Title: Highest of Stakes
Author: Selene LeGrom
WhatWhat: Steve is a gambler from a family of gamblers, and Daniel needs him to pull off his latest scheme (it involves beating the table at Baccarat). But Steve is a Langley and Daniel is a Sinclair, and they aren’t supposed to work together or fuck or fall in love.
It’s a hard way to make an easy living. (loc 154)
“We shouldn’t,” he said.
“You’re right,” I replied. (loc 169)
Verdict: I have a thing for professional gamblers, and the fictional ones are a lot less trouble than the real ones. When I say things like “this was achingly romantic” my fellow reviewers laugh and throw things, but it was, damn it. It’s more a short m/m romance than a piece of erotica, but it’s well-written and was immensely enjoyable.