Raising The Stakes

Raising The Stakes

by Sandy Loyd


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Las Vegas bound for a destination wedding, Terry and Des have promised to be friends thanks to their relationships with the bride and the groom.

When the ex-lovers unwittingly stumble near a murder scene, their gambling getaway takes an unexpected turn. And when Terry gains a stalker and is almost kidnapped, the stakes rise. Terry and Des are forced to run. Their mutual animosity creates enough fireworks to add to the already glitzy Vegas skyline.

Can they stay alive long enough to figure out the mystery? More importantly, can these two work through their differences in order to become true friends...or go a step further and realize they still care for one another?

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ISBN-13: 9781941267110
Publisher: Sandy Loyd
Publication date: 06/22/2014
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Raising The Stakes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
This is my first read of Sandy Loyd. You should read this book and read Sandy! This book was thoroughly engaging, captivating and smart. The characters were well developed (both primary and secondary), and I didn't feel like I was missing anything because I hadn't read book 1. I can't say enough good things about it. There was everything I needed to keep me riveted. You've got murder, kidnapping, stalking, blackmail, gambling, dirty cops, security personnel, a breakup where both characters are confused, a Vegas wedding, a protective alpha, a strong heroine and PUPPIES!!! Yes, puppies - and they are crucial to the story! LOL! Des and Terry have a past and it didn't end well. It was so short lived that nearly no one knows it even happened. They are both in Vegas for the wedding of his best friend to her sister. They agree to play nice, get along in public and try to be friends for the sake of their friends and families that have all made the trip. While he aids her in a humanitarian errand, she picks up (and pockets) an item off the ground that lands her in the crosshairs of a bad cop in the seedy side of town. Terry is being watched by multiple men. Des notices and it appears to be recon work rather than flirtatious. He doesn't understand why, but becomes more protective than he's really comfortable with due to their past. The story unfolds naturally, but in a way where I couldn't put the book down. There were twists and turns along the way. Not only does Des protect Terry to some extent, but Terry also takes care of herself. There was no neediness or whining on her part. As for what I didn't like. 1) The actual book ends at 86%. I expected and wanted more. In all honesty, I would have been upset no matter what the percentage was in the book when the words "The End" appeared on my screen. 2) I felt a little cheated that there wasn't more of a discussion between the characters (all of them) when Terry and Des met up with the rest of the group towards the end of the book. 3) The epilogue takes place way too soon from the return from Vegas. Rod's visit was spot on, but the rest just felt too soon and rushed. All in all it was an extremely enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading more of Sandy's books. I highly recommend this book and series. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story and can't wait for the rest of the series