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Book Review: Lucky Bastard by Kaylee Ryan

From the publisher:


When my best friend Aubrey asked me to tag along to an event with her, I never could have imagined that it would be the day that my life changed forever.

He’s arrogant and demanding and doesn’t take a hint. Landon Barker, the quarterback for the Hermosa Beach Trojans, is a player on and off of the field. He’s got his sights set on me as his next play, but I see right through him. Aubrey says I’m overreacting, that I should give him a chance. What she doesn’t realize is men like Landon don’t fall for the girl next door. That’s not reality. She got her fairytale, although it was a long road. Not all of us are that lucky.


She’s a friend of our new kicking coach’s wife. When I ask Chance for her number, he tells me I have to find a way to get it myself.

Nothing when it comes to Emma has been easy. She’s the first woman ever to turn me down, and that won’t do. However, as time passes, it’s about more than that. It’s about her smile, her laugh, and just spending time with her. She thinks I’m a player, and she’s right. What she doesn’t know is that I play to win, and her heart is the ultimate trophy.

Disclaimer: I was provided an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review and opinions.


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This is a light-hearted, uncomplicated read. Aubrey is a sweetheart that helps manage an animal shelter. Landon is a cocky football player that always gets the woman. What do they have in common? Not much on paper. And yet, Landon is drawn by Audrey’s natural beauty and kindness. For him, falling for her is inevitable. And Audrey has no chance resisting him.

Although there isn’t anything wrong with this story, I found it very simple for my taste. If you want simple and straightforward, then you might enjoy this. It really wasn’t my cup of tea. I was able to see the plot twist a mile away. At times, I feel like this story was written using a formula or guide. I even skipped the sex scenes. I just didn't feel a lot of chemistry. This is a new for me author, so for all I know, her writing style is sweet with low heat. I just didn't enjoy it a lot. It doesn't mean you won't. I am not here to yuck on people's yum. If you like sweet and uncomplicated, you might enjoy it.

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