Lucky

Lucky

Dominic Ramos is a Premiership football player with a secret. There are no trophies for being gay in his game. Locked into his rep as the meanest defender on the pitch, keeping his secret is soul-crushing, but love has no place in his sport, even if his soft heart craves it. Lucky Coleman is on his knees when he meets a man with more money than sense. It?s a Grindr hook-up Dominic Ramos is a Premiership football player with a secret. There are no trophies for being gay in his game. Lock...

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Title:Lucky
Author:Garrett Leigh
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07H55CFYB
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Lucky Reviews

  • Cadiva
    Sep 02, 2018
    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...
  • Bev
    Aug 11, 2018
    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...
  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    Oct 01, 2018
    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...
  • Adam
    Oct 10, 2018
    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...
  • .Lili.
    Sep 17, 2018
    I've said before, and I'll repeat it: I love Garrett Leigh's writing style. She's got this quiet, understated, emotional quality to her writing that I love. Lucky is the story about a deep in the closet soccer player and a young man just trying to stay afloat. The two meet dur...
  • *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
    Oct 01, 2018
    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...
  • Christelle
    Sep 27, 2018
    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...
  • ☆ Todd
    Nov 14, 2018
    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...
  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
    Sep 04, 2018
    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Oct 01, 2018
    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...
  • Diana
    Apr 16, 2019
    3.5 stars ...
  • Simone
    Dec 22, 2018
    ***4.5 Stars*** To say it in Cupcake's words... This book gave me feelings!!! All the feelings... Definitely one of my favorites by this author. No one does emotionally stunted characters like Garrett Leigh and with Lucky... who desperately needs money, and Dom... ...
  • Martin
    Jan 11, 2019
    As I am writing this review, I am still not sure how to rate this book. It was certainly unusual in many ways for me. It's the story of a famous professional British soccer player and a street kid. Dominic Ramos is a 26 year old closeted gay athlete playing for a leading club in L...
  • Fabi
    Oct 07, 2018
    Another great Garrett Leigh story. RTC ...
  • Jan
    Aug 31, 2018
    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...
  • Eugenia
    Sep 27, 2018
    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....
  • Ele
    Sep 10, 2018
    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...
  • Jewel
    Sep 05, 2018
    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...
  • Mónica BQ
    Oct 29, 2018
    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...
  • Judith
    Sep 05, 2018
    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...
  • Mwanamali
    Nov 23, 2018
    No rating. Was unable to finish probably because I'm in a slump. ...
  • ~nikki the recovering book addict
    Sep 19, 2018
    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...
  • Ky
    Oct 06, 2018
    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...
  • Shile
    Apr 16, 2019
    3.5 stars I thought this was going to be angsty, to my surprise i found it sweet and sexy. I liked the characters and the fact that they got mad chemistry. Dom and Lucky fit together. The banter was on point. This book is about one of the MC being Premiership footballer, ...
  • Natalie
    Sep 08, 2018
    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...
  • Denise H.
    Nov 09, 2018
    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...
  • Lyn
    Feb 27, 2019
    Audio - 3.75 stars Story - 4.25 stars ...
  • Elsa Bravante
    Oct 14, 2018
    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...
  • Ariana
    Sep 22, 2018
    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...
  • Gabriella (Gabi)
    Jan 19, 2019
    4.5 stars Loved it! "The man shrugged out of his leather bomber jacket. The label inside caught my attention and I tried not to cringe. He?d paid more for his coat than he had for me. What did that say about either of us? That I was desperate and he was a kinky bastard? Or maybe ...