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First edition no longer available for sale. Second edition coming from Dreamspinner Press in fall 2014. Tentative release month is September.

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
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ebook, 296 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Loose Id
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I need to start this review by reenacting the sound that I made for the last 10% of this book:

"Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."

That's right. It was one big long squeaky, vowely shriek. I'm pretty sure I made the neighbor's dog howl.

This was another fabulous collaboration by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O'Shea. I totally fell in love with this book. Though I have to say, at first I was a bit skeptical about this story. I lurved Moonlight Becomes You and was not sure if this book would give me that
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Ami
When we first meet Nick Ventura, he's this one bastard of a guy, who snarks and being sarcastic, and "has a role" of separating his brother, Shane with the love of Shane's life, Jesse. He's even being a jerk during Shane's and Jesse's wedding. Then, when this story begins, we have him at rock-bottom. Going to rehab after car-crashed due to driving under influence, Nick meets sunny and sweet nutritionist, Luka Novak, who determines to put Nick back into shape. Unable to avoid Luka's positive atti ...more
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
DNF. 1 star because I cannot rate it with 0 stars.

Nick…

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I am so f@@@ing mad that I feel like I'm going to freak out pretty soon! Yep, I know that I have only read the first 18 % of the story but I do not care at ll and I'm going to rate it nonetheless. A BIG FAT ZERO FOR Nick who does not deserve to be called a "hero".

I need to think about it. Might add a bit more.

Book goes back to Amazon.

P.S. Happy National's Day. Ugh.
Lauraadriana
Well the first thing I can say is that this novel has a HELL OF AN OPENER...I gotta give props that was a hook and a half.

Nicky Ventura who we met in Moonlight Becomes You has finally hit rock bottom when we catch up with him in this second installment of the Lucky Moom Series. Nicky's partying and drugging has caught up to him and he has fucked up IN A BIG WAY. It's done, he finally has managed to become the old strung out rockstar cliche...And the only way to keep his dumb, arrogant ass out of
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Heather C
Apr 11, 2012 Heather C rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love Luka and Nicky!! But maybe Luka a tiny bit more than Nicky because Luka was strong enough and ballsey enough not to put up with any of his shit.

I've been looking forward to Nicky's book forever. I absolutely loved to hate him in the previous bookMoonlight Becomes You because he was such a huge asshole. Yeah, I almost always love the assholes, though. I love their suffering and their groveling...and oh did Nicky do some groveling!! In all fairness he wasn't really and asshole..
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MsMiz (Tina)
Mar 30, 2012 MsMiz (Tina) rated it really liked it
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Nicky, oh sappy Nicky, you done good in the end there babe.

I am going to write more later. But what I do want to say is this: I said above that Nicky came through in the end. Honestly, I do not think he got enough credit for what he accomplished since the beginning of the book. He may have been a 'moron' and did some really dumb things, but over all he came so far. He had no good role models in his life and when he should have been growing up he was drunk and high. Shane was just
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
Aug 26, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone .. A really lovely book.
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Overall Rating: 5
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 5 / 5 = total of 5
Writer’s Voice = 5
Character Development = 5
Story Appreciation = 5
Worth the Chili = 5 [$6.39 on Amazon or $6.63 Barnes & Noble]


I have a confession to make. I am pretty sure I want to be a gay man in my next life. I mean think about it. I love men. Most everything about a man. I love their hands, their beard [think of it scratching against your fingertips and ... things], the confor
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Jordie.R
The Luckiest is the sequel to Moonlight Becomes You, which was a 5 star read for me and one of my favorite books of 2011. I like this book even more.

In Moonlight Becomes You, Nick Ventura was pretty much just one big fuck up and nothing has changed at the start of The Luckiest. Forced into rehab when he crashed his car into a store, Nicky meets Luka Novak, a nutritionist who works at the rehab facility. Their friendship turns into a romance in spite of Nick trying to convince himself that he's n
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Elsa Bravante
Mar 30, 2016 Elsa Bravante rated it really liked it
3.5
La culpa me corroe al poner el rating en este libro. Tengo que decirlo, me ha gustado, me ha entretenido muchísimo y en algunos momentos me ha enternecido. Si cuento el rato que he pasado son 4 estrellas, si me atengo a lo que me parece como libro... ups, no sé si llegaría a tres. El desarrollo emocional y conductual de uno de los protagonistas está tan lleno de incoherencias..., hacia el 30 % parece otra persona, un rayo cegador debió iluminarle en su camino. En fin, ridículo, pero aun así,
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Deeze
I really don't know how to review this one. After reading book one I was so sure I'd be like everyone else and end up loving Nick. Sadly I not only didn't love him I didn't even start to like him. Throughout the whole book Nick was either an obnoxious jerk or a whinny brat.



