This is Mya’s story.
Is love always a losing game?
When Mya is with Smithy, it feels like her eyes are constantly rolling. His wheeling and dealing charisma charms everyone but her. Well, that’s not strictly true – Mya is only human after all, and there’s no doubt the man is hot with his suits and swagger. It’s just that Smithy knows Mya’s secret, and she’s not sure she can trust him to keep it from their group of friends.
As they immerse themselves in the glamorous and mysterious world of ‘The Suits’, growing closer as a result, Smithy has to question whether his time with Mya is destined to become a case of ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ ….
Book 3 in Friends Series. Book 1: Just a Boy Friend Book 2: Just Friends
Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a contemporary romance series, the first of which was runner-up in Choc Lit’s ‘Search for a Star’ competition which was sponsored by Your Cat magazine.
Lucy lives in Greater Manchester with her family.
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Lucy Keeling has done it again with Mya’s story. Her secret is finally uncovered. Lucy’s characters are always so beautifully crafted, they feel like real people that you’d love to be friends with and it is great spending time with them again. This time Mya finds the gorgeous Smithy is in Vegas for the same reason as her, but can she trust him to keep her secret from her friends? And which one will be the ultimate winner? And is love the one game they can’t win? There are some real tensions in this fast paced story. This is one book you won’t be able to put down, I couldn’t.
Took a while to get into this book as I’m not a fan of poker. However soon the characters of Mya and Smithy took over and then the story galloped off at a great pace in Las Vegas. I loved the “challenges” faced by the competitors as well as the supporting cast of family and friends. Great as a stand-alone novel but even better if you have read the previous 2 novels in this series. Fun read, highly recommend!
Really loved this book, it’s great fun! Although part of a series it does stand alone very well, although possibly slightly better if you have read the earlier ones. The world of professional poker playing was new to me. Very interesting.
The relationship between Mya and Smithy evolved despite themselves and I really enjoyed watching the progress of what was a foregone conclusion. The story around them, their past and the romance was well woven together with several surprises en route which kept me guessing to an extent. An added bonus was their relationship with their friends, an unusual but lovely side to a romance. A nice easy read which kept me entertained.
This is the third book in the series but this can be read as a standalone (although I would strongly recommend reading the others as they are fantastic too).
Mya had a secret job which finally comes out when she and Smithy are both in a televised poker tournament. This is a bit different however as the organisers have arranged for the players to do some challenges between the rounds. Add to the fact that Mya and Smithy slept together on a previous occasion, along with the chemistry that they clearly still have, makes for an interesting tournament. When someone tries to play dirty Smithy and Mya may need to pull together to get to the bottom of things, but can they stay just friends?
All the gang are in this book in some way or another and it’s great to catch up with how things are with them too.
I love the way Lucy brings the characters to life and you get a real picture of them, all with different personalities.
A real page-turner, who knew poker could be so hot!
This is the latest in the ‘Friends’ series and the best as far as I am concerned. I’m really tempted to learn how to play poker myself …. A very satisfactory novel to relax with at any time – I have no qualms about recommending it.