Erryn reviews ‘Stay Lucky’ by Leta Blake. The book was published January 9, 2020 and is 260 pages. The audio was narrated by Darcy Stark and released on May 10, 2021 and is 7 hours & 15 minutes. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I listened to this: I enjoyed Leta Blake’s Vespertine and wanted more.
A second chance to build the family of their dreams…
Dr. Grant Anderson long ago gave up on a relationship with Leo Garner. After all, Leo left him for a movie star, and who can compete with that? But now, Leo’s back with his adorable, genius daughter in tow, leaving Grant consumed by three important questions:
1) Did Leo come home without the movie star because he’s looking for a fresh start?
2) Does he want a do-over with Grant, too?
3) Why else would Leo be hanging around Grant’s hospital so much, anyway?
The attraction between Grant and Leo is undeniable, and soon, their affection reignites, as well. But will their luck hold out through health scares and family drama so they can find their happy ending at last?
This book is a single dad, opposites attract, second chance, hurt/comfort, medical romance by Smoky Mountain Dreams author Leta Blake, featuring over 60,000 words of an emotional, moving m/m romance with a happy ending you’ll love!
Originally published in 2018 under the same title using the pen name Halsey Harlow.
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I enjoy Leta Blake books, and this one was definitely good. Interestingly, she chose to have only one point of view character – Grant. Grant the Grump. Oh my god, talk about attitude. He’s one of the top surgeons in his hospital, and even though he can’t save everyone, he has the hubris necessary to make the tough decisions. He’s also been known to make employees cry.
Then there’s Leo. Easy-going Leo. He and Grant had dated for a hot minute before Leo’s ex showed up in town and wooed him away. Leo’s ex is a big Hollywood actor, but their relationship has fallen apart. Leo has come home because he needs the love and support of his family. He’s really sick and has his little girl to care for. I loved that Leo’s family took his return and illness in stride. It broke my heart that he might not survive. He’s already been through so much and now this set-back.
Lucky is precocious and smart. She’s Leo’s daughter and he adores her. Would do anything for her. Then she meets Grant and his resentment toward Leo begins to fade away. Lucky wheedles her way into Grant’s life and he becomes invested in Leo’s health because he wants to be part of this family – something he’d never expected to want. Old antipathies fall to the wayside as the men connect. Now I will say there’s a BDSM element that was just discordant. I didn’t feel like it fit the story and was just thrown in. That’s a minor complaint, though, and it’s certainly BDSM Light.
Like I said, I enjoyed the book. I became invested in Leo recovering and getting healthy. I wanted the three to make a family of their own. I wanted – and got – a happy ending. Finally, I’ll mention Darcy Stark. I think his performances are steady and he did a good job with this one. Overall enjoyable.
8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars
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Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.
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