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Lucky
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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For fans of The Flight Attendant?, a compelling and thrilling road-trip novel about a talented grifter named Lucky whose past comes back to haunt her. What if you had the winning ticket that would change your life forever, but you couldnt cash it in? Lucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. Shes ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identitywhen things go sideways. Lucky finds herself alone for the first time, navigating the world without the help of either her father or her boyfriend, the two figures from whom shes learned the art of the scam. When she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means the police will arrest her for her crimes. Shell go to prison, with no chance to redeem her fortune. As Lucky tries to avoid arrest and make a future for herself, she must confront her past by reconciling with her father; finding her mother, who abandoned her when she just a baby; and coming to terms with the man she thought she lovedwhose complicated past is catching up to her, too. This is a novel about truth, personal redemption, and the complexity of being good. It introduces a singularly gifted, complicated character who must learn what it means to be independent and honestbefore her luck runs out.
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5feet.of.fury
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Lucky is raised to be a con artist, she gets older and tries to make a life for herself with her boyfriend Cary. After what should be their last job, Lucky wakes up alone and penniless, leading her back into the life, trying to find out the truth. Then she finds out she‘s holding a winning lottery ticket. Her past comes back to haunt her as she looks for someone to trust.

Some parts were inconsistent & impossible timing, but a solid quick read.

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Kshakal
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I throughly enjoyed this book… what‘s a con artist to do when she realizes she has a winning lottery ticket but if she cashes it in her whole life could blow up… fun, fast paced and a real page turner!! Can‘t wait for the book club discussion on this one!

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MysticFaerie
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Mehso-so

3.5⭐/5⭐

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Jaimelire
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Con artist father and daughter team makes for a pretty fun read. This was a book club pick and I did enjoy it.

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Avanders
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Finished the cozy; lovely, as expected ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Then proceeded to read the tagged book, Lucky, in an evening! It‘s been a while since I‘ve been able to do that, even with a shorter book like this! I enjoyed it - obviously a quick read… and sweet in some maybe predictable ways… and hard in some maybe predictable ways. Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

And we had snow & fog this morning! Of course the pics never do it any justice, but I always try! ❄️🌫❄️

mabell Such cool weather! 😍 2mo
AmyG You had snow? Wow 2mo
Avanders @AmyG I know — and again 2 days after that… even more, in fact! 🤩🤩 (edited) 2mo
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sparrowssavvy
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This was cute and sweet. I feel like this was literally a movie screenplay for something I‘ve seen in multiple incarnations. It was heartwarming at times and wrapped up neatly in a bow at the end. I wouldn‘t necessarily say it was deep and thought provoking, but it was just enjoyable and a fun read.

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5feet.of.fury
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Bottom 2 are from Goodwill, but I still have 14 years of Scarpetta to read before I get to them, so I picked up 3 more to make my way to the modern day. The rest are from Annie‘s Bookstop (Other Black Girl is new, the rest were used). Buying books and reading books are truly 2 separate hobbies 😂

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HeathHof
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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My old phone conveniently started glitching out as soon as the very last payment on it was made, so I begrudgingly agreed to do an upgrade and have to say that the new one is awesome for reading! Can't get into or remember half the passwords for most of my apps but atleast I can get into kindle🤣

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MaggieCarr
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Mehso-so

Believable? Yes, to an extent, but only after reading two other books centered around being raised and lost in the world of con artistry. While good, this one was too neat and tidy for me. Opt instead for

The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe (YA)
Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond

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ErraticElle
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Mehso-so

Entertaining & enjoyable, but not one to blow you away. A lot to like, but also a lot of conveniences that took away from the good parts. Solid pacing for the first half & an interesting protagonist. Around the halfway mark, it became a little too convenient & logic got thrown a bit out of the window. The ending was solid, but again too convenient. It didn't feel realistic and that bothered me...a lot. Landed in the okay pile for me in the end.

