My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This book carried us through Lucas’ growing drug enjoyment, perhaps even an addiction, his reckless behavior, and his really bad choices, all with the intent and purpose of being popular, liked, respected, and admired. There were so many chances for Lucas Mancini to get the help he needed, but being a lucky b*stard, he always skimmed by without getting caught. Until he did. That was when he had to learn to face life in a restricted area with no one trustworthy to lean on. The tales this guy told, while brazen and over the top, were believable to those that wanted to believe him.
There were tender moments when he realized he had caused his parents to be disappointed. When he felt that, he reminded me of the disappointment in my own parent’s faces as a teen, and the disappointment I felt as a parent. It was a moment in the book where I could totally connect with Lucas.
It is in many ways a gritty story that should put the fear of reprisal for the readers of a certain age. It had a familiar ring to it from stories shared in my younger days. Bad choices seem to be made when you are seventeen, some worse than others. Lucas made some seriously bad choices. Thankfully we aren’t all as lucky as Lucas.
Worth reading! Good plot and characters.
Where to Find Lucky B*stard:
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