REVIEW ➼ Lucky Bastard by Kaylee Ryan



When my best friend Aubrey asked me to tag along to an event with her, I never could have imagined that it would be the day that my life changed forever.

He’s arrogant and demanding and doesn’t take a hint. Landon Barker, the quarterback for the Hermosa Beach Trojans, is a player on and off of the field. He’s got his sights set on me as his next play, but I see right through him. Aubrey says I’m overreacting, that I should give him a chance. What she doesn’t realize is men like Landon don’t fall for the girl next door. That’s not reality. She got her fairytale, although it was a long road. Not all of us are that lucky.


She’s a friend of our new kicking coach’s wife. When I ask Chance for her number, he tells me I have to find a way to get it myself.

Nothing when it comes to Emma has been easy. She’s the first woman ever to turn me down, and that won’t do. However, as time passes, it’s about more than that. It’s about her smile, her laugh, and just spending time with her. She thinks I’m a player, and she’s right. What she doesn’t know is that I play to win, and her heart is the ultimate trophy.

Landon is pushy and intense, and so damn stubborn. He’s also caring, and that’s not something I expected from him.


Oh I love Landon and Emma! Lucky Bastard had me feeling all sorts of emotions and I loved every single second of it.

Landon is a professional football player. Emma works at a pet shelter. These two are from different worlds, however, from the moment they met Landon was drawn to her. Emma, not so much. Will Landon be able to win over Emma?

I LOVED Landon. Seriously, he is swoony! He isn’t the typical professional football player. He isn’t overly cocky or arrogant. He is caring, loving and super sweet. He definitely proved he is willing to work hard to get what he wants, especially where Emma is concerned. I loved that Emma doesn’t just instantly swoon and fall all over Landon from the moment they met. She made him work. Their chemistry was great from the start there. I loved their banter and all the sweet little moments they shared.

This story was a sweet sports romance but there is also a few twists mixed in along with a brief moment of drama. I loved getting more glimpses of the OG Cocky Bastard, Chance and of course, Aubrey.

Another MUST READ by Kaylee and a great addition to the Cocky Hero world.


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