Lucky Match by Raquel Riley

A big welcome to Raquel Riley as part of her tour with Gay Romance Reviews for Lucky Match.

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Release Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Lucky Match
By Raquel Riley

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Hearts For Hire, Book 1

After one date, I realized that would never be enough…

Lucky Maguire

I started Lucky Match, a dating service, as an enjoyable way to earn some extra cash. That’s how I ended up on a date with my super hot Economics Professor.

Here’s my three step plan to seduce my teacher:

Convince Hayes to fake date me.

Inform him that we were never fake dating; it was always real.

Make him fall in love with me.

How many dates will it take for Hayes to realize I’m his lucky match?

Hayes Brantley

After my divorce, I decided it’s time for a change. After missing being with a man for the past twelve years of my loveless marriage, I’m finally free to make up for lost time.

I called Lucky Match to hookup with someone who looks like the sexy student I can’t stop fantasizing about. I had no idea I’d end up with the real deal.

Is a second chance at love worth risking my career and another broken heart?

Lucky Match is a gay male escort romance with an HEA. This sweet heat, teacher/student story includes college roommates, meddling brothers, fake dating, a wise aunt full of Irish wisdom, an epic karaoke battle, and a pride parade.

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Chapter 8

Hayes’ POV

Class was over and I sat at my desk grading papers, but I couldn’t concentrate. My mind strayed to thoughts of Lucky. I circled an inconsistency in a student’s essay and accidentally pressed too hard. The tip of my pencil broke, leaving a hole in the paper. Lucky glanced around, making sure he was the last student left in the classroom before he gathered his books and approached my desk.

“Can I sharpen your tip, Mr. B.?” He indicated my broken pencil, but I caught his double entendre.

“Why thank you, Mr. Maguire. I’d sure appreciate that.” Lucky leaned farther over my desk and dropped his voice to a seductive whisper.

“Mr. B., we need to discuss the difference between in class extra credit and after school extra credit.”

“Is after school extra credit off the books?” Oh boy, this was one trope I could role play the bejeesus out of—and number one on my fantasy list.

“Yes, sir.”

“Perhaps if you come by the house, we might discuss ways you can apply yourself.”

“I’m eager to apply myself, Professor.”

“That’s good, Mr. Maguire, that’s really good. That’s the way to get ahead.”

“You’re giving head, Professor?” The cheeky boy purposely misunderstood me.

“No, Mr. Maguire, you’re earning extra credit, not me.” I gave him a look that told him he’d be the one on his knees. My God, I couldn’t wait. To imagine looking down at Lucky and seeing his blissed-out face while he pleasured me nearly had my knees buckling here and now.

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1D418D72-DE4F-476D-A4C0-40F224627D13About the Author:

Raquel Riley is a native of South Florida but now calls North Carolina home. She is an avid reader and loves to travel. Most often, she writes gay romance stories with an HEA but characters of all types can be found in her books. Raquel weaves pieces of herself, her family, and her travels into every story she writes.

Stop by her author page on for exclusive updates, new releases, and excerpts of her current work in progress. You can also visit Raquel and her characters from Cooper’s Cove in her Facebook reader group Raquel Riley’s Romantics.

Find her on Instagram @authorraquelriley.

Listen to playlists inspired by Raquel’s books on her YouTube channel.

See Raquel’s character inspiration and visual storyboards on Pintrest. @Raquel Riley

Watch Raquel’s TikTok videos and book reviews. @raquelrileyMMauthor


About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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