Anything, except resist the lure of Lady Luck, an ancient copper coin he gambles yearly to possess. Jim is determined to regain control of the pretty penny, and damn if he’ll let any bit of eye candy distract him from his goal. Not even the mesmerizing woman in the middle of the casino floor with the shimmering hair and enormous green eyes.
With a life-changing move ahead of her, Lillie’s finagled a temporary layover en route to her future. She’s got five days to soak in new experiences, and while Vegas is too big and shiny and loud for her shy bear self, she’s eager to do this up right. It’s the last chance she’s got to let her hair down.
Until his challenge begins, Jim is more than willing to oblige Lillie’s wish for a final fling. Only Lady Luck has some twists of fate planned for them both…
Jim is a grizzly bear shifter and every year does an obscure challenge against his friend Damon to take possession of a copper penny they've named Lady Luck. Jim has had a tough time recently and deserves some down time but what he hadn't expected was to meet the most beguiling female bear shifter he's ever seen!
Step forward Lillie, shy and in Las Vegas for one last hurrah because she is a woman with a secret. She's determined to try and complete some of the things on her bucket list and a madly passionate fling with a gorgeous sexy man just happens to be top of that list. It's going to be wild and it's probably Lillie's last chance of fun.
This was an interesting short read. I realised right from the start something huge was about to happen in Lillie's life but it's kept a secret right up until the end. I was curious trying to work out just where the author was going with this and had all sorts of ideas running through my head! Simply fabulous that something, essentially a romance, could also surprise me with it's mystery element and subtle suspense. I won't ruin it for other readers but it's a very satisfying conclusion.
Both the characters, Jim and Lillie, have appeared in a previous book from Ms Arend but don't worry if you are new to her work as this tale won't ruin any of the story lines in her other books. It's a sweet and sexy romance, well written and with very likable characters. There's no protagonist though, so it's more of a character driven storyline then some books. The crux of the storyline here is the mystery surrounding Lillie and luckily the reader gets the eureka moment just before the truth is finally revealed.
A great way to spend a couple of hours and we get to meet Damon, a wolf shifter, who surely will have his own story told soon. Copper King was a book full of fun leaving you with a warm feeling. I'd definitely read more from this author.
Copper King is an e-book and is $2.99 at B&N and Amazon. It released on 24 April 2014.