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Lucky Bastard

(Cocky Hero Club)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,571 ratings  ·  278 reviews

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 t
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published May 17th 2020
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May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
LUCKY BASTARD is a Cocky Hero Club novel and follows Landon, who is QB for the Trojans, and Emma who runs an animal shelter. I absolutely adored their story and Landon had me swooning so many times. I’m loving this Cocky Hero world and look forward to seeing characters that we love from Keeland and Wards books - in this case, it was Chance and Aubrey from Cocky Bastard.
Kaylee Ryan is a fabulous author and I’m kicking myself that I’ve never read any of her books before; I’ll definitely be rectif
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)

Hero started chasing the heroine because she was the first woman that told him no when he asked her on a date. At first he just wanted to get her out of his head.
I liked the heroine. She was judgy but who wouldn’t judge when a man who is seen all over the tv with different women? and although he said that he didn’t have sex with all the women that were seen with him. Heck I would judge him too. She fought hard but lost. At least she wasn’t wetting herself. I also like how she worked
Kaylee Ryan
Apr 30, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Lucky Bastard is a Cocky Hero Club novel releasing May 17th to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

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What you need to know about Lucky Bastard:
✔ Complete stand-alone
✔ Sassy Heroine
✔ Sexy football player Hero
✔ If you loved Cocky Bastard by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, you will love Lucky Bastard. You will also get to catch up with Aub
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5 "It's Not A Date" Stars ⭐️
Awww, Lucky Bastard was so freaking good! I read it in one sitting and from the first few lines I was totally charmed by Emma and Landon's dynamic! The banter between them was just everything! Ever scene between them, I was entrance by the magnetism they ooze and it had me swooning so hard.

Landon is a star quarterback with a cocky attitude that I couldn’t get enough of. He always has it easy with the girls, but Emma is different. She’s not easily won over by
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
When Emma meets Landon (number 18) she shuts him down straight away and Landon can't believe that. Emma is a down to earth sweet women who loved animals and for one she can't have her heart broken and she can't take the chance. Hence why she's turning him down.
Landon is the famous hot sexy sports player and could have his pick of women. So meeting Emma at the family outing he can't keep his eyes off her, but she wants none of that. But getting her attention isn't as easy as he thought it would b
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Kaylee Ryan brought the heat and her A-Game with Lucky Bastard!!!

Lucky Bastard is one of many books coming to the Cocky Hero Club (Cocky Hero Club is an all new world inspired by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward's blockbuster New York Times bestselling series of standalones that all began with the smash hit Cocky Bastard.)

About Lucky Bastard:

Swoony and slightly egotistical quarterback, Landon Barker, is about to face the fight of his life, getting the reluctant Emma to go on a date wi
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
4.5/5 Stars

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

This was such a great story. This is the second book that I have read in the Cocky Hero Club world and so far I am greatly impressed.

This is my first time reading something from this author but I was blown away by Kaylee Ryan's storytelling. I felt so at home in her prose. The writing style was very smooth and inviting. I really loved the plot for this book. The f
Ashley Hampton
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book, this one book called, ' Lucky Bastard ' is by far my favorite book this author has written. I didn't realize how badly I needed this book, and this storyline in my life until I read it. Kaylee Ryan is the epitome of what I call a talented author. Her writing in general is something I wish every person on this planet experience, but the writing for ' Lucky Bastard ' is mind boggling. I was so invested into Emma and Landon's story, that I've neglected things I normally wouldn't have. Ki ...more
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
YOU WILL fall in love, check out my full review & teaser on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh Landon! I absolutely loved this story. The chemistry between Landon and Emma was off the charts and although one of them...I won't say who, tries to deny it they burned up the pages of my Kindle. This story was sweet, fun, and smokin' hot!!!!!
I absolutely loved seeing Chance, Aubrey, and CJ (Chance Jr.)
Kaylee always knows how to write a story that sucks you in and has you dying to know how it's all going to play out.

If you loved Cocky Bastard by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward then you're goi
Rhonda Ziglar
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 LUCKY STARS!! Another great story in this Cocky world. Landon and Emma were so fun to watch....they had me feeling all the feels. These two were perfect and I loved everything about them. This author is an amazing must read this book.
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I know I can always rely on Kaylee Ryan to write a book that immediately sucks me in and hook me in until the end. She never disappoints and this latest offering is no exception. I loved this story and once I started reading it, I could not put it down. The story, the characters and their journey captivates from the start.

I adored Emma and Landon, and I loved everything about their story. It was sweet, funny and hot. This book had all the feels and is a fantastic addition to the Cocky Hero Club
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lucky Bastard hooked me right away, ensuring I was more than happy to devour this one in a single sitting. Although it was a wee bit slow in places, it certainly had me hooked and desperate to see how everything came together.

From the start, the characters grabbed me, and I was invested in their lives. The story went against what I expected, and I loved watching the way things developed between the characters. Although I saw some of the details coming, it was not enough to lessen my enjoyment. I
Ele Scofield
Lucky Bastard was the last of my Cocky Hero Club arcs and I saved it for last for a reason. I knew that I wanted the last book I read from the list to be good, and having read Kaylee Ryan's books before, I knew I couldn't go wrong with her and I wanted to end my first multi-arc venture on a high note. And she DID NOT disappoint! This has got to be Ryan's best work yet.

It was such a sweet, heartfelt story without unnecessary drama. I seriously can't find fault with this book except that now I wa
Jessica Alcazar
I love Kaylee Ryan's work so much I don’t even have words … she has exceptional storytelling skills. Every time I pick up a book by her I devour it in mere hours. Yeah, this book was no different!!!

