Third Time Lucky – Oxford Blue Series by Pippa Croft


Hello! I’m back again with another review. As always I count myself lucky to be included in blog tours arranged by the fabulous JB at Brooks Cottage Books and this time was no different.

So before I tell you what I thought of Third Time Lucky, here’s a little something about the book and its author Pippa Croft!!

About Third Time Lucky:


For fans of Sylvia Day and E. L. James, the third and final part of this exciting romance series.
‘It’s Sister Dixon from the Royal Infirmary here. I’m sorry to tell you that Captain Hunt has been involved a serious incident.’
Lauren Cusack should be on her way home for an holiday in Washington before her final term at Wyckham College, Oxford. But this call changes everything. Her relationship with impossibly handsome aristocrat Alexander Hunt has been turbulent and Lauren knows she needs to walk away. Yet now as she rushes to his side she knows she will be inevitably sucked back into his world.
And sure enough, Alexander – even a seriously injured Alexander – is an intoxicating cocktail Lauren cannot resist and despite everything that is sent to thwart them – and with Alexander there is drama at every turn – she finds herself happier than she’s ever been.
But as her final term races by, and she is offered the perfect job back in Washington, the impossibility of their romance hits home.
Can there be a future for Alexander and Lauren?
The love trials of Lauren and Alexander continue in the third book in Pippa Croft’s brilliant new Oxford Blue romance series.
Fans of E L James, Tammara Webber and Samantha Young won’t be able to get enough of Pippa Croft’s Oxford Blue romance series. Lauren and Alexander’s journey begins in The First Time We Met, and follows on in the brilliant sequel, The Second Time I Saw You, which are both available as Penguin ebooks.

About the Author:


Pippa Croft is the pen name of an award-winning romantic novelist. After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist before writing her debut novel, which won the RNA’s New Writers’ award and was later made into a TV movie. She lives in a village in the heart of England with her husband and daughter.

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Unfortunately for me, I’ve not been able to read the first books in the series (soon to be rectified) but the first thing about Third Time Lucky is that I’d really doesn’t matter Pippa has written such an enticing story that even though I’d always recommend reading a series in the correct order, this time I was lucky! . Not knowing Lauren and Alexander at all, made it all the more intriguing, their relationship is hot and heavy, as well as icy and distant at times. This book has everything from sex scenes steamy enough to fog windows to blackmail plots, with Pimms and Boat Races thrown in for good measure. Lauren is a likeable heroine and Alexander a dashing hero. Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? Or out of uniform as the case may be!

I won’t lie, it’s not my usual reading material, but having read Fifty Shades during all the hype, I found the hot and romantic scenes far more realistic and believable. Third Time Lucky has the frequency and steamy sex scenes of Fifty Shades, but beats it with likeable characters, no annoying inner goddess and far more heart.

If you like your novels to be scintillating sexy page turners, then I definitely recommend Third Time Lucky for you! But do yourself a favour and read the whole series, if book three was this good, how good are the two I’ve missed!

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