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  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD Lib Ed; Library edition (Feb. 28 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455863637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455863631
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 45 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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"Lucky’s latest lark brims with the over-the-top ridiculousness that I love about Vegas. Fans of the series will fall in love all over again, and new readers will look forward to her next escapade."
--Publishers Weekly on So Damn Lucky
 
"Lucky's the kind of gal who will make any heart beat faster."
--Kirkus Reviews on So Damn Lucky
 
“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 on Lucky Stiff

“Coonts covers Sin City territory with a dash of CSI and Janet Evanovich in her second glitzy, lighthearted novel.”
—Publishers Weekly on Lucky Stiff

“Deliciously raunchy, with humorous takes on sexual proclivities, Vegas glitz and love, though Agatha Christie is probably spinning in her grave.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Wanna Get Lucky?

“This is chick-lit gone wild and sexy, lightly wrapped in mystery and tied up with a brilliantly flashing neon bow.... Wanna Get Lucky? hits the proverbial jackpot.”
—Booklist

“Funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized.”
—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author, on Wanna Get Lucky?

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Deborah Coonts’s mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago, though she’s not totally sure — her mother can’t be trusted. But she was definitely raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food, and beer. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where family and friends tell her she can’t get into too much trouble. Silly people. Coonts has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager. She is the author of Wanna Get Lucky? the first in a series of Lucky O’Toole Vegas adventures.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer (book blog) on Feb. 14 2013
Format: Hardcover
3.5 stars

Lucky is back with another adventure - or rather, misadventure. I loved the premise of this one - magicians and aliens. It was completely different from anything I’ve ever read, and it certainly kept me guessing. It was interesting and mysterious, and a lot of fun.

Lucky continues to grow on me. She’s tough and no-nonsense and independent. I like that other ‘regular’ characters are developing too - Miss P, Mona, The Big Boss, as well as others. They’re such a big part of the story that it’s nice to see them evolving alongside Lucky.

I really wasn’t happy with how the Teddy storyline played out. It was upsetting, but it was also kind of all over the place. Lucky said how she’d loved him and given him her heart, but then she was over it, but then she wasn’t. She was so heartbroken, yet she has two other guys who she could potentially hook up with, and yet the Teddy relationship isn’t 100% over from the sounds of it. There are too many love interests - I can handle the occasional well-done love triangle, but a love quadrangle? I just think Lucky needs to get her head and heart together and figure things out before rushing into anything. I fear we’re heading into Janet Evanovich/Stephanie Plum territory where she just needs to make up her mind without wasting the reader’s time by stringing us along book after book.

Besides the tangled romances, my only real complaint is the same thing I mentioned in my reviews for the first two books - there are too many characters and almost too many subplots. It’s hard to keep everyone and everything straight.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
So Damn Lucky Feb. 29 2012
By Samantha J - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
So Damn Lucky by Deborah Coonts is the third installment in the Lucky O'Toole series. I have read and reviewed both Wanna Get Lucky? and Lucky Stiff, and I've been having a fun time with these characters. I love the Vegas setting and all the background information on the city, and I also love reading a good mystery. In this book, Lucky is dealing with a group of magicians that may be intent on murder, her mother drops a bombshell, and her live-in lover is off touring the world with a gorgeous pop star. Lucky is trying to hold down the fort at The Babylon and keep a handle on her personal life. The interest of two other men isn't helping matters either - former co-worker Paxton Dane is still waiting for his chance, and now the French chef is also trying to wine and dine Lucky. Always the one to fix the problems, Lucky wonders if she will be able to fix her own...

I enjoyed this Lucky book, but I don't think it was my favorite of the three. That still belongs to Lucky Stiff, but I did like the story. The books are all thick but fast-paced and outrageous. I love a good chick lit mystery novel, and that would be how I classify these books from Coonts. I was a little disappointed to see who Lucky ended up with at the end of the novel. No spoilers, but after reading the previous two books about her, I really didn't see coming who she had chosen. The supporting cast are all back and being their usual selves, and I think they really add a lot of depth to the plot. I hope there is a fourth Lucky book so I can see her end up with the man who I think she belongs with! I definitely recommend this series.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good entertaning series March 20 2012
By Tom D Radecki - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a entertaining book. I really like the personality of Lucky. I found Deborah's first 2 Lucky books in my wife's borrowed Kindle. I was bored and started reading them because being from Vegas and Deborah introducing herself to my wife in the store and giving her a signed copy of the first one I decided to give her a try. I really like her style of writing. I feel I can picture it as if I was watching a movie. I reccomend all the Lucky O'Toole books.
So Damn Lucky June 26 2012
By Gloria Feit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The opening line of Deborah Coonts' new book, the third in the Lucky O'Toole series [following "Wanna Get Lucky?" and "Lucky Stiff,] is eye-catching, to wit: "Some things in life are best savored alone - - sex is not one of them." And that sets the tone of the novel, bringing back the six foot tall Head of Customer Relations at a Las Vegas Strip hotel, i.e., the chief problem solver, hired by Albert Rothstein, owner of several of the biggest hotels in the town, usually just referred to as The Big Boss. As the book opens, it is October 24th, and things are gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year in Vegas: the Houdini Séance, held on Halloween, the anniversary of the great magician's death, attended by most of the tourists who have invaded the town, as well as many prominent magicians