I adored this story because it’s like the beginning of a roller-coaster ride. You’re slooooowly and steadily climbing up and up and up and then BAM, you’re free-falling … That’s how the journey of Landon and Emma read for me and it was perfect for them. She was guarded and he was determined so he had
Susan (susayq ~)
What a wonderful story! Emma and Landon had me from the start. Landon knew what he wanted, and it was Emma. Watching him win Emma over was fantastic.

This left me with a smile on my face :)
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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 sw
Nathathida Atirekasâra
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars Recommend!!! I have to say I enjoy reading the book more than I think. Landon Barker is so cocky at first and Emma deserves better than that. But when he woos her, I am Team Landon at all costs. Damn, I think every women deserve to meet Landon of their own. The book is well written and so sweet. Anyway, I also want to know more about Emma's parents though. I love second chance romance and I am intrigued by them :) ...more
Danielle Robbins
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lucky Bastard was such a great read! I really loved it. This is about Landon Barker, Quarterback for the Trojans and Emma Deaton, who runs an animal shelter with Audrey from Cocky Bastard!! Landon was really swoony and sexy! Emma was sweet and sassy. I really loved them together! They were perfect for each other! Definitely recommend!
Jenn Amy
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

-audio review-

Oh my goodness I LOVED Landon & Emma. Lucky Bastard has been my favourite book in the Cocky Hero Series so far! It is a sweet, and steamy sports romance and I devoured it. I could not stop listening from start to finish. I loved getting to see Aubrey & Chance (from Cocky Bastard) again. Emma is Aubrey’s bestie and they are working together on an event for the animal shelter they work at. Emma has a heart of gold and has a bit of hesitation at first in getting involved with
Heather andrews
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The man does not give up, “I picked you up, literally.” He smirks. “We had dinner, and now we’re watching a movie. I qualify that as a date.” I liked this book, I loved Landon.
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emma and Landon captured my heart so dang hard! I loved these two characters and their story. Both so real, so down to earth and perfect for each other. And the tiny little surprising twist towards the end was absolutely delightful!
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I was struggling with this book at the beginning. I didn’t like the heroine and it wasn’t keeping my attention at all. There were few times when I thought about leaving it but now I’m glad that I didn’t give up on it. I ended up liking Emma and I really enjoyed this book. It was so sweet and I loved Landon.
He was so kind, caring and funny. His constant attempts to woo Emma and to get her to go out on a date with him were adorable. I love that we get to see Chance and Aubrey from Cocky Bastard a
Thuy Taylor
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cocky? Yes! Does he have a right to be? Yes....BUT...Landon Barker is also one the swooniest, sweetest heros, Kaylee's written. Emma meets Landon at a family day at her best friend's husbands football family day. There is something about Emma he wants to know more of.

I loved this story, Landon's character is larger than life, and his heart is even bigger. These two mesh well together once she let those walls down. I don't want to say too much, but this is a good addition to the Cocky Hero's seri
May 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I can't say I loved this book. For me it was okay. It's a slow burn story and maybe I just wasn'tmood for a slow burn so I just had a hard time connecting with the characters and a hard time connecting with the story. There was a lot of build up and by the time the story reached the peak the story was almost over. There was so much that happened at the very end. It just felt like everything was thrown in there and then done. I really enjoyed the twist the author gave us I just wish it would have ...more
Victoria Kennedy
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
I was kindly sent a copy of this book for review from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

A cute and swoony sports romance that'll have you booking a flight to visit the Hermosa Beach Trojans!

Emma Deaton tags along with bestie Aubrey as they attended the Trojan's family training day, going along to support Aubrey's husband and new kicking coach Chance. Naturally, she turns some heads when she eventually makes it on the field, QB Landon Barker being one of them
Victoria Weston
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've read books by this author before and I always look forward to her new releases. This book is part of the cocky hero club collection and this is a beautiful slow burn romance book that you wont be able to put down, this is the perfect romance book and you will not be disappointed.
This is Emma and Landon's story and you will love it right from page one.

Emma is a strong, lovely sweet woman a real down to earth sort of person and she is really love-able who works in the animal shelter. When Emm
Wendy *cr8zysockbookblock*

I Love, Love, Loved this!!😍 Emma and Landon’s story holds infinite love in my heart! They were adorable and sweet and he was just sweet and swoony, girls!

Emma, sweet animal loving, caring Emma has seen the headlines. She knew what Landon Barker was all about, and she wasn’t falling for it. He could flash that sexy smirk all he wanted, nope it wasn’t gonna work...right?
Landon was gorgeous and talented on the field, he didn’t play to lose, and the game he wanted to win w
I will start by saying that I've not read any of the Cocky Hero books. Not even one. I've seen them. Thought about reading them. Read the blurb and thought about how interesting they sound. But I never did make time to sit down and read any of them. But this is one of my absolute favorite authors. And I'd read anything she writes. And now, I'm hooked on these books! After reading Lucky Bastard, I absolutely have to go back and read the others!

Emma is just a girl. Who loves football. Living her
Jenifer Briggs
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet and beautiful read!! I haven't read much of Kaylee Ryan, but after reading this, I am definitely a huge fan! This book has EVERYTHING -- animosity that builds into a great friendship and then a beautiful and genuine love, all the banter, all the swoony moments, all the laughter -- it was just so beautiful!

Landon is a cocky star quarterback, but he has such a big heart underneath his sinful smirk and witty one liners. As soon as he meets Emma, he knows she's something special and no
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