Cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black is determined to leave her job at the casino for good. She's one small step away from acquiring her Private Investigator license, and has her eye on the prize.
Accepting her first real case - investigating the murder of casino-mogul Ethan Becker - should be exciting. Instead, things spiral out of control and Tiffany finds herself in over her head, as she confronts secretive suspects, corrupt casino henchmen and her mysterious, ex-Special Forces bodyguard.
Tiffany's poker-hustling Nanna and pushy parents want her to find a nice man and settle down, but Tiffany just wants to track down the real murderer before he finds her first...
The first in a new series, Innocent in Las Vegas features a casino dealer who is the only PI - well, almost PI - willing to take on Ethan Becker's wife as a client after she is charged for his murder. Most everyone else believes Sophia is guilty and her hiring of a PI is just a ploy to help her at trial. Tiffany starts to ask questions and follow leads and needs the protection of a security firm - enter Stone. She finds that another murder occurred about the same time and believes the two are connected. Now she has to find the connection if there is one. The characters are well developed - Nanna is a hoot, offering to take Tiffany shopping at Victoria's Secret to help her relationship with Stone; Stone of course is a bit mysterious; the love-interest cop is introduced late in this story but likely to show up again; her friend Emily has a bit of mystery about her; and of course the thugs and glam of Las Vegas. I will be adding the second in the series Secrets in Las Vegas to my TBR pile when it is released.