Lucky Bastard (Cocky Hero Club) by Kaylee Ryan
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I will start by saying that I’ve not read any of the Cocky Hero books. Not even one. I’ve seen them. Thought about reading them. Read the blurb and thought about how interesting they sound. But I never did make time to sit down and read any of them. But this is one of my absolute favorite authors. And I’d read anything she writes. And now, I’m hooked on these books! After reading Lucky Bastard, I absolutely have to go back and read the others!
Emma is just a girl. Who loves football. Living her life. There isn’t really anything that sticks out about her, she really is the girl next door. But when her bestie drags her to a rival teams football game, a chance meeting leads to so much more than she ever could have imagined!
Landon is the starting quarterback. He has the world at his feet. But one glimpse of Emma, and his world is spinning out of control! He doesn’t know where it will lead, but he knows that he wants to be around her, wants her in his life. And he will do anything possible, anything necessary, to overcome her reluctance.
This book is everything that I’ve come to enjoy from this author, and so much more! I love an insta-love story, I love the perfectness of that once in a life time romance, and the immediate connection of it all. I love sports romance too, for that hotness factor! And this book has all of that in spades! Add in some twists and turns that totally came out of left field, and this book sucked me in from page one! Just be aware, you won’t be able to stop with this book. If you are like me, you will want to continue through the series! I can’t wait!