The Gambler

The Gambler

by Denise Grover Swank

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Overview

The Gambler by Denise Grover Swank

The third book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Wedding Pact series.

Libby St. Clair believes in fate--so much so, she's willing to pin everything on a curse a fortune teller placed on her and her two best friends when they were kids. The curse, that each of them will marry before thirty, have a disaster of a wedding, and end up with a man other than her original fiancé, has come to fruition for both of her friends, who are now deliriously happy. But Libby's attempt to quick-start the curse by proposing to her wrong-for-her boyfriend ends in a wild dash from the altar. She's rescued by her friend Noah, the only person who understands her impulsive decisions--because he's the same way.

Having spent most of his adulthood fleeing responsibility and commitment, Noah McMillan is finally ready to grow up. Of course, figuring out how is still a work in progress. When he realizes he's in love with Libby, he flies to Kansas City to put a stop to her wedding. But Libby's already pulled a runaway bride. Eager to cheer her up and prove that he can be the man she deserves, he takes her on a madcap car trip that will bring them all the way to the City of Sin.

In Vegas, those who risk it all either win big or lose everything, so what will happen if Libby and Noah take a gamble on love?

The Wedding Pact and the Bachelor Brotherhood series:

The Wedding Pact:
#1 The Substitute (Megan's story)
#2 The Player (Blair's story)
#3 The Gambler (Libby's story)
#4 The Valentine (Blair short story)

Bachelor Brotherhood
#1 Only You (Kevin's story)
#2 Until You (Tyler's story)
#3 Always You (Matt's story)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150998483
Publisher: DGS
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: The Wedding Pact , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 12,883
File size: 969 KB

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The Gambler 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grow tired of the same old love stories and this series is NOTHING like that! Plot twists and humor made this author a one in a milllion!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fitting end to a terrific series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the final book of series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first adventure with this author proved to be a fun one. Loved the plot and the humor. Plan to read the others in the Humorous Contemporary Romance Series. LA-TXN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful love story. I loved the true struggles of a man WITH ADD, and emotional struggles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the money! Great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stayed up until 4:20am to finish this book.....now I'm sad I finished it but it was OH SO WORTH IT!!!!!!!! Denise has a way with words and this book was no exception. I highly recommend ALL of her books you won't be dissapointed in fact you will Thank me for the reccomendation. There are many places you will be laughing out loud.... ENJOY I know I sure did!!!
crashdeedee More than 1 year ago
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Funny, sassy, smart, entertaining and heartwarming. Four words that sum up the joy that is The Gambler by one my all-time favorite authors, Denise Grover Swank. The third and final book of The Wedding Pact series, we learn that story surrounding free-spirited Libby St. Clair and commitment-phobe Noah McMillan. If you have not read book 1 (The Substitute) and book 2 (The Player), you need to in order to avoid any spoilers from the beginning of the series and to learn the story behind the wedding pact and the curse. Libby is the one who believes the most in the pact that she made with Megan and Blair when they were kids and the curse that was put upon them by a fortune teller soon after. After seeing her friends find their happily- ever-afters, Libby puts a plan in motion to ensure her true love will arrive. Noah hides behind his lack of responsibility and maturity a genius mind and tender heart. When Noah realizes his love for Libby, he rushes to stop the wedding that should never be. He also needs to step up to the plate and help save the family business. All this leads to a hilarious and soul-searching road trip for Libby and Noah. Between jaw dropping bathroom breaks, unusual sightseeing spots and the arrival of Gram and Nana Ruby in Vegas, the laughs and tears are overflowing. What I was looking forward to the most from this book was learning the back stories of Libby and Noah. When you meet them in The Substitute, you know they are characters rich in history and passion. I was thrilled when the book surpassed my expectations. Denise has a true skill for writing characters that are real in not only their good qualities but also in their flaws. Libby, Noah and all the supporting characters feel believable and relatable. It makes you root for your favorites, celebrate their successes and want to cry at their despair. Denise also makes you want to reach into the book and hurt anyone who stands in the way of love and happiness. I am a huge critic of how a series ends and a lot of times I am left disappointed and unfulfilled. The ending of The Gambler is one of the best I have ever read. It brings the main characters of the three books together in a way that satisfies even this critical reader. The Gambler has become an instant favorite and The Wedding Pact series is one I will read and recommend over and over again.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I loved it! I would read it again, Libby and josh were my favorite through the whole series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New author for me but will certainly read other books.
SamanthaLM More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Libby and Noah’s story! They were always so close in the first two books with a great, but sometimes curious, relationship and it is nice to see their story from their point of view and see how they feel about it. The Gambler is a sweet romance that shows you how people can become a better version of themselves when they have good friends and good influences. I thought it was a great book to finish up the series since this one really focused on the wedding pact that was in the first two books and it was nice to see how it comes to an end. It is definitely a five star book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the whole series, yet this is the one that touched my heart the most. I laughed till I cried, and my heart broke till I cried which rarely happens reading a romance novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading about Josh and Megan, Blair and Garrett, Kevin and Holly, Matt and Anna, Tyler and Lanie, I thought it had gotten to the best of those books. I am so happy to have been proven wrong. While I adore all the characters, my absolute favorites are hands down Noah and Libby.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved each book, but having 2 sons, and reading Josh and Noah's versions of what happened with their father, I have't stopped crying. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading.not a dull moment with lots of action. The stories are full of ups and downs and keep the interest going.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series. Laughed my way through the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun book from Denise Grover Swank. The Substitute is still my favorite, but The Gambler comes in a very close second. Fun, fast paced and easy to read - except for the fact that you don't want to put it down to eat or sleep....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a blast reading this book. I love the grandma's. So many laughs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written characters. Love story about two people who have problems committing to long-term relationships. Can they realize they love each other or will they walk away. Love and friendship will they last? Read to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you looking for a book that will make you laugh so hard you cry. Look no further. Funny, witty and clever. I lovevthat the hero has ADD and since im a photographer i love the heroine is alone too! This series was fun but this book was by far the best and funniest!
TFenty More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book the least out of all 3. Noah and Libby's story seemed kind of rushed together which was disappointing since everyone could see the spark between the two since the first book. I expected their story to be the most thrilling
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the development of the primary characters as they worked through their serious issues, while laughing at their crazy antics. I especially loved the quirky grandmothers. This was the perfect ending to the wedding pact trilogy. Definitely recommend!