Stroke of Luck by Posy Roberts

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strokeofluckcoverStroke of Luck: by Posy Roberts
Release Date: October 26, 2016
Pages: 86 • Format: eARC
Published By: Labyrinth Bound Press
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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.

three-stars

I’m not use to feeling this way when I finish a Posy Roberts book. It’s definitely one of her lightest read in terms of angst and emotions. It was super cheesy at times, and I did like Marc and Cas when they were together. My issue with the story is MAISIE. As a feminist, I hate saying this, but I wanted her GONE. UGH!!! The biggest thing for me in Gay Romance is the enormous parts that certain side characters get. I hated Maisie. Okay, hate is a strong word, but I really wanted her to back the hell off. She played a major part in this, and yeah I know she’s involved in every aspect of his life, but I would have been so happy if she wasn’t mentioned again. How were Marc and Cas ever doing to get to know one another with her around at every bend?It wasn’t just be feeling like this seeing as Cas was trying to get some space as well. I can’t see how this wasn’t an issue before Marc. I mean, 8 years is a long ass time to me. I see what it is, maybe it was co-dependency on one another for so long, that when either found someone to be with it wasn’t going to be hell to pay.

I didn’t really feel the connection emotionally between the two. At certain times it would feel like that’s where it was headed, but then the connection dropped. I want to say I felt it was a bit disjointed, but then I’m not sure if that’s the right word. I can’t think of the word. I did like that they were very open with each other regarding their history and sexuality. Yes Cas, did a dumb thing and the “communication bug” roared it’s ugly head, but I was able to get passed that.

Physically they were compatible. I think if it was longer, then maybe I would have enjoyed it more and was able to see the progress that they’ve made together emotionally and mentally. I really would have liked to see them grow and just be together. I think 15 more pages could have sustained me. All in all, it’s Posy Roberts, so the writing was great. I despised Maisie after 5 minutes, but I liked Cas and Marc at the end.

About Posy Roberts

Real life. Genuine men. True love.

Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep. Her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

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