It’s a game of hidden identities, high stakes poker and murder. The biggest gamble? That love will be the winning hand.
Maxwell Grant, federal investigator and master of disguise, feels it’s his duty to look after the fairer sex. His resolve is severely tested when he runs into independent Abigail O’Brien while searching for a scar-faced thief and killer. Ordinarily he wouldn’t give the feisty Harvey House waitress a second thought. But she’s wearing a pocket watch on a chain around her neck; a watch she won in a poker game with a scar-faced man. A watch that belongs to Max’s missing brother.
Abigail O’Brien is greatly inspired by writings of popular suffragettes in 1876. She has no trouble vocalizing her beliefs, which gets her into no end of trouble from which Max must rescue her
When Max realizes she can identify the man he is after, he proposes she come with him on his mission. He thinks to protect her, but she insists they be equal partners or nothing.
Max and Abby pursue their quarry from town to town, heating up the poker tables, and burning for each other. It’s a gamble that could pay off – with justice and for the heart.
5 Heart Review by The Romance Studio!
Ms. Baldwin has done an incredible job with this book. There are so many characters and so much activity that it should be easy to get confused. The manner in which it was written precludes that. The story is …hard to put down and I couldn’t believe some of the surprises. The ending definitely was unexpected…This book was well written and easy to read. The story was fresh and interesting. I highly recommend this book to anyone.