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Gambling Men

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Fun, sweet read

    I wasn't sure I would like this at first, seeing all of those poker references, but I ended up loving it. Jace and Quent were great characters that I really enjoyed getting to know. They reminded me a little bit of Ty and Zane from the Cut and Run series by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban as their relationship was growing. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted August 26, 2012

    And here we are. For a minute there I thought this would be a 3

    And here we are. For a minute there I thought this would be a 3 star
    book. I had to step away for a minute and think about my lovely Jace.
    You see his whole life is based on poker. And I know nothing about
    poker, so most of his 'life lessons' were lost on me! I had to re-read
    some passages because HELLO! this is an Amy Lane book and for me to give
    one of her books less than 4 stars was unheard of. So I had to make sure
    I had all my points covered. But that aside, this was a wonderful book.
    Both Quent and Jace were lovable characters. Their relationship was
    solid as friends and it was a nice journey to see their relationship
    develop as lovers and life partners. At times, I could not understand
    some of the things Jace did or said, not until he 'showed his hand' and
    brought his emotions to the surface. Throughout the book I felt that
    there was much more to him than what was being revealed and that is one
    of the reasons I read the book in one sitting. Quent, well, he was
    adorable. He had such an understanding quality to him and he had the
    perfect amount of 'je ne sais quoi' to counter-balance Jace's
    personality. All in all, a wonderful couple! The writing was amazing.
    Amy Lane always manages to bring so much emotion and humor to her books
    and this was no exception. I was laughing in some scenes and others had
    me crying...oh the vulnerability of some of Jace and Quent's actions and
    dialog! Man, they were excellent! So with great pride I say that stayed
    in the game, I upped the "ante" and did not "fold"
    and at the end of it all I survived the "showdown". (yeah I
    know!)

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

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    Loved

    Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
    Reviewed by Sabrina
    Review Copy Provided by Netgalley

    I was excited to read this book and I was NOT disappointed. The men in this story were three dimensional. They had development. The love scenes were really special. Sometimes they were sensual and sometimes they were HOT. It is not an action, adventure, plot driven novel. The novel is driven purely by the characters and it is a better story because of it. These characters needed nothing else.

    The way Poker was represented in the story was a nice touch. I have played poker but I never really understood the allure people have for it. I would say after reading this book, I still don’t have the connection- but I get how other people would love it. I get how other people would use it as a way to define their life. I never would have thought that a romance would give me that.

    The book was told in vignettes type story telling. There was not a lot of time between them, but the story didn’t flow as much as I wanted it to.

    Also because of the vignettes, there is no overarching plot. There is no problem to be resolved. It is just a story about how these friends became lovers and how they dealt with what life threw them. I would love to see the author write something about how their life is in a few years, but it is so far from necessary that if it never happens, there wouldn’t be anything missing.

    I definitely recommend this book.

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