There were so many times in this book I was either rolling my eyes or staring at the screen in disbelief. They might of been little niggles on their own but put together in one book made them too overwhelming for me.



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Candice
Apr 11, 2012 Candice rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I really think that this was my favorite. Even though we met Nicky in the other book, this is really the first time you really get to see him. I didn't want to like him at all, all we have seen so far is the surface and in this book we learned that there was so much more to Nicky that by the end of the book, you just can't help but love him. Luka was definitely the perfect person for him, calm, steady and refused to give in to the crap that Nicky kept throwing his way. I liked how they
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Sue
Mar 31, 2012 Sue rated it it was amazing
The Luckiest is the second book in the Lucky Moon series. Nicky spent his childhood battling abandonment from his mother, physical and emotional abuse from his father, and then in his teens, early stardom with only the guidance of his brother, his senior by a few years. Because of these horrible and life changing events in his childhood and teens, Nick has become an angry, confused, scared little boy in the body of man. Nick’s brother Shane has taken care of him since childhood and has always cl ...more
Jenre
Apr 18, 2012 Jenre rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, contemporary, romance
I love stories about rock star heroes and after reading and enjoying Moonlight Becomes You I was looking forward to seeing how well these authors could redeem Shayne's brother Nick. In that first book he's a thoroughly unpleasant piece of work whose neediness and lack of support for Shayne and Jesse made me want to slap him hard.

As this story starts, Nick wakes up in hospital. High on drink and drugs, he drove his expensive car through a department store window. He's in for a shock when things c
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Sheri
Apr 29, 2016 Sheri rated it it was amazing
I lost this book. Yep, I'm ashamed to admit it. It was swept away in the masses in my kindle. I'm soooo glad I found it, because it swept me away too!
Nick was an utter idiot in the beginning. Complete fool. I am thrilled he ran his fancy assed car into the a fancy assed store that made him pay the price. His downward spiral was only getting worse and he probably wouldn't be around to make sexy eyes at his sexy nutritionist, Luka if he hadn't crashed that fateful night.
So yeah, Nick is tossed in
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Amy
Mar 28, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cover-love
I wasn’t too sure I was going to like this one. I was *not* a big fan of Nick Ventura in book #1 with all his drugs, partying, etc. But I was so wrong!!! Starting with the gorgeous cover for the 2nd Edition, I fell in love with Nick. Although he’s a world renowned rock star, he finds himself all alone in rehab. His brother is out of the country, his bandmates are spending time with their families.

In walks happy, bubbly Luka Novak, the nutritionist at the rehab facility. No insta-love here. It w
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Nichole (Dirrty H)
May 07, 2012 Nichole (Dirrty H) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, 2012, m-m-faves
Sigh...

I want to read a book like this every day. Why can't every book be like this? I guess because I have other stuff I need to get done. This book made me an hour late for work today.
M.J. O'Shea
Dec 30, 2011 M.J. O'Shea added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-it
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Debra
4.5 stars

It was clear at the wedding in Beyond Moonlight that Nick was not dealing well with his brother Shane marrying Jesse. In The Luckiest, we find that not long after, Nick's poor decision making has landed him and bandmate Dre in the hospital after a spectacular, drug fueled, headline making car crash. Nick now finds himself with a broken arm and sentenced to at least three months in rehab. While Nick is resigned to the fact he has to be there, and may grudgingly admit he needs to be, he i
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Snowtulip
Apr 02, 2012 Snowtulip rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, muscian
I admit I was one of those people that did not like Nicky in Moonlight Becomes You, probably because of how much I loved More Than Moonlight. So I didn't rush out to buy the book on release day.

