Monday, August 19, 2013

Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott Spotlight and Review

Luck of the Dragon
by Susannah Scott

Entangled Publishing June 2013

Luck of the Dragon BCC:
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 to rob the latest, 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 heels and a sluts-r-us dress and struts into Alec’s Gerald’s casino, determined to put her long-forgotten thieving ways to the test again.

Alec Gerald, a shape-shifting dragon, has built the Crown Jewel casino to provide sanctuary for his people amongst the flash and awe of Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the sexy little thief trying to rob his gem exhibit turns out to be his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form forever. 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.


Suddenly, the scent of burning embers swirled over the courtyard and the wind settled, blowing Lucy’s loose hair around her face. A ground-vibrating roar followed, making every human eye search the sky for the source.

What was it?

Lucy’s well-honed survival instincts went on high alert just as a large SUV-sized black object careened through the air and landed on the raised stage with a thud.

Grannies, kids, and call girls hit the ground screaming.

Heart pounding, Lucy crouched with the crowd. The acrid scent of smoldering intensified. Pounding from the stage rattled Lucy’s eardrums. Whatever had landed there was moving and alive. On the platform, clawed feet stomped, and the creature’s matte black skin stretched over powerful muscles and bones. Black wings unfurled across the stage, and the animal roared again at the crowd, baring razor-sharp white fangs. 

A dragon.

Holy Mary, Joseph, and Peter. A freakin’ dragon.  

My Review: 5 Stars
Let me just start by saying I've read dragon shifter books before, but this one brings it to a whole new level. Maybe it's because the dragon in this one, Alec, is just drop dead gorgeous. But I really think the reason is the quality of the writing. This book is engaging, funny, sexy, scary, and thrilling all at different times. Very well executed. All the elements were in place; good plot, believable characters, great pace, fun and sexy storyline, good relationship building throughout the book. Also the possibility of the book turning into another, maybe more. The ending left a few things open for further exploration and I'm really hoping that Susannah does so. I started this book late in the day, and couldn't put it down until I finished it around midnight. Loved every page! Susannah Scott is definitely on my to-read list anytime she has a new release!

I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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Susannah Scott’s Bio:

SUSANNAH SCOTT lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is the lone female in a very loud household of males ranging in age from 4 to 40. While she jokes that the extreme levels of testosterone inspired her to write romance, it is really the love of creating an excellent story, and the occasional dreams of twenty-foot dragons, that wake her and send her to the laptop before the chaos of daily life ensues. Susannah loves to hear from her readers at the following social media locations:
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1 comment:

  1. So thrilled you liked it! Thank you for reading and reviewing,:) S