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Zuhkeeyah
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Starting the year off with a bingo! #bookspinbingo

I‘m happy with my 14 books for January. There were many different genres and reading formats. The top books were: The Personal Librarian, Honor, and Firekeeper‘s Daughter.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 4mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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January #bookspinbingo board.
I finished my #bookspin and my #doublespin.
I only DNF'd four books(the tagged book is one of them)...I think 2022 is the year I embrace the DNF. I'm off to a good start anyway. 😜

15 books total. 4 DNF's. 6 Bingos...not bad.

@theAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!!! It took me a long time to be able to DNF a book, but I've gotten much better at it and it's so good to not spend time pushing myself through books I don't really like when there are SO MANY GOOD ONES out there!! 4mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @TheAromaofBooks Me too. This challenge really helps me DNF books I'm not liking, since I don't have to finish it for it to count. It's really helping me get through the books that languish on my TBR. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Having DNFs count was a really important part of this challenge for me - if the goal is to get books off the TBR, sometimes that means accepting that some of the books on that TBR just aren't for you!! 4mo
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BookLineNSinker
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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I liked Lucky as a light and upbeat read. I liked the protagonist whose had a series of unfortunate events happen to her that led to her being a grifter and con. Lucky has never known anything different. In the end, will she be able to redeem herself and those she hurt along the way or will she be doomed for the rest of her life because of her crimes. It's a light-hearted and upbeat coming of age story. Very easy reading. 3.5 ✨

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BookishTrish
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Lightning fast read about a down on her luck grifter looking for redemption. Fast, fun, possibly forgettable. Great for the January blahs.

RaeLovesToRead Nyawww 😻😻 4mo
deeannloso Pretty kitty 🐈‍⬛ 4mo
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BookLineNSinker
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Just began this and I'm very excited! Didn't mean to get on a Reese's Bookclub binge but I was Lucky enough to get this from my digital library. I'm loving it so far!

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jenniferajanes
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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What a great story of redemption and second chances! This is definitely a character-driven story. I really enjoyed reading about Lucky‘s past and present, and I have high hopes for her future. The last line of the book is perfect. #Kindle #ebook

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Booknerd2
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would!!

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jspoelker
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Really 3.5 stars. The main character is both likable & someone to avoid in real life. The setting is simply where the reader is: many varied places in the US. The dual timeline is child Lucky yearning to settle in one spot but frequently uprooted by her greedy Father as well as adult Lucky looking for the elusive part of herself. This is not a typical story but rather a peek of the underworld life of the swindling and grifting game.

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akfreeborn
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I thought this was enjoyable and while I didn‘t think a happy ending was possible, implausibly it was. I know that bothers some but it didn‘t matter for this book somehow. I enjoyed Lucky, both the book and the character.

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Megabooks
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Mehso-so

Neither a mystery nor a heartwarming tale of redemption, this book was truly just okay.

Lucky is a grifter, a skill she learned from her criminal father, but all she‘s wanted is a home and a straight life. When her boyfriend cons her and leaves her high and dry, she still has a lottery ticket worth $390 million because of course. A bunch of unbelievable things happen, then the book ends, thankfully. 😂🙏🏻

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Laughterhp Your last sentence might be my favorite thing ever 🤣 5mo
Cinfhen Hahah!! Perfect review and cool use of #pop22 #prompt 😎 5mo
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Megabooks @Laughterhp thanks! This was a fun review to write! (Sometimes the bad ones are 😉) 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! I was glad to get that prompt out of the way because it‘s so weird. 5mo
youneverarrived 😂😂 I love this review 5mo
Ruthiella “...then the book ends, thankfully.” 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Cortg Oof! I‘m glad it finally ended 😆 5mo
Megabooks @youneverarrived thanks! 😁 5mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella I was thankful! 😂🙏🏻 5mo
Megabooks @Cortg you and me both! 5mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I Dnf'd it. I just couldn't follow the story 5mo
Megabooks @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH good decision. 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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This was the perfect read to distract me from the stress of traveling via airplane this weekend (my flight was delayed twice). Though Lucky was a skilled grifter her heart was way bigger than her track record implies.

