If Lucky O’Toole, Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Vegas’ primo Strip property, knows one thing—where money goes, trouble follows.
So, when the NFL announces it’s moving a team to Vegas, Lucky is left on the fence until the trouble she feared lands in her lap.
Nolan Ponder, one of the key players in the negotiations to get the NFL to Sin City, staggers into the Babylon covered in blood and holding a knife.
With the mountains of money and careers on the line, Lucky figured someone would try to kill the deal.
Chasing down a murderer is the last thing she needs.
Teddie, her former live-in lover, is exploiting every angle to get back into her heart.
Jean-Charles, her fiancé, is planning a trip to France to introduce Lucky to his family.
Mona, her mother, still hasn’t named her twins.
Lucky’s life is quickly becoming a game of murder and mayhem.
She just hopes this game won’t go into overtime.
AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH COONTS
Why did you decide to write humor?
I’m not sure I decided to add snark to the Lucky books, specifically to Lucky’s own voice, it just happened that way. When I was a kid, my mouth always got me into trouble. Finally, I’ve found a way to harness the sarcasm for the Forces of Good—or at least in a way not to anger my grandmother. And when Lucky started talking to me, she had a strong dose of sass in her.
The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure series is hard to categorize. Is that by design?
When I set out to write Wanna Get Lucky?, I knew I wanted to write a romp through Las Vegas. I had the characters and the setting but no real understanding of narrative drive. So, I threw a young woman out of a tour helicopter into the middle of the Pirate Show and let the story unfold. A bit of murder to keep the plot moving, some wisecracking and Vegas mischief to make you laugh, and some romance to keep it interesting. A bit of a mash up, but it works.
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
"Deborah Coonts...entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly." - New York Times Book Review
"Las Vegas is the perfect setting for this witty tale of misdirection and larger-than-life characters. Fans of J. A. Konrath's Jack Daniels series will love this." - Library Journal, starred review
“A whirlwind of a kooky crime novel, and readers will enjoy every minute of it. Coonts provides the perfect solution for readers waiting for the next Stephanie Plum book.” - Booklist
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love Vegas and Lucky O’Toole!
As a huge fan of Las Vegas and Stephanie Plum, the “Lucky” series has been a perfect fit for me. I love Lucky’s brash and (mostly) confident personality, and the supporting cast is great as well. The numerous descriptions of “real” places in Vegas always bring me fond memories, and a wish for another trip there soon.
I’m sad to see the series coming to an end. I hope the twins will have names before it’s over!
Lucky to find this series !
I came across the first book in the Lucky O’Toole series when looking for some light beach reading and browsed the free iBooks. I didn’t really have any expectations but found myself immediately hooked. Now on the last book of the series, I really just don’t want it to end.
The character of Lucky is so relatable as a woman. I love her brutal honesty with herself and those around her and the humor that she brings to even the darkest of scenarios. And then underneath it all is compassion and loyalty, without forgetting to mention her impeccable fashion sense and choice of cars. She’s luxurious but able to get her hands dirty if the situation calls for it. My kind of gal.
Big thank you to the author. Wishing you continued success. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with the world.
Love All Deborah Coonts Books in the Lucky series so far & I am going to purchase the next one now 👍‼️