Lucky (Lili’s Review)

Title: Lucky
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Release Date: September 18th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Page Count: 282 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3.75 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


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 for cash, not a love match, but dreaming of his desperate, kind eyes earns a place amongst his numerous bad habits.

Meeting once was risky, twice pushes Dom’s courage to the limit. Losing Lucky seems inevitable, but his tight grip on his image counts for nothing when Lucky starts to fall.

Catching him could cost Dom everything, but if he can set his heart free, getting Lucky long term might be a risk worth taking.

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 during a Grindr hookup, and from the get-go, there was a connection that neither could deny and although they came from different backgrounds, different problems there was a comfort that they were only able to find in each other.

Some highlights:

-I love GL’s pairings. She always matches up men from different walks of life and makes us believe they belong together.

-Realistic. The issues her characters face are ones that are real and often relatable.

-Dual POVs.

-The chemistry between Dom and Lucky is palpable from the beginning.

-I’m always a sucker for stories that begin with a casual hookup that grow into more.

-Secret rendezvous. There’s something about sneaking around that always gets my heart rate going- the not being able to stay away from each other.

-And the end: sweet and swoon-worthy.

Lucky consumed me from the first page; I carried my iPad around so that I could steal any moment available to read. I highly recommend this book, an excellent start to this new series.

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Galley copy of Lucky provided by Garrett Leigh in exchange of an honest review.


I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant