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With a Little Luck: A Novel Paperback – July 26, 2011
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“Crane is one of the funniest writers of popular fiction around. The dialog (inner and outer) is laugh-out-loud, snort-inducing hilarious . . . Readers will want to cross their fingers and spit while throwing salt over their shoulders if it helps Berry reach her dreams. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
"Fans of Stacy Ballis and Cara Lockwood will appreciate Crane's effortlessly funny style, which is often attempted in popular fiction but is rarely this well executed...Lighthearted and charmingly honest."--Booklist
"[A] satisfying romantic comedy...[with] real character growth."--Kirkus Reviews
“With a Little Luck scores in humor, head, and heart. In other words, it’s a perfect trifecta.”—Karyn Bosnak, author of 20 Times a Lady (soon to be the major motion picture What's Your Number?)
“A hilarious romp that oozes charm and giddy fun. Caprice Crane is a true talent.”—Molly Jong-Fast, author of The Social Climber's Handbook
“Witty, fast-paced, and sheer fun. Caprice Crane is a master of dialogue. Half the time I was reading this book I was smiling, which made me look like a crazy person on the subway.”—Jancee Dunn, author of Don’t You Forget About Me and Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?
“Absolutely charming and hilarious.”--Missy Peregrym, star of the movie Stick It and ABC's Rookie Blue
"Crane is a talented writer and fiercely funny, and this book is her best work." --The Roanoke Times
"With A Little Luck was something special, it had it all; it was funny, it was romantic, it was sweet, it was charming." --ChickLitReviews
Praise for the novels of Caprice Crane
“Perceptive, touching, and always hilarious . . . an irresistible story with equal parts humor and heart.”—Emily Giffin, author of Heart of the Matter, on Family Affair
“Savage wit and breathtaking tenderness . . . Crane has romantic comedy in her DNA.”—Jeff Arch, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Sleepless in Seattle, on Forget About It
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The opening 100 pages of "With a Little Luck" are mostly forgettable but around page 101 the book really takes off. That is when Berry Lambert finally meets Ryan Riley. Caprice Crane is at her best when writing witty dialog between a smart woman and an equally smart man and the second half of "With a Little Luck" is wonderful. Her ending melted my heart and ensured that I'll be back for her next book.
Rating: PG-13 (profanity, innuendo and talk about sex)
Crane writes romantic comedies, and her humor tends to be fun and clever, but in this one, it felt like she was trying too hard.
If you're looking to get into Crane's books, I would highly recommend Stupid and Contagious or Family Affair instead.
And I liked it.
I liked that the main character, Berry (a Los Angeles classic rock DJ), is slightly snarky but has destructive pecadilloes, so she's not really better than anyone else. I like that she supports herself -- doesn't have a trust fund or unaccounted for millions. (ahem) I like that she is independent, feisty. I like that she has a close relationship with her *female* best friend, Natalie, who, while owning her own successful restaurant, also struggles both with finding a relationship and facial hair!
I like that Berry keeps trying, keeps moving forward. She has these crazy superstitions which were embedded by her truly debilitated and debilitating (gambler) father: those superstitions were too strong for even her primary caregiver mother to undo. While Berry knows they are keeping her paralyzed it is that paralysis which prevents her from breaking free. She knows this. She's sad.
But she keeps trying. She keeps trying to forge a connection, and when she does with another DJ, Ryan, she gets really confused. She's in her late-20s and these beliefs have been her constant companions: how can she move forward with Ryan and let herself grow?
I'm making it sound much more profound than it was (because it wasn't a profound book *at all*), but I liked it. I liked the characters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I always love a quick laugh by Caprice Crane! Fun, easy breezy kind of book that will have you laughing out loud in no time at all!Published 10 days ago by Suzy Blazak
I haven't read any of Caprice Crane's books and I'm glad that I read this one. Berry, the heroine, has a lot of superstitions and I have to admit that I do, too. Read morePublished on June 29, 2014 by Nancy Levine "Nancy"
If you like your lead female neurotically amusing then this is the book for you. This novel is a different take on romance as by the time the female meets her man the reader was... Read morePublished on May 26, 2014 by Jennifer
Los Angeles radio DJ Beryl `Berry' Lambert doesn't believe in luck, even if that is the origins of her name. Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by C. Dionne
This book had a slow start but once the banter with Ryan began... I couldn't put this book down. All in all... I'm anxious for her next bookPublished on June 8, 2013 by deeplyqueendiva
Great book. The book was a light hearted and fun to read. Crane does a great job throughout the bookPublished on May 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Super easy read, you don't have to think too much. It has a cute story, with a fun main character, and is great to read in bed!Published on December 6, 2012 by Amos
This was a funny and fun read. I laughed out loud a few times. The main character becoming better and overcoming her superstitions did seem a little rushed and out of nowhere but... Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by iamkindle