Oh, For Luck’s Sake by Shan Marin – A Book Review

Posted August 16, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

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Oh, For Luck’s Sake

(Bad Luck Dragon – Book 1)

by Shan Marin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Med/Slow Burn, Urban Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Originally published in December 2019 – but I just read it again, so…. 

Down & Dirty

Being a Dragon is awesome. Being a Luck Dragon with perpetual bad luck… not so much. This book kicks off a highly original and refreshing UF Reverse Harem with enough action and snark to spare. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

A luck dragon should, as the name implies, be lucky.
Not me.
My luck stinks.
And it’s about to get worse.

I traded away my magic long ago, and all that’s left is the rotten kind of luck. I’m barely scraping by, working as a supernatural errand girl, and the bills keep piling up.

When a client dies on me before paying, I’m in desperate need of cash, fast.

A case of mistaken identity lands me a golden opportunity: A high-paying gig, with four gorgeous hotties for clients.

There’s Dex, the intense, powerful gargoyle.
Alain, the authoritative, suave incubus.
Rowley, the adorable, funny fae.
And their infuriating, control-freak boss, Will.
All I have to do is help them retrieve a valuable artifact, and not ask too many questions.

Easier said than done. There’s a horde of pissed off supernaturals on our tail, and my own people want me dead.

If I play the good little minion, I should walk away with a fortune. But I’ve never been one to toe the line, and, well… with my lousy luck, who knows what will happen?

Note from the Publisher

OH, FOR LUCK’S SAKE is a reverse harem urban fantasy romance, with medium burn and M/M elements.

Thoughts on Oh, For Luck’s Sake


I think I loved everything about this novel, from the FMC’s snarky inner and outer dialogue, to the variety of the men who eventually surround her. Nothing is quite what it seems and events are barreling forward to a world shattering conclusion. Delightful!

Favorite Lines

I scrubbed my hands on my jeans, trying to remove the icky sensation of guilt etched into my skin. (3%)
A trim beard framed his face, and the side part in his chocolate hair could cut a bitch if she wasn’t careful. (6%)
I’m frickin’ amazing, but dude, even my own company gets stale after a while. (67%)


  • Very well written.
  • Highly inventive.
  • World building is seeped through the narrative, not thrown in during some long winded monologue.
  • Dex. Will. Rowley. Al. All of them. Love them all!


  • Very minor editing issues.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type:



R (Language, violence and heat – both present and potential)

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Oh, For Luck’s Sake

This is a great and highly original venture into the Reverse Harem world. We’ve got dragons, gargoyles, fae, vampires, demi-gods and full gods. It’s a fantastic ride worth taking, and one that will keep you up reading. Free on KU.

Published October 31st, 2019
348 Pages

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