Author: Deborah Coonts
Lucky O’Toole, the vice president of Customer Relations for the Babylon, one of Las Vegas’s most over-the-top strip properties, is seriously regretting booking a reality television show, The Forever Game, in the hotel’s small theater.
The four contestant-couples add their own mischief to the incendiary mix normally available in Sin City while competing for a Las Vegas wedding extravaganza. The host of The Forever Game, Trey Gold, appears interested only in keeping the spotlight on himself while the contestants run wild, sampling all Vegas has to offer and threatening to blow the whole show out of the water.
Not only must Lucky keep the couples from killing each other, killing their relationships, or ending up on the front page of the Review-Journal, she has to navigate her own rocky road of love. Teddie, her live-in lover, seems ready to chase a new career as a singer, leaving Vegas . . . and Lucky . . . behind. And the Babylon’s new French chef seems determined to muddy the murky waters of love even further.
Then there’s Lucky’s mother, Mona, who never could leave well enough alone . . .
Lucky finds herself in different sorts of trouble in this book. Everything from a massage parlor gone wrong to contestants hiding secrets, to contestants missing. Also she finds herself wondering about her relationship that seems to have ended the honeymoon phase. She wonders often how to bring the spice back.
What a great novella we see more into the relationship between Lucky, her father “The Boss” and her mother Mona and how after a recent hospital visit and wake up call her Boss has decided to make his relationship with Lucky’s mother public. Lucky avoids discussing father/daughter things as she’s isn’t sure how to cope with it. The contestants for the reality show give Lucky a run for her money trying to keep them out of trouble. In the end the couple to married is a mix of two of the couples with one lucky bride and one groom that no one saw coming.