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Friday Flashers 3/15/13 – So darn lucky in love!

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 by Maggie Wells   18 Comments | Posted in Blog

I am very lucky in love…now. But until I met my hubby, I was what was commonly known as a Tragic Spinster.
It wasn’t that I didn’t have my fair share of chances. I did. And maybe someone else’s share as well, but that’s a different story. You see, I’d always assumed I’d grow up, get married, have babies, then live happily ever after.
Yeah…That didn’t really happen.

So, you see, I hit my thirties without having found my ‘special someone’ and had to adjust my preconceived notions of love. I had a full and happy life without that all-encompassing romance, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t a difficult pill to swallow. Yes, my family and friends loved me. In my own hyper-critical-but-not-too-nutso way I loved me. I just wanted someone taller, hairier and generally more testosterone-y to love me too.

One crazy stroke of luck later, love found me at last. I met my husband because my business card was drawn out of a hat. An endless cycle of seminars forged a common bond between strangers who lived very different lives hundreds of miles apart. The telephone turned into our loveline. I joined a frequent flier program.

Until I stumbled into a seemingly impossible love I hadn’t realized I was too damn lucky in love to let the chance pass me by. Backed by a wealth of love and support from my family and friends, I packed my bags and turned my life upside-down.

My romance may not have unfolded as I originally envisioned, but that doesn’t mean I’m not living my happily ever after. That’s why I consider myself pretty darn lucky in love!

Now it’s your turn to get lucky! *wink*

Tell me about a time when a random stroke of luck changed your life, and I’ll enter you into a drawing to win digital copies of the first THREE Hot Nights in St. Blaise novellas: Jumping Mr. January, February’s Fling, and March Madness.

(Must be 18! Two winners will be drawn. Contest ends at March 18,2013 11:59PM)

And don’t forget to hop around! There are more than 300 blogs participating. The more you comment, the better your chances of getting lucky and winning our Grand Prize!

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18 Responses to "Friday Flashers 3/15/13 – So darn lucky in love!"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    March 15, 2013 at 8:04 am  

    I absolutely love your love story, Maggie. Every time I hear it I get butterflies in my stomach. 🙂 Sometimes I think being unlucky can lead to good fortune too. I was having the worst time finding a job in my field. I was so frustrated with being second or third choice. After another dead-end interview, I decided to change my own luck and went back to university for a second degree. Now, everything seems to be going my way–in work and play. 😀

  2. Comment by maggiewells68
    March 15, 2013 at 8:28 am  

    I believe that we can all enhance our luck by making wise choices. I think you are proof positive of that!

  3. Comment by petulawinmill
    March 15, 2013 at 11:40 am  

    If I had waited for a random stroke of luck to change my life it would never have happened. I think we have to go out and do everything we want while we can. Luck needs all the help it can get.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      March 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm  

      Yes, sometimes Lady Luck needs a little help. Thanks for hopping by!

  4. Comment by Kim
    March 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm  

    Okay. So like you, I was unlucky in love. I knew that I was ready for a forever guy, but I kept getting for the moment guys which eventually bored me. I’m not going to go into all the details. But I gave myself one last chance to find someone. One last phone call to see if I could make a connection. I’ve been with my true love for 17 years.


    • Comment by maggiewells68
      March 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm  

      That’s fabulous, Kim. Sometimes we just need to hold out a little bit longer for love to find us. 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  5. Comment by Natasha
    March 17, 2013 at 2:08 am  

    I can’t think of any that i’ve had yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      March 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm  

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Comment by JanD
    March 17, 2013 at 10:27 am  

    A stroke of luck that changed my life hasn’t happened yet.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      March 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm  

      Thanks for hopping by!

  7. Comment by Catherine Lee
    March 17, 2013 at 11:32 am  

    I’ve been happily married for 25 years (this coming September). I’d call that very lucky in love! It was a lucky coincidence that we met…He calls it divine intervention.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      March 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm  

      That’s very lucky indeed! And a bit of divine intervention too. Thanks, Catherine!

  8. Comment by Stevie Carroll
    March 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm  

    My stroke of luck was meeting my research collaborator at a convention two years ago. She’s helped me so much in rounding out the backstory to my family saga.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      March 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm  

      That’s awesome, Stevie!

  9. Comment by Ashley Anne Applebee
    March 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm  

    Love your love story!! Sadly I haven’t been lucky in love yet!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  10. Comment by bn100
    March 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm  

    Not lucky yet. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  11. Comment by Meghan Stith
    March 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm  

    What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I’m working on it. My favorite love book is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty’s Day and this year I’m spending it with my best friend. We’re going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I’m not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I’m not at all. I won’t be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I’m Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  12. Comment by Anonymous
    March 30, 2013 at 12:35 am  

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