Lucky Lady

Author: Susan DiPlacido

Publisher: Neon Fiction

Release Date: 2010

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT/EBOOK





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I've not read a Susan DiPlacido book in a while, but I have been missing some great reading. She certainly delivered everything you want in a good book in LUCKY LADY.  Not only was the story a modern day romance, it was full of intrigue, suspense and great humor. How she was able to deliver a blockbuster in so few words is beyond me.

A Vegas show girl, Sheeri DiPeddi, is convinced her beloved father was murdered. However, no one, especially her mother Giselle, seems to believe. Just about everyone thinks that her sorrow over losing her father is affecting her thinking.

 

To make matters worse, a knock in the head and the resultant belief that she is the incarnation of Lucky Lady, doesn’t help either. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, Sheeri didn’t need any complications, but trouble just seems to have her name. What was a showgirl without a job supposed to do especially when she may be next on the killer’s list.

 

 

The characters – what a crazy and loveable bunch most of them were. They all came alive to me, even the not so nice ones took on their own personas and became living, breathing people as I read. Could love thrive and grow out of such a motley bunch and weird beginnings? Marion Mahn is the kind of guy you love and leave, but he has that look and touch and makes you want to know him better. Cousins, Eva, Martina and their guys, especially Miguel, add a fiery Italian mix and sass to the story. Are the rumors of a mafia connection true?

 

Being an island girl, I know the power of the coconut, and was mildly amused at some of the happenings concerning this versatile nut. LUCKY LADY became a fast-paced read after the first two chapters, that kept me up way past my bedtime, but I wasn’t complaining. After each page I wanted to know what was going to happen next and even when I kind of figured it out, I wanted to be sure. Of course in true DiPlacido style I was thrown a loop almost every time. I would love to meet some of the characters again, they have become my friends, such as Sheeri’s mom Giselle and the flamboyant drag queen, Dinah Might.

 

Its funny how when love comes knocking even the most unlikely candidate can fall victim to its call. Poor Marion had no idea how one crazy day could lead to discoveries well hidden, show others what true love was all about and possible put an end to his roving eyes.

 

I found the female characters to be amazing, their strength and power was quite appealing and yet, when it came to their men – well, you just have to read the book to find out. LUCKY LADY is one fantastic read.

 

If you believe in luck, then LUCKY LADY is for you.

 

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Jessica Crooks

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