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Wanna Get Lucky? Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 11, 2010
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Four girls on a trip to Paris suddenly find themselves in a high-stakes game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. Learn More
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--Stephen J. Cannell, New York Times bestselling author of the Shane Scully novels
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Top Customer Reviews
In the latter part of the book there are stretches of empty exposition and mundane dialog, such as:
"I called the office `Anybody looking for me?' I asked Miss Patterson when she answered. `Funny you should ask ...'"
Clichés such as "a flurry of activity" and "as good as his word" are used to carry action forward. Cars "screech to a stop" and a "chariot awaits" while "masses of humanity" are "teaming." By the end I was skipping pages. I agree with the other reviewer who said an editor was needed.
The bit with the big, strong, armed security guards failing to save their comrade from the boa constrictor was totally unrealistic, but it was still fun.
The book needs a good line editor. There were several (20 or more) instances where a completely wrong word was in a sentence, as if a spell check program was given free rein (always a mistake!) One guffaw-worthy example is when another character meets the heroine and a man, and demands, 'Whore you?' It took me a moment to realize the other woman meant 'Who're you?'
The characters were complete unbelievable stereotype cartoons. To the casino head known as the "Big Boss", to Lucky's brothel owning mother, to the out of towner security guard with connections even the police cant get, I really think Joseph Finder put a wig on and wrote this book. Lucky is a hotel "problem solver" who can apparently resolve any issue anywhere, anytime. Young Police Detectives "perk up like puppies" when the infamous Hotel employee "Lucky" reluctantly agrees to "solve this thing" regarding the murder of her friend. Lucky later enters a hotel suite where she is greeted by "Big burly security guards" who tell them an ANACONDA is currently in the process of killing a fellow security guard, while they stand calmly by and do nothing, Lucky takes their gun and shoots the snake in the head......Really?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quick read, good humor, nice plot and character development. Light hearted, fun twist on a whodunit, outsmart the bad guy theme.Published 21 hours ago by WOGK Kid
What a fun book!! Lucky is a fun heroine and the contingent of people who work in the casino are great. How she solves the mystery will keep you guessing.Published 1 day ago by Deedee
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Great characters and storyline. Lucky O'Toole was the main character who is head of public relations at the Babyon in Las Vegas. Read morePublished 5 days ago by lynn y. Sawtelle
Good read. Nothing fancy. Good characters, fun. This book was free, but there are more that are for sale. Not much to say without giving away the story.Published 5 days ago by Julia Bock
This was a fun story that kept me interested all the way through. I'm wanting to get more of the series, it was that fun.Published 6 days ago by Sally Dunn
This book is everything you could possibly want to read in a mystery. Romance, comedy, suspense, it was all there-in spades! Read morePublished 8 days ago by alyssa amos
Coonts takes tawdry Las Vegas antics, mixes them with intrigue and brings them to life with an intriguing and motley cast of characters. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Cathleen Lykens