If you once accept the premise that some people actually do have a jinx--and that the people around you know this that--then the rest of this story is very good. How do you think a small community would react to you once the news got out that anyone around you risked bodily harm if they just looked at you sideways? And how would you make a living if any person you touched suddenly had an accident? Think about it!
From back cover: Her luck's so bad it's a crime. Everyone in Royal Flush, Louisiana, knows Mallory Devereaux is a walking disaster. At least now she's found a way to take advantage of her chronic bad luck: by "cooling" cards on her uncle's casino boat. As long as the crooks invited to his special poker tournament don't win their money back, she'll get a cut of the profit. But Mal isn't the only one working some major mojo. There's a dark-eyed dealer sending her looks steamier than the bayou in August. Turns out he's an undercover agent named Jake Randoll, and for a Yank, he's pretty darn smart. Smart enough to enlist her help to catch a money launderer. As they race to untangle a web of decades-old lies and secrets amid a gathering of criminals, Mallory can't help hoping her luck's about to change
Mallory is bad luck on legs. All the better to cool cards for her uncle's quasi-legal poker tournament. Jake is a federal agent searching for his missing partner and trying to catch a money launderer. When the two collide, sparks fly. Not as much fun as the MUDBUG series, but still a good fun read. 3.5 stars
I thought this book was very funny. To me the book didnt slow down at all.
Meh... Some parts were funny, but I also found parts of this book to be rather slow. I may try want something else by this author, just to see if this one was a fluke, but I don't think I'll rush right out to do it. I grew a little tired of the whole gambling scene, and the whole "giving someone bad luck by just touching them" was kinda unbelievable. I found myself not really caring whether or not the hero & heroine got their happily ever after or not.