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
She has a place and wardrobe most women would be very jealous of.
I enjoyed this book, having visited Vegas I could envisage some familiar places and imagine the rest.
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 am a fan of the TV show "Las Vegas", the one about the Montesito casino, and this story just resonated with that.
As it turns out it is very much inspired in that kind of situations. It is a fantastic rendition of the Sin City I would like to exist.
There are gorgeous girls and handsome men, really creepy bad guys, and very good "tough but fair" good guys. There is more adventure, romance and intrigue than you can shake a stick at.
A fantastic story, very well told and struct ...more
The plot was pretty good, the set-up for the take-down was well done! Not a lot of 'mystery' to it, bu ...more
I also really liked her relationship with The Big Boss. They were kinda cute and fun to see. I liked him.
It took me a while to like Teddie but when it happened.... well I really fell hard. ...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