Tough Luck by Elizabeth SaFleur

Tough Luck
Shakedown Series (#1) by Elizabeth SaFleur
Second chance, redemption/atonement, steamy contemporary romance with mobster/mafia and romantic suspense undertones
Nathan, fresh out of prison, falls hard for burlesque dancer Midnight Starr. When the family whose son he accidentally killed many years ago paints a target on his back, he’ll have to give her up. Starr, however, isn’t one to give up easily.
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Ex-con Nathan came to Shakedown to start over, not fall hard for one of their burlesque dancers, Midnight Starr. But who could resist such a woman? She was light and fire and everything good about the world.
But he will fight that thudding desire for her. He has to. The MacKenna family, whose son he accidentally killed many years ago, has drawn a target on his back and he won’t drag her into his mess.
Starr, however, isn’t one to give up easily. When she wants someone, she’s all in.
She has no idea what she’s in for.
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Welcome to Shakedown, a place where everyone gets a second chance.
“This was not a good idea, but something was wrong. Then again, “wrong” was everywhere today.”
Starr and Nathan have both lived hard lives. Families lost, hard choices, and some regrets. Working together at Shakedown, they have formed a special relationship. When each of them are ready to take the next step together, Starr and Nathan’s pasts come back with a vengeance. Both Starr and Nathan must help each other battle their demons, and help push each other towards a new future.
“He reveled in her warmth, in the softness of her skin against his. It helped with the pain a little, though the good feeling wouldn’t last. He was going to have to let her go for real this time.”
Elizabeth, once again, takes us deep in Club Shakedown, where we get an in depth look at two permanent fixtures within the club. We also get to meet some new characters and catch up with some past characters as well. Tough Luck seems fitting for this book’s title, as our main characters have lived lives where luck doesn’t exist, only hard work and self perseverance.
Please read Tough Road by Elizabeth SaFleur before reading Tough Luck!!
“His heart about stopped for the millionth time since he’d laid eyes on her—and he hoped it would for a million more. Hope wasn’t a strategy, but he was okay with that. He was okay with everything.”

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Thank you so much! I really appreciate your read/review. xo