All manner of quirky characters are introduced, probably none more deserving of that description than Lucky's mother, Mona, owner of Mona's Place, "the self-styled `Best Whorehouse in Nevada.'" The family dynamics are unusual, to say the least, but never less than interesting. Her friends include Federika "Flash" Gordon, "Las Vegas' most tenacious investigative reporter," and young LVPD detective Romeo [his name, not a soubriquet]. Much of the early part of the book deals with Lucky's problem dealing with the fact that her recent love, Vegas' reigning female impersonator, now a budding rock star, has gone off to Europe to follow his dream, leaving her with "hormonally driven leaps of lust" sparked, literally, by the touch of any one of several male acquaintances and colleagues. Among the plot points are a top hat, a rabbit, death threats, a vanishing magician, an astronaut who talks to dead people, and a group of believers in "the murky realm of fringe science" attending a UFO conference.

As the author describes it, "Vegas is like Brigadoon - - a magical city that appears when the sun sets and the lights come on, where anything can happen." I had not read the earlier entries in the series, and did not know what to expect, but I enjoyed this tale of Lucky and her environs and found it a good summer read.
So Damn Good!!! March 20 2012
By The Bookish Dame - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Deborah Coonts's book is hysterically funny, strange, light-hearted and a mystery in so many ways! Deborah is a nut-case, she's so funny! I had a great adventure reading "Lucky." Here's the thing about Coonts; she's a wonderful mix of a good writer, a satirist and a student of people. She's also a comedian.

"So Damn Lucky" is the best trip you'll ever take to Las Vegas! If you've never been there, you only have to pick up this book to experience it. I laughed myself off the chair in the first chapter visualizing the exact characters she portrays that I'd seen there myself! This is a side-buster of a book, and a great mystery, too. Viva Las Vegas, absolutely captured and delivered in the hands of "Lucky" and Deborah Coonts...Elvis is definitely still alive there, so are aliens and missing persons!

If you're looking for a book to make you laugh and read like a bandit, and that will keep you wide-eyed with the joy of finding out about crazies and cons, this is the one for you. I found it a refreshing oasis from the books I've been reading lately. It's not always good to have a steady stream of the serious and fantasy world...once in a while it's so nice to have a sorbet between courses. "So Damn Lucky" is the raspberry sorbet of a book that will have your literary palate tingling!!

You just have to read this book. Take a trip to Las Vegas...
Ms. Coonts reminds me of author, Toni McGee Causey. March 10 2012
By Cheryl Koch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Lucky O'Toole is the head of Customer Relations at the Babylon in Las Vegas. She has been invited to a farewell party in honor of the forty year run of the Calliope Burlesque Cabaret at the Athena Resort and Casino. It seems that the farewell party would not be a party without a big surprise. That is correct. Famed magician, Dimitri Fortunoff is performing as the grand finale. Dimitri will perform Harry Houdini's famous Chinese Water Torture Cell trick. Something goes terribly wrong and Dimitri ends up dead.

Lucky is on the case. She is assisted by Detective Romeo. This case will not be so easy to solve. Their main witness has gone missing.

This book was crazy and kooky in a good way. Lucky is my kind of gal. She has the brains and brawn. She goes after her man or woman and does not stop until she has caught them. This book had some interesting characters. Which I would expect when this series is based in Las Vegas. The past two books, I was on the fence about and they were alright but with this book, I enjoyed it more. While, with any mystery story, there are the predictable moments but on the other hands, this book had a fun twist. It dealt with the illusion of magic. The ending was a good one. I will probably check out the next Lucky book. Ms. Coonts reminds me of author, Toni McGee Causey.


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