Cash is a car mechanic with a secret. Head down, sleeves up, he hides from the past as much as his shattered heart, until a reluctant stumble into a Tottenham bar ends in the one night stand of his dreams.
Hunt saboteur Rae can’t believe his luck when he wakes up the next morning. Cash is gorgeous, and the hottest hook up he’s ever had. He doesn’t expect to see him again, until a twist of fate lands him on Cash’s doorstep a few months later.
United by a cause that’s broken Cash before, they are drawn together. They have more in common than they ever imagined, but with Cash haunted by the past, and Rae so tangled in the present, it’s not long before love isn’t enough to keep them alive.
Christelle's rating :
Second book in the Lucky series written by the talented Garrett Leigh, this can be read as a standalone, but it’s really nice to reconnect with Dom and Lucky, the MCs from the previous book making appearances as friends of Cash.
Cash is a secretive and brooding mechanic and owner of an old house in London he’s revamping. One night, he’s surprised to be intrigued by Rae, a guy he meets in a pub. However, he put that spark aside and doesn’t even try to contact him again. So, he’s very surprised to see him showing on his doorstep and even more stunned that Rae is connected to his past as an activist fighting against fox-hunting.
Both men are strong-willed, stubborn and not very good at communicating - emphasis on "not good". Despite their undeniable chemistry towards each other and their shared passion for fighting illegal fox-hunting, their temper and Cash’s previous bad experience with his lover keep getting on the way to their attraction.
As usual, Garrett Leigh’s is great, the characters are well fleshed out and the angst is deliciously sprinkled. However, the romance took a back seat in favour of the focus on fox-hunting and hunt saboteuring. That focus was too much for me and my interest faded after a while -nothing to do with the writing quality nor the storyline ; just me being a little bit interested but no more than that by that topic-, until it picked up again when the story came back to Cash and Rae’s relationship and their journey to a strong HFN.
Not my favorite from this author but an enjoyable read nonetheless : after all, I was ready to virtually "shake" Cash and Rae to make them talk to each other, so it means that this story did grab me somehow !!
-------------------------------------------------ARC of “Cash” was generously provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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