Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lucky Stiff by Deborah Coonts

Book Description:
Lucky O’Toole--Head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, premier mega-resort on the Vegas Strip--thinks it’s just another night in Las Vegas. A tractor-trailer has spilled its load of a million honeybees, blocking not only the Strip but the entrance to her hotel... the District Attorney for Clark County—apparently the odd man out of a threesome on the twelfth floor—is hiding in the buff in one of the hotel’s laundry rooms... and Numbers Neidermeyer--one of Vegas’ less-than-savory oddsmakers--is arguing with Las Vegas’ ace private investigator, the Beautiful Jeremy Whitlock.

The next day, Lucky discovers Ms. Neidermeyer was tossed into the shark tank at the Mandalay Bay Resort as a snack for the Tiger Shark. When the police show up at the Babylon with a hastily prepared search warrant, applied for by the District Attorney himself, and Jeremy lands in the hot seat, Lucky realizes her previous night was far from routine.

Amid the chaos of fight weekend, the hiring of an eccentric new French chef, and her madam mother's intentions to auction off a young woman’s virginity, Lucky is drawn into a deadly game where no one is what they seem, a game that will end only when she discovers who made fish-food out of Numbers Neidermeyer.

Lucky O’Toole and Fabulous Las Vegas—life doesn’t get any better.

My Thoughts:
This was a good sequel. Lucky is back and still working her butt off. Her new love life is wonderful, her new found family great and everything is going better than expected until someone throws Numbers Neidermeyer to where she meets her end! Lucky's friend is a suspect, everyone wanted 'Numbers' dead and to top it off her boyfriend gets a call and goes to California. The new chef at their newest restaurant is being a pain, Lucky's mother is going to auction off a girl's virginity and there is a murderer out there somewhere that she needs to find to clear EVERYONE else!
I loved that all my favorite characters were back. Lucky is running around like a chicken with her head cut off. You feel her pain, frustration, anger, and all her other emotions along with her and it is a great ride. Romeo has more of a role in this one and I've gotta say he is definitely growing on me :) I love the imagery throughout and we meet several new characters like and more of the Vegas 'underworld'. There is just enough twist to make the end 'unguessable' and wonderful.
I rate this a 4/5. It was an entertaining follow up to Wanna Get Lucky? :)

Thank you to FSB for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. I skipped to the end of your review and a happy that you think it's a good follow up to the first (which I really liked). Yay :)