Wanna Get Lucky? (Lucky O'Toole series #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
Wanna Get Lucky is a fun, fast paced read. A murder mystery and love story twist through these pages amidst all the chaos and debauchery Las Vegas has to offer. I whipped through this chick lit mystery and giggled frequently along the way.
I loved Lucky O'Toole's character. She is full of brawn, brains and had a great sense of humour. She's far from perfect though and I loved seeing her character grow through the story. And it wasn't just her character I enjoye...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
This book is one of those that you grab, curl up and read it on a rainy or snowy night. It's a fast-paced read though its contents are not to be passed over ligh...more
Lucky is a "fixer" for a Las Vegas casino, and this means she manages the many visiting "celebrities" for the XXX film awards, real and metaphorical cat herding, to shooting a boa constrictors bent on smothering security personnel a guest snuck in for a quicky room comp. All absolute chaos, and it utterly delighted m...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
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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
Lucky O’Toole is the head of Customer Relations at a Vegas casino and she’s In Charge. Sexy, smart, and sophisticated, Lucky takes life day-by-day as she tackles all the challenges of helping run a hopping casino that promotes drinking...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
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
But both women are surrounded by quirky characters: Stephanie has her action-obsessed Grandma Mazur, her wisecracking bo...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 definitely a product of Vegas. Her mother,...more
When a woman takes a plunge out of a helicopter belonging to the most luxurious hotel-casino on the Strip in Las Vegas, Lucky O'Toole has her work cut out for her to keep this story away from The Babylon. As head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, it's her job to make sure things run smoothly but of course, Lucky takes it one step further to prove that this is no suicide.
Full of sarcasm, quirky characters and surprises, Deborah Coonts has written a fast-paced mystery/romance...more
The mystery was my main focus. The book started off with a bang. A woman is thrown from a helicopter. Why? Alas, we are told the culprits...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
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
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
Lucky O'Toole is definitely a product of Vegas. Her mother, Mona, runs...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
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
Lucky O'Toole has a great career and is well respected. Then, one night a co-worker falls from a helicopter and the mystery begins.
Lucky is not lucky in her personal life as her Customer Relations job at the casino consumes her. Then, her best friend and female impersonator, Teddie, kisses Lucky. Lucky just can't shake the way that kiss made her feel!!
So, Lucky not only has to figure out the murder mystery, she also has to find bal...more
This was my first experience with the author and I was very impressed. The characters felt real, and quite likable overall. The idea of a problem solver at a Las Vegas casino, with all its inherent problems (naked drunk guys in weird situations, etc.) is totally fresh and unique and made for an interesting read. The only thing I had issues with was that the chapters did not begin on a new page, they just began wherever the last chapter ended, which was...more