More Than Luck (Legendary Pairs #2)

More Than Luck.Title: More Than Luck (Legendary Pairs #2)
Author: Casey Cameron
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: 12th Feb, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 301 pages
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Drey Harper isn’t looking for love; he had more than enough heartbreak after a betrayal cost him everything five years ago. Now at 40, he’s the art director for the hit collectible card game Legendary Pairs. Between long hours at work and countless anonymous hookups, Drey’s life seems pretty full…until the day he meets Lucas Cho.

In the world of Legendary Pairs, 24-year-old Lucas Cho is a superstar. He plays for big money and parties like a rock star, and his arrogant swagger gets him what he wants, at the gaming table or in bed. But when a chance encounter with Drey in a crowded bar leaves him wanting more, all his fortune and skills count for nothing.

The company thinks Lucas’s glamorous playboy lifestyle is good for business, but it’s going too far–Lucas is spinning out of control, and Drey has been sent to clean up the mess and save Lucas’s sponsorship. With a major tournament coming up and Lucas’s contract with Legendary Pairs on the line, it’s up to Drey to keep him out of the bottle and walking that line.

For Lucas, the stakes have never been higher, but the game he’s playing has nothing to do with cards and everything to do with the stoic older man who’s captured his attention. Drey knows a relationship between them is out of the question–Lucas is too young, too reckless, too broken–but the more time he spends in Lucas’s company, the more he wants what he shouldn’t have in this steamy May/December romance.

More than Luck is the second book in the Legendary Pairs series by Casey Cameron.

The MCs, Drey and Lucas had quite a huge list of personal problems for them to overcome to get together. Drey is older than Lucas and he has this constant insecurity of getting involved with a younger and gorgeous guy like Lucas. Plus he had some major trust issues after what happens with his best friend few years back. Whereas, Lucas is a charming and wildly popular Legendary Pairs player, who spends most of his time drinking and partying his troubles away.

The story revolves around how Drey gradually falls for Lucas and helps him to get his life on track. I liked their interactions as Drey goes from being pissed off at the ‘difficult’ Lucas to caring for him and loving him in spite of his head telling ‘no-way’ most of the times.

I really liked the first part of the book as we are introduced to the characters and their ‘on and off’ dynamics. What didn’t work for me was the lack of some major details which would have helped in understanding and sympathizing with the characters better.

Drey had a huge falling out with his best-friend which involved a broken marriage and heartbreak. The story does not properly reveal as to what happened then and how deep their feelings ran for each other to have caused him to behave like such an ass. I wanted a proper resolution than Drey saying ‘Sorry’.

Lucas also faces a major parental issue in the story which is not wrapped up with a proper resolution. He is hurt and angry because of it and I really wanted to see how he works through all of it with Drey’s help. But it was like Lucas completely moved on from that ‘pivotal issue’ which has always ran his life without any proper conclusion.

I felt like there should have been more to better justify the actions of the characters. I won’t say I didn’t like it but it could have been a huge hit for me with more depth in the plot as well as the character background.

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Review copy of More Than Luck provided by Casey Cameron in exchange of an honest review.