Review: Lucky by Garrett Leigh

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Length: 70,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design


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 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.


This is the first book I’ve read by Garrett Leigh, and I really enjoyed this one!

Lucky is having a spot of bad luck. He’s living on the streets, out of work, and looking to make some quick cash. It leads him to Dominic Ramos in a Grindr hookup that’s anything but easy.

I have a soft spot for coming out stories. Dominic is closeted due to his celebrity football status. The only time he lets himself go, even if only a little bit, is through a hookup. Only Lucky digs deeper than most, and Dominic is wondering if it’s worth hiding any longer. I adored both of these men. Even though Lucky is down on his luck, he’s so honest with himself. So aware of himself. Dominic is the polar opposite. Closed off and fighting his instincts with everything he has. I love how everything played out.

If you’re looking for a tug-at-your-heart story this is it!

4 stars!

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About the Author

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.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh


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