Good Luck (Putnam County #1) by K.M. Mahoney #mm #review @PridePublishing @authorkmmahoney


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It’s just another normal day for a not-so-normal fairy.

Allegro Romani is a fairy. Literally. Disowned by his family because of his sexual orientation, he’s left the Fae realm for earth. He’s done all right for himself, establishing a small store in a paranormal-friendly town. He’s even made a few friends, despite his awkward social skills. But one day a week, everything goes to hell.

Alli is a Fayte, and they don’t tend to fare very well out of the magic-laden air of their home world. Once a week, their body rebels, and the result? A day full of the worst luck imaginable. For Alli, that day is always Friday. He’s come to dread them and would, in fact, spend every Friday tucked up in bed with the covers over his head if he could. But he’s found out from past experience that it doesn’t help, so now he just grits his teeth and tries to get through Friday without killing himself. Or someone else.

Then, one particular Friday, his bad luck results in something surprisingly good. He meets a gorgeous bear shifter named Michael. And despite seeing him at his worst, Michael isn’t running in the opposite direction. In fact, he’s chasing Alli down with resolve and determination.

Now Alli just has to find a way to keep his bear shifter, get rid of the trouble plaguing him, and figure out who wants him out of Putman County for good. It’s enough to make any sane fairy run for the hills. Fortunately, Alli has never been accused of being particularly sane. And with his new bear at his side? Alli is determined to hang onto his new life. Bad luck or no bad luck.

Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14rachelle-tag

Good Luck was such a cute and funny read. Alli is a fairy exiled to Earth because his community is caught him with another male. Because of the type of fairy he is, his magic doesn’t react well outside of his homeland and builds up. Then every Friday, Alli experiences back luck all day long. He wants to go back home but knows it will never happen so he’s resigned to his fate, getting by from week to week until Michael runs into him, literally.


Michael is a bear shifter that heard of this town friendly to shifters and on a whim bought a cabin. He just arrived in town when he saves Alli from being hit by a runaway van. The two are thrown together and Michael just stuck like glue. Alli couldn’t decide if that was a good or bad thing because once people experienced the bad luck, they usually left. Alli didn’t want to get attached to Michael but Michael was consistent and persistent. Really happy-lucky-go about the bad luck, and just what Alli needed.


The pacing was great, the relationship between Alli and Michael both fun and endearing. The intrigue with the person terrorizing Alli came to a satisfactory conclusion, even if it was slightly predictable. I did question my assumption a couple of times, so two thumbs up for the misdirection. Michael’s family was hilarious and I loved them to pieces. I look forward to seeing more of them and hope Michael’s oldest brother is in a future installment. This series has started out great and I can’t wait to see what else is revealed about Putman County.


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