Lucky Number Four appeared to me at first to be a story about a girl that finds herself in a ménage relationship with three gorgeous roommates. While I do love a good ménage, I was mistaken but certainly not disappointed. It put me in such a good mood and I enjoyed every word! ~ Alyn, Guilty Pleasures
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!
Review copy provided for an honest review
OK I have a confession to make; I am a book addict. So much that when I find a book that I enjoy I simply refuse to put it down until I finish reading it. When this little gem was sent my way, I was very excited to read it. This particular novel is a first in the romance genre for this author and it does not disappoint. I literally started it around 4:00 in the morning when I couldn’t sleep, and did not put it down until I finished around 3 hours later. It put me in such a good mood that I made a big pancake breakfast for my entire family as a result.
Lucky Number Four appeared to me at first to be a story about a girl that finds herself in a ménage relationship with three gorgeous roommates. While I do love a good ménage, I was mistaken but certainly not disappointed. The story follows Pandora Phillips; a twenty-something who lives in an apartment with her best friends who also happen to be married. Frustrated with her lack of sleep due to her friends’ rather boisterous carnal activities, she is quick to respond to an ad she finds at the grocery store regarding someone looking for a roommate. When Pandora finally makes it to the apartment for rent she is pleasantly surprised to find that it takes up an entire floor. Not only that, but the apartment itself has four bedrooms with their own living areas and three of them are occupied by three very familiar male models.
When Drew and Liam met Pandora they knew she was the one they needed as their roommate. Lucky number four. Superstition? Perhaps. But one that one of the men simply would not back down on. After doing their best to convince Pandora that she was the one for the apartment, she was quick to turn them down, but when they show up at her school with their third roomie Colin, and even went so far as to bribe her current roommates, Pandora had to say yes. Now she has a new place with three drop dead gorgeous men living under the same roof. What she doesn’t realize, is that one of them is completely enamored with her. Pandora just cannot grasp that any of them would be interested in a simple redhead like herself when they are surrounded by supermodels every day. For this gorgeous male, he has had enough of the false facades of the modeling world and Pandora is everything he wants; real, honest, and unafraid to show who she is both inside and out.
This was such a fun read! I found myself giggling all the way through at not just the antics between Liam, Colin, Drew, and Pandora, but also her dysfunctional family and her sidekick Jeff. Jeff is Pandora’s soul mate but not a lover. He is her gay best friend and the perfect man in every way, which is why the pair of them is so funny. Dora often jokes about how he torments her because he is everything she wants in a relationship. Jeff and Pandora often visit her family for Sunday dinners and the two matriarchs; Grandmother Beatrice (she thinks she is better than everyone else and tried to send Dora to finishing school) and Grandma Alice (she is loose lipped, and often asks Dora about her gay roommates even though they aren’t all gay) constantly clash with what they believe is acceptable. Adding to the humor is the fact that Pandora’s mother is psychic and she has a spirit guide that she speaks with often. These conversations lead to Pandora’s mother telling her that she needs to help Liam and Drew with something important, but her spirit guide won’t tell her what they need help with. While I will not divulge the details, I will tell you that Dora does figure out how to help them. In doing so, she finds herself in a romantic relationship but again cannot grasp the fact that one of them would find her attractive when there is so much eye candy to be had. This leads to some poor decisions and even tragedy, but with tragedy comes realization and Dora is faced with a life changing decision. Rather abruptly, the story changes and it resolves itself quicker than I would have liked simply because I was enjoying the story so much and wanted the details of how Dora and her love resolve their issues. That being said, the epilogue does make up for it and I was left in a more than bright mood as a result. Did Dora find a happy ending? Is she really the lucky number four that was wished for? You’ll have to read it to find out and you will enjoy every moment!