Note: This was originally released in 2018 under Blake’s pen name, Halsey Harlow. It has been reissued but my understanding is the content has not changed.
A second chance to build the family of their dreams…
Grant 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 looking for a fresh start without the movie star?
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?
Point of view:
3rd person. Entirely from Grant’s perspective.
I love single dad romance. I love books that make me cry. I love books that make me laugh. I love grumpy but still lovable men. Stay Lucky is all of this and more.*
I generally prefer stories chronologically, and did struggle at times with the back and forth of months ago to current day – despite that I enjoyed the story quite a bit. This is told entirely from Grant’s perspective and I was worried that would make it harder to connect with Leo, but it didn’t. Grant’s laconic nature meant Leo shared quite a bit. I enjoyed Grant and Leo together as a couple.
Grant’s interactions with and internal musings about Lucky were all that I adore about single dad romance. Grant truly fell in love with both Leo and Lucky. He was also a great fit for her inquisitive nature and “bullshit free zone” stance. Having a kid very similar to Lucky, I can attest that she’s very realistic despite being bright, inquisitive, and intellectually mature beyond her years.
Ultimately, the angst in this story comes from Leo’s need for a kidney transplant and a little ex drama. Relationship-wise, this is low angst and I love that about it. Emotional, funny, delightful, and sexy read.
* If you’ve read Blake’s Will & Patrick Wake Up Married – Patrick and Grant are quite similar, so I wouldn’t recommend reading them back-to-back. But it’s been over a year so I got to enjoy that personality all over again.
About the author:
Leta Blake: 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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My Favorite Quotes
Leo had made Grant care and that had made him vulnerable in a way he’d never experienced before. It’d been the worst experience of his life. – Stay Lucky by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #SingleDadTweet
All the animosity and bitterness seemed to have bled out of him as he’d held Leo’s hand under the tree on Halloween. – Stay Lucky by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #SingleDadTweet
It’s hot. I like it. You like it. That’s all there is to it. – Stay Lucky by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #SingleDadTweet
Grant, I like you better than bacon. – Stay Lucky by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #SingleDadTweet
He got five more cookies from the jar, leaving three for Lucky. She was small. She didn’t need as many cookies as he did. – Stay Lucky by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #SingleDadTweet
Leo’s smile was like summer and pie and cookies and casseroles and ice cream and everything that Grant loved best in the world. – Stay Lucky by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #SingleDadTweet