Part two of Phillips' Lucky trilogy is even better than part one. Strong, well-drawn characters with real-life problems increase the reader involvement. In case you missed the first book, this one also stands on its own. But you
will want them both, count on it!
In Vegas for a wedding, Boston cop Mike Corwin rescues Amber Rose from an angry partner and she joins his group, giving the wedding party an insider tour of Vegas hot spots. The big day ends with Mike hitting the jackpot for $100,000 and marrying Amber in a quickie wedding. In the morning sobriety returns. Amber and the money are missing, and Mike must go back to Boston for work.
Amber didn't want to fleece him, but she had a really good reason to take the money and run off. When she gets back to the hotel Mike is gone. Amber tries to find him to recover that special feeling they had, but bad guys are after her, and Mike has a black-and-white attitude about cheats. When she gets to Boston, Mike requires some serious convincing. Can fate turn this into a winning hand? (HQN, Jun., 384 pp., $7.99)