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Pure Dumb Luck

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  17 reviews
When two small-town country dudes win the lottery, they finally find the courage to speak their truth.

An unexpected adventure follows.

Linwood "Woody" Robinson has a routine. He works for his baby brother in construction, buys three lottery tickets every week, and lusts after his best friend from high school. He’s done the same thing for twenty years.

Eddison "Eddie" Howard
Published September 28th 2019 by Hot Tree Publishing
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I had such high expectations for this book and felt so very let down by the end.

Basically, this is a travel journal after two small-town dudes who've been friends forever, lusting after each other for 20 years but too scared to make a move, win a gazillion dollars in the lottery and decide to use their winnings to travel the world.

Woody is gay and out and has long since been kicked out of his family because of it. Eddie is also gay, but pretty quiet about it. He has a supportive, loving family,
... um, well if you're looking for a travel romance, with basically no angst then you've come to the right place. ...more
Short on story but you will get to know about some of the worlds best scenery.
Woody and Eddie decide to go on a round the world trip when they win the mega millions.
Jenny Wood
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Okay, so first… if I won the lottery, my best friend would absolutely be like, come on, where we going?! But to be like, soooo, I know you won the lottery but I feel like we should split it… Okay, no lol, I love you and all and I’d pay off all your debt and buy you whatever, but I wouldn’t give you half of my money. What an arrogant thing to assume. And if she just showed up at my door and was like, OMG you won the lottery! I wouldn’t just take her word for it. I mean, I’d be shocked, sure, beca ...more
Oct 07, 2019 added it
Shelves: mm, dnf
DNF at 35 percent. Not feeling it. Everything happens way too quickly, the romance is glossed over (first they're both afraid to make a move for twenty years and after one kiss it's like they've been in a romantic relationship for years) and it feels more like the travel log of two comedians. ...more
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

for the full review visit on 9/30
Ntokozo M
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
It didn’t have to be that sweet though! Just kidding I loved every moment of this book and it felt like romance porn for my soul. Loved the relationship the couple had and just wanted more of it! ❤️
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dumb luck in all its glory

Great book, just enough angst. I've read so many books this weekend I'm mixing the stories, be back in a sec.
books are love
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was just a sweet, feel good and sexy romance. You didn’t have angst or drama. YOu had to men who are best friends that hid the crushes they had on one another out of fear of losing the other.

Eddie owns the gas station that his best friend Woody comes into and buys lottery tickets at every week. Like clockwork Woody will buy 3 tickets and Eddie will joke with him about it. He is sweet and nice. Cares for Woody and hates what his parents have done because Woody is gay. He is a good guy and a
K.R. Phoenix
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3

A cute and sweet, adventurous best-friends love story!

This is an enjoyable bit of adventurous escapism with best-friends turned lovers Woddy and Eddie. They have been in love with each other for years and have been best friends forever. When Woody’s “pure dumb luck” finally wins them 80 million dollars they finally embrace their life long love for each other and escape their small town for a trip of a lifetime.

The story focuses on their hiking adventures through vari
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful surprise of a book and I loved every page. When the story starts, you meet Woody, who does what he's done every weekday morning since he'd graduated high school and started working for his brother in his construction business. He goes into his best friend and long time crushes convenient store and buys breakfast and matching lottery tickets for himself and Eddie. Unlike the many tickets over the years, this one turns out to be a winner for both men.

The story has a great back
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
3.5 Stars!

Woody and Eddie have been friends for decades. Every day Woody stops at Eddie's gas station and buys three lottery tickets, one of which he gives to Eddie as a long-standing joke. One morning when Eddie shows up unexpectedly at Woody's house, Eddie tells him they won the lottery. Now, what do they do?

I liked Woody and Eddie. They have a great friendship, and Eddie's family is a hoot. These guys are down to earth and really care for each other. The story is pretty funny in spots and
Kathy Wideman
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was so funny and romantic, yet had a few sad moments. Woody and Eddie have been friends for a very long time. They have also been in love with each other for quite some time but neither told the other. Woody play the lottery and Eddie never does. So, a funny kind of tradition started. Woody buys three tickets everyday and one of those is for Eddie. This leads them to winning 80 million dollars. This changes their lives in so many ways. The guys are given a chance to do some things that ...more
N.W. Moors
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Woody and Eddie have been friends since high school. When they win the lottery, they finally decide to act on their feelings for each other and travel the world.
It's a cute story, but I thought it could have been a lot better. I would have liked more backstory on their relationship and why they finally decided to consummate the relationship. Yes, I read it and even went back over that part several times, but it seemed like they barely talked to each other except when Woody went into Eddie's stor
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, reviewed, homophobia
Eddie and Woody, friends for as long as they can remember. In love with each other but both a little terrified what would happen to their friendship if they made a move.

Winning the lottery opens up the locks on their hearts. Allowing them to do all the things they wanted to do. Travel, camping, hiking, eating, sex, open dome tents to see the northern lights, eating, more sex. They do have twenty years to make up for after all.

Eddie and Woody are priceless characters. So sweet, snarky, and playf
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A real feel good read - just what the doctor ordered.

Woody and Eddie have been best friends forever but both want something more after lusting after the other for pretty much the same amount of time. Good luck in the form of a massive lottery win, gives them the confidence to stop pretending and to start living their lives to the fullest. This leads to lots of adventures and enabled them to explore their relationship without any pressure.

This was a fun, quirky, heart warming, feel good read. It
Natalina Reis
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
As usual Donovan created two lovable (however clueless) main characters that you can't help but love to pieces. The writing is flawless and the whole story is imbued in the kind of humor I came to expect from this writer. I did cringe a little about these guys' nutritional (or lack thereof) choices and worried about the future state of their health, lol.
I loved their relationship, how they helped each other face the world, and their suspiciously growing and one-track-minded to-do checklist. An
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Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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