Lucky Bastard (Lucky O'Toole Series #4)

Lucky Bastard (Lucky O'Toole Series #4)

by Deborah Coonts
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Lucky Bastard (Lucky O'Toole Series #4) by Deborah Coonts

Lucky O'Toole, the newly promoted vice president of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegas's primo Strip property, has never met a problem she couldn't handle. But when a young woman is found dead, sprawled across the hood of a new, bright red Ferrari California in the Babylon's on-site dealership, a Jimmy Choo stiletto stuck in her carotid, Lucky's skills are maxed out.

Of course, her life is already on overload. Her mother, Mona, is pregnant, hormonal, and bored—a triple threat. A song that Teddie, Lucky's former lover, wrote for her is getting national airplay as he hits the talk shows, pleading for her forgiveness. Lucky is less than amused by the high-powered "infotainment" spotlight on her personal life. She's having enough trouble fending off Chef Jean-Charles Bouclet, the Babylon's tasty new dish.

All of this and The Smack-Down Poker tournament, the second-largest poker tournament in the world, is holding its final round at the Babylon. Hookers, thieves, players, cheaters, media, and hangers-on descend, looking to win or to score. When one of the players turns up dead, Lucky starts to make connections between the two murders, putting her in the crosshairs of the killer.

Then, just when she's losing control... life deals another major complication to her personal life... and it's not going to be pretty.

In Deborah Coonts' Lucky Bastard, Lucky struggles to keep her life in balance, and a murderer from killing again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765370440
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Series: Lucky O'Toole Series , #4
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

DEBORAH COONTS' mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago, though she's not totally sure—her mother can't be trusted. But she was definitely raised in Texas on barbecue, Mexican food, and beer. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where family and friends tell her she can't get into too much trouble. Silly people. Coonts has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager. She is the author the Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures, including Wanna Get Lucky?, Lucky Stiff, So Damn Lucky, and Lucky Bastard.

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Lucky Bastard 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, even had actual laugh out loud moments. Poor Lucky, has 2 men fighting over her....good mystery. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is fabulous. The humor will really tickle your funny bone and the mysteries heart stopping in each book. Totally in love with this author. I am now on my eighth book and intend to read them all. CB
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blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Lucky Bastard is the fourth book in Deborah Coonts Las Vegas themed Lucky series. Though somewhat more maudlin than the first three, I loved the introspective aspect of Lucky as she tries to find her new normal. Any woman who’s ever been dumped has gone through the same ruminations and will easily relate. Coonts nails it directly on the head. In the midst of heartbreak, of course, is murder. Lucky takes on the case of a friend’s murdered estranged wife. As always, Lucky tries to get one step ahead, but is often one step behind. I always enjoy my visits to Vegas and this was no exception. Lucky is a great tour guide and always makes me feel like a local as I read. I highly recommend this one to anyone who wants a behind the scenes tour of one of the most famous places in the world. The storyline won’t disappoint either.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Marissa Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book For those not familiar with the series, the heroine is Lucky O’Toole, Vice President of Customer Relations for the Babylon, a swanky hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Time after time (and book after book), Lucky finds herself embroiled in a murder that has someone involved her casino. And, in true heroine fashion, Lucky fights her way to the truth (with the help of handsome men and quirky family) and solves the murder. In this installment of the Lucky series, Lucky’s friend and one-time co-worker, Paxton Dane, is accused of murder. Even more shocking is that the murdered woman is his wife. Now, nowhere in the first three books was it mentioned that Dane was married, and Lucky is pissed she finds out this way. However, being the good friend that she is, Lucky agrees to help him find the murderer. In order to do this, she has to wend her way around a poker championship, a deaf poker player, a feisty cowgirl, a mortician’s convention, and, as in every book, fabulous shoes. Then there is her personal life which now consists of handsome and mellow French chef Jean-Charles Bouclet and his five-year-old son, Christophe. Will Lucky be able to make a go of the family life? Only the next book will tell… The thing I love most about these books is the variety of characters. Some are no-nonsense (Miss P), others are eccentric as all get-out (Mona and Mrs. Olefson), and yet others could be anyone you might meet in your normal day (Romeo and Jerry). The men are anywhere from normal to exceedingly handsome, smarmy to suave. There is no one “type” throughout the story, giving Coonts’ writing the flair I look for when picking up a book. If you have read the previous Lucky books, it will come as no surprise that there is a “catch” ending, something to leave you on the edge of your seat until the next book comes out. Favorite Quote: So many questions, so few functioning brain cells.
KOtis67 More than 1 year ago
A friend in my book club turned me on to Lucky O'Toole and Deborah Coonts and it has been well worth the wait for her latest. Lucky O'Toole is a heroine that the everyday girl can relate to. Lucky is on a roll with a new promotion and new man but murder just keeps coming. This story keeps you guessing and turning the page for more fun and romance. The author brings another layer of depth to all the characters in the series. This book is funny and entertaining, it would be a fabulous beach read! I can't wait for the next book.
DarkAngelCT More than 1 year ago
Well for starters I love the cover the bright colors mixed in with Vegas bling, just incredibly great looking. I have been a huge fan of Deborah Coont's Lucky O'Toole series for anyone who hasn't read her books here's brief opinion of Lucky to date, Lucky is a tough girl growing up with her mother who use to own a brothel, and works for her father at The Babylon where she cleans up messes and make sure things go smoothly which isn't always the case, most of the time Lucky is bouncing in many directions. In the end Lucky always gets her man! Lucky in the way of love was always in love with Teddy but recently they broke up and she keeps trying to put him behind her. Which is sometimes easier said then done. On to this book it starts out with a woman is found dead on a Ferrari with a shoe in her neck. Of course Lucky can't help but crack a few jokes about shoes. As she delves into the mysterious Slyvia Dane she finds out that she married to Dane who has done work for Lucky's father. Dane seems to have alot to hide and everything points to him as the bad guy but did he really do his wife in or did someone else with something to gain. There was so much going on in this book, Lucy still trying to get over her relationship with Teddy and move on with the French chef Jean-Charles. Lucky is also dealing with multiple dead people from Slim Shady to a co-worker that Lucky had to fire to Dane's wife. Lucky is trying to get to the bottom of it. This book was full of Vegas charm along with more questions that answers I love how Deb Coonts is able to bring Vegas to a book and draw you in everytime and returning us to old characters we have come to love like the beautiful Jeremy, Mona Lucky's mother, to Brandy the dancer turned executive assistant. Definitely a great series for anyone who loves mystery and reading about Vegas! Talk about a major twist at the end of the story can't wait to see where her next book takes us!
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Lucky Bastard by Deborah Coonts Wanted to read this book because of the locale: Las Vegas strip. Lucky has a lot going on in her personal life (others in the family) and her business life-she runs a strip mall on the strip. She is called when a dead body is found and wishes she had not answered the call. Fascinating, love to learn about new things: red contact lenses! Love how they solve why things happened and the props used. The book cover really fits the book content. Seems just when they get a handle on one aspect of the murder, there are 10 other questions and they go clue to clue to find the answers. There are a lot of characters in the book but they do not swarm down all at once to overcome you. It's easy to keep them straight. I loved hearing of the Spring Mountains as my visit to LV we walked around the area there. This series sounds like it could go on forever because there are a lot of things that come up at casion/restuarant/hotels in LV. I received this book from JKCommunications in exchange for my honest opinion.