Third Time Lucky

Third Time Lucky, book #1 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke (writing as Claire Cross)

I always get the math wrong.

Is the third time the charm?

Because I can think of three good reasons not to let Nick Sullivan back into my life.

FIRST, I got over my infatuation with him – cold turkey. So what did he have to offer anyway? Mystery? Adventure? A sexy grin and a killer sense of humor? All of the above, if I think about it. Which I don’t. Ever.

SECOND, he had the nerve to come back! After fifteen years, he shows up looking (better than ever) for a place to hide, with a story about being framed for murder. Only problem is, there’s no corpse. As if I’d fall for that old line…

Third Time Lucky, #1 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke (writing as Claire Cross), out of print trade paperback edition
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THIRD, I’m now old enough to know better – and smart enough not to be seduced all over again by the warmth in his eyes. I should give him the boot. But it is murder. And he does need a place to stay. This time it’s strictly business. Nothing personal. Just harboring a fugitive. For old times’ sake. And just maybe to satisfy my own craving for a little adventure…

So what does that add up to? THIRD TIME LUCKY.


“A cross between a Julia Roberts romp and an episode of Seinfeld!”

—The Romance Reader

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