Take one sexy undercover FBI agent, a spunky math genius, a corrupt mob boss and a poker tournament. Add guns. Mix carefully. All of this and more in ALL IN by Aleah Barley…
World-class statistician and poker prodigy Daisy Drake has two rules: never risk anything you can’t afford to lose, and never, ever, trust a gambler. Which is why she gave up the game and moved to Los Angeles, where she became a tenured professor. But when an old acquaintance calls needing Daisy’s…expertise…to help catch a cheater, she heads back to Las Vegas and the poker tables. FBI Agent Ryan DiNatto’s been a gambler since he was four, and a hustler since he hit puberty. Coming off an undercover mission that ended with him shot and his partner in a wheelchair, Ryan’s out for blood. With a mob accountant and a hit man on the loose, the stakes have never been higher, and this time, he’s determined to make things right—even if it means beating spunky, sexy, Daisy Adams at her own game.
“He saw me grab you and figured I was the bad guy,” Ryan said. “I didn’t say he was wrong. Nor did I say I wouldn’t do the exact same thing if I saw someone lay hands on a friend of mine.” And what kind of friends were they anyway? “I’m just saying that’s not the action of a guy who practices non-violence. He was asking for his baseball bat.”
“It’s a limited edition Louisville Slugger,” Daisy said. “I gave it to him for Christmas a few years back.”
“And he was just going to show off his present?”
“Probably not.” Her grip tightened on her legs.
“What would he do if he found someone messing with the poker game?” Ryan demanded. “Invite them in for tea and crumpets?”
“Donuts–” Her fair skin colored. Daisy’s tongue darted out to moisten her lips and Ryan knew, absolutely knew, in every fiber of his being. Here was the lie. “I don’t know what he’d do. It doesn’t change anything. I’ve still got to find the guy.”
It changed everything. Because Ryan might be the kind of useless son-of-a-bitch who got his partner shot, but he couldn’t ignore possibly criminal action going on beneath his nose. If Bullet gave the guy a beating–or worse–then Ryan would have to arrest him.
And then he’d probably have to arrest himself because if he saw tears in Daisy’s eyes, there was no telling what he might do.
Other Books in the Leaving Las Vegas Series
When West Virginia wild child, Glory Allen enters a private poker game with her town’s dreams at stake she loses it all. To make matters worse, she’s trapped in a car with the sexy but infuriating man who won—and accused her of cheating. Now because of him, she’s on the run from the mafia who put out a hit on the stuck-up casino magnate with the toe-curling good looks—and he isn’t even her type. So why can’t she cool the explosive chemistry between them?
She’s out of control…and she’s enough to drive Luke Tanner crazy. Yet she’s the only one willing to put her neck on the line…for him—a complete stranger she professes to hate. Now he’s in debt…to her. And it’s a debt he’s willing to work off any way she wants…on the hood of his sports car, in a waterfall—wherever she’ll have him, he’s willing to pay the price.
But the stakes are raised when they return to West Virginia—helping Luke escape has put Glory and her hometown in the sites of someone who wants him dead. This time Glory decides she’s not going to end up empty-handed—it’s time for the winner to take all and she won’t stop ’til she wins his heart.
Author Bio: Aleah Barley is a writer of explosive romance for everyone. She lives and writes in Detroit, Michigan, with a cat who’s recently learned how to levitate, an over enthusiastic Labrador, and the cutest guy in the world. She will do anything for a hot cup of coffee or a wild romance–and, she can spell onomatoepia without using spell check.
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