- File Size: 5758 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OSDWCPG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #17308 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Romance
- #17955 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
- #22639 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Women's Fiction
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I started this book with high expectation and High Stakes did not disappoint. Denham King has fast become one of my favourite fictional alpha males and i am not sure how others are going to compare to King now that their story has reached it's conclusion.
Nikki Groom is a fantastic author who made me feel a range of emotions as i read the second book in the Kingdom series and at one point, i swear i was holding my breath as Jame's "aka Johnny" hold over Arianna reached it chilling climax.
I was desperate for Denham and Ari to get the happy ever after that they both deserved and Nikki didn't leave me disappointed.
Well done! I can't wait to read more!
What I love about this book is the way the characters drag you in, you can’t help but fall under their spell. Arianna is damaged and following her past it’s heartwarming to see how far she’s come since that first chapter in Holding Aces. Having said that she doesn’t overcome old wounds easily and at times I was frustrated with her and I just wanted her to demand more for herself. There is a particular shower scene that broke my heart and i just wanted to jump inside the book and hug her.
As for Denham, well he is hot as ever and wow did that bath scene do things to me, it’s safe to say i added bubble bath to the shopping list that week! He remains the sexy, caring protector we fell in love with in Aces only this time we learn more about his background and I defy you not to fall harder for him.
Then we have secondary characters, Spike, Lottie, Tara and Jack and in all honesty I don’t think calling them ‘secondary characters’ does them justice as they play such an integral part in Ari and Denham’s story but thats what they are so i’ll just have to get over my massive Lottie crush and deal with it! The book wouldn’t be the same without Lottie’s straight talking ways and Spikes playful nature. The fact I adored these characters as much as the main characters is testament to the Nikki’s writing.
The book flows perfectly, I love the way we see the relationships grow. I felt like i was truly invested in the daily lives of these characters and then bam you hit the 80% mark and wow does it put you through the wringer! I loved the pace of the book and although there’s drama it’s never too much every ounce of detail within the story is completely necessary its not just there to keep us interested it adds the depth that makes you feel like you're part of the story yourself. As well as the typical love between Ari and Denham I feel the love between Ari and Lottie is one I can’t overlook Lottie plays that friendship role perfectly and the love they share touched my heart and was the cause of most of my tears. This book evoked just about every emotion i laughed, cried, swooned and cursed but most importantly I loved, I loved the characters, I loved the story and I loved their sense of family and their dedication to protect what they loved.
Some books leave you feeling whole and complete and some leave you thinking I’d like more, well for me it isn’t a case of ‘I’d like more’ it’s a case of ‘I need more!’ I need Lottie’s story I need to feel complete! So I implore you all to read this and then pester Nikki until she caves and writes Lottie’s story.
All that’s left to say is I award 5 ‘ace’ stars for this ‘stunner’ of a book.
Could this series get any hotter? I have to say I think it just might. When I got the opportunity to read Holding Aces I was a little apprehensive. Books staged around Vegas just didn't appeal to me. Nikki changes my view on that in just a few paragraphs. High Stakes has just pushed me over the edge. You know the old saying never judge a book by its cover; well I guess that stands true to never judge it by its settings!
If you looking for a book that is full of hot encounters, lots of suspense and mystery, you will find just that and more with High Stakes. I have fallen in love with this series again. Dehman is that hot alpha male that just can't seem to say no to Arianna. He is fierce in protecting what he hold dear. Arianna is trying to find herself after living most of her adult life being told what she will do and how she will do it. She is fighting hard to gain herself back.
As we all know Nikki will not just let things run smooth with the Kings and their life's which makes for a very powerful read.
I highly recommend this series!
Great addition to the series, well worth the read.
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