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February 28, 2012 / Leslie

Review: Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts

Wanna Get Lucky
by Deborah Coonts

Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Forge Books
Publish Date: May, 2011
Format: Paperback | 464 pages
Rating: 4 of 5

As the head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, a Las Vegas Casino, Lucky O’Toole finds herself at the center of a lot of crazy things. A normal day includes keeping things running smoothly and the well-heeled guests happy; everything from straightening out an incident with a wrecked rental car, a Ferrari, no less, to finding a guest’s lost cats, when the hotel doesn’t even allow pets.

For Lucky, this is going to be a hectic week. The entire porn industry has descended on Vegas for their annual awards banquet, trade show and spouse-swapping convention, and the geek crowd is arriving to attend ElectroniCon. In the midst of all this a young woman, Lyda Sue, falls from a helicopter while sightseeing and lands right in the middle of the pirate’s lagoon, disrupting the show. Someone is trying to frame Lucky’s boss for the murder but she suspects someone else pushed the woman out of the helicopter and sets out to find the culprit.

I’m probably the only person in America that hasn’t been to Vegas, but when I do get there I want to hang out with Lucky O’Toole. The author has created a fun and exciting character in Lucky. While she is totally in control in her professional life, her romantic life is a different story with a tendency to choose the wrong guys. Lucky’s best friend and neighbor Teddie, who works as a female impersonator, has taken a romantic interest in her. And he looks better in her clothes than she does! Her mother runs the most famous brothel in Nevada. When Lucky gets home from a long day she is greeted by her talking pet bird, Newton, a belligerent macaw with a foul mouth, and he has some of the funniest lines!

This is a fast-paced page turner that is laugh out loud funny. A little off color at times but in a humorous and fun way. A great choice for a light read. I’m looking forward to the next books in the series.

Wanna Get Lucky? is the first book in this series. The most recent book, So Damn Lucky, is released today. Thanks to FSB for the review copy.



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  1. Mary / Feb 28 2012 10:52 am

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Leslie. Yes, it gets a little bawdy but that’s Vegas, right? Or so I’m told. I’ve never been. Hmm, maybe we should plan a field trip! 😀


    • Leslie / Feb 28 2012 11:11 am

      I feel better now that I know I’m not the only person who hasn’t been to Vegas. A book blogger field trip, for research of course, sounds like fun!


  2. Suko / Feb 28 2012 12:23 pm

    Leslie, this book does sound funny and fun to read. I enjoyed your review. 🙂


  3. BermudaOnion / Feb 28 2012 3:26 pm

    I’ve heard this is a great series. Sounds like fun!


  4. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out / Feb 28 2012 6:50 pm

    Sounds fun! Thanks for sharing your review

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out


  5. carol / Feb 29 2012 2:50 pm

    This sounds like a lot of fun. And I’ve never been to Vegas either.



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