All I can say is that I'm glad I didn't wait too long to read this, I absolutely enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Nicky and Luka's journey felt so real and robust in a way that actually made me feel valued as a reader. It had just enough drama to sappy ratio for me :) The story development, the ch
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Susan65
Apr 01, 2012 Susan65 rated it it was amazing
I fucking love Nicky and Luka.

Nicky is an asshole, plain and simple, and without apology. Luka is a good guy, no, a great guy. You would think they would repell each other but together they are perfect. Nicky is just screwed up and is socially inept because of his horrendous childhood...he doesn't want to be a dick but he doesn't know how to be anything else. Luka just wants to save him, save him from himself since Nicky is his own worst enemy.

Luka tries so hard but Nicky just breaks his heart
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Kaje Harper
May 06, 2012 Kaje Harper rated it it was amazing
Nick was a really interesting character; the guy who turns out to exist beneath the insensitive-asshole of the first book touched my heart. Luka was the perfect foil for him. This story has a nice slow-moving relationship, and the mistakes and difficulties are character-driven and touching. You wouldn't have to have read the first book to enjoy this, but it does add depth, especially with regard to Nick's relationship with his brother Shane. A definite reread.
Heather♥
Apr 02, 2012 Heather♥ rated it it was amazing
I knew Nicky's road to redemption would not be easy. In the previous book the man was such a putz. But I wasn't expecting the authors to rip out my heart during this process, do a little tap dance on it, stomp on it and then come back with a big old honking steamroller to finish it off. Nicely done Piper and MJ! It really was remarkable to see how much Nicky grew as a person. He still had his flaws and made some really bad decisions (he apparently couldn't hear me each time I screamed DON'T DO I ...more
Leaundra
Mar 30, 2012 Leaundra rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, the first one was great but this one was even better. Nick and Luka were perfect for each other, even though Nick made me want to throw my Kindle a few times. Luka bless his heart he was the best and put up with so much from Nick. Nick was lucky to have him....I laughed, cried and was so angry not really angry at Nick but angry how he lived his life which wasn't all his fault, but he grew so much it was great to see. That's what makes a book great when it can put you through a ...more
Avon Gale
Review once the sick leaves me :)(from pneumonia, not the book. I loved the book!)
Wendy Ciliacus
This book was way better than I expected. It had so many mixed reviews, that I was a bit worried, but for me it was exactly what I needed.
Sure Nick was an asshole at times and he did make some stupid mistakes, but what can I say...I seem to love assholes. What I also liked about Nick is that he knew he fucked up and he owned that shit. He tried to make amends and blamed nobody but himsels, so for me...that earned him some respect.

The book is about bi rockstar Nick (brother of Shane from book 1)
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Lauren
Wow. Just... wow. I don't even know where to start. How the hell can I review a book I loved this much without squealing like the insane fangirl that I am?! All I can really think to say is that this book was an amazing and emotional journey that I'll definitely be taking again and again. I finished it hours ago, and yet part of me already wants to go right back to page one and read it again.

I'd enjoyed Moonlight Becomes You, but The Luckiest was something else entirely. I was pulled into Nick a
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Shell
Apr 01, 2012 Shell rated it it was ok
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Lenore
Nick Ventura was the character I liked the most in this series, and in the first half of the book he was great. He came across like a true member of a rock band, like maybe Metallica or Pearl Jam.

In the second half he became a bit of a sap and I had issues with the changes in his personality. It was like he transfered from Pearl Jam to Nickelback.

I didn't connect much with Luka, but Nick seemed to like him, so I went along with it. And if you ask me those dogs weren't necessary. At all.

Also, t
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Emma Sea
Apr 22, 2012 Emma Sea rated it it was amazing
OMG Nick!! Sheesh, I wanted to do damage to Nick with a cricket bat! RAWR!

Loved it, loved Nick and Luca, loved everything.
Jess Candela
Aug 31, 2012 Jess Candela rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2012
4.5 stars

I loved this one, which makes it disconcerting how close I came to not reading it. I thought the first book was enjoyable, but it didn't wow me enough to inspire me to read more. But I was browsing my ereader last night, looking for something to read, and somehow chose this. I'm so glad I did!

I definitely don't think you have to read the first book to enjoy this one. In fact, I might encourage people to read this first. I suspect the first one is more enjoyable after this one, as a sen
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