Lucky's Choice by Jamie Begley
Series: The Last Riders #7
Published by Young Ink Press on July 29, 2015
Genres: Biker / MC
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Life dealt him a dead man’s hand.Lucky had always led a life of service. Always put his life on the line for someone else, managing to survive by pure luck and skill. After bringing an end to a multi-state drug ring, he was finally able to live the life he had wanted as a Last Rider… A good man would walk away and not touch the curvy woman who had been tugging on his heartstrings. Lucky wasn’t a good man. Therefore, the bad-ass biker in him had a choice: once again become the man he had pretended to be and stake his claim, or take the devil’s highway. Some girls had all the luck.Willa wasn’t one of them. All she wanted to do was give a home to the children she had made orphans. Instead, she found herself needing help from the man who had left the pulpit behind to embrace a life of sin. Painfully shy and withdrawn she wanted a quiet life, a simple man, and well-behaved children. The last thing she had ever expected was for Lucky to want her size twenty body and show her a passion that would lead her straight to hell.
I get all excited when a new Last Rider book comes out, but I wasn’t sure about Lucky’s book. His character really turned me off with his horrid treatment of Willa in Shade’s book. He actually went from being one of my favorite Last Riders to my least favorite. In fact, when his book came out, instead of purchasing immediately and reading until the wee hours of the morning like I usually would, I waited (well less than 2 days but still). I regret that now. I think it may just end up being my favorite one.
Obviously Lucky had a long way to go to redeem himself in my eyes. Seriously, he was so mean he made Tate from Kristen Ashley’s book Sweet Dreams look like a pussycat. The first part of the book didn’t bring him up in my estimation at all, but then we got to know him and why he acted like such a douchenozzle. Getting into his head meant you truly got a sense of how torn his loyalties were and you realize because of this, his mind was not a good place to be. You also get to see what his true feelings for Willa are, and why he runs from them so hard and fast. I still wanted to drop kick him at times, but then I wanted to kiss it and make it all better.
Willa was definitely not my favorite type of h. She kind of epitomized a doormat but then you saw that way, way underneath all that mousiness, there was a backbone. She didn’t use it very often, but when she did she could be kind of scary. She had some serious self-esteem issues and could be quite clueless, but there was a lot to admire about Willa. She’ll never make my top ten list, but she ended up growing on me.
As usual (thank goodness), the rest of the Last Riders played quite a huge part in Lucky’s Choice. Shade continues to grow and we get to see him open his heart just a teeny tiny bit to someone besides Lily. It was pretty sweet to watch. I think all the Last Riders grew some in this book which made me love it just that much more. Finally, those of you who are Bliss haters will be pretty dang happy after reading this.
After my disappointment with Shade, I can happily say I am back to loving the Last Rider family and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up next.
Rating: 4 Relieved and happy Stars
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