Upping His Ante
Series: Full Tilt Billionaire
Author: Jessa Jacobs
Genre: Erotic, Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2015
Published by: Mad for Romance Publishing
Cover Designs by: Erin Dameron-Hill
It was a deal I couldn’t resist.
Billionaire Marc Andretti, former pro poker champion, picked me to mentor for the pro Texas Hold’em tour, and I was supposed to make enough money to pay off my student loans.
So why am I worried? Well, for one thing, I’m finding it hard to keep my hands off him.
Something’s got to give, and I hope it won’t be my self-control…
***Upping His Ante is Part Two of Full Tilt Billionaire, a Billionaire Erotic Romance novella presented in serial format. It is not a standalone. Expect a cliffhanger!***
I’d never denied myself a woman in my life. And frankly, they’d never denied me either. I’m not bragging, I know what I look like. It’s just the way things are. But Tara was something special.
“And what are you going to do to pay off the next student loan, Tara? You screw me over now and I’ll get you banned in every casino in the country.”
Now one tear escaped, and she dashed it away with an angry hand. “You’re a bastard, you know that?”
We were back on familiar territory. Sooner or later they all called me that. Now we had it out of the way, I knew what to do with this conversation.
Barb & Emmy’s Review:
First, thanks Jessa Jacobs for providing me with a copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. And, with that said… SWEET JESUS LADY! I loved it. The story built in a way that you were done before you knew it but damn, what a story and what a great way to get into the characters heads in this one!! ~Barb
***small spoiler alert***
Tara, holy hell the woman is a genius when it comes to math and figuring out how to ‘count cards’ even though that, technically isn’t what she does. But then again how could she not be. Its what she knows. She is the Mathlete turned gorgeous card shark. And now that Marc has his mitts on her he thinks she will get him back to where he wants to be. Its working for Tara, since she needs to pay off student loans. But when things get to a point where Tara has the money she needs, and her conscience is getting the best of her she decides it's time ot step back, say goodbye to gambling because she is beginning to crave it as much as she craves Marc and go back to school. That doesn’t go over so well.
But thanks to her friend Buffy, Tara makes a choice and leaves Marc wondering where in the hell she is at and what's going on. (laughs hard) She literally leaves him in the dust… but the man is one kind of smart. He figures out where she has gone and goes to get her. Brings her back to his place with the understanding that she will be staying there. (HA! Basically he is saying ‘YOU ARE MINE’ but won’t say that outloud.. yet..) Tara does tell Buffy what is going on and then things go from casual to OH MY GOD! And yeah… just.. yeah… (bats my lashes) These two are gonna be trouble.. (laughs hard)
P.S. On a side note I love Jessa but I may not survive another day without the nest book. (gets my tombstone read “Croaked from a frazzled heart due to a naughty Billionaire and his nerdy card slave”)
Thank you to Jessa Jacobs, who gave me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This new installment of Jessa Jacob's excellent Full Tilt Billionaire series continues the story of Tara and Marc. Tara has learned Texas Hold ‘Em well enough to suit Marc, but she is having a much harder time focusing on the cards and not on him. She cannot forget the kiss they shared in the last book, and feels she is hopelessly waiting for more.
Marc becomes increasingly possessive of Tara, teaching her the game, molding her into a dream player. He has had her made over to look the part, and like Pygmalion, is slowly becoming more and more attached to his creation.
When he is faced with the possibility of losing Tara, Marc shows his cards, using every weapon in his arsenal to bring Tara and her amazing talent back to him.
O.O! What an ending!!
I really enjoyed Upping His Ante, and am looking eagerly forward to the next piece of the story.
About the Author:
Like you, I’m a reader. When I read a good story with characters I can connect with, my everyday existence fades into the background as I enter a world that may contain exotic locations, adventure and excitement. And, if I can be totally honest with you, in my favorite stories I can fall in love for a while with an impossibly gorgeous guy who is the best lover imaginable.
So, maybe it won’t come as a surprise that in my books you’ll find hot alpha male book-boyfriends, sassy heroines who are much more clever and beautiful than I am, and stories I hope will make you laugh and cry while reading them, as I did while writing them. Oh, and some scenes you may want to role-play with your lover.