Length: 70,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Lucky Coleman is on his knees when he meets a man with more money than sense. It’s a Grindr hook-up for cash, not a love match, but dreaming of his desperate, kind eyes earns a place amongst his numerous bad habits.
Meeting once was risky, twice pushes Dom’s courage to the limit. Losing Lucky seems inevitable, but his tight grip on his image counts for nothing when Lucky starts to fall.
Catching him could cost Dom everything, but if he can set his heart free, getting Lucky long term might be a risk worth taking.
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|Is this classic Garrett? Yes, and no.|
Yes, because she writes about things that pertain to her own life, which is great. It gives the characters an added depth. No, because while there's addiction and homelessness and being so far on the closet, it actually wasn't THAT angsty.
Lucky, for all his misfortune, is actually a very strong character who doesn't take any handouts. He still seems upbeat about certain things and it is just kind of incredible.
Dom on the other hand has money and could have more fame if he chose to stand out more in the light. He's a pretty humble character though who tries to play by all the rules and is so deep in the closet that he actually comes off as super boring and maybe robotic. His nonchalance towards his career is kind of intriguing. I wasn't sure I was going to like him. A lot of times you think a player is going to be cocky, but he's anything but that. He wants nothing to do with sponsorships unless it means something. He doesn't like the "Rich facade" he has to put up to fit in with the team, and he sends his mother money in Portugal to take care of her. But he's so lonely, and such a loner, hiding his big secret.
It isn't until his chance Grindr meet up with Lucky that things turn them both on their heads, and for the better. Lucky picks himself back up, gaining an apprenticeship and Dom is finding it a bit easier to breathe when thinking about coming out.
This book ended up a surprise to me. I didn't really expect such down to earth characters, especially given where they came from and what they're going through.
I love Lucky's lightness and Dom's undercover soft heart. I am excited for Cash's book :)
Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.
Garrett's debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.
When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.
Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.
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