Wanna Get Lucky?

Wanna Get Lucky A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter landing in the Pirate s lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the Pirate Show Almost everyone writes her off

  • Title: Wanna Get Lucky?
  • Author: Deborah Coonts
  • ISBN: 9781429960144
  • Page: 421
  • Format: ebook
  • A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate s 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 smells a rat She s head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, the newest, most opulent mega casino and resort on the Strip, so sheA young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate s 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 smells a rat She s head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, the newest, most opulent mega casino and resort on the Strip, so 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 s certain she s no longer dealing with an anonymous Sin City suicide To top it all off, Lucky s best friend Teddie Las Vegas 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 onslaught of outrageous festivities, solve a murder, and struggle to keep her life and libido from spinning out of control not to mention keep her balance in six inch heels.At the Publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.

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    1. 4.5 starsInterested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog!Lucky O’Toole is head of Customer Relations at the Babylon; Las Vegas’ newest and largest ‘mega-casino’. Her job title may be simple but her job is far from it as she’s responsible for any problems and for making sure that all casino operations runs smoothly. When a woman falls to her death from a Babylon helicopter and it doesn’t look like a suicide, it’s Lucky’s job to get a handle on the situation so that the situation d [...]

    2. Am I having fun yet? The set-up should promise the sort of romp you'd expect from Janet Evanovich or the TV series Sex & the City. Lucky O'Toole is the smart and sassy head of customer relations at Las Vegas's swankiest casino. She's got to protect her boss and their high rolling guests from fall-out from the porn-star convention hucksters, the swinging couples to-do, and assorted out-there Vegas stuff. However, you know it's falling flat when the author has to resort to putting comments lik [...]

    3. Las Vegas and Lucky O'Toole, an ideal marriage.The gambling capital of Nevada is superbly portrayed and Lucky, the problem-solver at the Babylon, which is the newest, trendiest and most over-the-top casino on the Las Vegas Strip, struts through the place with great good humour, plenty of commonsense and more than a bit of sexuality.From its most promising beginnings, when a young lady arrives most unexpectedly in the middle of the pirate's lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel, the novel [...]

    4. This book started off a little slow but it was jam packed full of action. Lucky is one busy woman whose work is her life. It's an interesting insight into working behind the scenes in a big casino/hotel. Love how an Australian features in it and the Americans don't understand him. Teddie sounds lovely and talented.She has a place and wardrobe most women would be very jealous of.I enjoyed this book, having visited Vegas I could envisage some familiar places and imagine the rest.

    5. This book is non-stop continuous action. While this is not fighting action, but rather customer relations’ nonsense and Lucky’s crazy life, it is still hooking. Putting this book down is a challenge. The writing is so engaging and fast-paced, that I knew quickly this book would turn into a good one.While the humor is not what I expected, because it was related to Janet Evanovich’s work, it was still chuckle-worthy. The humor is not from outrageously ridiculous situations with silly women, [...]

    6. I received this book free from a giveaway.If you're looking for a fun, light, flirty, slightly dirty read this summer on the beach or a plane, this is the one.Deborah Coonts has written a great little book with likeable characters, great dialogue, and just enough twists that don't get too twisty and take us into another genre.Lucky, our heroine, takes care of the happenings at the Babylon Hotel in Vegas. Nude drunks, clumsy whales, and gambling regulars all pepper her day. When an accident inve [...]

    7. A little bit of fun for a couple of hours. Lucky has the makings of an engaging heroine and I hope she continues her growth as a character in more stories to follow. I read a soft cover marked as an ARC, I hope some things were fixed; the overuse of the word "exquisite" was distracting, as were the corny quotation marks. The hotel setting is an interesting one as people get up to all sorts of shenanigans, especially when they're so intent on cutting loose or making some sort of score. Lots of ac [...]

