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Lucky Streak by Carly Phillips
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Jun 03, 09

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Read in June, 2009

This is a really cute book with alot of fun characters. CP is always fun to read, she writes a quick and entertaining story. I gave this one a four out of five.

Amber is a woman that has had to resort to counting cards in Vegas to win enough money to keep her father in a nursing facility because he has Alzhiemers. But she isn't happy with what she has had to do and wants out. Her partner doesn't want to let go though. When he threatens her a strange man steps in to help her.

Boston Cop Mike Corwin is having a great vacation in Vegas celebrating his friend and partners wedding. He sees a beautiful girl that seems to be having a little trouble with a scumbag, so he steps in to offer his help. But when things are settled he asks her to party with him and his friends. Amber accepts his offer and they spend the rest of the day and night together having a great time. The attraction is strong, on a whim they get married at a chapel in one of the casinos. But on the way back to his room she encorages him to put a ten dollar chip, given to them by the justic of the peace, into a machine. Although Mike is skeptical he goes for it thinking that he isn't the lucky type. But he ends up winning $150,000.00. This can't be happening to him, he isn't the one to win anything. But it must be his lucky day because he has a new wife and the money. But when he wakes up the next morning with Amber gone and the money too, he knew it was just to good to be true, and heads back home to Boston for a trial that he has to testify in.

Amber just knows that Mike is going to be mad but he will understand that she had to take the money to get her Father back from her scumbag ex-partner. He knew just where to hit her the hardest. But she fully intends to find a way to pay Mike back, even if she has to work three jobs. Amber heads back to the hotel but when she gets there Mike has checked out of the hotel and left town.

Mike is tired. He can't beleive that he was suckered by a beautiful woman. He should have known better. But he plans to find out more about her. Before he can do anything he comes home from court to find his front door open. Sneaking upstairs to his bedroom he finds Amber in one of his shirts and nothing else. Okay, that is every man's dream. But he isn't falling for it. He want's some answers about the money and about Amber.

As the story goes on Amber is being chased by one of the men she and the ex-partner conned. She is also falling farther in love with Mike and finding that she is falling for his family too. They are quirky and weird, but she likes them anyway. And Mike comes to realize that Amber has some insights about his Father that he didn't think about before.

While trying to solve the problems that Amber has with the ex-partner and the man that she conned, Mike and amber find that they really do love each other and that their spur of the moment wedding isn't a big mistake. In fact it could be the luckiest thing that has ever happened to them.
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