by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
She calls herself his luck, but Grif Petrie doesn’t feel particularly lucky. Alone on Christmas Eve, he haunts a casino like he always does.
Then he meets Alli, and even though she tells him she has come to Vegas for someone else, he spends time with her—and wins at craps, which never happens.
Her presence creates a weird lucky magic. And magic always comes with a price.