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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Rêveur Review: The Big Blind by Nicolette Pierce

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rêveur Review: The Big Blind by Nicolette Pierce

The Book:

The Blurb:

Nadia Wolf had one wish, and it wasn’t for the latest designer purse, fashion-forward clothing, or even a handsome man to marry . . . although, that would be acceptable too. Her wish was to win the World Series of Poker tournament and collect the one million dollar prize, beating the arrogant men who make her professional poker career a daily challenge.

The odds were stacked against her when sexy poker celebrity Caleb Usher sat down at her table. As they pin their battles against each other, a steamy side wager drew them both in and gave them an even greater reason to fight for the championship. It only took one hand to make tournament history and leave them both hot under the collar. But before they could settle their spicy wager, the million dollar prize disappeared in front of an audience. Not one witness could explain what happened or where the money disappeared to.

Greyson Miller CEO of the Lost City Casino had a mystery to solve. Not only did a thief steal the million dollars from under his watchful eyes, but a secret swelled so large it threatened the very core of the casino. In a twist of fate, Nadia teams up with Greyson in an attempt to find the missing prize and to solve the perilous mystery that plagued the Lost City Casino. With Greyson’s overwhelming allure, Nadia has to keep both her head in the game and her hands to herself.

Will she be able unravel the mystery and find the lost prize money while keeping both Greyson and Caleb at bay? Can she fend off her fanatical self-appointed poker manager Frankie Garza before he flushes her career down the toilet in offbeat attempts to make her famous? With Caleb, Greyson, and Frankie all claiming a stake; Nadia’s career, her life, and her heart will never be the same again.

The Review:

Completed 8/5
237 page ebook

I love romantic suspense (preferably with more suspense than romance), love Vegas and love Hold'Em Poker. So what's a seemingly perfect series for me? The Nadia Wolf series by Nicolette Pierce.

The book wasn't quite what I was hoping for, it was a little less poker and more everything else. At least there was suspense in it. It was a little cheesy and girlie for me, but there was enough talk about running around Vegas and being in casinos that kept my attention.

Nadia Wolf is a female poker player, who has captured the attention of both a popular poker players as well as a casino owner. Typical guys throwing money at the girl, which I'm mostly tired of, but in the world of Vegas and poker players, it does fit. Nadia goes back and forth on who she likes more ~ Greyson or Caleb. Throw in disappearing final table money and a celebrity wedding chapel complete with gay owner who has made himself Nadia's manager, you have a crazy mix of odd and bizarre stories, which somehow work, because it's Vegas, Baby.

I was completely engrossed in the story and though the story ended with her flying away from Vegas, to another tournament, the book captured me enough that I want to read more. The poker player in me wants to be Nadia Wolf. :)

The Rating:

Loved it, really really enjoyable book! (4 stars)


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    1. August 5th ~ I'm going through and just picking through books to review so some of them will be older reads.