It appeals to fans of romantic comedy, cozy mysteries, and also to fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Unlucky has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong heroine turned amateur sleuth and a sexy hero. Unlucky is a humorous mystery and contemporary romance set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. Mallory Devereaux is known throughout the town of Royal Flush, Louisiana as a walking disaster, and her luck just got worse. When the opportunity to cool cards at her uncle’s kumar comes up, Mallory hopes her luck is changing. Jake obtains the position of dealer with Mallory as his table assistant, but he’s not prepared for the mojo that Mallory can serve up in a single touch. Kirsten’s company does not charge Ryan with arson for the model home burning, but he must remain in juvenile hall until he can be placed in the care of a guardian. Later, she remorsefully leaves Ryan again, asking Kirsten to care for him in the way Dawn never could. Fearing for Ryan’s life, Kirsten takes temporary custody of him.
Dawn has left her abusive boyfriend and wants to work on her drinking problem and be Ryan’s true mother again. After hiring a private detective, Sandy locates Ryan’s struggling mother, Dawn (recurring guest star DAPHNE ASHBROOK), and brings her to Orange County for an uncomfortable reunion with Ryan. Kirsten reluctantly brings Seth to the jail to visit Ryan. Since Kirsten and Jimmy dated long ago, Sandy and Jimmy’s manipulative and judgmental wife, Julie (recurring guest star MELINDA CLARKE), are concerned when they find out about their spouses’ secretive behavior. 100,000 from Kirsten to save his faltering financial business. At a kumar night charity event, Ryan fears that his mother will spoil the evening, while Seth amazingly finds himself acting as a good luck charm for Summer (recurring guest star RACHEL BILSON), the girl he longs for.