Finalist for the 2019 RITA Awards
Contemporary Romance: Long
Buying a lotto ticket with her two best friends didn’t change Zoe’s life. Only following her heart would do that . . .
Sure, winning the lottery allows Zoe Ferris to quit her job as a cutthroat corporate attorney, but no amount of cash will clear her conscience about the way her firm treated the O’Leary family in a wrongful death case. So she sets out to make things right, only to find gruff, grieving Aiden O’Leary doesn’t need—or want—her apology. He does, however, need something else from her. Something Zoe is more than willing to give, if only to ease the pain in her heart, a sorrow she sees mirrored in his eyes . . .
Aiden doesn’t know what possesses him to ask his family’s enemy to be his fake fiancée. But he needs a bride if he hopes to be the winning bid on the campground he wants to purchase as part of his beloved brother’s legacy. Skilled in the art of deception, the cool beauty certainly fits the bill. Only Aiden didn’t expect all the humor and heart Zoe brings to their partnership—or the desire that runs deep between them. Now he’s struggling with his own dark truth—that he’s falling for the very woman he vowed never to forgive.
“Part of the Chance of a Lifetime series, Luck of the Draw is a sumptuous read that, at its heart, is about guilt and forgiveness. Zoe is a remarkable lead: tough, vulnerable and self-aware. Aiden is equally compelling; his inscrutable surface hides a cacophony of feeling. Watching them grow to need one another is a masterclass in the genre. The progression feels achingly real, and in some ways surprises the reader as much as the characters themselves. Underpinning the romance are Zoe's friendships and Aiden's relationships with his colleagues and parents, which are given their due. In short, this is a perfect romance, born of tragedy and guilt, and flourishing in love and forgiveness.”
—RT Book Reviews, 5 Star Gold (rtbookreviews.com)
“This book is going at the top of my favorites list for 2018…Clayborn gave me a story of two imperfect and deserving characters who get together for the wrong reasons and quickly fall in love for all the best reasons.”
—Smexy Books (smexybooks.com)
“[Zoe and Aiden] are intriguing and relevant characters that drive this layered and memorable love story, and Kate Clayborn delivers a smart, sexy and sublime enemies-to-lovers romance with Luck of the Draw.”
—HEA USA Today (happyeverafter.usatoday.com)
"Poignant, romantic and charming, Luck of the Draw proves Ms. Clayborn is no one-hit-wonder and that luck has nothing to do with her talent.”
—All About Romance (allaboutromance.com)