Reviewed by Danielle
TITLE: More Than Luck
SERIES: Legendary Pairs #2
AUTHOR: Casey Cameron
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 303 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2017
It’s never too late to play for keeps.
Drey Harper isn’t looking for love; he had more than enough heartbreak after a betrayal cost him everything five years ago. Now at 40, he’s the art director for the hit collectible card game Legendary Pairs. Between long hours at work and countless anonymous hookups, Drey’s life seems pretty full…until the day he meets Lucas Cho.
In the world of Legendary Pairs, 24-year-old Lucas Cho is a superstar. He plays for big money and parties like a rock star, and his arrogant swagger gets him what he wants, at the gaming table or in bed. But when a chance encounter with Drey in a crowded bar leaves him wanting more, all his fortune and skills count for nothing.
The company thinks Lucas’s glamorous playboy lifestyle is good for business, but it’s going too far–Lucas is spinning out of control, and Drey has been sent to clean up the mess and save Lucas’s sponsorship. With a major tournament coming up and Lucas’s contract with Legendary Pairs on the line, it’s up to Drey to keep him out of the bottle and walking that line.
For Lucas, the stakes have never been higher, but the game he’s playing has nothing to do with cards and everything to do with the stoic older man who’s captured his attention. Drey knows a relationship between them is out of the question–Lucas is too young, too reckless, too broken–but the more time he spends in Lucas’s company, the more he wants the beautiful disaster he knows he shouldn’t have.
More Than Luck is a 78,000 word stand-alone May/December romance with an enemies-to-lovers story, plenty of heat, and a happily-ever-after ending. It is the second book in the Legendary Pairs series, which can be read in any order.
Let me start of by saying this story had me so pleasantly surprised! I read the first book in the series and liked it okay so when we got a request for the second book I thought well, why not?
It took me a while to get to it but when I started I got totally engrossed in the story. I don’t play the game I am not even familiar with it but even without that knowledge this series is absolutely worth the read because of the secondary nature of the game and because of the game dynamics.
Even the fact that it is a May/December romance, which isn’t my preferred trope, didn’t put any damper on it and to be honest it only encouraged my enthusiasm for this story.
When we meet Lucas and Drey, we find Lucas at kind of rock bottom. He’s stressed out, depressed and a drunk. He fills his life by ducking tournaments, drinking himself into oblivion and having sex. Drey is asked the company he is working for to watch over Lucas when he arrives in town as the company is a huge sponsor of Lucas.
There is an immediate attraction even when there is definite some frenemy feelings there. Drey struggles to keep Lucas at arm’s length but they definitely find their way to each other in all the ways possible “wink”. It adds up to quite a few heated moments.
When drama, distance and the age difference (for Drey) seem to overtake what’s really important (their love), things go downhill with both men on opposites side of the country.
Eventually love and honesty will overcome everything. How? Well that you will have to read for yourself but it is definitely worth it.
Author Casey Cameron did a fantastic job with the second book in this series and has me excited to read the next one. The only thing I missed was a bit of connection with the characters in the first book. I am aware the books are stand alone’s but it would have been nice. Like it was nice to see Marty pop up at a tournament for sure.
This reader is curious for who the next person in this series will be featured.