There was a frantic effort for me to dive into this story. Imagine a group of friends playing the lottery for 15 years only to pull out the week before and the numbers hit?
Oh my gosh. I cannot even imagine. My heart is breaking as if I just lost the winning lottery ticket and I know it was the winning lottery ticket. Get it? Ha Ha… the old saying “You never miss what you never had” well that may not work either.
Meet the Greenwoods, Heathcotes and the Pearsons. Just My Luck is told in multiple POVs. I learned several things while reading this story:
- Some people do not need to win millions of dollars.
- Teenagers cannot be trusted to keep family secrets.
- Being a good person can be taken to the extreme.
- Europeans want to go on holiday in NYC in grand style.
While Lexi is dreaming of a new sofa, her husband is dreaming of a new Ferrari. Yeah, this is why I say some people do not need to win the lottery. And there is more of this “small purse dreaming” I could not get pass.
How do you skip over donating 1000s to charity to millions? I was getting angry and angrier with everything Lexi Greenwood was proposing with their winnings. Maybe it is the capitalism in me. If I were to win $17million buying Michael Kors or a new sofa would not be my first thoughts.
In my opinion, this lottery was wasted on this family. If you want to read how one family foolishly threw away more than half of 17million in less than a year – this is the book for you!
I did not like it. I would have loved to see them in New York City staying at the Plaza and shopping on 5th Avenue just to leave their problems behind temporarily. Sad, this did not happen.
But reading this story was life affirming. I know if I ever join a syndicate lottery , I will continue to contribute even on my death bed and demand my family to continue.
If you ever drop out its guaranteed to hit next and you are crap out of luck. Winning the lottery for these three families was a curse. Being a goody two shoes was a curse.
I could not enjoy their winnings even in a make-believe land or escapism. This story was not for me. And the ending?
I will let you be the judge. Tell me your thoughts. My inbox is available.
It was supposed to be the lottery win they’d always dreamed of…
For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends. Over drinks, dinner parties and summer barbecues, the three couples have discussed the important stuff—kids, marriages, careers—and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything.
But then the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone is caught in a lie. And soon after, six numbers come up that change everything forever.
Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth millions. And their friends are determined to claim a share.
#1 Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping tale of friendship, money, betrayal and good luck gone bad…
Adele Parks one of the most-loved and biggest-selling women’s fiction writers in the UK. She has sold over 3.8 million books and her work has been translated into 26 different languages.
1500+ 5 star reviews have kindly been written by her fans on Amazon.co.uk 🙂
She has published 20 novels, all of which have been London Times bestsellers.
Adele has written 18 contemporary novels and 2 historical ones, Spare Brides and If You Go Away, which are set during and after WW1. Her latest novels, Just My Luck, Lies Lies Lies, I Invited Her In, The Image of You and The Stranger in My Home are twisty, domestic noirs. Adele likes to scrutinize our concepts of family, our theories on love, parenting and fidelity.
During her career Adele has lived in Italy, Botswana and London. Now she lives happily in Surrey, UK with her husband, son and cat.
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