The Lucky One

A One-Night-Stand Romantic Comedy (Carolina Connections, Book 3)
Narrated by: Meg Price
Series: Carolina Connections, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Luck is no lady...in fact, she can be a downright bitch.

Jake:
Coming home was supposed to be my shot at redemption. Instead, I’m finding myself chasing after an irresistible blonde whose mercurial behavior could give Jekyll and Hyde a run for their money. I’ve got too much on my plate to get tied up in knots over a girl who wants nothing to do with me. But Bailey Murphy may hold the key to my redemption, and I’m not giving up on either without a fight. "Irish" might play with a poker face, but I’m about to call her bluff...and I hope like hell I’ve got luck on my side.

Bailey:
Let’s get one thing straight. I am not your typical girl. Sure, I’ve got all the parts, but I’ve been a stubborn, irreverent tomboy since the womb. Which makes it particularly ironic that my heart is so damn girly. It falls in love at the drop of a hat and leaves me to deal with the aftermath. But no more! If Jake Beckett thinks spending one night together gives him some claim on me, he’s got another thing coming - even if the mere thought of that night leaves me panting like a damn Labrador. I’m not about to open the door and let Jake in, but that choice may be taken from both our hands.

©2017 Sylvie Stewart (P)2019 Sylvie Stewart

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The Lucky One

I'm really enjoying this series. It is chock full of feisty and whimsical women. If you're seeking a good rom-comedy, you'll enjoy this book.

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Sweet, Hilarious and Steamy Romance!

I am having so much fun listening to this sweet, engaging, and steamy series and Bailey and Jake's romance was a complete delight! Bailey is just one of the guys. She is a stubborn, snarky tomboy with a tender heart and a passion for more than her families construction company. She is completely out of her element at her brother's wedding when she is forced to look all feminine making her feel brave enough to have a night of unbridled passion with her best friend Mark's, brother Jake. Jake is back in town to be closer to his mom and brother. He is totally captivated by the puzzle that is Bailey, and he loves all her different sides. Bailey doesn't feel worthy of an amazing man like Jake, but he soon wears her down. They are so much fun together with their push and pull, snarky banter, and explosive chemistry. I especially loved the hilarity of Bailey's babysitting scenes!
I enjoyed Meg Price's narration as she brought this story to life. Her accents were wonderful and I thought she really nailed these characters making me feel all their fun, awkward, emotional, and steamy moments.
I love Stewart's humor, and her easy ability to make these awkward and emotional stories feel real and authentic. This is a fun series with great characters I've come to care for and want to be friends with! I can't wait for more from The Carolina Connections!

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Tomboys can fall in love

This one was hard for me to really get. I have trouble (even after all the explanation given by the author) believing that Bailey really didn't know that she was beautiful. I found Jake to be more believable and loved his attitude towards her. I found his unwillingness to actually believe the truth his brother was telling him funny since his younger brother was more mature and he obviously didn't understand or expect that. The end of the book was wonderful though I found the set-up for book four to be forced.

A single person was doing the narration and they did a good job of flipping between the voices and bringing each character to life. You felt their pain and confusion and doubt and fear. You wanted to know what happened next.

Bottom line: A great Sunday afternoon listen

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A ONE-NIGHT-STAND COMEDY ROMANCE

THE LUCKY ONE is the third book in the Carolina Connections series and is a one-night-stand romantic comedy. Each story in the series is a stand-alone contemporary romance, but there are relationships that make more sense if you read them in the order of release.

First things first, I love the nicknames for both the guys and the girls throughout this series. I love when authors give meaningful nicknames that have something to do with the story that we’ve been given. I hope this trend continues.

I love Jake. He has flipped his life to return to the Carolinas and be closer to family. He’s starting over in his business and rebuilding. He may not have planned to also start a relationship, but once he meets his “Irish,” he doesn’t really hesitate to claim her. He’s all in.

Bailey is a tomboy. I can get it. It’s funny watching the tomboy having to deal with the girly stuff that is thrust upon her – dang emotions! Still, I had a hard time connecting with her. Her inner monologue reminded me too much of the “inner goddess” crap that came from 50 Shades. Eventually, I had to fall in love with her too. It just took me some time. That could just be me.

The humor is amazing. Sylvie Stewart (the author) is the friend you want around to lighten your day, every day. I’d never have a frowny day with her around. Instead, I can just listen to one of her books.

Narration: Meg Price did a wonderful job of performing the South Carolina accent. It made me homesick that was only home for five years.

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.


Title: THE LUCKY ONE
Series: Carolina Connections #3
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Listenability: NSFW
Received from: Sylvie Stewart (as an Audible gifted copy)

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Sweet Jake!

I totally fell for Jake in this one. He knew what he wanted, Bailey, and wasn't about to stop trying to get it ( her ). Bailey was stubborn though and it took some doing to get her to come around. They had a great connection/chemistry, lots of steam, humor, and a fabulous HEA. The narrator did a great job as well.

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So lucky

I think I just found the perfect book boyfriend and I loved his choice of a girlfriend. She’s not a typical girl but her heart is fierce. I had a lot of fun listening to this book. The banter and the pursuit is very entertaining.

I love all the different couples in this series so much. I got really emotional at the end and almost shed a few happy tears.

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Funny and Sexy!

I absolutely loved this story. it was Sexy and heartfelt. its a joy to see the reoccurring characters in this world. The performances are on point and I could not stop listening.

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The Lucky One

I loved this fun romantic comedy. It had many laugh out loud moments with some great characters and an interesting storyline. I love series that have interconnected characters with each book being a standalone like this one is. Meg Price did an amazing job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Yes please!

I love this series! This was another great story. Another perfect book boyfriend to fall in love with. Jake is an amazingly devoted piece of heart warming hotness!

As far as the narrator, she did good, but I really dislike when they have a female alone, instead of having a male read the male view.

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Wow

I am loving this series. Loved Bailey’s character. Jake is the ultimate book boyfriend. Can’t wait to see what is next

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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 02-28-20

Love!

This is by far (currently) my favorite book in the series. It’s hilarious and swoony. Totally my favorite trope and I loved the characters so much!
Highly recommend!

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  • chez
  • 01-28-20

Funny and enjoyable light book to listen to

I'm really enjoying this series of books by this author. This like the previous ones I've listened to was a great, light, fun and enjoyable book with great likable characters and a Interesting storyline.
The narration was expressive and clear, and I definitely preferred the narration of this book to the previous books I've listened to by this author.

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  • melinda swaine
  • 12-31-19

Have a glass of wine & let this book take you away

“Sylvie Stewart” delivers compelling emotion, fascinating characters and edge romance in a razor-sharp, thoroughly modern voice that readers will absolutely adored, just like I did. Let this fabulous book transports you away from everyday life and escape into this fantastic rom-com where you can listen with a nice glass of wine and a box of chocolates while you can cozy up on the couch and get swept away. Brilliant way to spend an evening or when you fancy. Bring on the next book please! Happy listening!!

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  • Romance.Nerd.Reviews
  • 12-15-19

Not sure but enjoyed it

Fab narrator pleasant story wasn't sure where this was gonna go at first but enjoyed it a lot. Can't wait to read the next book xxx