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 steal his largest diamond exhibit turns out to be
his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form forever.
But before he can handcuff her to his bed and explain the details of a
mating ceremony, an enemy attacks and threatens to destroy his casino,
his people, and his newfound mate.
From the beginning I was immediately drawn into the story. I couldnt stop reading it and finished it the same night. Luckily it was the weekend and I didnt have to work the next day!
Lucy is a reformed thief who has done a complete 180 and become a well regarded appraiser of rare gems. She is unfornately drawn back into the life on the other side of the law by her brother who have never been able to get his life straight and is positive the big win is the next win.
To save her brother she is ordered to steal from Alec who is a powerful casino owner. And who just happens to be a dragon. Never steal from a dragon...
There is instant chemistry between them when they come face to face. And while Alec quickly realizes she is destined to be his mate. Lucy is not as sure and continues to try and help her brother.
Watching them dance around each other while facing outside obstacles at the same time - bad mob leaders, old enemies and a brother who just doesnt get it - makes for one fun to read, roller coaster ride of story.
If you are looking for something that is enjoyable and fun with a side of sexy dragon shifter. Pick this up and you wont regret it. I know I am looking forward to more stories from this author.