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WANNA GET LUCKY?
     

WANNA GET LUCKY?

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by Deborah Coonts
 

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A New York Time Notable Crime Novel and Double Rita(tm) Finalist

A little murder, a little romance, a lot of fun.

"Evanovich... with a dose of CSI." Publisher's Weekly

A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate Lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30

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A New York Time Notable Crime Novel and Double Rita(tm) Finalist

A little murder, a little romance, a lot of fun.

"Evanovich... with a dose of CSI." Publisher's Weekly

A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate 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, head of customer relations at the Babylon mega casino, smells a rat, though she's got a lot on her plate: the adult film industry's annual awards banquet, a spouse-swapping convention, sex-toy purveyors preying on the pocket-protector crowd attending ElectroniCon... Still Lucky can't resist turning over a few stones.

When a former flame is one of the snakes she uncovers, Lucky is certain the woman's death was no Sin City suicide. To top it all off, Lucky's best friend, Teddie--Las Vegas's finest female impersonator--presses to take their relationship to the next level. Leave it to Lucky to attract a man who looks better in a dress than she does.

Lucky must manage the Babylon's outrageous festivities, solve the crime, and struggle to keep her life and libido from spinning out of control.

Editorial Reviews

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When it comes to the crunch (something for a sullen teenager, hostile neighbor, unbearably saintly mother-in-law), the secret is to make them laugh. Deborah Coonts's WANNA GET LUCKY?, set at the "most over-the-top megacasino/resort on the Las Vegas Strip," entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly. Marilyn Stassio, NYT Book Review, choosing Wanna Get Lucky? As a Notable Crime Novel for 2010.

"Deliciously raunchy, with humorous takes on sexual proclivities, Vegas glitz and love, though Agatha Christie is probably spinning in her grave."--Kirkus Reviews

"Complete with designer duds, porn conventions, partner-swapping parties, and clever repartee, this is chick-lit gone wild and sexy, lightly wrapped in mystery and tied up with a brilliantly flashing neon bow. As the first in a series, Wanna Get Lucky? hits the proverbial jackpot." --Booklist

"Wanna Get Lucky? is a winner on every level. Deborah Coonts has crafted a first-class murder mystery coupled with a touching and unexpected love story. Against a flawlessly-rendered Las Vegas backdrop, Lucky's story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized."--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"Get ready to win big--with a novel that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end. Wanna Get Lucky? is as entertaining as the city in which it's set."
--Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of Trust me, Stop Me, and Watch Me

More fun than a winning streak in Vegas. --Diane Mott Davidson author of Fatally Flakey

Wanna Get Lucky goes down faster than an ice-cold Bombay martini-very dry, of course, and with a twist. --Douglas Preston, New York times bestselling author of Impact.

Wanna Get Lucky? Is an amazing debut novel, a mile-a-minute read, with fantastic characters, dry wit, and the gritty neon feel of Las Vegas. Bravo to Deborah Coonts-I see a great future ahead. --Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of Night of the Wolves.

Wanna Get Lucky sizzles. It beguiles and surprises. It's belly-laugh funny. Add in unforgettable characters, crimes to die for, the ka-ching of high-stakes casinos, and Laura Ashley-decorated bordellos, and you have a read that's utterly irresistible from first page to last. Watch out, Janet Evanovich. The new hot number is Deborah Coonts. --Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of the Book of Spies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985792589
Publisher:
Deborah Coonts, author
Publication date:
03/03/2016
Series:
Lucky O'Toole Series , #1
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
789,848
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Coonts' mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago. Deborah isn't so sure-her mother can't be trusted. These things we are fairly certain of though: Deborah was raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food and beer. She is the author of WANNA GET LUCKY? a humorous romantic mystery set amid the glitz, glamor and gaudy of Las Vegas. WANNA GET LUCKY? was a NY Times Notable Crime Novel and double RITA™ Finalist and received several starred reviews as have the five sequels. Currently Deborah is stretching her writer muscles working on a women's fiction/contemporary romance series set in Napa-the first novel, CRUSHED, is out March 8th, 2016. To follow will be a dark thriller, a romantic suspense series featuring a female helicopter pilot, as well as the next Lucky adventure-all very different projects. So, if you see Deborah with a glass of Champagne in hand, you'll understand. She can usually be found at the bar, but also at www.deborahcoonts.com

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Wanna Get Lucky? 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
MaicaKid More than 1 year ago
Looking for a fun read? Then pick up this book! If you've been to Vegas, you'll "get it"....if you haven't, you'll enjoy it anyway! Witty and funny, this is one of those books where if anyone's around you'll find yourself saying "Listen to this" just before you read yet another passage aloud....just ask my husband! It's not that often I laugh out loud while reading a book, but Lucky O'Toole left me no choice. This is one tough chick with a soft center (but if you tell anyone, she'll beat the crap out of you!) who knows her town and her casino resort. And wait till you meet her mama...! Hold on...it's one rollicking, fun ride!
Anonymous 10 days ago
Great fun. Well done.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Fast read. Fun characters. Easy to read. I really enjoyed this book. Well written and edited.
Dizneyfreek 3 months ago
AWFUL!
Anonymous 3 months ago
This wssva good read, raunchy at times, but good. Enjoyed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book but it does have some serious editing problems. The reviewer of May 2010, who evidently read the manuscript (or made it sound that way), should have told the author of the errors. I liked the characters and story and will continue with the series.
KOtis67 More than 1 year ago
If you love Stephanie Plum you will love Lucky O’Toole. Lucky is sexy, funny, and having a bad day. Coonts writes with a style that brings both the characters and the scenery to life. The story is fast paced, and frenetic. There is only one small downside the story does have quite a few cliché phrase in it.
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CarterkidCO More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I'd read by this author, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lighthearted, quirky, and a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable read, I have read the Lucky series and look forward to another book to add to the read,recommend this to others.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Stephanie O: 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 to clean up or put out the fire. When the chick falling from a helicopter (that belongs to ¿her¿ Casino) shows on the tv, it¿s a mad rush to figure out the who, what, when, where, and how before her life as head of customer relations is a thing of the past. Running around with her Nextel phone, Lucky starts putting together the pieces. At the same time she is trying to figure out just who she can trust. Let¿s not forget to mention the fact she is also dealing with her ¿crazy¿ mom, and BFF who sparks her interest in more ways than she is ready to admit to. There were parts of this book that had me laughing and parts that had me holding tight to the pages. The perfect book for those who like a little crime mystery and a dash of romance. Favorite Quote: Honestly when I was finished reading I had tags sticking out of the book all over. So my favorite back and forth in the book was: ¿Now I get to see yours,¿ Dane reminded me. ¿Well,¿ I said as I settled into the deep seat. ¿Before I turn my cards over, I call and raise you one dinner at the restaurant of my choice.¿ He whistled. ¿It must be good.¿ He narrowed his eyes as he looked at my face. ¿Or you¿re bluffing.¿ He waited a moment and then said, ¿Okay, I¿ll play. What do you have?¿ I smile and pressed the intercom switch. ¿Paolo, take us to Spanish Trail, the east entrance, please.¿ ¿Remind me never to play poker with you,¿ Dane said he stared . . . .
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