Lucky by JM Dabney ~ Book Review by Caroline

Title: Lucky
Series: Twirled World Ink Book 4

Author: JM Dabney

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/14/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Romance


Welcome to Twirled World Ink where the crazies run the asylum.

When someone was asked to describe crazy, if they knew Lee “Lucky” Trenton they’d point at him. Accident prone and without a filter of any kind to tell him to shut up before he says something inappropriate he’s no one’s idea of a perfect partner. Growing up with parents who subscribed to a philosophy of Radical Honesty Lucky and his siblings were doomed from the womb. Lucky found a home away from home at Twirled World Ink, but he didn’t just find a place to belong. He’d found Priest.

Matthew “Priest” Beall ran away from his judgmental family the second he’d earned the money. He’d come in search of Gib Phelps a legend in the tattoo industry. If you wanted to learn the craft, then Gib was the man to beg an apprenticeship with, and he’d begged. Priest might have left the violence of his past behind, but when he closed his eyes it came back to torture him. The only place he felt safe was when his best friend Lucky let him sleep in his arms. He wanted more, but he didn’t think he deserved it.

Priest left his family behind without regret only to find a new one with the crew of Twirled World and the super weird Trenton family. Could he grab onto his new life or would the memories of the past ruin the happiness he’d gained?

Author’s Note: Although this is the first book in a series each book is standalone and every book deals with a separate couple.

My View:

Lucky is book 4 in the Twirled World Ink Series and I guess because Lucky is such a larger than life character and has been prominent throughout the series it felt like I had been waiting an age for his story.

Lee ‘Lucky’ Trenton is hilarious as a character and one of the things I adored about him was that he has absolutely no filter. If he thought it he said it regardless of the consequences and it was refreshing and funny at the same time. His character brings home just how straightforward and straight talking JM Dabney has written all the men of the series.

If you have read the first three books in the series you will be aware of Lucky’s slightly odd relationship with Priest. To anyone who didn’t know this pair it would seem obvious they were a couple. They are constantly together, Lucky protects Priest to within an inch of his life, they sleep together more often than not and they can almost finish each other’s sentences. But they are just friends. No matter how much Lucky craves more from his best friend he knows that there is something pretty big in Priest’s past that prevents that.

This is a great friends to lover’s story that sees two men dealing with a traumatic past and the funniest family interference ever. As I have said in my reviews of the first three books in the series the editing is pretty horrible but if you can get past that Twirled World Ink is definitely a series I would recommend.


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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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