    8. 4 "Lucky" stars!! Full review to follow.I just got notification from that I won a free copy of this book on a Giveaway contest. I'm so happy!!!!!! It's my first gift ever.Now lets count the days that it will take for a delivery to Greece.07/29/2016 Update: It has arrived!!!!!!!!!! USA to Greece in under 10 days. Thank you Deborah Coonts for this opportunity. I'm off to read my brand new book now

    9. The premise of this is sort of charming--a woman is a "fixer" at a fancy casino in Las Vegas--but it was just so HOKEY. Ugh. I did kind of like how her best friend/love interest is a straight drag queen. He was cool.

    10. I live in Las Vegas. Yes, it’s true, people really live here. Admittedly, I don’t live on the Strip where all the excitement happens. I live in a regular neighborhood where regular people live. There are schools, churches, grocery stores, strip malls. If you like the exciting Las Vegas, the Vegas of neon lights, ultra lounges, and designer shopping, then Deborah Coonts’ debut novel Wanna Get Lucky? is for you. It’s about the Vegas everyone wants to visit—gamblng until you hit the jackp [...]

    11. Reviewed By- Steph O.Review Copy Provided By- Publisher 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 [...]

    12. 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 [...]

    13. My thoughts on Wanna Get Lucky? ~~I loved this book and I love the character of Lucky! She kind of reminds me of a cross between Stephanie in Evanovich's Plum series and Eve Dallas in the J.D. Robb In Death series. And I love both of those series!!Lucky has the quirky friends and family like Stephanie but has the seriousness and 'get the job done' personality of Eve. The setting is in Vegas, with that whole lifestyle and living like no other place. I would love to visit Vegas some day so the set [...]

    14. When a woman takes a nose dive from a helicopter into the middle of the pirate show at Treasure Island, this can only spell bad news for Lucky O’Toole. Lucky is the head of Customer Relations at the grand Babylon in Las Vegas. This is because the helicopter that the woman came out of belonged to the Babylon. Now Lucky must solve a murder before her luck runs out.Author Deborah Coonts is a new voice in the mystery genre. She introduces readers to Lucky O’Toole. Lucky is one tough cookie. She [...]

    15. Wanna Get Lucky? (not like that…) Lucky O’Toole holds a position as Customer Relations at the very swank hotel and casino Babylon in Las Vegas Nevada. She kinda has her hand in the pots of every area, her other focus is public relations – so when a young woman take a nose dive from the company helicopter, plummeting to her death – perhaps her luck has turned bad? This fun and witty murder mystery keeps you wondering who killed the girl. With interesting characters - the over the top cros [...]

    16. This is the first book in a new mystery series that is very similar in tone to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books but the main character Lucky O'Toole isn't quite as inept as Stephanie. In fact, Lucky is very good at her job of head of customer relations at a large Las Vegas casino. In this book Lucky attempts to solve a murder while also dealing with "whales" (big gamblers), an adult filmstar convention (her friend "Subway" is the main star--you figure out the name), and other mishaps. This [...]

    17. "Wanna Get Lucky?" is Las Vegas's answer to the ever popular Janet Evanovich novels. I did enjoy the whole book very much. Deborah Coonts is a talented writer and hope we can look forward to more novels by this promising author. The storyline revealed a lot about the characters involved, although possibly too much. Many of the relationships could have evolved through several novels and not just this one. Keep tying into these characters, Deborah, and you will have quite a following. I recieved t [...]

    18. This was an interesting and fun mystery, but it's not for everyone because there is a great deal of focus on sexual desire and innuendo throughout the novel in addition to a solid vein of romance involving our main character and amateur sleuth. Anyhow, I thought it was written fairly well, and the characters are well drawn. I especially liked how well the protagonist's back story is explained throughout the course of the novel. Overall, I rather liked the book, and I might read more of the serie [...]

