Lucky

Lucky

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 Dominic Ramos is a Premiership football player with a secret. There are no trophies for being gay in his game. Lock...

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Title:Lucky
Author:Garrett Leigh
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07H55CFYB
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:282 pages pages

Lucky Reviews

  • Ami
    Sep 26, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...

    Oh yeah baby. Super awesome. Garrett Leigh just has this ability to craft characters that I love to read about. Lucky and Dom - such stories. And you know she didn't have to rely on the reader feeling sorry for Lucky because she made it so he'd kick our ass if we did. There is tension ...

    Eh... things were good when Dom and Lucky were talking about things aside from their physical attraction. But that's it. I always need MORE to feel the connection between characters. This one feels that these two men are only into it because of sex and their look. Plus, for a footb...

  • R.J.
    Sep 16, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...

    Oh yeah baby. Super awesome. Garrett Leigh just has this ability to craft characters that I love to read about. Lucky and Dom - such stories. And you know she didn't have to rely on the reader feeling sorry for Lucky because she made it so he'd kick our ass if we did. There is tension ...

    Eh... things were good when Dom and Lucky were talking about things aside from their physical attraction. But that's it. I always need MORE to feel the connection between characters. This one feels that these two men are only into it because of sex and their look. Plus, for a footb...

    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. I have great respect for her as a reader. Her writing is brave, bold, and beautifully expressive. She takes us deep into the shadows but always illumi...

    Every time before I start on a book by Garrett Leigh, I need to take a deep breathe and brace myself because....oh my god, the angst. Dom is a closeted Premiership footballer and Lucky is his Grindr hook up. It was not Dom first rodeo but their encounter left a strong lingering con...

    My heart ache for Lucky. Met in a hook up apps (as usual), Lucky and Dom had an unusual first encounter and they keep going hooking up, on and off considering that Dom is a famous person and in the closet. I had so many times paused while reading this book, feeling hurt for him...

    This was everything I hoped for. Loved Lucky with his indomitable spirit and his ability to survive, and Dom with all his secrets. Beautifully written as I always expect from Garrett, with a gorgeous HEA. (I can't wait for Cash's story now!) ...

  • Jo * Smut-Dickted *
    Sep 21, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...

    Oh yeah baby. Super awesome. Garrett Leigh just has this ability to craft characters that I love to read about. Lucky and Dom - such stories. And you know she didn't have to rely on the reader feeling sorry for Lucky because she made it so he'd kick our ass if we did. There is tension ...

  • Lelyana
    Sep 12, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...

    Oh yeah baby. Super awesome. Garrett Leigh just has this ability to craft characters that I love to read about. Lucky and Dom - such stories. And you know she didn't have to rely on the reader feeling sorry for Lucky because she made it so he'd kick our ass if we did. There is tension ...

    Eh... things were good when Dom and Lucky were talking about things aside from their physical attraction. But that's it. I always need MORE to feel the connection between characters. This one feels that these two men are only into it because of sex and their look. Plus, for a footb...

    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. I have great respect for her as a reader. Her writing is brave, bold, and beautifully expressive. She takes us deep into the shadows but always illumi...

    Every time before I start on a book by Garrett Leigh, I need to take a deep breathe and brace myself because....oh my god, the angst. Dom is a closeted Premiership footballer and Lucky is his Grindr hook up. It was not Dom first rodeo but their encounter left a strong lingering con...

    My heart ache for Lucky. Met in a hook up apps (as usual), Lucky and Dom had an unusual first encounter and they keep going hooking up, on and off considering that Dom is a famous person and in the closet. I had so many times paused while reading this book, feeling hurt for him...

  • Cadiva
    Sep 02, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

  • Sheri
    Sep 08, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...

    Oh yeah baby. Super awesome. Garrett Leigh just has this ability to craft characters that I love to read about. Lucky and Dom - such stories. And you know she didn't have to rely on the reader feeling sorry for Lucky because she made it so he'd kick our ass if we did. There is tension ...

    Eh... things were good when Dom and Lucky were talking about things aside from their physical attraction. But that's it. I always need MORE to feel the connection between characters. This one feels that these two men are only into it because of sex and their look. Plus, for a footb...

    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. I have great respect for her as a reader. Her writing is brave, bold, and beautifully expressive. She takes us deep into the shadows but always illumi...

  • Amanda
    Sep 13, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...

    Oh yeah baby. Super awesome. Garrett Leigh just has this ability to craft characters that I love to read about. Lucky and Dom - such stories. And you know she didn't have to rely on the reader feeling sorry for Lucky because she made it so he'd kick our ass if we did. There is tension ...

    Eh... things were good when Dom and Lucky were talking about things aside from their physical attraction. But that's it. I always need MORE to feel the connection between characters. This one feels that these two men are only into it because of sex and their look. Plus, for a footb...

    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. I have great respect for her as a reader. Her writing is brave, bold, and beautifully expressive. She takes us deep into the shadows but always illumi...

    Every time before I start on a book by Garrett Leigh, I need to take a deep breathe and brace myself because....oh my god, the angst. Dom is a closeted Premiership footballer and Lucky is his Grindr hook up. It was not Dom first rodeo but their encounter left a strong lingering con...

  • Bev
    Aug 11, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    Oct 01, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

  • Adam
    Oct 10, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

  • .Lili.
    Sep 17, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    Oct 01, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

  • Christelle
    Sep 27, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

  • Alisa
    Sep 02, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

  • ☆ Todd
    Nov 14, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    Sep 04, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Oct 01, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

  • Jan
    Aug 31, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

  • Eugenia
    Sep 27, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

  • Ele
    Sep 10, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

  • Jewel
    Sep 05, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

  • Mónica BQ
    Oct 29, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

  • Judith
    Sep 05, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

  • ~nikki the recovering book addict
    Sep 19, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

  • Ky
    Oct 06, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

  • Natalie
    Sep 08, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...

