Dante Mathers has forced himself to go out with girls in the past and he does it again when he's approached by the beautiful Serena one day on campus, desperate to prove to himself that he's "normal." But when he loses a drinking contest and is dared to go to the next campus LGBTQ meeting by his best friend, he’s not sure how to handle it. Sure, he could blow it off, but something nagging at the back of his mind compels him to go anyway. After all, his secret first crush was a boy in high school. But is he really forcing himself to go, or is he finally starting to be honest with himself? No need to overthink this, Dante tells himself. It'll be get in, get out. No need to talk to anyone. Easy, right?
Then he meets Sven. Sexy, toned, wearing a leather jacket with spiked up bleach-blond hair, Sven's bad-boy flare sticks out on campus and catches Dante's eye. But there's more to Sven than his punkish looks, and Dante's about to find out all the sultry little details.
My Rating - 4 stars!
Lucky Seven, by a fun and sweet college romance.
In the beginning, Dante is attracted to the mysterious Serena, only to later be intrigued by Sven. After a date with the beautiful Serena, things start to get interesting.
Along with a sweet romance, this story contains a rocky time with a best friend, a sick grandfather, ongoing bullying, and the struggles of coming out.
In Lucky Seven, EL Esch tackles the difficult times of accepting yourself, coming out, and dealing with family loss, all with tenderness and sensitivity.