My upcoming birthday trip to Las Vegas has me thinking about Las Vegas. And when I think about Las Vegas, I think about 3 things: Lucky, Kate MacMurray, and wine.I first met Kate MacMurray of MacMurray Ranch Wine at the Food & Wine Festival at Disneyland. This led to a couple of weekends for the Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch, including one special evening in the Redwood Grove on the ranch with Kate, Gallo Wine reps, and a select group of lovely people.

The highlight of that Redwood Grove wine dinner on MacMurray Ranch was presenting Kate with an autographed copy of The Tom Jones Club. With her red hair and the wine business, you might think Lucky was inspired by Kate, although at the time, my publisher’s cover artist was going more for Ann-Margret in Viva Las Vegas. 

In case you haven’t met Lucky, allow me to introduce you:International wine director Lucky Stryker, the “Lucky Lady,” is lucky in the boardroom, but unlucky in love. But the last thing she expects is to land in the arms of a cowboy during the Tom Jones Club convention. A hot week with a cowboy in Las Vegas is one thing—eternity is another.

Fearing that any woman he gets involved with will leave him–the way his mother left his father–Eric Blake chooses women who are guaranteed to fulfill that prophecy. And Lucky Stryker is no exception.

When Lady Luck throws the red hot dice, Lucky and Eric cash in on a red hot sizzling romance. So when their pasts catch up to them, and neither is who they appear to be, they are forced to answer these questions, “Can their hearts keep the promises their bodies have been making?” and “Will they finally get lucky in love?”

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