Smorgasbord Book Reviews – Romance – No Such Luck (Keystone Couples) by Staci Troilo

Delighted to review the festive romance by Staci Troilo – No Such Luck (Keystone Couples)

About the Book

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 for the book December 22nd 2021

There is nothing like a feel good romance and a reminder of family and friendship at this time of year and No Such Luck by Staci Troilo delivers all of those elements. A short heart-warming read to add some glitter to the holiday.

As time passes. it is often the case memories can cast a rosier glow on relationships, events and expectations than in reality. We also evolve emotionally and mentally based on our experiences of life, and going back to our teenage years and our hometown, can put the spotlight on those memories with intriguing results.

This is the case for Piper Seidel, a feisty journalist who speaks her mind which can land her in trouble. Returning home for the holidays between jobs, she is faced with realisation she may have been pinning her hopes and dreams on a talisman that is not as lucky as she thought.

The characters are distinctively drawn and the story gathers momentum towards a very satisfactory outcome. Recommended

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A small selection of books written by Staci Troilo

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About Staci Troilo

Staci Troilo grew up in Western Pennsylvania writing stories and poetry in her free time, so it was no surprise that she studied writing in college. After receiving creative and professional writing degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, she went on to get her Master’s Degree in Professional Writing, and she worked in corporate communications until she had her children. When they had grown, she went on to become a writing professor, and now she is a freelance writer and editor.

Staci is a multi-genre author. Her fiction is character-driven, and despite their protests, she loves to put them in all kinds of compromising or dangerous situations.

You can find out more about her on her website. Staci Troilo


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.

42 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – Romance – No Such Luck (Keystone Couples) by Staci Troilo

  1. That’s a fantastic review, Sally. I completely agree with your recommendation. I thoroughly enjoyed No Such Luck, and found it a heart-warming read for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wonderful review, I enjoyed No Such Luck and it was perfect to help get into the Holiday spirit! Congratulations, Staci!! 💕

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  3. That’s a perfect review of a book that really brightened my day. Congratulations to Staci on her delightful novella, and thanks and love to you for all your support. xx

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  4. I also have this one waiting on my Kindle. Forgive me for zipping by your review, Sally. One of my quirks is I like to review a book before reading others’ thoughts on the same one.

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  6. Apologies for seeing this so late. I took time off for the holidays. Thank you so much, Sally, for this wonderful review. And much appreciation to all your readers who said such nice things. You all made my day.

    Happy New Year.

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