An interconnecting series but this book can be read as a standalone.
‘Love is like a four leaf clover; lucky to have but hard to find.’
THIRTEEN by E.S. CARTER
Unlucky for some.
The woman I loved left me on the thirteenth.
Thirteen months of living together and she walked out the door without looking back, straight into another man’s arms.
She was kind enough to leave something to remind me of her: thirteen thousand pounds worth of debt.
Thirteen; the day I lost my nuts.
Well, I didn’t lose them, cancer took them from me. Better to be a man without balls than one without life.
Still, thirteen sucked… until it didn’t.
Thirteen might just be my new lucky number.
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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny
‘Man spontaneously combusts from sexual deprivation in the backseat of a cab.’
We love this Author and all her characters who’ve become like friends and family to us now after a huge binge read. We’d already read Three but wanted to read Nineteen and Twenty-One before embarking on Thirteen. Confused by numbers? We were too but the reading order can be found in this post. We’d recommend reading this series in order to get the most out of it and you definitely won’t regret it. We have become so attached to the characters and hearing their individual stories has been fabulous yet so is catching up with the rest of them.
“I understand wanting to just be…you. Not a lesser version of yourself, or the you that you wish to be, but the you that makes you…whole, normal even.”
This is H’s story – Harry with the big heart, the wicked sense of humour and the gentle soul. We couldn’t wait to hear his voice and find out just who could possibly measure up and deserve to win that heart of gold. Harry’s been a constant in the Fox family and has always been there for his friends whom he consider his ‘chosen family’. This time it’s them who have to step up to the plate when Harry is dealt some devastating blows. We do have to give a shout out to Harry’s Mum though because she’s a fabulous Lady who clearly passed on her fantastic sense of humour to her son.
‘I’m H, funny guy, happy-go-lucky, banter king and source of fun. Not H, the pissy, get your own drink, sour faced bastard, who calls his friends shitty names.’
After going through the rounds Harry’s not the same joking jovial self and we can’t blame him. If we could we would’ve jumped into our kindles to hug him. He’s been through the ringer and has lost his happy-go-lucky self somewhere in the process. His mates see it and we see the change in him too. Enter Delilah, the quirky, sweet and funny bunny.
‘Me and my Davidson wanted to tango all night long with her. I really should get out more; watching Strictly Come Dancing with my folks on a Saturday night has got me using dance terms as a euphemism for sex. I look down at my Davidson and shake my head. “We will fuck again, my son. No tango shite for us.” Yes. That feels more manly.’
We fell in complete love with Lilah, she too has not had it easy and is fighting her own demons. We could tell immediately that they were two sides of the same coin and that each would in some way save the other. We wanted Harry back and for Lilah to feel safe and loved.
‘Broken. Defective. Weak. All words I’ve felt about myself over the last year or so, but never with Lilah. I’ve never felt those things when I’m with her. Whole. Connected. Complete. That’s how being with Lilah makes me feel. Now I need to make her feel it too.’
We enjoyed this story and it was great to catch up with the rest of the crew and like we said, you’ll find yourselves feeling part of one sexy, funny and loving family! We are counting the days to get Isaac’s story!!!!
“I’ve waited my whole life to be someone’s extraordinary.”
THE LOVE BY NUMBERS SERIES by E.S. CARTER
Available to purchase below
Nineteen Book One – our review | amazon us | amazon uk
Twenty One Book Two – our review | amazon us | amazon uk
Three Book Three – our review | amazon us | amazon uk
Thirteen Book Four – our review | amazon us | amazon uk
One Book Five – our review | amazon us | amazon uk
Eight Book Six – our review | amazon us | amazon uk