What's Luck Got to Do with It

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

Some Lucky Woman: Jana's Story Publisher's Summary

Some lucky women meet the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. Some lucky women focus on a career and make their own happily ever after. And then some women wake up after 15 years of marriage and discover that their luck just ran out...right into the arms of another woman.

Jana Embers isn't one to sit back, though. The first thing Jana realizes she needs to do is empty the joint bank account, then she's thinking she might take a tire iron to her soon-to-be-ex-husband's truck. After that, she's not sure what she'll do. Maybe she'll adopt a cat.

Very quickly, Jana decides she doesn't need a man. A perfectly sized and shaped device and writing about the perfect hero will more than suffice. Determined to share her philosophy, she pens You Don't Need a Man, encouraging women everywhere to go out and experience life instead of waiting for a man to complete them.

Three years later, Jana has a New York Times best-seller and a contract for a movie adaptation, but she also has a shoulder injury, which has put a crimp in her new carefree lifestyle. Worse yet, she can't write. Her only hope is Dr. Adrian Kijek, a renowned physical therapist who hates her simply because she wrote a book about not needing a man, or so she thinks....

Warning: Although there are many adult situations in this novel, if say...something crazy happened and a famous producer adapted this contemporary women's fiction into a movie, it would have a PG-13 rating. There are no erotic scenes, no graphic violence, and while there are a few allowed-on-TV curse words, there aren't a plethora of gratuitous foul words. Oh, and if you were looking for a cliffhanger, you won't find that here either. Some Lucky Woman includes all three parts of Jana's story. Please proceed at your own risk.

©2016 Carmen DeSousa (P)2016 Carmen DeSousa
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  • Book 1

    • Some Lucky Woman: Jana's Story

    • What's Luck Got to Do with It, Book 1
    • By: Carmen DeSousa
    • Narrated by: Karin Allers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    Some lucky women meet the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. Some lucky women focus on a career and make their own happily ever after. And then some women wake up after 15 years of marriage and discover that their luck just ran out...right into the arms of another woman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OK book, too predictable...

    • By Maremare13 on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Down on Her Luck: Alaina's Story

    • What's Luck Got to Do with It, Book 2
    • By: Carmen DeSousa
    • Narrated by: Marnye Young
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Thirty-nine-year-old struggling actress Alaina Ackerman isn't just down on her luck today; lady luck has packed up and left town for heaven only knows where. Instead of ending up homeless on the streets of New York City in November, Alaina accepts her mother's holiday invitation and heads home to Pittsburgh for a much-needed break. Maybe even to give up on acting altogether. The last thing Alaina expects is to be happy returning home.

    Regular price: $14.95