Book 1, Lucky Series
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Derek Corwin is well aware of the family curse - every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune. He decides to outsmart the prophesy that has plagued his family for generations by breaking up with his first love—and marrying someone else. Now, divorced and broke, all he has left is his teenage daughter, a boatload of regret … and wariness when it comes to love.
Until Gabrielle Donovan returns, determined to rekindle their passion. Will her stubborn streak and her unwavering love be the lucky charm Derek so desperately needs?
Curse be damned!
I thought this was a good read. Derek is from a family that believes they are part of a curse. When they fall in love, they lose their love and their wealth. When he is in high school, he is dating Gabrielle who he is in love with, but as things get serious, he walks away. He doesn't want to set the curse into motion. Now 14 years later, Gabrielle is back in town and she wants Derek and wants to make him see that this curse is just a myth.
I loved how strong and sassy Gabrielle is. She comes back to town with guns blazing and her sights set on Derek. When Derek tries to resist his love for her, she calls him on in. Derek desperately wants to be with her, but doesn't want to invoke the curse. When Gabby gets into trouble, Derek does realize that he doesn't want to live without her. This was a good read.
Derek and Gabby were meant to be together as teenagers and then because of the Corwin Curse Derek broke things off with Gabby and they went there separate ways. But neither if them forgot each other or stopped loving each other. When they both end up in their home town at the same time will they be able to move on and forget the curse. There also is some crazy stuff that is going on that people in the town believe is the curse but is it really. I loved this story and hadn't read this series even though it was an older one. I loved Sharon and Richards story also and their relationship. Plus Holly, Hank, Thomas and Fred the dog there is so many interesting people and stories. This was book was great with interesting stories.
Great start to this series!!!
Overall, I really enjoyed this read! I loved seeing Gabrielle and Derek reunite, even with Derek's stubbornness. The mystery aspect to this story was perfect, and I definitely didn't see that being resolved like it did! I had my suspects, but wow. This is definitely a must read!