken and looking for solitude smoke jumper Tric heads to Last Chance Beach and without warning walks into Kelly's cottage. She knows from experience this is the best place for him to recover and she'll share her safe haven with him. Will a bit of Irish luck and a matchmaking uncle give them a chance to find love?
Tric Ryan has spent the majority of his adult life jumping out of airplanes and into infernos. That is until a fateful jump nearly ends his career as a smoke jumper. Badly in need of a change, he drives to Last Chance Beach to recover. A short respite at Shamrock Cottage promises him the solitude he needs to recoup, or to figure out how he’ll face a future without the dangerous job he loves.
Kelly O’Malley moved to Last Chance Beach after a broken heart. She’s living in her uncle’s rental, Shamrock Cottage, after a fire destroys her home. Brandishing a skillet she’s ready to defend her safe haven from the battered and bruised man in her living room. A quick call to her uncle confirms the mix-up, and that he’s accidentally rented the cottage to both Tric and her for an open-ended stay. When they both agree they can share the spacious vacation home, sparks are sure to fly.
Kelly helps Tric recover with easy walks on the beach and friendship. Will the magic of Last Chance Beach, with a dash of luck from the Irish, heal the heartaches Kelly and Tric carry and help them find the love and a future they both deserve? After all Shamrocks are a girl’s best friend.
A shattered smoke jumper finds solace at Shamrock Cottage and a bit of Irish luck brings him closer to Kelly. All Tric Ryan knows and loves is jumping out of airplanes into fires below. But when his last jump nearly cost him everything he’s worked so hard for, he needs solitude to evaluate his life and his next steps. So, he rents a cottage in Last Chance Beach to recover, not expecting it to be occupied by a beautiful woman. She calls her uncle, the owner of Shamrock Cottage, and it appears he booked them both by mistake. They agree to share the cottage. Tric doesn’t mind the company as Kelly’s a breath of fresh air. She aids him in his recovery, and they become friends. But soon, they explore their feelings for each other. Is it just a fling or something deeper, more meaningful? Tric’s not sure but he’s got his Irish luck flowing and it’s calling her name…
Shamrocks are a Girl’s Best Friend is an emotional romance with an Irish flair I couldn’t stop reading. I’ve read quite a few romances in the Last Chance Beach series and this is, by far, my favorite. It starts with the fun title, then the cover, blurb, descriptive narration, characters, setting, and dialogue. I connected with both Tric and Kelly right away. Both of them are scarred and in need of some healing. The romance between these two unfolds naturally but with plenty of heart. I found myself whisked away to Last Chance Beach through intricate narration and lush writing. Lucinda Race takes the reader along for the ride and it’s easy for the reader to feel like a part of the story. I’m a huge fan of Lucinda Race and her writing prowess grows with every book. I had huge expectations for Shamrocks are a Girl’s Best Friend and it surpassed them on an epic scale. If you’re a romance reader, you’ll want to read Shamrocks are a Girl’s Best Friend. If you like romance with a dash of Irish charm, you need to read Shamrocks are a Girl’s Best Friend. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Award-winning and best-selling author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading romance novels and getting lost in the hope they represent. While her friends dreamed of becoming doctors and engineers, her dreams were to become a writer—a romance novelist.
As life twisted and turned, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion. After developing the storyline for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. Her fingers practically fly over computer keys she weaves stories about strong women and the men who love them. Lucinda lives with her husband and their two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she's not at her day job, she’s immersed in her fictional worlds. And if she’s not writing romance novels, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on. It’s too bad her husband doesn’t cook, but a very good thing he loves takeout.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N