"Luck of the Dragon" [Las Vegas Dragons Series, Book 1] by Susannah Scott
Author's Book Description : Luciana de Luca has a PhD in sass and gemology—and a problem. Her twin brother’s gambling debts have gotten out of hand, and a mob enforcer is blackmailing her for access to the million dollar jewel exhibit at the lastest, greatest mega-casino on the strip. Although Lucy has worked her whole life to get away from her family’s grifter past, to save her brother, she dons three-inch Manolo Blahniks and a sluts-r-us dress and struts into Alec’s Gerald’s casino.
Alec Gerald, a shape-shifting dragon, has built the Crown Jewel casino to provide sanctuary for his people amongst the flash and awe of the Las Vegas. Alec must find his destined mate or lose his dragon form forever—unfortunately, his mate turns out to be the sexy little thief trying to rob his exhibit. With enemies in every corner, and the all-important mating ceremony looming, Alec and Lucy must learn to trust each other, before time runs out for Alec and the rest of the dragons.
My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. A burly dragon-shifter leader finally finds his mate, now if he can get her to stop stealing from him everything might be perfect! This series has a lot of potential with it's unique storyline about the dragons' mating and their upbringings to their current course of creating a "home base" in Las Vegas trying to "hide in plain sight."
With all that being said, I wanted to like this novel but I just was not a fan of Lucy's at all. I found her as a bad enabler for her twin brother, someone who kept trying and trying to get herself away from her past but allows her brother to reel her back in time and time again, and someone who doesn't trust easily which makes her a bit wishy washy in her actions throughout this novel. Therefore, when reading this novel I just couldn't get into liking Lucy's character, she was good in the beginning but after her actions (and her brother's too) repeatedly repeating themselves I had to force my way through it by the time I was about halfway through.
Overall, I don't recommend this book but I do have hope for this series. Good luck to those who decide to read it and I hope you'll like Lucy more then I did.
Author's Novel Extras : How I lost my head... | A summer day and some R-rated behavior, Harlequin Junkie spotlight post | GIVEAWAY and LUCK OF THE DRAGON teaser!
Author's Series Extras : Coming Soon...
Book Teaser(s) :
"What's so important that you pull me away from my mate?" He couldn't help the broad smile that stretched his mouth. To find one's mate, it was the work of a lifetime for a dragon.For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Susannah, then please check out her website.
Leo gaped at him and pushed away from the wall. "Your mate? But, she is a human, and she stole your keycard."
"Yes, I am aware of that." Alec gave a what-else-you-got shrug.
"Does she wear your dragon mark?"
"Not yet." Alec ground his teeth. ~ within Chapter 8