Roberta Writes – Book review: No Such Luck by Staci Troilo

This review was supposed to go out on Wednesday this week, but the wheels fell off the work bus and I had to work late. Better late than never, so here is my review of No Such Luck by Staci Troilo.

What Amazon says

Seeds of luck usually wither. The rare one grows and blooms.

Piper Seidel has one thing going for her—a red carnation given to her by Tommy Burnett in the tenth grade. It might have dried over the years, but it’s still her good luck charm. Losing it sets her life in a downward spiral, forcing her to return to her hometown where she comes face to face with her high school crush.

The years have been kind to Tommy, who looks better than ever. Unfortunately, Piper is at her worst, continually embarrassing herself whenever he’s around. The only plus? Her long-time friend, Jack Rhodes, still lives in town. Since she last saw him, his legs have grown longer, his biceps thicker, and his shoulders broader. He was always the brother she never had, but now she can’t help noticing him in an unsisterly way. Jack is every bit as caring as he’s ever been—until her bad luck drives him away, maybe forever.

Piper needs a new good luck charm, and fast, before she loses her final chance at happiness.

My review

No Such Luck is a delightful romance about a young woman coming to terms with a teenage romance and finding adult love.

Piper is a feisty character who is very good at her job, but bad at office politics and the ‘playing the game’ necessary to get on in an office job. She firmly believes that her skills and excellent journalistic skills are enough to secure her place in a financially stressed job environment, but she is wrong. An inability to work well with others proves to be her downfall and Piper is fired. I related well to Piper and felt bad for her when a cherished momentum is lost when security pack up her desk and she is left feeling she has lost everything. Piper decides to go home to her father and her step-mother for the Christmas holidays.

Back in her home town, Piper runs into her best friend from school, Jack, and an old flame, Tommy. Piper must reassess her past relationships in order to plot her own best path forward.

This book is well writing and the story is enjoyable with a satisfying conclusion.

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103 thoughts on “Roberta Writes – Book review: No Such Luck by Staci Troilo

      1. Some professions have opened up more than others. When I worked in an office the lines were strongly drawn. It seems a bit better for my daughters, although the younger one deliberately chose one that had plenty of women.

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  1. I also had the opportunity to read this delightful one, Robbie. It’s always fun when a protagonist returns to their hometown. Sometimes first and even second impressions can be misguided.

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    1. I returned to my hometown a few years ago. Either I had rose-colored glasses, or things have drastically changed. I don’t expect to live there long. (Sad how some things DON’T change for the better.)

      Thanks, Pete.

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