Stroke of Luck by Posy Roberts ~ Book Review by Karen

stroke-of-luck-coverTitle: Stroke of Luck

Author: Posy Roberts

Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/26/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary

Blurb:

After everything Marc owned burned to a crisp, he’s living off the kindness of others. A model condo is his temporary home, and his last dime went to essentials. He doesn’t need another distraction, but the fates conspire against him, setting up a chain of encounters that bring him face to face with Cas.

Cas’s love life has been in limbo for years, lovers moving on as soon as they discover how close he is to his best friend, Maisie. Then he meets Marc. The attraction between the two men can’t be denied, but Cas isn’t sure he can risk his friendship for a guy who will only end up leaving when he sees how close he and Maisie are.

When Marc and Cas discover they live in the same building, it’s kismet. But Marc has to invite chaos into his life if he and Cas stand a chance, and Cas faces a choice between friendship and love. Luck may be on their side… if they’re willing to risk it all.

My View:

After the last book I read basically erasing bi sexuality, Marc and Cas were a pleasure to read, they have a meet cute in a charity shop, and then another at a party and they are more than just attracted to each other.

The fly in ointment is Cas’ close relationship with his former girlfriend, and still roommate – Maisie. Cas is trying to extricate himself from living together, as potential love interests don’t believe that he and Maisie can be just friends.

All the tension in this novella comes from Maisie, on one hand it’s easy to see why she want’s to stay with Cas, the familiarity and close friendship they have. On the other she is clingy and jealous. And Marc’s initial understanding turns into confusion over how close they do seem to be.

On one level this felt very real, trying to be adult over previous relationships, especailly when they are still friends, was a tackled well. Marc and Cas were interesting and open with each other; however it was all a little cheesy in places, and Maisie’s mood swings seemed totally over the top.

Links

Stroke of Luck on Goodreads
Labyrinth Bound Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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