Title: Cash (Lucky #2)
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Release Date:January 22nd, 2019
Page Count: 257
Reviewed by: Kirstin
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.
Garrett Leigh has won me over yet again. She’s still writing angst like no other, but this time it feels different. It feels more personal. The angst isn’t so much the MC’s but the actual story line.
Lust at first sight, Cash sees Rae across a crowded bar and has to have him. Three months later, Rae shows up at his door calling him by his given name and both are confused as to why he’s there.
Their relationship is the easy part of this story. Cash is giving. He’s trying to keep his heart safe, but he’s still head over heels with Rae. And if Rae didn’t bring him back into the sab business things would have been perfect.
Living in a tent in open land, Rae spends his full time as a saboteur. Fox hunting has long been illegal, but there are groups that still set up hunts on weekends and Rae has given his life to the cause of saving them. And that’s just where the crux of the issue lies. Because Cash has been there and done that. And was burned in the worst way. If he’s going to get back in the sab game, he’s doing it solo.
The incredible unjustified massacre of foxes in this story had so much emotion that it was obvious it is dear to Leigh’s heart and the willingness of both Cash and Rae to give their lives to protect them was endearing and admirable. The politics surrounding this issue was explained and was cool to see Dom and Lucky be so wholly invested as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed the pace of the novel and felt like I got an education as well as a romance. The story between Rae and Cash was raw and real and exactly what I was hoping for. Another great read by Garrett Leigh.