So, Megan O’Malley gave in to drunken temptation and pinched a cute guy’s ass at her cousin’s wedding. Who’d have thought a perfectly normal guy—okay, a bit short—was a leprechaun or that he’d have such a bad attitude about giving away his money?! Now that she’s captured him, Megan may be five million dollars richer, but she’s also got an angry leprechaun camped out on her sofa, doing his best to prevent her from becoming the business mogul of her dreams!
Fergus O’Reilly cannot figure out what he’s done to upset the Queen of the Fairies. He was working hard to rebuild his family’s honor when he took one small break to help friends play a wedding. Then some drunken lady pinched his ass, the Queen declared him caught, and now he’s broke, homeless, and hustling to stop the lovely lady with the wandering fingers from spending his money! This would be so much easier if she wasn’t cute and caring and determined to help with his so-called money addiction!
Who knew pinching a guy’s butt could cause so much drama? Feeling Lucky offers a fun romp in a world of Fae and Shakespeare, were the characters of A Midsummers Night’s Dream come out and play in our modern world. Considering our money conscious times, and dreams of pots of gold to make life easier, what better character than a Leprechaun to bridge the gap between reality and fantasy?
This book is a great read! Megan accidently catches herself a leprechaun, and finds herself suddenly a very rich woman. It can be difficult for a book to play this off right, as characters sometimes become ridiculously cliché after such a win, but Bryson handled Megan’s attitude towards the money brilliantly. The love story between the two main characters, Megan and Fergus, sneaks up on them- and we can all imagine a sweet HAE for them.
Someone who has a better recollection of Shakespeare’s play than I do (gosh, was high school really that long ago?!?!) might find inside jokes, comparisons, or similarities between the stories; but it has just been way to long for me. I love the portrayal of a leprechaun as a normal man- not an ugly or unsightly creature. Instead of a mystical creature that is hard to relate to, we get a character with an addiction, and watch (okay, laugh) as he tries to deal with his new reality.
I would strongly recommend this book as a light hearted fun read. A sweet HAE for your summer day!