How To Get Lucky (Sexy in NYC, #3)

How To Get Lucky (Sexy in NYC, #3)

by Erin McCarthy

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Sometimes there is more than one way to get lucky...
Allison Parker knows winning the New York state lottery is impossible for a retail employee and fashion designer wanna-be who doesn't, uh, play the lottery.  But after a particularly bad day at work and a random prediction from a quirky psychic, she does just that, and wins.  Money.  Lots of it.  
Marco Lucky is exhausted over his band's diva antics and is looking for an escape.  Yet finding a quiet spot in New York City is damn near impossible and he's already tired of the women hitting on him strictly because he's famous.  But then the crazy brunette with the winning lottery ticket tells him exactly what she thinks of him and it isn't flattering.  He finds himself determined to get to know her better... and prove he is worth her time.
Allison figures it's only fitting that she be the first woman in the history of ever to hit the lottery and score a smoking hot rock star all in one night, only to wake up with her entire life destroyed a mere eighteen hours later when her lottery ticket is missing.  Marco's offer of help makes her feel like the biggest lame ass loser ever, and while she can't take his money, she can take a weekend in LA and some smoking hot sex.  But that's all it can be with him rich and hitting the road and her hitting the unemployment line.    
Being lucky in love just might be hitting the jackpot after all...

NY Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy continues the Sexy in NYC series after a hiatus.  Books one and two, The Pregnancy Test and You Don't Know Jack, are both currently available and the final book will be out in 2016.  Discover the series that launched a bestselling career and had NYT bestselling author Lori Foster declaring Erin "A great author!."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152665086
Publisher: Erin McCarthy
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Series: Sexy in NYC , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 438,886
File size: 475 KB

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How To Get Lucky 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Allison Parker was hanging at the local bar with her friends, lamenting her lack of a successful life when her psychic friend makes a prediction that may or may not change her life. While at the bar, she made some rude comments about a rock star who was at the bar and being mobbed by fans. When he heard her, to save face, she kept up with the snarky remarks. Rather than be totally offended at the brunette’s comments, Marco Lucky became intrigued. He was a little pleased that he finally found a woman that didn’t just fall at his feet for who and what he was. After leaving the bar, Allison takes her psychic friend’s advice and buys a lottery ticket. The next night, she actually wins the lottery. While she’s celebrating at the bar, Marco happened to wander in again, in hopes of seeing her again. What starts out as a night of happiness, becomes a night of inner reflection and just absolute connection with Marco. When I read the overview of the book, I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like this story. With any plot that involves two people, instant attraction and seemingly instant love, I find it’s really up to the storyteller as to whether or not I can buy into it. As soon as I started to read the story, I was completely caught up in the story. While Allison is rethinking her entire being, she’s hyper aware of Marco and struggles hard to maintain her morals and NOT act like every groupie he’s ever met. This allows each of them to see a side of each other that they’ve never shared with anyone else. For him, this is something completely unique, especially while he fights his own inner battles. This is my first time reading this author, but I absolutely LOVED it and can’t wait to read more from her. I highly recommend it to anyone that likes contemporary, hawt rock star stories.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
4.75* I loved this book. I've read many of Erin McCarthy's book and have enjoyed all of them. She has a way of writing dialog between friends and lovers that just makes me laugh and wish they were my friends. Allison was so sassy and blunt, maybe to much for some but Marco found her refreshing and someone he wanted to spend time with. She didn't bow down to his stardom but treated him like a regular person unlike most everyone he meets. The book is full of hot as hell sexiness, chemistry that's off the charts and a relationship that started so fast that they couldn't let themselves believe it was real. This is the third book in the series but can totally be read as a stand alone book. I have not read the other books but I am so going to now.
Tessciela More than 1 year ago
This book was a fun read! Perfect for a day of relaxation.
