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'I've been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.' New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
'All in is sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish. I loved this book, and I can't wait to go whatever Simona Ahrnstedt takes her readers next.' New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare
'Everything a reader could want!' New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James
A gripping, glittering novel of scandal and suspense that ranges from Sweden to New York City to Africa, from the bestselling author of All In . . .
Alexander de la Grip is known in the tabloids and gossip blogs as a rich, decadent jet-setting playboy who spends most of his days recovering from the night before. With a string of beautiful conquests, he seems to care about nothing and no one.
Isobel Sørensen has treated patients in refugee camps and war zones, and is about to depart Sweden for a pediatric hospital in Chad. Devoted to her humanitarian work, she cares almost too deeply. Especially when she learns that Alexander is withholding desperately needed funds from her aid foundation.
Is it because she's the only woman who ever told him to go to hell?
As the two push each other's boundaries to the breaking point, the truth turns out to be much more complicated.
Pain, love, trust, betrayal. Which will triumph when safety is nothing but an empty word?
Swedish author Ahrnstedt's outstanding second installment in the High Stakes series (after All In) delivers two sets of appealing, conflicted protagonists: sexy, wealthy playboy Alexander de la Grip and humanitarian doctor Isobel S rensen, and, in a compelling subplot, Alexander's estranged, depressed older brother, Peter, and ambitious Gina, a young Somali immigrant who cleans offices while studying medicine. Isobel reluctantly apologizes for her past disdain for Alexander's decadent behavior, hoping for his company's continued support of Medpax, a small humanitarian aid organization that runs a hospital in war-torn Chad. He insists on a date, intrigued by her passion and commitment to fieldwork in high-need locations. Their sizzling chemistry catches both of them off guard and childhood trauma inhibits their growing desire for real intimacy, but even when their responsibilities keep them on different continents, their mutual affection builds. While Alexander and Isobel enjoy public flirtation at charity events and weddings, Peter and Gina's bond develops slowly over private meals in a staff lounge. Complex, fully realized characters, settings that range from Swedish castles to a barely equipped hospital with exhausted personnel and dying children, and a dangerous rescue mission with a breathtaking finale make this a page-turner to savor.