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Preview — Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts
Wanna Get Lucky? (Lucky O'Toole #1)
A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate’s lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30 Pirate Show. Almost everyone writes her off as another Vegas victim.
But Lucky O’Toole smells a rat. She’s head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, the newest, most opulent mega-casino and resort on the Strip,so
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Lucky O’Toole is head of Customer Relations at the Babylon; Las Vegas’ newest and largest ‘mega-casino’. Her job title may be simple but her job is far from it as she’s responsible for any problems and for making sure that all casino operations runs smoothly. When a woman falls to her death from a Babylon helicopter and it doesn’t look like a suicide, it’s Lucky’s job to get a handle on the situation so that the situation doesn’t tarnish t ...more
The gambling capital of Nevada is superbly portrayed and Lucky, the problem-solver at the Babylon, which is the newest, trendiest and most over-the-top casino on the Las Vegas Strip, struts through the place with great good humour, plenty of commonsense and more than a bit of sexuality.
From its most promising beginnings, when a young lady arrives most unexpectedly in the middle of the pirate's lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel, the novel ...more
For Lucky, this is going to be a hectic week. The entire porn industry has descended on Vegas for their annual ...more
I loved this book and I love the character of Lucky! She kind of reminds me of a cross between Stephanie in Evanovich's Plum series and Eve Dallas in the J.D. Robb In Death series. And I love both of those series!!
Lucky has the quirky friends and family like Stephanie but has the seriousness and 'get the job done' personality of Eve. The setting is in Vegas, with that whole lifestyle and living like no other place. I would love to visit Vegas some day so the set ...more
If you're looking for a fun, light, flirty, slightly dirty read this summer on the beach or a plane, this is the one.
Deborah Coonts has written a great little book with likeable characters, great dialogue, and just enough twists that don't get too twisty and take us into another genre.
Lucky, our heroine, takes care of the happenings at the Babylon Hotel in Vegas. Nude drunks, clumsy whales, and gambling regulars all pepper her day. When an acci ...more
Author Deborah Coonts is a new voice in the mystery genre. She introduces readers to Lucky O’Toole. Lucky is one tough cookie. She is t ...more
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I read the blurb for this book and was struck with interest when I read that is was about Vegas. Not to mention the fact that it pretty much starts out with some chick falling from a helicopter during the pirate show. The book had its hooks in me before chapter one was even over with. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. It didn’t seem to matter what Lucky had dealt with and put to rest, something was always happening and she had ...more
I did kind of like how her best friend/love interest is a straight drag queen. He was cool.
I recieved t ...more
This is a fun story, and I've been a bit adrift since the Plum books lost their luster for me. As you can imagine, the secondary chara ...more
I really enjoyed almost everything about this story. It takes off at a quick pace and doesn't slow down - which is fitting since that's exactly the way the main charcters life is like and I felt the story matched up to that perfectly.
One of my favorite new author blogs is called Wonk-O-Mance and this book is perfect ...more
Lucky O'Toole is in charge of customer relations at an opulent casino in Las Vegas, and she needs to figure out whether or not Lyda Sue committed suicide or was murdered.
The opening line of the books reads: "As her final act on this earth, Lyda Sue Stalnaker plummeted out of a Las Vegas helicopter and landed smack in the middle of the pirates' lagoon in the front of the Treasure Island Hotel, disrupting the 8:30 p.m. pirate show."
Ha. That's a great start.
What I did not lik ...more
When an acquaintance falls to her death from one of the casino's planes, Lucky immediately begins to investigate. It w ...more
Lucky O’Toole is the head of customer relations at a major Las Vegas casino. She likes fast cars, gorgeous guys, and expensive clothes.
Having grown up in the city built around sin and corruption, Lucky knows that anything that happens in Vegas is rarely what it seems.
When a young woman ...more
Lucky O’Toole is Head of Customer Relations at the Babylon, a new luxury resort on the Strip in Las Vegas. On a daily basis she sees her share of the misfits and the bizarre but since her mother is one of the top madams in Las Vegas, you really have to hit the weird scale hard to even begin to fluster Ms O’Toole.
So when a woman falls to her death from a sightseeing helicopter into the middle of a Pirate show, Lucky doesn’t see it as just anothe ...more
Lucky O' Toole is the problem solver for the Babylon hotel -- a well-known hotel on the Vegas strip. No problem is too big or too small for Lucky, just as long as she has her trusty Nextel on her hip. Whether it's a naked man in the stair well or a frequent guest who hides wild animals in his room or the shenanigans when the annual sex trade show hits the hotel.
Lucky is witty ...more
Thanks to Leyane for asking me to review this. I honestly had no idea what I was missing. This book was quite the page-turner jammed packed with the world's most amazing and borderline psychotic characters ever. Then again, can't expect anything less from Las Vegas.
From page one the book instantly puts you in the action. A girl who works for the Las Vegas hotel Treasure Island Hotel has seeming ...more
I really enjoyed the main character, Lucky O'Toole. She was incredibly confident in her job, good sense of humor (I think you would have to in that line of work), sa ...more
Wanna Get Lucky?, by Deborah Coonts, does have a lot of details about Vegas right, and the author hits all the spots one would expect. The narrator is the custom service manager of a fictional casino (the Babylon), and there are side trips to a brothel in nearby Pahrump, a swinger's convention, an adult film ex ...more
With a great cast of characters, and a twisting, turning plot line, Wan ...more
Okay I’m not even going to pretend that this is a good book, but I had a total blast reading it. It could be because last month I went to Vegas with 20 of my best lady friends and it was amazing, and I am still enamored of all things Vegas. It could be because this is exactly the best kind of trashy book - shameless, fun, and hard to put down.
The heroine’s name is Lucky. GET IT? Lucky O’Toole, to be exact, and she’s a “problem” solver for Babylon, a big casino on the Strip. Th ...more