Lexi_13 More than 1 year ago
Erin McCarthy's done it again! How to Get Lucky is amazing! The characters are absolutely awesome. I was hooked from page one. I have read almost every book by Erin and each one is filled with love, laughter, hotness and so much more! Definitely a must read!
bookaholicGE More than 1 year ago
After another day from hell at work Allison Parkers luck is about to change. Not only has she won the lottery she has caught the attention of Marco Lucky a famous music artist. Marco Lucky is ready for a change. A life of drinking, drugs and random women has gotten stale. When he sees Allison he can't help but notice that she is the only woman in the room not going crazy over him. Se doesn't ask for an autograph or a picture in fact she wants him to stop trying to steal her lime light! After a night on the town with Marco, Allison thinks she is on top of the world...until she finds out that she lost her winning lottery ticket! Can Marco show Allison that money cant buy happiness and that maybe he is what her life has been missing all along? Read and find out! I received this book as an ARC from Erin McCarthy for my honest review. I absolutely loved this book. There is something about an Erin McCarthy book that makes this ex-New Yorker believe in love again. It is so easy to get jaded in this world but for some reason when I read an Erin McCarthy book and I'm smiling form ear to ear. This book was funny,sexy and simply everything you could ever want in a romance novel. I loved that Allison was so genuine, extremely funny and relatable, she reminded me of myself and my friends that moved to New York. We moved to NYC with that "Sex and the City" single girl attitude that left us broke, hating our jobs and living together to make ends meet. Marco was great he was so much more than I could have ever imagined. You think he has this privileged life but there was so many other things going on that made less of a untouchable rock star and more of a human that has had so many bad situations that you are surprised that he goes on every day. If you cant tell I can go on and on..if you want a romance novel that that has the perfect amount of heat, with tons of comedy and romance for a great price than this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who doesn’t love Erin McCarthy??? I’ve read all 3 books in the NYC series and I’m so glad How to Get Lucky brings back some favorite characters from the previous NYC books (The Pregnancy Test and You Don’t Know Jack). Allison wins the New York State Lottery at the same time she meets Marco Lucky. Will her luck hold and true love come her way? Or is her psychic friend Beckwith right and she’s not destined for love?
Kristaj0607 More than 1 year ago
Allison is really down on her luck in many ways. She has no money and she cant stand her job. Allison can barely afford her apartment but guess what she has good friends and they are willing to let her stay with them until she can get back on her feet. Marco is the ultimate rock star with the tattoo's and the band members. He is hanging out get a drink and has a chance meeting with Allison . She is so different than all of the other groupies he usually hangs around with. She is snarky and gives it right back to him. He really likes that . The next day he goes back to bar and Allison is happily hanging with her friends because she has won the New York lottery and is celebrating. Marco decides he is going to try and get Allison's attention. She has really gotten under his skin and he wants to know more about her. After her friends leave Marco and Allison spend more time together and there realationship progresses. Many things will test relationship and a lot of it will be this history that both Allison and Marco carry for previous baggage and what they want to do in the future. They have a connection that not be denied and they decide to let it progress . But can the obstacles and there past be overcome. You will have to read to find out. I really did enjoy this book. I have not read the other book previous to this book in the series but i am devoted Erin McCarthy Fan so i definitely wanted to read this book. I found the characters to be realistic and felt like this could happen in real life in a big city. You definitely don't have to read the first book to read this one. I read this book as ARC from the Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting years….and I mean years….for Erin McCarthy to pick this series back up. The only reason I haven’t completely rebelled against this amazing author is due to the fact that she has published dozens of awesome books for my reading pleasure in the meantime. In How To Get Lucky the third installment of Erin McCarthy’s Sexy in NYC, the reader is re-introduced to Allison Parker. Because it has been a while since You Don’t Know Jack and, my absolute favorite, The Pregnancy Test - you may have forgotten this hysterical lady. No worries, you’ll remember her quickly enough. Allison is an “in your face,” "brutally honest," "no filter whatsoever" young lady looking for more. She isn’t exactly sure what she wants, she just knows there has to be something bigger and better in store for her. On a whim, and with the help of a quirky psychic, she does the improbable and wins the lottery, only to quickly lose her ticket and then be forced to pick up her life, which has fallen to shambles. In the process of experiencing her highest highs and her lowest lows, over the course of approximately 24 hours, she meets Marco Lucky. Marco is a reformed rock star or at least he is trying to be. He is sober, celibate, and looking for some peace and quiet. Although Allison is not his type, and she seems to want nothing to do with him, Marco cannot help but be drawn to her unwavering honesty - a trait that he is hard-pressed to find in his circle of friends and business associates. An unlikely friendship emerges, and the reader learns as this story unfolds whether these two individuals from different cities, on different sides of the country, in different business fields, and from two completely different backgrounds can build a relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fun, made me laugh a number of times, and had me guessing as to “what will happen next” more than once. In addition, the reader gets a sneak peek into the lives of the other characters whose relationships were explored earlier in the series. Mandy and Damien are awaiting the birth of their baby, and Jamie and Jonathon are planning their wedding. We also learn a little, just a snippet about how Caroline is doing now that she is married. It is just a teaser….maybe she will star in book four? Please?! I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review.
