Title: The Gutshot
Series: A Good Run of Bad Luck #9
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Small Town Romance
Release Date: May 2, 2022
It was just another day in the life of being a small town cop.
I’m a protector at heart, and always have been.
Which is why I stepped up immediately after finding out I had a kid.
Well…to be honest, I didn’t believe it at first.
I actually thought it was a prank when the little girl was brought into the station.
It took a paternity test for me to really feel the gravity of the situation.
Fine, I didn’t handle it well at all.
But when I had proof Emily was really mine, nothing would stand in the way of me protecting her.
I may have gone a little overboard.
At least, that’s what my sexy neighbor thinks.
But what does she know? She let my kid drink out of a garden hose!
Sure, I did it as a kid, but I’m bald now. What if drinking out of a hose at such a young age ruined my chances of having a decent head of hair?
Am I really supposed to allow my child to be put in danger like that?
But the more I hang around with Katka, the harder I find it to ignore the logic in what she’s saying.
Maybe it’s the late night dancing she performs for me.
Or her crazy family that thinks I’m not good enough.
Whatever it is about her, it drives me to the edge.
All I think about is her.
All I want is her.
But she doesn’t want a kid.
Despite the passion building between us, I’m not the man she’s looking for.
I’ll just have to find a way to prove I’m exactly what she needs.
MY REVIEW – 4 stars
The Gutshot was a good read that kept me entertained. I enjoyed the characters, especially Lucas’ little girl. While I do like alternating POV in stories, the multiple characters did detract from the story a bit (for me). I’d have preferred staying in Lucas and Katya’s POVs, which made the first few chapters a bit of a slower read for me. But that’s just my personal preference. The writing itself was nicely done, and I did like the story as a whole.
Part of what I enjoyed the most about Katya’s character was that she wasn’t your typical heroine. I loved the fact she was a mechanic and could hold her own. And I’ve always liked LEO’s for heroes, so Lucas had my attention from the beginning.
A nicely done series finale!
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. The review above is only my opinion.
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.