Shocked to learn that her heedless brother has "given" her to Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge, as a guarantee that he will pay his gambling debt, beautiful Olivia Cole stoically moves to Griffin's gaming establishment, intending to honor her brother's vow. She is surprised, however, at the care he takes to keep her reputation safe. However, Olivia defies Griffin by dealing at the faro table. She convinces him to let her continue-for a percentage-and works her way into his heart. A pair of unlikely but well-matched protagonists and assorted secondary characters add to the elegant charm of this sultry, nicely paced romance that is graced with an unusual setting, a bit of mystery, and a twist on a classic premise. Goodman (If His Kiss Is Wicked) is noted for her well-delineated characters, scintillating sensuality, and compelling plots.