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Friday, November 22, 2013

Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott



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 drifter 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.
 
I love that the story starts off quick and strong. I was hooked before the end of the first chapter.  Susannah Scott has a gift for description that seems to grab the reader and pulls you into the story without being too wordy. I admire the strength of the main character Lucy. I actually felt strong emotions for every character even the bad guys and her brother... I really disliked them. That's how good of a job Scott has done.

Overall, I really enjoyed this new paranormal romance. The chemistry between Lucy and Alec was fantastic and I loved that their romance wasn't smutty but more suggestive, which allowed you to use your imagination. This Series has the potential for a lot more books. Hopefully the 2nd one will be about Mei and Darius, I am looking forward to reading their story. I do wish that it would have been longer since it was such a nice read.