Raising the Stakes [NOOK Book]

Overview

Play out the hand her way…or fold?

Three of a Kind, Book 2

After four years, Megan Loxley has given up waiting for her best friend, Desmond Reed, to realize she loves him. It’s time to move on. When Des introduces her to his poker buddy, Alex Truman, the instantaneous sparks that flare between them signal her life is about to change forever.

Des could kick himself. How could he have failed to notice the ...

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Raising the Stakes

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Overview

Play out the hand her way…or fold?

Three of a Kind, Book 2

After four years, Megan Loxley has given up waiting for her best friend, Desmond Reed, to realize she loves him. It’s time to move on. When Des introduces her to his poker buddy, Alex Truman, the instantaneous sparks that flare between them signal her life is about to change forever.

Des could kick himself. How could he have failed to notice the perfect woman was by his side all this time? Now it’s too damn late. And her innocent prodding about why he’s suddenly so distant is only making his hunger for her worse. Then she gets one step too close—and his self-restraint snaps.

Stunned, bewildered, furious, Meg can’t help but respond to the kisses for which she waited so long. God help her, she loves Des. And Alex, too. Immeasurably. Now what?

It may make her the greediest woman alive, but she’s determined to win the next hand— even if she has to change the game a little. First step: state her wildly sexy proposition in a language both men will understand…and hope they’ll stick around and play by her rules.

Warning: If you’re looking for a cool game of poker, you won’t find it here. This novella is so hot the cards are still smoking. The heroine may be new to the game, but she knows exactly how to play her two kings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609282615
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Three of a Kind , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 54,860
  • File size: 860 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    great

    Author did a great job

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Great fast paced

    I thought the pace was great to this story. Love the emotion. Love that two guys are so open minded to do this

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    slow

    it was hard to get in to and when it did i did not enjoy it at all

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    More realistic than most

    I like that the men in this polyamorous relationship don't just jump in with both feet. There is jealousy and pain, each man wanting Megan for himself. It seems more realistic to me than two men who regularly share women, which many other stories portray. I did think some of the dialogue, especially toward the end, was a little cheesy, but overall I think this was a great book.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    Hot Hot Read

    After four years of unrequited love for her best friend, Megan has finally decided to move on. When Des, the man of her fantasies and her best friend, introduces her to poker buddy Alex, she falls hard. And Alex feels the same for her. It's only after this that Des realizes what he's done; lost the only woman he ever loved, and gave her away to his buddy.

    Meanwhile, life couldn't get any better between Alex and Megan, right? Well at least until, after a night of extremely satisfying and exhausting sex, Meg drifts off to sleep, replying to Alex's 'I love you' with her reply of 'I love you too, Desmond'. Can she convince Alex she loves him as well as Des? When Meg realizes she wants both of the men in her life in her bed as well, will they both agree? Or will she lose her best friend forever?

    Jess Dee has a talent for making you care about her characters. This trio is no exception. I laughed at some of the antics, cried at a few places, and cheered when these three finally made that first step to be together. Of course, they say the course of true love never runs smoothly, and it is certainly true in this case. I loved that the threesome wasn't a foregone conclusion, and that Megan had to fight hard for what she wanted from the guys.

    Megan is a realist. I like that she was determined to get on with life, after pining for Des for four long years. I loved seeing her make a new life with Alex, at least until she realizes what she really wants. Then her determination to have it all is just fantastic.

    Des and Alex are perfect for Meg. Alex is the romantic and spontaneous one, while Des is the brooding hero who gives up his dreams to see the woman he loves happy. They are both hunks of the first order, and I can see why Meg can't choose between them. What sane woman could?

    This has it all; romance, hot sex between two people, then more screaming hot action between three people. There are tears, drama, laughter, and most of all, there is love between these three people who grow to be so much more together than they are apart. I recommend this for all who love hot romantic episodes, and I must warn you to have the cold drinks handy.

    Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

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    mind blowing (no pun intended)

    wow does this really happen? what open minds these guys have. i enjoyed the analogy alex gave to des. i liked the feelings & emotions between the 2 guys that were addressed. jealousy. rage. surrender. acceptance. love.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

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    Jess Dee Rocks the House Again!!!!

    I freaking absolutely loved Jess's Book Raising the Stakes. Who new playing poker with friends could lead to this. OMG the Love scenes were so damn hot I melted- literally, several times. I'm drooling right now just thinking about them. The emotions between Meg, Des and Alex are well, lets say I cried and rejoyced and cried some more and wanted to thump somebody with my cure-all cast iron frying pan. I love the emotions going on in Des's and especially Alex's head. I hate giving away spoilers so I canna say anything else except go buy it!!!!!!! And if you haven'tread the first book in this series Going All In, go buy it for goodness sake and treat yourself!!!
    I Love Jess Dee!!
    Zina

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Hate to see it end

    Good read better than book two in series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Sigh

    So so.

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