The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

The Lucky Ones

They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted...

Details The Lucky Ones

TitleThe Lucky Ones
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherMira Books
GenreMystery, Romance, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Romantic Suspense

Reviews The Lucky Ones

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...3.5 Stars“The Lucky Ones” was my first read from Tiffany Reisz. The blurb was interesting, I love stories filled with secrets and lies!We meet Allison Lamarque in the present day as she struggling to hold it together. Her lover is breaking up with her….though he prefers thinking they had a “friendly business arrangement” “So you’re not dumping me, then. You’...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. “She'd known nothing but love here, nothing but kindness. But someone must have left a door open a crack and evil had snuck in when no one was looking.” I really enjoyed this book. Tiffany Reisz is one of my favorite erotic writers of all time. Seriously, The Siren (The Original Sinners #1) was a huge part of my sexual awakening, I swear. I also read The Red by her last year, ...
  • Julie
    The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz is a 2018 Mira publication. Very unusual, but utterly absorbing-I’ve long since moved on from super steamy erotica, not that I read it all that often in the first place, but because of that, Tiffany Reisz was never on my radar, until I read her novel, ‘The Bourbon Thief”, which was my introduction to her work, and it totally blew me away. Since then, I’ve been waiting for a non-erotic novel by Reisz, so whe...
  • Kendall
    Ummm.. I seriously don't even know what I just read? My last read of 2017.. and wow was it a terrible read. I don't know if I would classify this as a romance or a mystery? This book was nothing that I expected it to be like AT ALL. Ok.. can we say dysfunctional family?! OH M GEEEE. There were so many things wrong with this book.. I can't even get my thoughts together to write this review. "They call themselves "the lucky ones"... umm more like d...
  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    4 STARSWhen I first heard of this book, I was just about to start Loreth Anne White’s In the Waning Light. I clicked on it to change its status to 'currently reading'.My Home page opened instead.(A little piece of advice: DO NOT ever buy a touchscreen laptop. The tiniest speck of dust on its screen can take you to the most unexpected places.) The first review displayed at the top of my Home page was my friend Sophie’s fantastic review of this...
  • Jennifer
    Oh, I loved this book. So many of its themes deeply resonated with me, but I can't note them without spoiling this fascinating plot line...and I wouldn't do that to you. The Lucky Ones is part psychological thriller, part mystery, part [forbidden] romance, part family drama, part atmospheric gothic fiction, part science/medical ethics, and a whole lot of "making you think". Like I said before: Tiffany Reisz is gold and her readers are indeed the ...
  • Shannon
    So I started The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz when a terrible book slump took over me. Yes, it’s a sickness. So, I had to put the book down until it was over. Once I picked it back up I couldn’t stop reading it. I just needed to know what happened.Allison grew up in a foster home in Oregon, a home that looked like a dragon if you looked at it just right. Dr. Capello was a single foster father. He brought in kids who needed him and who didn’t...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: StarsIf you want an actual review, go to Deanna’s immediately because there is going to be nothing informative here and also because she’s the reason I read this in the first place so she deserves all the credit.I had heard of Tiffany Reisz awhile back when a whole bunch of perverts were reading this really super porny porn and trying to push me into reading it too. My reaction ...
  • warhawke
    Genre: General Fiction/MysteryType: StandalonePOV: Third PersonRating: Allison Lamarque had a wonderful childhood when she was fostered by a philanthropic neurosurgeon Dr. Vincent Capello. For a few years she thrived under his care with several other kids until it was all ripped away from her when she had a near death accident. Thirteen years later, everything was left behind in the past until she received a letter from her long lost foster broth...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:If I wanted to judge people all day I’d either be a priest or get a Facebook account…Allison looked into his eyes. He didn’t have bedroom eyes, not like McQueen did. Roland had hallway eyes—labyrinthine hallways made of marble and lit by torches resting in iron sconces. She could wander those shadowy hallways forever and never once feel lost.He buys his Catholic guilt in bulk at Costco…You know what they say…ours is no...
  • Zoe
    3.5 Stars!Atmospheric, eerie, and darkly romantic!The Lucky Ones is a menacing thrill ride that takes you on a journey into the life of the lonely, determined Allison as she unravels all the secrets from her past and confronts all the ghosts that still haunt her.The prose is tight and edgy. The characters are scarred, secretive, and troubled. And the plot is an intense, suspenseful tale filled with familial drama, chemistry, mental illness, abuse...
  • Lo Bookfrantic
    4.5★★★★Stars Genre:  General Fiction/Mystery Type: Standalone POV: Third Person "She was in danger in this house, but not from violence— unless it was the violence of her own feelings."   Allison Lamarque lost her mother at a very young age.  However; her loneliness didn't last long she soon meets Dr. Vincent Capello; a well known brain surgeon who took in kids that needed special care.  She will never forget all the happy me...
  • Sophie
    5 gothic stars Tiffany Reisz is what I would call a solid writer. No holes in her plot, characters constructed carefully, mounting tension, secrets unearthed and astonishing truths. She’s got talent and intelligence. It’s only my second book by Tiffany after The Bourbon Thief but once more I’m swept off my feet. The Lucky Ones penetrated the fog I was wallowing in for more than a week. She took me out of the reading slump I was in after r...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    I still don’t 100% know what to say about The Lucky Ones. So many things happened, and I’m still on a bit of a book high from that ending. So I’ll just say this. This story is the perfect mixture of mystery, thriller, and romantic suspense. I didn’t know what to focus on until the very end... and even then I did not see what was coming. All in all a fantastic read that will have you questioning is the risk always worth the reward, and are...
  • Betul
