Book Reviews

Reunion (Diversion 6) by Eden Winters at Rocky Ridge Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 30-August-2017

Book Blurb

Reunions can be murder.

A dial tone instead of a human voice announced Lucky’s ousting from the Lucklighter clan over twelve years ago. After living a life of crime. After testifying against his drug lord lover. After receiving a ten-year sentence. Ah, hell. Lucky would’ve disowned himself too.

Now life’s better. He’s done his time and earned a place in the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau’s Department of Diversion Prevention and Control. He has a house. He has Bo, his partner both on and off the job. And pets. But not his folks. The worst part? He’s not sure exactly why they disowned him. Too late now—they think he’s dead.

Now his father needs a gift only Lucky can give. And Lucky’s family has something that may destroy all he believes:

The truth.

Book Review

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” ~ Alex Haley

When Lucky became a convicted felon, his entire family, except his sister Charlotte, turned their backs on him. For years, Lucky perfected the art of not caring what anyone felt. That way, being rejected didn't hurt so much. When he meets Bo, the attraction was so strong that Lucky had to open up in order to let Bo in. Slowly but surely, Lucky's layers peeled away like an onion, exposing the emotions that had been hidden for so long. It has been a painful process, but in doing so, Lucky finds himself again. It's the perfect time for the universe to give him an opportunity to heal the rift in his family.

It's been a long and often bumpy road, but Lucky and Bo are getting closer to having the life they long for but didn't expect to have. Even though Lucky has come a long way, it's still difficult for him to trust and be open. Lucky has been playing the role of a hardass for so long, he's almost forgotten what it means to be a nice guy. Lately, he's been forgetting to scowl and look intimidating. Lucky isn't entirely sure how he feels about this “new” Lucky but he's certain about how he feels about Bo. Lucky loves him and is trying hard to find the words to let him know how much. Lucky is still trying to be the man he thinks his precious Bo deserves. In the meanwhile, Lucky gets some startling news. His father is dying of liver failure; only a transplant will save him. So far, no one in the family is a match. Lucky has a huge decision to make. Does he put aside all the hurt and rejection from a family who disowned him, or does he step-up and get tested in order to see if he's a match? If so, is Lucky willing to donate some of his liver to his father in order to save his life?

Bo has been Lucky's savior. His love and faith in Lucky has changed his life for the better. The strong, sexy, big-hearted vegetarian has taken Lucky's heart in his hands and brought him back to life. Before Bo, Lucky was reckless; he felt he had nothing to lose. Bo has given Lucky hope, where before, he had none. Bo can't help Lucky make the decision to help his dad, but he does know how much pain being alienated from his family has caused him and, in spite of it all, how much he still loves them. Bo still remembers when they thought they were going to die in a cave in Mexico and decided that if, by some remote chance, they lived, they needed to reconnect with their families. So far, neither had done that, but Bo sees this as Lucky's golden opportunity to do so and, as always, is willing to support his decision either way.

Any family reunion is intense, but in Lucky's case, it's even more so. It is fraught with misconceptions, deceit, greed, money, and murder. This book answers a lot of questions for me, but there are still a few things I wonder about and hope will be answered in the future. I've come to love Bo and Lucky so much that anything that hurts them hurts me. Like Lucky, I felt sad for him having lost so many years and enduring so much anguish, from what was mostly a huge misunderstanding. Their reunion did not fix everything, but it went a long way toward sending them in the right direction. Fans will adore this story. For those new to Lucky and Bo's stories, this one could be read alone, but I'd like to encourage you to start with the first book and read through to the fifth before reading this one. Although Eden gives essential background information, there's no way to feel the full impact unless you've read them all. It will be worth it. This is one of my favorite series from one of my favorite authors. Thanks, Eden, for the joy and tears this series has given me. I'd read about Lucky and Bo for as long as they have more stories to tell.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 296 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-August-2017
Price $4.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback
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