- Mass Market Paperback: 469 pages
- Publisher: Forge; Reprint edition (26 February 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765367955
- ISBN-13: 978-0765367952
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3.4 x 17.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 227 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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About the Author
DEBORAH COONTS has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager. So Damn Lucky is her third novel.
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Lucky O'Toole has only one problem she can't handle. She hasn't been laid in six weeks. She can manage to untangle the knottiest challenges a huge Las Vegas "megaresort" can present. Impossibly demanding guests . . . a French chef who throws tantrums . . . the Big Boss nobody can say no to . . . nothing fazes Lucky. But when a hunky male presents himself within her line of vision, she melts. And this tends to happen a lot, since Lucky is six feet tall and extremely attractive. Practically nobody who is male ignores Lucky O'Toole.
This weakness proves to be a problem when the aforementioned French chef turns out to be "delicious" and attentive beyond the bounds of politeness. The same goes for the officer from the Nevada Gaming Commission who has turned in his notice, in part because he wants to have a go at Lucky. And these are only two of the problematic characters in So Damn Lucky. The cast also includes Lucky's mom, the owner of "Mona's Place, the self-styled 'Best Whorehouse in Pahrump"; Big Boss Albert Rothstein, the imperious billionaire who has only recently revealed himself to be Lucky's father; Detective Romeo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, who is (fortunately) too young for Lucky; a gaggle of professional magicians; and an astronaut who recently experienced an alien abduction. There are more. Coonts creates characters who are interesting even if they strain the bounds of credibility.
The world starts spinning faster when a magician performing a seemingly impossible stunt at Lucky's hotel dies on-stage, or at least appears to do so. Soon, top-secret experiments in extrasensory perception at Area 51 enter the mix. It's all a glorious mess. So Damn Lucky is fun to read, if your humor tends to the sophomoric (as does mine).
I had a little bit of difficulty keeping up with the cast of characters in this one but it was still a great story.