Some Lucky Woman - Carmen DeSousa

Some Lucky Woman

By Carmen DeSousa

  • Release Date: 2016-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 126 Ratings


Some lucky women meet the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. Some lucky women focus on a career and make their own happily ever after. And then some women wake up after fifteen years of marriage and discover that their luck just ran out … right into the arms of another woman.

Jana Embers isn’t one to sit back, though. The first thing Jana realizes she needs to do is empty the joint bank account, then she’s thinking she might take a tire iron to her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s truck. After that, she’s not sure what she’ll do … Maybe she’ll adopt a cat.

After her divorce and a few too many crummy dates, Jana decides she doesn’t need a man. A perfectly sized and shaped device and writing about the perfect hero will more than suffice. Determined to share her philosophy, she pens You Don’t Need a Man, encouraging women everywhere to go out and experience life instead of waiting for a man to complete them.

Three years later, Jana has a New York Times bestseller and a contract for a movie adaptation, but she also has a shoulder injury, which has put a crimp in her new carefree lifestyle. Worse yet, she can’t write. Her only hope is Dr. Adrian Kijek, a renowned physical therapist who hates her simply because she wrote a book about not needing a man, or so she thinks …


  • Lovely book

    By babs-43
    Great for the beach. A one day read you won't get bored with. I liked the characters very much.
  • Ms.

    By SaraTorie
    Great story! Loved the fact that she was willing to follow her heart in the end instead of fame and fortune with the rich and famous.
  • So great!

    By memandyyounot
    I, as many women out there can, could relate to the beginning of this story!! Except, I had three children and he kicked me and the kids out!! I wish I had had more confidence in myself (even to this day) to realize that you're stronger than your greatest defeat. I'm still trying to get to the real me before my own life is wasted!!
  • Some Lucky Woman

    By t_only_1
    This book was well written, funny and very relatable. I loved the characters and never wanted to put the book down.
  • Some Lucky Woman

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    New author for me. What I liked most was the length of the story and no rush to tell it. I knew all along Jana would end up with Adrian, but I almost wanted it to be Howard. The subject matter was different and I didn't mind there was no hot and heavy sex. I didn't like the fact that her relationship with her son was not close or that she compared him to her x husband. As a mother she should have worked harder at that. Not a great book, but a decent one.
  • Some lucky women

    By Moi555666777888999000
    Loved this book from the start. This could have been my life story all the way down to the shoulder injury. Very relatable and a good read!
  • A hit at home!

    By droz72
    Loved the story, and the glimpses of southwestern PA. As a resident of Greensburg I was pleasantly surprised to experience it through the characters perspective!
  • Some are Lucky

    By North of Disneyland
    Jana has had some bad luck with her men and finally decides she doesn't need men! It is a very sensitive and humorous book. I would recommend putting it on my to read list!
  • Quality fun read!

    By ETVE22221
    Highly recommend, comfy cozy read with heart, sound plot, real life scenario with a lot of hope, laughter, and luck mixed in. I left this story smiling, content after my journey.
  • Great book!

    By Cmfluharty
    Another great novel by Carmen! I always know when I read her books I am going to fall in love with the characters. I'm sure there are plenty of woman who can relate to Jana. Don't we all want to be loved and respected! Thanks for another great story!