    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**4.5 stars"Too many secrets in this house. So many they were starting to feel like...Lies."The blurb of The Lucky Ones was one that really piqued my interest. I had no idea what to expect, but I was ready for a mysterious ride. I loved how the secrets were revealed piece by piece. The author did such an incredible job in keeping the reader in suspense and guessing throughout the book. I...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    4 stars
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Allison felt lucky when Dr. Vincent Capello rescued her from the foster home nightmare she was in at the age of seven. Living in a big beautiful home right on the Oregon Coast with a built family of brothers and sisters felt like a dream come true. Until that dream came crashing down when she was pushed, or fell down the stairs and woke up in the hospital. Her elderly aunt came and whisked her away and she hadn’t seen or heard from her “famil...
  • CC
    4.5 Stars! Allison Lamarque is at a turning point in her adult life. At this pivotal time, she receives a letter from her foster brother after thirteen years have elapsed without any contact. While she has fond memories living with the Capello family, she also has unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding the night that caused her life to change. Upon deciding to travel back to the Oregon coast to pay her respects to Dr. Vincent Ca...
  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    I swear, it doesn't matter what Tiffany Reisz writes- be it her BDSM series, The Original Sinners, or Mysterious books like The Night Mark, The Bourbon Thief, or this- The Lucky Ones, everything shines with her for me. The Lucky Ones is tagged in General Fiction (Adult) but rest assured, there's a romance element to it, as well as a hefty dose of Mystery/Suspense. It's got it all.The book takes place in coastal Oregon. In a house that freakishly ...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    “Sometimes you slay a dragon. Sometimes you cut off its head and three more grow in its place.” This book had us up all night reading; we could not put it down. It was compelling, tragic, addictive, thrilling and sensual. Tiffany Reisz truly has a way with words that are uniquely hers. You are never unsure of just who’s book you’re reading when you pick one hers up. It was intense, humorous, sarcastic, devastating and full of heart and so...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    “Sometimes you slay a dragon. Sometimes you cut off its head and three more grow in its place.” This book had us up all night reading; we could not put it down. It was compelling, tragic, addictive, thrilling and sensual. Tiffany Reisz truly has a way with words that are uniquely hers. You are never unsure of just who’s book you’re reading when you pick one hers up. It was intense, humorous, sarcastic, devastating and full of heart and so...
  • Kate's Corner
    I’m going to be vague as this is a book where the less you know the better the book will be. Trust me. They said they were the lucky ones.And maybe they were.They lived on the coast in the Dragon that lies at the end of the world.Their past was never mentioned so the future was theirs for the taking.Before there were lies there were secrets.The truth hurts but lies hurt more.Sometimes lies can be the only thing that can save you.Their saviour w...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Allison was orphaned at age seven and lived in a group home. That is until the renowned brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello showed up and took her to live with him and his family in his coastal house in Oregon called "The Dragon". Allison now became part of an exclusive group dubbed "the lucky seven", kids rescued by Dr. Capello from orphanages. Allison enjoyed a good life with his foster brothers and sisters until she suffered an accident in the h...
  • Amy
    3.5/5I want to start by mentioning that this isn’t a traditional mystery/thriller, yes there’s definitely a mystery to be solved but if you’re looking for a book that is intense with lots of heart pounding moments it’s not this one. However, it’s extremely well written and makes for a compelling read but I think future readers should be aware that it fits better under a romantic suspense genre.There was something dark about this, a goth...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    When you pick up one of Reisz's books you know that you are going to get something so well written that even the taboo and almost scandalous topics inside of it are going to be made into something you understand and almost support. She has a way with settings, words and people, that you forget wrong is right and right is wrong and yet despite all that, she still pulls off a wonderfully told, wonderfully narrated story that not only makes you thin...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    This book starts with Allison and Cooper talking. She's been his 'mistress' for six years and now he's ending things, because he's having a baby with someone else. (Readers of The Bourbon Thief might remember Cooper and Paris!).And while Cooper is with Allison, she opens a letter from her past.When she was seven, her mother died, and she was taken to a foster home where she didn't really fit in - but she didn't stay long - she was soon taken home...
  • Beatrix
    Beautiful writing from Ms. Reisz, as always. Original storyline, very creepy and taboo, I believe Ms. Reisz took a risk with this one, but I didn't mind that aspect of the story at all (view spoiler)[foster siblings getting romantically involved (hide spoiler)]. TBH, The Bourbon Thief was much more taboo in my opinion, and that is my favorite book from this author. And therein lies the problem, I expected too much from this, and I kept comparing ...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    The Lucky Ones is one of those thrillers that will give you goose bumps, and make you question your own beliefs. Set in picturesque Oregon, this beautifully written book complete with its cast of flawed characters will have you guessing until you get to the shocking conclusion.Full Review can be found at The Candid Cover
  • ☕ Kimberly
    In a nutshell, The Lucky Ones, shares the story of seven children who lived in the Dragon House, a beautiful home on the coastal shore of Oregon with their foster parent, Dr. Capello. Some of the children were adopted, and Allison expected to be one of them until she was whisked away under mysterious circumstances. Now twenty-five and at a crossroads, Allison receives a message from Roland, one of the boys Dr. Capello adopted. It seems the Doct...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews *I received a free copy of The Lucky Ones from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased*The Lucky Ones gave me goosebumps. Both the good kind and the even better kind... Reisz' writing keeps getting better and better, and this incredibly well-written, character-driven story left me with all the feels. Story: The Luc...