Title: Cash (Lucky #2)
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Release Date: January 22nd 2019
Page Count: 244 pages
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Cash is a car mechanic with a secret. Head down, sleeves up, he hides from the past as much as his shattered heart, until a reluctant stumble into a Tottenham bar ends in the one night stand of his dreams.
Hunt saboteur Rae can’t believe his luck when he wakes up the next morning. Cash is gorgeous, and the hottest hook up he’s ever had. He doesn’t expect to see him again, until a twist of fate lands him on Cash’s doorstep a few months later.
United by a cause that’s broken Cash before, they are drawn together. They have more in common than they ever imagined, but with Cash haunted by the past, and Rae so tangled in the present, it’s not long before love isn’t enough to keep them alive.
I went into this with low expectations because the blurb didn’t really call to me. But it’s impossible for me to resist a Garrett Leigh book even when the subject matter doesn’t appeal to me a lot. Plus, I absolutely LOVED [book:Lucky|41732041], the first book in the series. Well, there’s a reason this author is in my top favorites. In the end I end up not only rooting for the couple, but I was also very invested in everything that was going down all around them.
Cash is packed with heart stopping action, romance and scorching hot steamy scenes. I usually prefer a slower build up but I have realized that I love it when Leigh starts off with a hook up and later on the MCs accidentally meet again and kick things off. This is exactly what happens in this book. The coincidence seemed a little far fetched but I rolled with it.
This is not a very angsty book compared with Leigh’s other books, meaning that the MCs don’t have a troubled background or a tragic past.
I admit I didn’t know much about the extent of illegal fox hunting in UK and the role of saboteurs who fight against it but it was perfectly explained, I had no problem following. The theme is like a third character, equally proportional to the romance. I liked that Cash and Rae weren’t only attracted too each other, but they were also connected on a higher level which had to do with their beliefs.
Lucky and Dom are very present and play a big role in this story. I loved them even more here. Dom especially steps up and shows the kind of man he is.
I’m pretty excited for the third book. The excerpt was amazing.