Review: MJ O’Shea and Piper Vaughn – The Luckiest

luckiestAuthor: Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea
Reviewer: Victoria
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN: 9781611188035

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Rock star Nick Ventura has finally hit rock bottom. Jealous of his brother’s new love, he starts overindulging in his usual vices and winds up crashing his car into a department store in a drunken haze. Publicly humiliated and on the verge of jail time, he enters into a court-ordered rehabilitation program.
Nutritionist Luka Novak is flamboyant, effeminate, the type of gay man that bisexual Nick would normally sneer at. His sunny nature hides a deep hurt from a previous relationship. Luka knows he should be wary of Nick’s reputation, but he’s drawn to Nick despite himself. Their tentative friendship turns into romance, but Luka soon comes to realize that Nick’s fear of losing his bad boy reputation means he’ll probably never go public with their relationship.
Nick never thought he needed anyone, until Luka Novak came into his life. Now he has to reconcile his carefree past with the future he suddenly wants more than anything. And the first lesson he has to learn is how to become the man that both he and Luka need him to be, rather than stay the boy he always was. Alone.

The Luckiest is the second book in the Lucky Moon series by Piper Vaughn and M. J. O’Shea. While this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a standalone novel. There are characters that appear in this book that featured in the prior book.

Nick Ventura is a rock star who has used drugs and alcohol to the point that he ended up crashing his car. Now Nick has to deal with is demons and his addiction. He is now able to see what his life is likewithout the all the drugs and alcohol and it make him want to mature. Nick also has to deal with his sexuality and his public image.

Luka Novak is a nutritionist who is veryly obvious gay. He makes no bones about who he is and is comfortable with himself. While he is not Nick’s normal type, they connect in a way that no one expected. Luka is a smart man, who falls for Nick and seems willing to help him.

The connection and chemistry between Nick and Luka is intense. I loved seeing that even though Nick had problems, Luka was not turned off by that. He was willing to listen to Nick and help him anyway he could. The sex scenes between them were scorching.

I found this book well written with a realistic plot. The main characters and the secondary characters were enthralling. While the ending of the book is a bit predictable it’s the journey that Nick and Luka undertake to come together. Overall, this was a magnificent book.

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