Opposites attract in House of Hearts, a romance with an international flavor set on the edge of Las Vegas.
Gambling addiction therapist Dr Lisa Bakker, 28, never breaks rules, but her bad boy client Will Huntley, 29, the good-looking youngest heir to an Australian jewelry business, breaks them all.
The one rule neither can ignore is the American Psychological Association's two-year dating ban between clients and therapists.
From feel-good fiction author Amber Jakeman comes House of Hearts, the latest modern love tale in her heartwarming, fast-paced House of Jewels series.
Globe-trotting Will has been breaking hearts and wasting time and the family fortunes in the casinos of the French Riviera. When he tries his luck in Las Vegas, he ends up broke and hungry, and books into Lisa's clinic because the food is free.
Will surprises himself by complying with his treatment and making rapid progress.
Deeply impressed with Lisa's statuesque beauty, kindness and expertise, he shifts the focus of all their sessions to her own needs.
Will says he has complete faith in Lisa's ability to help him find a better path, but she is not so sure.
Well may Will call her his Queen of Hearts, the "real deal" who makes him feel lucky. Lisa can't become involved with clients.
They draw closer when Will helps Lisa rescue her dog; closer still when Lisa's boss asks her to take Will skyrunning with her; and then too close for comfort during a psychometric test.
When Will finishes at the clinic and is photographed at Jupiters casino with two young women on the cover of Your Celebrity, a jealous and furious Lisa counsels herself to forget him.
To win Lisa's lasting love and respect, Will knows he must build his new business and stay out of trouble. He'd hate to ruin her career.
The more respectable Will becomes, the more Lisa longs for him, but she's bound to keep her attraction to him secret—and why would someone like Will wait two years for someone like her?
Will this playboy ever win his Queen of Hearts?
A lovely read. Highly recommended for feel good fiction lovers.
A great story with a few twists and turns and have the tissues ready. Thoroughly enjoyed it.