January 23, 2014
Title: Lucky Number Four
Author: Amanda Jason (Carol Kunz)
Published: January 2014
Pandora Ann Phillips’ life is just normal-crazy
Her mom’s a psychic, her dad’s mom is a snob, her mom’s parental units are “too down to earth” and her best friends are newlyweds. Okay, so her best friends being newlyweds isn’t really abnormal, but living with them in a cramped two-bedroom apartment definitely is. Sex, sex, sex is totally on their minds. Actually it’s not only on their minds, but it’s on the kitchen table, couch, on top of the washer…well, you get the picture.
Being a celibate (not by choice, mind you) full-time college student, and an almost full-time barista, Pandora can’t afford to lose anymore sleep. So, she seeks out a new place to lay her head. Enter three “drool worthy” male models that are looking for a fourth roommate and they want her…and won’t take no for an answer.
Hilarity ensues as Pandora’s life turns completely upside down, and she begins to wonder if it will ever be the same again!
Ana will put Lucky Number Four on her third shelf!
This is a classic story and a quick read. A girl moves in with three guys and, immediately, the drama and romance begins. Where it’s a bit different is that these three guys happen to be male models. Oh, the possibilities for taking the reader on a star-studded adventure!
However, the author took the story down a different road than I had expected. Where I thought there would be glitz and excitement, the real focus was on the romance. In reality, it didn’t matter that these boys were models and, except for the fact that they were gorgeous, because their jobs didn’t really play a large role in the book. For me, that was a missed opportunity. Now, don’t get me wrong, there were other aspects of the story that really worked for me. One interesting twist that made it different and interesting is that the insta-love here is on the part of one of the boys, not the girl…hardly ever seen in books today. The male POV at the end of some of the chapters added to my desire to find out which of the boys had fallen for Dora…and, no, I can’t tell you who it is!
Pandora (Dora) has a crazy family and wonderful friends. She has a humorous inner monologue but can, at time, be too unsure of herself. The models, Colin, Liam and Drew, just want a normal person in their lives. And, once they meet Dora, they know they found what they want. I will admit that the fact that they almost immediately burrowed their way into her life felt a bit stalkerish for me. I think I might have felt differently if there had been a little more background on the boys early on so that I could understand them more.
This book had some great secondary characters. As a matter of fact, Dora’s friends, especially Jeff, were one of my favorite parts of this book. They added depth and rounded out the story in many ways. I enjoyed many of the elements of this book and, even though I had anticipated something different, it was still a fun quick read.