    D?awwww!!! ? I feel like breaking into a song and dance. Can?t decide what to dance and sing to though. Just know that I feel like my heart is soaring and my feet not quite touching the ground. Mmm mmm! As with all Garrett Leigh books, I have come to expect angst and hear...

    Garrett Leigh is a favorite of mine, her work often feeling quite melancholy, then leading me gently into a happier place. Not fairytale endings, not sappy or sweet, just ordinary happiness, when someone?s world is made better by hard-won love. Dom has money and fame as a footballer,...

  • Denise H.
    Nov 09, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

  • Elsa Bravante
    Oct 14, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

  • Ariana
    Sep 22, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

  • Aki | nose buried in books | ❤️ |
    Sep 21, 2018

    4 Stars A believable portrayal of a gay Premiership football player planted firmly in the closest and a down on his luck young man. Neither of them had any idea a casual Grindr hook up would change both their lives... "You're here for a blowjob,right?We said fift...

    This is probably going to get lengthy since this book gave me feelings and when I have feelings I tend to get loquacious. So for those of you like me, who have the attention span of a hummingbird, here's the tl;dr: Lucky is an emotionally powerful tale featuring two gritty and laye...

    Gritty and very British, Lucky is a typical, solid Garrett Leigh story but with a sporty twist. I know literally nothing about Premiership football, but I enjoyed this story a great deal. The football aspect was very minor, and could have been literally any sport and the story would...

    I liked Dom. I liked Lucky. I liked their banter and snark. I liked their steamy scenes. I liked their tender, heart-felt moments. I liked how they kept finding their way back to one another, again and again. BUT... I didn't really like the fe...

    ~3.5~ For a Garrett Leigh book, Lucky isn't terribly angsty. It deals with the ubiquitous homophobia in men's team sports, drug abuse, and homelessness. But these themes aren't overwhelming, and the romance between Dom and Lucky is a beacon of light and hope. When they first...

    *4.5 stars* "I was proud to be seen. Proud to love him. Proud to even know him. And proud of my fucking self. "I'm happy, Lucky. Are you?" His answering smile set me free." This is why I love Garrett Leigh's work. It doesn't matter if it's a chef, a sex worker, a cowboy or ...

    What a heartbreaking and moving story. The pressure is unbelievably suffocating and it's absolutely surreal to think that this is happening to football players at the year of two thousand and fucking eighteen! I urge you to read Ariana's stunning review. **Available on KU ATM...

    **3.5 stars** A case of ?I expected something else?, so even if it was good ? and good it was-, I was a bit thrown out of my chair. All on me. Dom is a professional football player (football as in ?European football? - I?m not going to start a discussion regarding wh...

    You know, I've decided Garrett Leigh might just be my favorite MM author. Consistently love her stuff. She writes the kind of angst I can deal with. My heart seriously broke for Dominic. And Lucky. This one was a pretty heavy read. And a bit of a downer. I honestly had no idea how ...

    4.5 Stars I sure do love Garrett Leigh's brand of angst. Her characters seem so real to me. No matter their situations, or social standing, I can always find something to relate to. Lucky had the perfect balance of angst and was I glad there wasn't a bunch of melodrama mixed in. Wha...

    There isn't anyone, imho, better at writing these gritty slices of British life than Garrett Leigh. There are trigger warnings for this one to be aware of but the narrative itself isn't overly angsty or too dramatic In this one, the first in a new series, we get a closeted Premie...

    I had to google it. Currently there is exactly ONE football (=soccer) player in England who is openly out. And he doesn't even play for the Premier League. The FA chairman said at the end of last year that he knew of at least two players in the Premier League who are gay but ...

    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 dur...

    3.75 stars My feelings about Dom for much of the book: How dare he treat my poor sweet down-on-his-luck (hah, you see what I did there?) Lucky like that. But pretty soon, Dom grew on me. And by the halfway point I was all: This book has a lot of the staples of an MM spo...

    Hot and Angsty! Let's make this short and sweet: Super closeted premier footballer falls for homeless, rentboy addict with a heart of gold. They meet via Grindr, have the best orgasms ever and can't stop thinking about each other. They tell each other nothing about themselves....

    4.5 stars In this romance Garrett Leigh paired up a homeless mechanic with bad habbits and a lonely, closeted football player. The main characters were interesting and distinguished enough that I never confused one for the other. The secondary ones were less unique and I often f...

    *** Troubled men who find each other and are given hope ! This is a British setting for a famous closeted footballer who hides from paparazzi constantly. Dom, 26, with short hair and lots of toned muscles, is tired of the public personality and lack of honesty. Despite all of ...

    Nobody does gritty and supposedly realistic like Garrett. I've read quite a few of her stories now, and it's fairly normal to have a downbeat character [usually a drug user] and a person who....well, isn't... and that's going right back to the first story I read of hers Slide, back in ...

    Garrett Leigh nunca decepciona, cuando abres sus libros sabes que vas a encontrar lugares comunes, un mundo que a veces puede ser muy cruel, almas perdidas, y esperanzas en forma de amor. Todo esto se cumple en Lucky, el personaje que da nombre al libro despierta toda la ternura en el...

    Lazy, shallow and superficial. Pretty words and good prose can't erase the fact that this is as bland as bland comes. The whole story is completely uninspiring. Basically, if you've read the blurb you've read the entirety of the book. Closeted rich gay guy meets up with openly pa...

    This was a classic Garrett Leigh book. It was everything I love about her stories. She's the queen of taking guys who are at rock bottom in their lives and somehow turning things around for them and giving them a beautiful happily ever after. This book was no exception. When we mee...

    4.5 ? ...