Monday, January 4, 2016

All In by Aleah Barley





Book Description

He’s playing for her heart...
World-class statistician and poker prodigy Daisy Adams has two rules: never risk anything you can’t afford to lose, and never, ever, trust a gambler. Which is why she gave up the game and moved to Los Angeles, where she became a tenured professor. But when an old acquaintance calls needing Daisy’s...expertise...to help catch a cheater, she heads back to Las Vegas and the poker tables.
FBI Agent Ryan DiNatto’s been a gambler since he was four, and a hustler since he hit puberty. Coming off an undercover mission that ended with him shot and his partner in a wheelchair, Ryan’s out for blood. With a mob accountant and a hit man on the loose, the stakes have never been higher, and this time, he’s determined to make things right—even if it means beating spunky, sexy, Daisy Adams at her own game.

AVAILABLE: January 4, 2016

All In by Aleah Barley is a super cute, fast-paced read.  It involves a genius woman and the undercover FBI agent staying in the room next door.  Both (for different reasons) are participating in a poker tournament at the hotel.  Daisy is there to help out a friend (and manager of the casino) and Ryan is there to get revenge against a mobster for shooting him and putting his best friend/partner in a wheelchair.

Daisy Adams has written the book on poker. Literally.  She turned her first PhD thesis on game theory and poker into a how-to poker guide.  She only returned returned to her hometown to help Bullet (friend/manager of casino) discover why the casino (house) seems to be losing more than it wins.  In order to do that, she has to play poker in-person, something she hasn't done in years.

The last thing FBI agent Ryan DiNatto needs while undercover is a distraction in the form of his super-smart, cute "next-door" neighbor.  He's determined to keep the mobster that shot him and put his partner in a wheelchair in jail by going after what is most important to him: money.  The accountant for the mob is playing in the tournament too and Ryan needs to become BFF's with him pronto.  But Daisy isn't so easy to ignore and with threats surrounding the tournament, Ryan must decide between his job and the woman he is quickly falling for.

Rating: 4 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**A