XIaguan More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book! We have waited a long time to get the next book in the NYC series! The wait was worth it! A fun ride about love, laughter, life's ups and downs and how to finally make it all work! Allison is a touch gal who struggles in life! Enter Marcus who is a little jaded.......makes for a great fun story! Thank you for keeping it real Erin!
acade More than 1 year ago
Sweet, sexy and a little silly too! How to Get Lucky was a blast as rock god Marco finally meets his match in a sass-ily sarcastic New Yorker who's...less than enamored with his musical, erm, charms. The quick of it is that during a night out with friends Allison catches Marco's eye. Not because she's fawning over him and his fame or musical talents but exactly the opposite. Chickie is not impressed with his fame and the gaggle of women following him around and can't quite keep her mouth shut about it. And damn if he can help it but he's...totally captivated and can't resist meeting her sarcastic jabs with a bit of teasing of his own which leads to all kinds of confusing and fun things for both of them when he can't find it in him to stay away. Marco and Allison. I loved them. Allison's sarcastic, mouthy, has a penchant for 90s slang and really has no filter but manages to be cheeky instead of bitchy. Hallelujah! And Marco. Sexy, talented, and a man who is doing his best to be a better person than he used to be. They were great characters. Flawed but likable and just fun together. I really loved the romance too. Things move quickly but somehow it didn't feel that way. They liked to poke at each other and there was a lot of sarcasm and teasing and it was just fun watching the two interact and get to know each other over a few days and broke down some first impressions. And, whew boy! When they do heat up...very yummy and intense. There's a lot of fun and some silly humor but there's also a serious side and I kind of loved that even more. Maybe because I could relate to some of what they were feeling. I don't know. Regardless it touched me seeing these two go through the harder feelings as well. They'd both had rather large Come to Jesus moments that they were coming to grips with. Had made mistakes--some major ones--in their lives but they were trying to figure out a way to make up for them and be better people. I really loved that connection between them. Their issues were different, the moment it hit them a year apart, but the process and realizations they went through were so similar in ways and it really made their connection to each other feel even stronger. It was just a nice counter to the lighter parts. All in all, I'm grinning just a bit and even more smitten with McCarthy. She never fails to bring fun, sexy romances to life with characters you can't help but adore. It's been a crazy long time waiting for How to Get Lucky (10 years I think!) but it was worth the wait and so fun to meet up with this crew for just a little while. Bring on the next! I can't wait!
christalvp More than 1 year ago
In this 3rd book of the Sexy in NYC Series, Allison is in a dead end job, has lost both of her roommates, and is suffering serious financial setbacks. In the course of one evening, she not only wins the lottery, but also meets a devastatingly attractive rock star who is interested in her! When she loses the lottery ticket, she has to figure out how to get herself out of her dire situation. She takes Marco up on his offer to spend a few days with him in L,A., Even though Marco has been sober and celibate for a year, Allison sees this as a time out from real life and doesn't think her hookup with a rock star can go further. Marco doesn't necessarily agree with her assessment of where they stand. I found this book to be entertaining and fun. The chemistry between Allison and Marco was wonderful, and I really enjoyed their banter. I loved the way Allison treated Marco like a normal guy. The two of them were great together, and I enjoyed every minute spent reading their journey to a real relationship. I closed the book with a sigh and a smile on my face.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book by Erin McCarthy. Allison Parker is living in New York trying to breakout in the fashion industry, but until her big break comes she's working at a cosmetic company because she needs to pay the bills. Her best friends and roommates have recently found the love of their lives and moved out leaving Allison to pay the rent on her own. On top of the that Allison has decided she doesn't trust guys and is taking a break from dating. Macro Lucky has made huge changes in his personal life such as not drinking and no more one night stands. He wants something different, something more than the parties, drugs, alcohol and women. He realizes that he is lonely for a true friend. When he sees Allison in a local bar he decides that she is different than most other women that fall all over themselves trying to get near him. She in fact doesn't seem to trust him or want anything to do with him. Marco finds it intriguing and sexy. The more Allison pushes for just friendship between her and Marco the more he can't seem to get enough of her. I was given an ARC for an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone. Lori P
ascarberry More than 1 year ago
A long wait was well worth it for this third book in the series by Erin McCarthy. Allison finds herself down on her luck in NY City after her two roommates fall in love and move out. Out with her friends for a quite night of drinks she finds her night interrupted with fan girls after rocker Marco Lucky. After Marco over hears Allison tell her friends she wished he would take his group and go Marco approaches her and then buys her tables drinks. On the advise of a cross dressing pychic Allison buys a lottery ticket and her life changes from there. Marco Lucky is a rock star on the top of his career, but past mistakes has him abstaining from alcohol and sex. Until he met Allison he wasn't tempted, now he can't get her sassy mouth out of his head and had to see her again. Can the two work out their insecurities and find love?
