Title: Lucky Num8bers
Author: G.G Carver
Release Date: 12th July, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lucy Eaton had a job she loved as a Teaching Assistant at a Special Needs School and a boyfriend who struggled with commitment issues. Life was good, not great, but good, until one day Lady Luck paid Lucy a visit and a life that most people could only dream of opened up to her. With the creases of every day life ironed out, she could sit back and live the dream.
But what if that dream doesn’t turn out to be what you thought you wanted?
Want and need are two very different things. The head wants, but the heart needs, and as generous and fortuitous as life can be, it can also be incredibly cruel. No one gets to live a creaseless life. That is something Lucy will soon discover.
This is a story about Lucy Eaton, a special needs teaching assistant. She loves her job but she’s not content with her life. Especially one ex, Mark, that bounds in and out of her life. Lucy is shopping at the local market one day and is drawn to a gypsy style looking caravan where she meets Lady Lavinia. Lucy listens to her fortune being told and seems sceptical. Especially when eight numbers are revealed to her. What could they mean? Was Lucy’s life about to change dramatically as her future was apprised?
Quote ~ “Make a difference to what? What battle lies ahead? I don’t understand.”
Lucy’s luck does change dramatically and along in the mix of all the goings on is her ex Mark who seeps his way back into her life. I must say that in the first quarter of the book, I wanted to smack my Kindle over Lucy’s head for not seeing Mark as I saw him. I did not warm to this guy and felt that the book was edging on 4 stars rather than 5. This shows how good the writing is to make you feel that depth of feeling for these characters and as time went on in the story, I totally loved Lucy. She is funny and caring and very compassionate.
Lucy hires a father and son business to help renovate her garden, George and Joseph Dalton. The meeting between Lucy and Joseph was hilarious and I certainly had laugh out loud moments. I loved a lot of the characters in this story, especially the sweet little boy, Sam who attended the school Lucy worked at. The two seemed to have a very close connection, and Lucy felt sad at the end of the day when he went home as it was evident all was definitely not well.
I wasn’t sure where it would lead to for Lucy… bless her. She has such a good heart and deserves every happiness. However, it became clear others would take advantage of her goodness. Then I saw a lot of strength in her fighting for what she really wanted because her only wish was to be happy. Morals abound in this story which just goes to show what is probably for most us, what is more important in life.
Trying to guess what was behind every chapter in this story full of mystery made this emotional roller-coaster read even better. And how everything was going to eventually unfold only added to its enchantment for me. I laughed at some scenes, my heart beat fast and broke in others. Yes, hot scenes and scary moments is edge of your seat stuff, too. I really do not want to give too much of the plot away or the characters involved; nevertheless, I do implore you readers to put this on your TBR list. This exceptional read being GG Carver’s second book has convinced me so much that he has become one of my favourite authors. I look forward to reading future works and would certainly read Lucky Num8ers again, as I will his previous work. A massive congratulations on another masterpiece.
Born in the heart of England to two devoted parents he enjoyed a happy, loving childhood. Not long after completing his further education he set off on a worldwide adventure visiting various places around the globe, but it was New Zealand that stole his heart. It was here that he discovered his creative side with amateur dramatics, and he made several brief appearances in national soap operas.
After 5 years he returned to England and discovered his passion for writing. He wrote several unpublished children’s books, but had a vision for a book that would take him on an exciting journey.
He also lives with his close companion Carver Jnr his cuddly pup that features in many of his humorous Facebook updates. He enjoys keeping fit, long walks in the fresh air and spending time with close family and friends.