The survivor of a high school sabotage that made her flee her hometown at sixteen, Hayden Tate is no stranger to bullying. Now she has returned to Lake Tahoe to take on her dream job with a degree and a backbone. But her newfound strength is pushed to the limit as she fights to hold her own against the old boys club of Blue Casino.
Adam Cade is the prince of Lake Tahoe, born into one of the wealthiest families in the area. He’s used to doing what he wants when he wants. So when his powerful father threatens to cut him off without a dime unless he uses his Ivy League degree for a job his father got him at Blue Casino, Adam capitulates. Hayden, the head of HR, hates Adam on the spot, finding every way possible to put him in his place—and suddenly the lackey job his father found him gets interesting. Adam’s life of leisure lacks substance, and even though he’s not willing to give it up, he wouldn’t mind the distraction Hayden presents.
But when the casino’s sinister inner workings begin to reveal themselves and Adam are caught between the powerful executives he works for and the lovely Hayden, his loyalties are divided. Blue Casino offers Adam a lucrative career where he wouldn’t need his father’s money for the lifestyle he’s accustomed to, but at what cost? Hayden’s silly side shines through when Adam least expects it, charming his jaded heart, and forcing him to face a morality he never knew he had. For the first time in Adam’s life, he finds himself yearning for something real, but will he risk losing everything to have it?
I just want to start my review by saying that when I sent in the request to the publisher to read this book, I didn’t realize that it was the fifth and final book in the series (I know … I should have done a little bit of research beforehand *shakes head in shame*).
What attracted me to the book was the synopsis which I found interesting and intriguing.
I was a little skeptical to read this story after realizing that it was the final book in the series because I thought perhaps I had “missed” too much information about the storyline, setting, and character(s) background.
I’m so glad I decided to give this book a go.
I really enjoyed this read. I didn’t once feel lost or confused about prior event or character(s) relationships. The author did a fantastic job of giving the reader a ‘new’ story, yet incorporating character (I would assume) from the previous books.
The story flowed well, and the characters developed quite nicely.
I really enjoyed Hayden and Adam’s dual point of view.
Their characters were well matched. They were both smart, loyal, sassy, and strong characters.
I really enjoyed the story’s plot, and everything tied up nicely at the end (I guess that is one of the bonus’ of reading the last book in the series :-)) .
Now I want to read the four other books in the series.