Dana reviews 6 Days to Get Lucky (6 Days series, book 2) by LE Franks. (Published by Wilde City Press, March 2, 2016, 226 pages) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. To read the review of 6 Days to Valentine click here.
I’ve wanted to read 6 Days to Get Lucky ever since I reviewed book 1 of the series, 6 Days to Valentine. With this weeks theme being reviewer’s choice, it seemed like the perfect time to see what happened with Nick and Davis after their Valentine’s day kiss.
Blurb: Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience—it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind.
All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.
This story starts off just short of a month after book 1 ended, and all the lessons I thought Davis and Nick had learned about communicating have been lost. Even though the two of them kissed and expressed their interest towards each other, Nick and Davis are acting as cagey towards each other as they were before the revelation.
Nick has given himself and Davis another ultimatum in this book. After a month of celibacy and not being sure where he stands with Davis, he puts a time limit on their relationship. If they don’t have sex in 6 days, they aren’t meant to be. Though he doesn’t treat Davis aka Fatboy as coolly as he does in book one, he does act a bit spoiled and irrational, causing problems between them.
Davis is obviously trying to be sweet, but he can’t seem to make up his mind, to me. He says he likes Nick but he’s not willing to step out of the closet either. I can’t fault all their problems on Nick in this book, because Davis is pretty indecisive. On the other hand, he hasn’t been with a man before, so I feel like Nick needs to exercise a bit of patience as well. I have to say I felt the characters frustrations with each other, keenly.
With the upcoming holiday, the bar brings in a band that has a group of protesters following along, an Irish Hurling team makes their home in the bar, and one of the bar employees is turning everything green. It all leads up to an explosive incident and I really felt bad for Nick. Before he can throw in the towel, though, Davis helps to make Nick feel a little bit lucky.
I really love these boys together, but I’m not sure the channels of communication are fully open. 6 Days to Get Lucky does have them closer than they were in 6 Days to Valentine, but I hope there will be another book in the series, because though the “L” word is uttered I’m still not sure if Davis is going to come out and they will have a HEA. For me this was a HFN ending with things still tenuous between Davis and Nick. I definitely recommend this story though, especially if you enjoy a good love story where the characters have to work for it, and true love doesn’t come easy.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
LE writes M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast-paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated. Don’t expect the typical, rugged hero or sophisticated businessman with the world at their feet; LE’s men are living in the margins— they’re in the middle of their journey, doing the best they can while searching for a connection to something bigger than themselves. With a little effort, and a lot of luck, they may actually find their happily-ever-afters.
When not writing, LE wrangles an odd assortment of jobs (six— both paid and volunteer), houseguests (including pro baseball players), family, and friends. Manifesting an odd combination of contradictory talents and traits, LE is tragically honest and personally deceptive and makes the best piecrust— ever.