The Housewife Assassin Gets Lucky

The Housewife Assassin Gets Lucky

by Josie Brown, Deborah Coonts

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ISBN-13: 9780692150924
Publisher: Macondray Lane Press
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 265,652
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Over a million copies of JOSIE BROWN'S books are in readers' hands. Her novels include: The Housewife Assassin series; Totlandia series; Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives; Hollywood Hunk; Hollywood Whore; The Candidate; and The Baby Planner. Josie lives in San Francisco. Find out more about her at www.JosieBrown.com.

DEBORAH COONTS is the author of the Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure series, a romantic mystery romp through Sin City. Wanna Get Lucky?, the first in the series, was a New York Times Notable Crime Novel and a double RITA ™ Award Finalist. She is also the author of a thriller, After Me, an iBooks Best Of and a Nook First choice and the high-flying romantic suspense Sam Donavan Series. Although rarely there, Deborah calls Houston home. You can always track her down at www.deborahcoonts.com.

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The Housewife Assassin Gets Lucky 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Judy_G_D 11 months ago
In the “Housewife Assassin gets Lucky,” the heroines of the Lucky series and the Housewife Assassin series meet in London for a new adventure. As any reader would expect, the adventure involves mystery, adventure, some comedy, and a fantastic time for the reader. I personally have read every book in the Lucky series, but I’ve only read one of the Housewife Assassin series. However, I had no trouble keeping up with each storyline, as each author includes a enough backstory to keep the reader aware of what’s going on, without giving away so much information that any new reader won’t be intrigued enough to go back and read the other books. For me, that’s an important element anytime you read a book in a series. In this intriguing novel, each author’s main character-Lucky O’Toole the Lucky series, and Donna Stone Craig of the Housewife Assassin series — travel to London for different reasons. Donna is on a mission for the CIA, while Lucky is on a mission for her father while en route to parties in her honor given by the parents of her fiancé in Paris. Both missions bring them to the Babylon’s London club, where both find the dead body of an employee of the club, for entirely different reasons. Of course, each one suspect the other of being involved of the murder of the woman who they found. Each one has reasons for secrecy. Each one goes about investigating, and each one tries to find out more about the other. The authors switch back-and-forth from chapter to chapter, with each one taking over and giving a different perspective for each chapter. The chapters do flow seamlessly from one to the next, which shows just how well the authors worked together to make this novel happen. It’s a little unusual for Lucky to be so out of her element and without her normal crew of friends to help her, and although I do not know if it is just as unusual for Donna to be in this circumstance, I suspect she also is somewhat out of her element. However, readers who have read the whole series would be better able to speak for Donna. Eventually, their paths cross in spectacular fashion. It starts out in a very rocky matter, but the two women end up being able to work together, which of course we knew would happen. However, it’s the authors fantastic styles that make the novel work. We know that they’ll have to work together at some point, we just don’t know how. The way they pull it off is what makes it work. You have to read the novel to find out what happens, and readers of the Lucky series will be happy to know that Lucky‘s mother, Mona, ends up naming the twins. Of course, she doesn’t do it without thoroughly vexing Lucky along the way! What else would Mona do. Just because Lucky is out of her element doesn’t mean she has no contact with her friends and family. The end of the novel left me wanting more for both characters, which of course is a perfect way to end a novel in a series. I highly recommend the “Housewife Assassin Gets Lucky” for readers who have read either series, both series, or for anyone looking for a new mystery series. It’s fun, full of suspense, and will give a great reading experience. You just know that the next novels in the series will take off with a blast and give you even more fun and excitement. Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from author Deborah Coonts. I’ll probably go back and read more of a Housewife Assassin books after having read this one. Great job and great fun for the readers
Anonymous 23 days ago
These are two of my favorite series and combining them was great. Hopefully they can work again, only in Vegas, so Lucky can shine in her element.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I did not like this split author book at all. I will make sure to read details of book before purchasing, I was ready to continue Lucky’s journey to Europe with all the beloved characters but wasted my money. Very disappointing!
Anonymous 9 months ago
The book was okay, just not as good as the Josie Brown single books
Anonymous 9 months ago
I did not realize who the co author was uuntil i began reading her chapter i have read a couple of her books but wasnt crazy about them its just not the same Lucky without her original characters in Vegas
Anonymous 11 months ago
I'm a faithful reader of each series and really liked the mixing of authors. The book did show me that Josie Brown is the better writer and story teller. Can't wait until Donna, Jack, and the crew go to Vegas (you know it has to happen, the purse is involved).
Judy_G_D 11 months ago
