"Evanovich...with a dash of CSI." - Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)
Death by future mother-in-law.
It’s a thing.
Lucky O’Toole is sure of it. What she isn’t sure of is how to deal with it. In Paris, far away from her Vegas home, Lucky is out of her element and out of ideas.
Especially when a fortune of rare wine is stolen from her fiancé’s family in a daring heist using the tunnels under Paris.
When an unsavory man from Lucky’s past shows up to implicate her in the crime, Lucky is left to debate the merits of a firing squad over a guillotine or…
She could find the wine and clear her name.
Easy…until people start showing up dead and everyone seems to want Lucky’s head on a pike.
Especially the lead police detective investigating the murder and the theft who happens to also be the torch-carrying flame of her betrothed.
Sensing an opening, Teddie, Lucky’s former lover, in Paris to open a musical review in Montmartre, gives her a shoulder to cry on.
A wise woman, Lucky runs, risking life and liver to find the wine and catch the killer before he kills again.
Then, and only then, will she be free to make a choice about her future.
A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Join the fun today!
Wanna Get Lucky? (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 1)
Lucky Stiff (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 2)
Lucky in Love (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 1)
So Damn Lucky (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 3)
Lucky Bang (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 2)
Lucky Now and Then (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 3)
Lucky Bastard (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 4)
Lucky Catch (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 5)
Lucky Flash (A Lucky O'Toole Original Novella 4)
Lucky Break (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 6)
Lucky the Hard Way (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 7)
Lucky Ride (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 8)
Lucky Score (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 9)
Lucky Ce Soir (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 10)
PRAISE FOR THE LUCKY O’TOOLE VEGAS ADVENTURE SERIES
“Lucky’s story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized.” - Susan Wiggs, #1 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.” - Brenda Novak, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
"More fun than a winning streak in Vegas. Lucky O’Toole is a character with brains, beauty, and a wry sense of humor. Readers will want to meet her again—and soon." - Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author
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I got my first book in this series on Bookbub. This is one of my favorite series of all time! ILOVE IT! They are funny with good mysteries and romance. I got every book in the series and can’t wait for the next one! Don’t miss this series, it’s GREAT!
I’ve read all of Luckys books n always waiting for another. Thanks keep them coming
This is a highly entertaining, fast moving, emotionally thrilling adventure filled with heart pounding danger, witty banter, sweetly sexy fun charters and lots of exciting twists and crazy turns. What more could you ask for? Loved this journey and looking forward to more form this engaging world.
Lucky is back! I loved Lucky in the first several books. She was smart, feisty, cool, and interesting. But somewhere around book 7, after Teddie, she got cynical and negative, very down on herself and the world. Good news! In Book 10 the original Lucky is back but better than ever. She's grown up a lot and lost that negativity. Now it's been replaced with some insight and patience, without tarnishing her delightful qualities, Lucky Ce Soir is a great read - interesting characters in an exciting story. Long time Lucky fans are going to love it and new readers will get hooked! Thank you Debra Coonts!
While I enjoy all of Deborah Coont's books, this one was a little hard to get into. Once I decided that I needed to suspend belief (a vehicular homicide and a police detective sitting right there and not getting involved?) that Lucky would be allowed to run all over Paris looking for stolen wine and generally getting involved in things that the average person would not be allowed to do (just because her fiance thought she was capable) and not go to jail (especially in a foreign country) I enjoyed the book. I did like how Lucky dealt with Jean-Charles and Teddie at the end though.
Ah, Lucky, it is so good to see you back in Lucky Ce Soir. Lucky is one of my favorite fictional characters. Told in first person you have to be patient with the narrative; Lucky is not always on track. Knowing what Lucky knows, in a somewhat stream of consciousness manner, is what is so much fun about this series. You also never know what high-jinx Lucky will get into, but you know the ride will be a heck of a lot of fun. Lucky in Paris brings a magical quality to the whole story, even as it throws her out of her depth. Now, I want to book a trip to Paris. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
True confessions time— I’ve read every single Lucky Adventure (ok, devoured really), & while I love them all, I’ve never really felt that Lucky’s fiancé, Jean-Charles, was worthy of her. I know, I’m supposed to love him. But, there’s always been something just a little, not-quite-right about him. In Lucky Ce Soir, Deborah Coonts latest Lucky O”Tooke “Paris/Vegas” Adventure, the mystery of Jean-Charles is just a fraction of what our girl Lucky has to face, in what’s supposed to be her big engagement-trip-meet-the-in-laws in France. In true Lucky-style, things are never simple. Instead of a simple engagement party, Lucky’s big night finds her barely arriving on time from England (another adventure), with a mother-in-law to be whose glare may turn her to stone, her sister-in-law an apparent no-show, uninvited guests wandering around, her future father-in-law barely able to stand up after being attacked, and a mystery man from her past making an entrance worthy of Houdini. By the end of the evening, some things are painfully clear, including that at least one person wants Lucky to take the fall for the theft of a fortune in wine, & also that the “Paris Jean-Charles” may not be quite the knight in shining armor Lucky believes the “Vegas Jean-Charles” to be. When Lucky needs a knight, enter...Jordan Marsh. Friend, actor, singer, sometime- partner-in-crime but devoted to his own (same-sex) partner, Jordan shows up to lend a shoulder, bringing Lucky’s sometime-old-flame-lost-best-friend to confuse things. As Lucky sets out to solve the mystery of the wine, more & more mysteries keep coming to light. There are intrigues from the past, dead bodies, stalkers, and a very persistent lead detective with more than a little history with Jean-Charles. I love the Lucky O”Toole books as they bring action, adventure, romance, intrigue, mystery, comedy, friends, family, procedural, & just plain smarts all together in action-packed series where I find myself holding my breath, waiting for each new scene to unfold. Like others in the series, Lucky Ce Soir can be read as a stand-alone, but is better when read as part of the series. The final reveal, when all is said & done, stands up- it doesn’t fall into a giant plot hole. And, it’s clear that by the end, Author Coonts has decided — as Lucky has— that it’s time for the men in her life to do something to deserve her, or back off. And I can’t wait to see what happens next! Get Lucky Ce Sour, & enjoy the adventure.
When I was in upper elementary school, we would sometimes jump rope “Double Dutch”...a style that requires two long ropes to be turned by two people in opposite directions while a third person jumped the ropes. It was tricky to enter the jumping area, and once you did you had to skillfully jump double time. Lucky books remind me of that...once you enter the story, the pace is fast and tricky. I admire Lucky's bravery and insight into life, and Lucky Ce Soir does not disappoint. It is also fascinating to see her maneuver in new environs as well as learn new things about the fascinating world of wine. Bien fait, Deborah Coonts!
What an adventure for Lucky O’Toole as she visits Paris with her fiancé, Jean-Charles and his son Christophe. Lucky meets Jean-Paul’s parents and while her future mother-in-law appears as formidable as she has been warned, his father is in ill health. At their first meeting, Jean-Charles’s father has been injured and the families vault of rare wine has been robbed. Lucky will need to do what she is famous for…problem solving. A bound and injured man from Lucky’s past is found near the vault and another man will be murdered. As events escalate, Lucky has her work cut out for her. As if she doesn’t have enough to deal with, her former lover, Teddie, arrives in the city. Will she be able to find the stolen wine, appease Jean-Charles’s mother and keep Teddie from interfering in her life? What will happen when Jean-Charles needs to remain in Paris due to his father’s heart condition? A nice change of location for Lucky and I enjoyed her trip to Paris, but I missed the characters and action from Las Vegas. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author. (by paytonpuppy)