Belinda Cooley just turned forty, got dumped by her fiancé, and quit her dream job—all in the same week. It’s enough to make a girl think her best years are behind her. So when her bad boy twin brother Ben tries to talk her into a spur-of-the-moment trip to Vegas, where he’s set his sights on winning the Big Kahuna of Texas Hold ’em tournaments, Belinda agrees to go. She figures she may get lucky at love, even if Ben loses his shirt playing the Cincinnati Kid.
But instead of having the time of her life, Belinda ends up deep in the hole because of Ben’s obsession with beating Steely Stan, the most dangerous poker player this side of the Rio Grande—a man who’s got his fingers in everything from the casinos on the strip to the local police force. After Ben is abducted, she knows she has learn to play Hold’ em and take his place at the table. Because if Belinda can’t play her way to the final round, Ben will be retired from tournament poker permanently.