In the “Housewife Assassin gets Lucky,” the heroines of the Lucky series and the Housewife Assassin series meet in London for a new adventure. As any reader would expect, the adventure involves mystery, adventure, some comedy, and a fantastic time for the reader. I personally have read every book in the Lucky series, but I’ve only read one of the Housewife Assassin series. However, I had no trouble keeping up with each storyline, as each author includes a enough backstory to keep the reader aware of what’s going on, without giving away so much information that any new reader won’t be intrigued enough to go back and read the other books. For me, that’s an important element anytime you read a book in a series. In this intriguing novel, each author’s main character-Lucky O’Toole the Lucky series, and Donna Stone Craig of the Housewife Assassin series — travel to London for different reasons. Donna is on a mission for the CIA, while Lucky is on a mission for her father while en route to parties in her honor given by the parents of her fiancé in Paris. Both missions bring them to the Babylon’s London club, where both find the dead body of an employee of the club, for entirely different reasons. Of course, each one suspect the other of being involved of the murder of the woman who they found. Each one has reasons for secrecy. Each one goes about investigating, and each one tries to find out more about the other. The authors switch back-and-forth from chapter to chapter, with each one taking over and giving a different perspective for each chapter. The chapters do flow seamlessly from one to the next, which shows just how well the authors worked together to make this novel happen. It’s a little unusual for Lucky to be so out of her element and without her normal crew of friends to help her, and although I do not know if it is just as unusual for Donna to be in this circumstance, I suspect she also is somewhat out of her element. However, readers who have read the whole series would be better able to speak for Donna. Eventually, their paths cross in spectacular fashion. It starts out in a very rocky matter, but the two women end up being able to work together, which of course we knew would happen. However, it’s the authors fantastic styles that make the novel work. We know that they’ll have to work together at some point, we just don’t know how. The way they pull it off is what makes it work. You have to read the novel to find out what happens, and readers of the Lucky series will be happy to know that Lucky‘s mother, Mona, ends up naming the twins. Of course, she doesn’t do it without thoroughly vexing Lucky along the way! What else would Mona do. Just because Lucky is out of her element doesn’t mean she has no contact with her friends and family. The end of the novel left me wanting more for both characters, which of course is a perfect way to end a novel in a series. I highly recommend the “Housewife Assassin Gets Lucky” for readers who have read either series, both series, or for anyone looking for a new mystery series. It’s fun, full of suspense, and will give a great reading experience. You just know that the next novels in the series will take off with a blast and give you even more fun and excitement. Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from author Deborah Coonts. I’ll probably go back and read more of a Housewife Assassin books after having read this one. Great job and great fun for the readers
blonde_betty 11 months ago
In both Josie Brown and Deborah Coonts latest novel Lucky and Donna go to London. Lucky and Donna in the same place…what could possibly go wrong? As expected, just about everything, though our stalwart heroines manage to pull things out in the end. Those that haven’t read either series will love this introduction to the other character. Those that have read both will be in reader heaven. As an added bonus…we find out what Lucky’s mom decided to name the twins. I’m not telling, you’ll just have to read for yourself. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
chitownvirgo 11 months ago
This was a fun read. Having read all of the Lucky series and none of the Housewife Assassin series (in spite of owning a few), I had no idea what I was getting into. Deborah and Josie's styles are different, which made for a challenge getting into the book. But I loved it. And the authors made it open ended to bring Lucky and Donna back together in the future. Yay! (Thanks for being friends ladies!) I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from the publisher
Anonymous 11 months ago
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! the story flows nicely and was a "can't put it down" read. I've been reading the Lucky series for quite some time but it was a wonderful introduction to Donna (The Housewife Assassin). I certainly hope there are more of this collaboration to come!
paytonpuppy 11 months ago
As always with any book by Deborah Coonts you are in for hours of entertainment. A new twist has been added to the series by including, in this book, “Donna Stone Craig”, from the Housewife Assassin series written by Josie Brown. Great! Lucky is supposed to be on her way to Paris to meet her fiancé’s family. Instead she heads to London to take care of a very important client of the Babylon Hotel Group for her father. In London she will get mixed up with Donna and her band of secret government agents while they try to discover who murdered one of their own…and to locate the intel that the agent had not yet delivered. Whew! This is almost too much to take in, but Ms. Coonts and Ms. Brown seamlessly intertwine the two separate characters and the combined story so that you follow the developments with laughter and suspense until the brilliant conclusion. This was such a unique idea to have the two separate characters meet and be involved in one story. If you have not read both authors you will feel comfortable as the they have provided enough backstory that you will not feel lost. The writing…the characters…great read! I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to give an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)