TammyY264 More than 1 year ago
How to Get Lucky is the third book in Erin McCarthy's  A Sexy NYC Book.   I read The Pregnancy Test and You Don't Know Jack when they were released.  After a long wait, Allison get her HEA.  I absolutely loved Allison and her snarky wit.   She wins the lottery only to lose her winning ticket.   Marco was a real surprise.  After all the excesses of being a Rock Star, he has been sober and celibate for the last year.  When they meet at a bar, the sparks fly and their adventure begins.  I really believed their connection and there are some hot and steamy love scenes.  A very satisfying summer read and I highly recommend it.  It can be read as a stand alone too.
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KimT1969 More than 1 year ago
How To Get Lucky is the third book in the Sexy in NYC Series and can I say it's about time... The first being The Pregnancy Test and the second being You Don't Know Jack.. If you've read the first two then you'll know How To Get Lucky is about their friend Allison Parker, a girl who hates her job and boss, whose about to have her cellphone shut off and no place to live. When transgender psychic extraordinaire Beckwith Tripp tells her that she won't find love but sees her financially stable, she uses what little money she has to buy a lottery ticket. Marco Lucky is a famous musician who seems lost in his own world. After running into Allison at a bar and hearing her not so nice words about him, she seems to be stuck in his head and refusing to leave.When he runs into Allison again the next night, he hears she has one the lottery, he goes over to congratulate her. Her friends being the awesome friends they are gives Marco her phone number and while he's sitting at the bar, Marco and Allison begin texting each other... When Allison saves Marco from the female fans, she does the only thing she could think of, to get the fans off his back.... She kisses him and it wasn't a simple peck on the cheek... You can feel the sexual tension and chemistry between these two,but with Beckwith saying she wouldn't find love will Marco and Allison last? You'll just have to read How To Get Lucky to find out.This story had everything, chemistry, heat and a lot of humor and I hope Erin writes more for this series. It's one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book three in the sexy in NYC series how to get lucky is another great read from Erin McCarthy,and was well worth the wait. you get to meet Alison who is down on her luck and love but after a night with a quirky psychic (it was great to hear from Becket) her luck changes and as she was told she wouldn't need to worry about money again winning the lottery does that. After going out celebrating with her friends and telling a hot rock star what she thinks of him, has Alison found love to. Marcus lucky could just be that person. After everything Alison has said he still offers to help her out especially after looking her ticket. Can they make it work you will have to read this great book to find out. Kcroker
Nlawson More than 1 year ago
Allison Parker is down on her luck, working a dead end job she hates and is absolutely broke. Living in New York is not cheap and she has made some bad financial choices in the past. She buys a lottery ticket with the last of her money after a maybe, probably psychic friend tells her it's her lucky night and she needs to buy a ticket after encountering Marco Lucky, the hottest rockstar around, in a bar. He pays for her and hers friends drinks after she was completely rude to him and didn't let his rockstar status get to her. Marco has been sober and celibate for a year but goes to the bar so he won't feel so lonely. He starts to leave the bar since he's being mauled by a bunch of fans when he sees Allison and hears the rude stuff she says about him. He can't get her out of his head so he goes back to the bar the next night hoping to see her again and finds her celebrating with a bunch of her friends. Unable to stop himself, he gets himself invited into their get together to learn Allison has won the New York State lottery. Marco and Allison spend a night on the town as tourists to celebrate her winning and become friends in the process. After a terrible ending to the night, Marco invites her to go with him back to LA for a couple of days to get herself square again and just to relax. Neither of them know what they are doing or where this this is going but they can't seem to stay distant from each other. I liked how Marco and Allison were complete opposites of each other but still managed to somehow fit one another. I enjoyed Allison's humor and sarcasm and how it was exactly what Marco needed to feel like a regular person. I'm anxious to see if there are anymore stories in this series and even if there isn't, I can't wait for the next Erin McCarthy book!