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Monday, June 22, 2009

Jackpot by Lainey Bancroft

Jackpot by Lainey Bancroft
Publisher: Siren BookStrand
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (182 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

The odds of developing the committed relationship she longs for with Las Vegas playboy, Lucas Smyth, are a long shot Casino Niagara security supervisor, Cassidy Malone, wouldn't take even if she were a betting girl. But life has dealt her enough bad hands lately. She feels entitled to indulge in the lavish attention Lucas offers.

While Cassidy investigates the unfamiliar pleasures of no-strings sex, Lucas investigates her! When her heart starts straying with her hormones, will she be able to forgive him for discovering facts that cause her to lose her job? Falling in love is the most high-stakes game she's ever played, but if she risks it all, could she hit the jackpot?

Cassidy Malone is fed up with the restrictions of her life. The daily grind to pay the bills, the responsibility of caring for a flaky mother and irresponsible brother have taken their toll, so when her boss sends her to Las Vegas to attend a boring conference she vows to find one very sexy mand and enjoy a night of wild, anonymous sex with him. She'd be gone the next day, so who'd be any the wiser?

One glance across the crowded dance club floor from Luke Smyth and she knows she's found her man. And he turns out to be sensational. Mission accomplished she returns home vowing not to miss the man, or to moan about the drabness of her everyday life, until, one day, out of the blue Lucas Smyth turns up at the casino where she works as a Security co-ordinator. Worse still, she has to face him, knowing one of her security men has hauled Lucas into the interview room under the suspicion of cheating.

Lucas Smyth certainly fancies Cassie at first sight, but it takes a string of interlocking events and misunderstandings for them to finally overcome all the obstacles author Lainie Bancroft puts in their paths. Her gift of building conflicts is as brilliant her ability to draw her reader into the emotional dilemma her heroine and hero find themselves caught up in. She sets her scenes so beautifully you are transported to various settings within the pages of the books smoothly and vividly.

This book is full of love, laughter, tears, and frustrations as both her main characters work their way through the blockades that threaten to keep them apart. She never disappoints. This is another book well worth reading.