Lucky in Loveland (Welcome to Loveland #1)

Author: K-Lee Klein

Publisher: Self

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links:  Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher


Blurb: Loveland, Colorado is a special place all year around, a community of creativity and art, with scenic views and majestic mountains. But the town really shines once a year, on Valentine’s Day.

Lucky Roberts has lived in Loveland his whole life. He has good friends, strong family support, and is all about keeping his community fun and alive. The only thing Lucky has been “unlucky” with is love. But rather than avoiding February fourteenth in his hometown, he throws himself into helping others deliver their messages of love.

Enter Jack Canon. Jack moved to Loveland for a fresh start, in both his personal and professional lives. After a tough year, he’s finally hoping to just blend in, maybe carve a little niche for himself that his parents would have been proud of. What he didn’t expect was a pseudo-lumberjack with a killer body and shy smile to turn his world upside down – and he sure didn’t expect to like it so much.

When Lucky meets Jack, he feels like a thirteen year-old with his first crush. He’s clumsy, stammering, and the first greeting out of his mouth is a less than articulate, “Wow!” Words like adorable and manbun suddenly become part of his vocabulary as he discovers a deep, hidden need to romance the hell out of Jack.

And what better way to do that than during the most romantic season in the City of Love?


Review: This was a sweet and sexy novella length story about a new to town teacher and the local hockey coach finding love. I adored the couple in this book. This is the perfect valentine’s day read. Or anytime you want a really good story that leaves you feeling happy. The back and forth flirty dialogue between the MCs was a lot of fun. You kind of fall in love along with them which is just what I want in a romance.

Lucky grew up in Loveland. He loves his home town and it loves him right back. It’s is full of charming characters that make you feel at home and welcome. Which is what happens to Jack. He comes to town for a job and a place to work on his painting. He doesn’t exactly plan on staying there long term. Lucky plays tour guide to Jack helping him fall in love with Lucky and the town at the same time. There’s obvious attraction and great chemistry between them and Jack is practically begging Lucky to kick their physical relationship into high gear. Lucky however knows he wants more than sex from Jack from the beginning. He plays the gentleman and decides he needs to woo Jack.

I would think this book would tip into the almost too sweet for me category because it’s adorable BUT the witty banter and sexual tension gave this book great balance. I loved every minute of this book. The courtship between Jack and Lucky was a total joy to read about. They’re fun and flirty. Lucky is a great character. He’s so open and honest about himself. A lot of men who lost their dream of playing professional hockey would be bitter about ending up back in their small hometown. Lucky uses it to realize the man he really wants to be. To accept that he has people that love him and they deserve better from him. Jack wasn’t really looking for love but he can’t help but fall for Lucky.

I’m kind of smitten with this book. It’s full of great endearing characters. It’s an utterly story about two guys falling in love with no angst. No drama. They’re drawn together and they don’t fight it. The book is full of quirky but lovable townspeople who add to the story. I loved the writing and development of the characters and their relationships. I’m honestly not one for sweet romances but this one was excellent. I can’t help but smile thinking about Jack and Lucky. I absolutely recommend this one!

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