Beginner's Luck


Romance - Suspense
232 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2016
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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Beginner's Luck by Corinne Scott is the first book in the O'Briens series, a piece that is sizzling with detective work and powerful emotions, suspense and romance. Eoin O’Brien is the eldest son of the family, one who should naturally take over the family business, running the Irish Pub, Lion O’Brien. But he chooses to follow a different path, and after ten years in the NYPD he becomes a fully-fledged detective. He has not yet moved on from his ex-wife, Vivian, who left him three years ago to work in an art gallery. In very unusual circumstances, their paths cross again, and this time, he has to protect the woman he once called his from an unnamed enemy. After a robbery at the gallery, everything seems to indicate that someone is after Vivian — and no one knows who and why. Can Eoin protect Vivian without allowing their rekindled passions to get in the way?

Beginner's Luck is a beautiful story for those who love romance and suspense. The story starts with the celebration of Eoin’s new job as a detective and moves pretty fast. Readers are introduced to very interesting characters and elements of Irish culture come across well in the writing. I enjoyed the way Corinne Scott develops the romance in the story, the friction between two characters with very opposing natures. Eoin is impulsive and easily provoked to anger and Vivian is the kind of woman who loves to take the lead in her life. When the two lovers get back together, the reader becomes interested to find out what would happen between them.

The writing is excellent and there is enough suspense to keep the reader reading on. There is a soothing kind of humor that readers will enjoy. For instance, Shamus questions Eoin: “Now, when we’re two sheets to the wind, pissed out of our minds, you won’t arrest us?” Overall, this is an engaging and entertaining read and I can't wait for the next book in the series.