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Hooked_on_books
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Mehso-so

Con artist Lucky has followed in her father‘s footsteps, but her latest con has her on the run and likely duped by her boyfriend. Most of this was a lot of fun, but by the end it had devolved into so much silliness, and wrapped up so suddenly, that I can‘t quite give it a pick.

marleed I gave this a slow pick today. I had a pile of fun reading it, but thought there were piles of holes left in the story. 5mo
Cinfhen It was an easy read but definitely boarded on implausible 5mo
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marleed
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I picture this adapted to a 2-hour Reese Witherspoon produced comedy because the past timeline of 10 yr-old Lucky merging with her 26 yr-old self allows the reader to root for wannabe-normal but ultimate grifter, Lucky, from the first to the last page. However, there are piles of dangling participles in this storyline and maybe a Hollywood writing team will fill in those holes for a wacky limited series.

#Pantone2022 Daffodil

Clwojick Awesome match! 💖 5mo
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corireadslife
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Mehso-so

Rating: 3.25🌟

My most recent #audiobook and Reese‘s Book Club pick. I really liked getting to know Lucky and listening to her life evolve throughout the storyline. It came full circle for me in the end which is always a positive if you ask me. A quick and easy listen that made unpacking a little less painful!

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guinsgirlreads
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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I‘ve involved in this one so far! #currentread

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JacqMac
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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This was a fun book to escape with during crazy December days.
Book2 for #Dashing December @Andrew65 I‘m not sure if I will finish a third one but I‘m going to try.

Andrew65 Well done and good luck 👏👏👏 5mo
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Cinfhen
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Implausible but entertaining. Perfect #BrainCandy 🍭🍬🍭🍬Fun narration 🎧🧡 #BorrowNotBuy

Megabooks Thanks for the tag!! I hope my library gets it. 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB really low energy because of “have to‘s” the past three days, but I have loved your emails!! They make my day!! I‘m hoping to write back tonight or tomorrow. Thank you both for your friendship. It means so much right now. 💜💜 5mo
Cinfhen Don‘t push yourself @Megabooks just happy to know you‘re reading them and they are bringing you some comfort xxxx 5mo
BarbaraBB What @Cinfhen says, don‘t push yourself. Take care and know we‘re thinking of you from across the ocean 🤍🤍 5mo
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Cinfhen
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Need something light 😁#Scribd 🎧

Megabooks I‘m listening to trashy true crime now! 5mo
Cinfhen Your tagged book is in my #Hoopla account #/ I‘ve seen mixed reviews so I‘ll be watching for your thoughts @Megabooks (edited) 5mo
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EvieBee
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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“If you want to be a successful con artist like me, you‘ve got to listen to your hunches. Follow those hunches as far as they‘ll take you.” —Lucky

Lucky is definitely a plucky, lovable grifter fallen on hard times. This reminded me of Curly Sue with a twist of Sidney Sheldon‘s IF TOMORROW COMES. Also, she‘s well read. I‘ll be checking out Lucia Berlin and Joan Didion thanks to her.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Liz_M Lucia Berlin writes some amazing, gritty short stories. I loved the tagged. 5mo
EvieBee @Liz_M I‘ll be checking that out of the library. Thank you! ♥️ For some reason I thought those were new stories. Didn‘t realize the anthology was put together posthumously. 5mo
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GirlWellRead
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Bakingbookworm
Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Mehso-so

3.5 STARS - Lucky is the upcoming novel by Canadian author Marissa Stapley. This is a fun, escapist kind of read that takes readers into the interesting world of grifters.

Look for this book April 6/21.

My Review: https://bit.ly/LuckyBookReview

MsMelissa Love your mug 😍 1y
Bakingbookworm @MsMelissa Thanks! My former boss got it for me for Christmas. 1y
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