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Monday, March 21, 2011

Corwin Curse Series: Carly Phillips

Title: Lucky Charm, Book 1
Author: Carly Phillips
Publish Date: April 2008
Type: Contemporary 
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis
Long ago, as revenge on a Corwin who stole her son’s fianc√©e, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune...
Derek thought he could outsmart the long-standing Corwin curse by breaking up with Gabrielle, his first love and marrying someone else. Now, divorced and broke, all he has left is his teenage daughter and a healthy respect for ancient sorcery. But then Gabrielle returns, determined to defeat the curse and rekindle their passion. But will her stubborn streak and her unwavering love be the lucky charm Derek so desperately needs?
“Fast, fun and fabulous Carly Phillips’s new book rocks!” New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards on Sealed with a Kiss
 Title: Lucky Streak, Book 2
Author: Carly Phillips
Publish Date: June 2009
Type: Contemporary
Rating: 4/5


Synopsis
Long ago, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune…
When Mike Corwin awakens after some wild partying in Vegas $100,000 richer and married to Amber, the gorgeous woman he met the night before, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. The bad news is that Amber’s a con who takes his money and runs. Seems the family curse has finally hit him. Hard.
But to Amber, Mike isn’t business as usual. If only she didn’t need the money to ensure her father’s safety, she might actually have fallen for the intense lawman. Instead, she’s forced to betray him.
Now Mike’s hell-bent on divorce and Amber’s on the run…but when a twist of fate reunites them, can they turn their run of bad fortune into a lucky streak?
 Title: Lucky Break, Book 3
Author: Carly Phillips
Publish Date: October 2009
Type: Contemporary
Rating: 4/5


Synopsis
Jason Corwin knows he should resist his attraction to Lauren Perkins. After all, it was one of her ancestors who came up with the curse that had haunted every Corwin male since. But after one night of mind-blowing sex with his supposed — and very seductive — enemy, he can’t bring himself to stay away.
All Lauren wants is to sell her late grandmother’s old house and leave the past behind forever. But that’s not an easy thing to do with gorgeous contractor Jason Corwin whispering sweet, sexy somethings in her ear. About staying. Then a saboteur and the promise of hidden treasure change everything, and one lucky break that just might put an end to the Corwin curse.

My Thoughts
I love Carly Phillips. I got hooked on her when I bought and read the Chandler brothers series. Later I got the Hot Zone Series. Most recently I've read the Corwin Curse Series. Her books are light and fun with just enough emotion in them to keep a reader hooked. This series revolves around a curse that has been placed on all Corwin men that if they were to fall in love they would lose the love of their life and their fortune. So far, that's proven true for all Corwin men. The first book starts off with Derek, the oldest of the youngest generation of Corwin men. Derek is a divorced parents who has moved back to Stewart Mass. to start over. Who does he run into? The woman who he left more then 10 years prior to avoid the curse, the love of his life. Gabrielle is determined to make their relationship stick this time and will do anything she can to make Derek realize the curse is not real.

In the second book, Mike Corwin, the middle cousin goes to Vegas for a friends wedding. Only his friend isn't the only one who ends up married. He meets Amber and sparks fly and they have an amazing day together. After having a bit too much to drink they get hitched, win a fortune, and have an amazing night of sex. The next morning Mike wakes up wife-less and money-less. Where the hell did Amber go? Well, he's a cop, he'll find out one way. A few days later Amber shows up at his apartment in Boston with only half the money she took off with. Of course Mike is cautious with Amber because she took off without a word before, what makes him so sure she won't do it again? But Amber had good reasons for taking off with the money but now she's here to stay and make this marriage work.

In the last book, Jason Corwin, the youngest and most famous of the Corwin cousins has lost it all. His money, his woman, and his credibility. He's a champion snow boarder who has tested positive for steroids. But Jason has never touched steroids in his life. His girlfriend set him up! Of course nobody believes his innocence and he's banded from competing in the Olympics. He goes home to Stewart to lick his wounds and open up a contracting business so he has some sort of income. In strolls Lauren Perkins, a direct descendant of Mary Perkins, the witch who placed the spell on the Corwin men. Jason and Lauren had a brief summer fling 10 years ago and they've both never been able to forget each other. Lauren's not the typical Perkins either, never living up to her grandmother's expectations. She highers Jason to help fix up the old house so she can sell it and move on. Problems ensue, one right after another and her funds keep depleting. But that doesn't stop their nights from being anything but steamy. Both Jason and Lauren are determined that once work on the house is complete they will go their separate ways. But when did feelings start to get involved?

I love this series and I will continue to read Carly Phillips. I recommend any of her books to anyone looking for a light fun read with just the right amount of emotion to keep us coming back for more. Pin It

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