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 eagerly pounce on any and every Garrett Leigh story I can get my hands on for good reason. She never fails to move me with her tales. As a reader, I have great respect for her. Her writing is brave, bold, and beautifully expressive. She takes us deep into the shadows but always illuminates them and lifts my heart at the same time. It’s…an experience reading her books. If you haven’t had the pleasure, I urge you to step into her den. Lucky is a real and raw story about two unlikely soul mates that demonstrate love is never impossible.
Dominic Ramos is struggling to maintain his carefully manicured life. Being a premier football player comes with expectations and a spotlight he despises. So far he’s been able to conceal his biggest and most terrifying secret. He’s gay. He can barely admit those two words to himself, but there’s no denying his intense relief and pleasure when he allows himself to briefly indulge. The hide-n-seek game with his sexuality is slowly turning his heart to stone. But then…suddenly it’s his lucky day. His Grindr hook-up with the stranger in the sketchy flat pierces his bubble. He finds himself wanting. And one time is not going to suffice him this time. He’s never met anyone like Lucky before and never wants to let him go. Unfortunately, neither are in a favorable position for a relationship. Can they still find a way when all the cards are stacked against them?
Leave it to Garrett to bring a homeless addict without a cent to his name and a wealthy well-known soccer player together in a fierce burn of passion. They meet, they ignite, and I wish I could say they get their happily ever after. Sorry. This is not an easy score. Both are forced to step into uncharted waters. But what is clear from the beginning is that they both want to find a way. I adored Lucky from the start. My heart instantly picked up speed when pieces of his story came to light…and it never slowed down. I was nervous. I was anxious. I was scared that something dreadful and irreversible was going to happen. Turns out it was their connection and bond that was everlasting.
Fierce MC’s, strong secondary characters, and conquering your own demons comprise the concoction for this Garrett Special. It’s SO good.
Garrett doesn’t tread lightly when it comes to in the flesh reality. You want to hide behind smiles and cloud jumping? This is not the place for you. Lucky is homeless. He is also a recovering (struggling) addict. You may care about his intricate relationship with his best friend…but I understood it even though I wouldn’t have encouraged it. Dom is so far in the closet, he’s suffocating himself. Their struggles are harsh and heavy…but they are also daring and divine.
If you like a treacherous trek on your road to HEA, this is for you. I can promise you it won’t be easy…but I can also promise you it will be rewarding.