Thursday, December 9, 2010

Luck be a Lady

Luck Be a Lady
By Cathie Linz
Berkley Sensation/Penguin Group, 2010. 292 Pages. Romance

Megan West is a mild mannered librarian visiting Las Vegas to attend her cousin’s wedding. What she doesn’t know is that her grandmother and her grandmother’s fiancĂ© are planning to tie the knot on this trip as well. Logan Doyle is a haunted Chicago cop rushing to Las Vegas to stop the latter wedding from occurring and thus keeping his grandfather from committing bigamy. Megan and Logan seem to clash from first glance, but when Megan’s world comes apart after her father reveals a shocking family secret, Logan is there to help her uncover the truth.

This book is completely clichĂ©d and more than a little bit ridiculous. Strange details interrupt the flow of the story and are then never referenced again. It could just be me, but the librarian stereotype was considerably over-the-top and I almost triggered a migraine from all the eye rolling I couldn’t suppress. However, I can say that I liked the way the story concluded since it was a bit surprising and pleasantly messy, unlike so many romances that have predictably neat little endings. Far from the best romance I’ve read, but not the worst either.

CZ

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