    19. Take Stephanie Plum, keep the snark but make her smart and competent, put her in charge of public relations at a swanky Vegas hotel/casino. Replace Joe & Ranger with a hunky female impersonator with a Harvard degree who is her best friend but wants to be more. Then give her a mother who is the madame of an upscale Nevada bordello and you'll have Lucky O'Toole.This is a fun story, and I've been a bit adrift since the Plum books lost their luster for me. As you can imagine, the secondary chara [...]

    20. Lucky is a great woman character - she is the problem solver at a casino in Las Vegas and has a sharp wit, sharper tongue (although not as sharp as her parrot's tongue) and finds herself solving everything from bailing out whales who bash in cars - to solving murder. It is the first one in a series and I will be looking forward to her further exploits. Nice to have a woman character who has some meat on her and meat to her!

    21. I read this book because I love Stephanie Plum and it was listed as similar. I can see that. I still like Stephanie better, but then I've known her longer. She's like visiting with an old friend. Lucky is definitely a new friend I'm going to get to enjoy knowing. It would be really awesome if Evanovich and Coonts collaborated and Stephanie, Lula and Grandma took a trip to Vegas!

    22. This book was recommended to me by library friends long ago. Now I regret waiting so long to listen to it. I loved the characters, dry wit and descriptions of Vegas life.

    23. Just for fun. Not changing the world here. Funny and sexy with a quick pace. I'll read more of her stuff for sure.

    24. Just a time pass book in between some heavy reading.Though it's a detective book, you can give it a complete miss

    25. Hookers, high-rollers and drag-queens, oh MY! This book was SO MUCH FUN!!! I loved every minute of it!This is sort of a cozy mystery, but with several left-turns involved. First, the setting, rather than being a small town somewhere, is Las Vegas, which right off the bat offers all KINDS of interesting potential! A town like Vegas not only lives a "nothing off limits" and "no holds barred" attitude, but people from everywhere else eventually end up there, so anyone and anything could happen. In [...]

    26. It started out funny, but ended a school girl horny romance with a few one liners thrown in here and there. Lucky is the of the Babylon, breaking up fights and solving pr nightmares for a casino in Vegas. She starts off a smartassed tough girl handling everyone and giving crap left and right. Somewhere around the middle, she finds herself lusting after her cross dressing upstairs neighbor and by the end it's just a mush fest of omg I can't think when he's near or someone says his name and we sh [...]

    27. Culture Of A Casino Gambling City Las Vegas Is On Display Within A Fictional Novel!Being An Adult Male, I Think Romantic Aspects Caters To A Female Reader! Knowing Numerous Transplants Who Lived & Worked In Las Vegas Casinos Too Move To Midwest Employment In Local Casinos Certainly Reality Aspects To HOSTS Job To The Actual Public Relations Position! People Behavior In A Casino Culture Is Quite Interesting For People Watchers! Book Is Enjoyable As A Fun Read & Changes A Casino Patron Per [...]

    28. A fast read with a lot of action! An insiders view of running a casino/hotel in Las Vegas. Just like Vegas this book has it all action, fast cars, fast women, romance, traces of the mob, blackmail, porn, spouse swapping, and all the problems associated with keeping customers happy. It is a fast life with fabulous clothes and cars. It has its ins and outs and ups and downs, but it contains answers to all the mysteries of Lucky's life in this one book. It ends with a new problem, but I want her to [...]

    29. What a romp! A day in the life of Lucky O'Toole is a rollercoaster ride of mayhem and fun coupled with a delicious blend of witty dialogue and sarcasm. The mystery was captivating enough, but it was the characters that really made this story come to life. I was flipping pages just to read more of that fun banter. And Teddy. Pure gold, that one. This story was a sheer delight from cover to cover. Can't wait for more!

    30. Reminiscent of Janet Evanovich, Deborah Coonts has created loveable quirky characters. Set in a 5 star hotel in Las Vegas, Lucky O'Toole is their customer relations director. Her mother runs a local brothel, Mona's Place. I got tjis first book free for my nook and I really enjoyed the light hearted read. I usually have a serious book and a lighthearted one going at the same time. This is a great bedtime read.

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