Hustler is a book that delivers a wide variety of emotion. It’s definitely sexy, quite funny at times, the snark factor is off the charts, and the character interaction is blended well. ~ Rhayne, Guilty Pleasures
I make my living as a hustler, and I’m great at it.
I don’t have a single tell and I use that to my advantage to manipulate any situation.
I’ve always known what a person is about to do before they’ve even decided.
That is, until I met Penelope.
I can’t get a read on her, and what’s worse, she doesn’t want anything to do with me.
Which only makes me want her more.
Now I’m in for the hardest hustle of my life.
Somehow I have to convince her she belongs with me.
Good thing I’m always up for a challenge.
Review copy provided for an honest review
Hustler is a book that delivers a wide variety of emotion. It’s definitely sexy, quite funny at times, the snark factor is off the charts, and the character interaction is blended well.
Nell and Gavin are from separate worlds. He is a world famous poker player who has made millions from playing the game he lives and breathes. Nell is a struggling cocktail waitress working the VIP room at the hotel Gavin lives and plays in. She has always had a dream of being a gymnast in a show in Vegas and has struggled to find her way since moving there.
Gavin is by no means looking for a relationship. He lives to play with women and with cards. That is all. He has no desire to be anything to anyone ever! Nell is introduced to him and suddenly everything he knows is changing. For the first time in his life he’s developing feelings for someone. Their story is fast-paced and sexy as hell at times, but sadly nothing new or refreshing. It’s a very common romance story that’s been told time and time again. Rich man meets and falls for a poor struggling girl and is constantly battling his feeling that are developing. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the story, I did. It just wasn’t unique or original.
There are several contradictions throughout the book that left me puzzled at times, but if you put that aside and just focus on the love story I think it’s a solid enough story to pull the reader through. Gavin ultimately has to decide what is more important to him, the game or the girl. Watching him battle through this was an honest testament to the struggles that have plagued his for years. It’s a full cycle of emotion that he has to deal with, and it was done beautifully. I do think he and Nell have a lot of chemistry together and their story was told in a way it portrayed their love in every scene they shared.
I really loved the side characters. There is definitely more we need to know and I can’t wait to see if we get to revisit this Vegas dynasty again in the future.