Poker Stud by Barrie Abalard
Amber Heat
Contemporary/BDSM
ISBN: 978-1-59279-657-1
Reviewed by Shannon

   

 

Lucy Stone Brookfield has only two places where she feels confident, assured, and sexy…when she’s dealing poker and when she’s tied up. Lucky for her, poker pro Tyler O’Toole flips both her switches. She wants him in her bed, and as her poker mentor.

Software engineer and part-time poker pro Tyler O’Toole can’t believe it when the sexy dealer asks for his help at poker. He is attracted to her, but that doesn’t mean she’s available, and it would be better if he didn’t get involved with her...especially when he isn’t sure if she shares the same kinks he does.

Sparks, and restraints, fly when they both realize they want the same thing. But, can their bedroom antics survive their poker rivalry?

Poker Stud immerses the reader into the world of high-stakes poker, and two characters who are determined to be at the top. Tyler has a very interesting way of teaching Lucy how to play poker, one that combined her love of bondage. Tyler and Lucy have to fight to determine whether they want a sexual relationship or a working one, but in the end they give in to their feelings for each other. While I didn’t believe the speed with which they fell in love, the ending satisfied my curiosity.

     

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