Love, Diamonds, and Spades
Book 2, Cactus Creek - Cactus Creek
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Fiercely independent single mom Quinn Christiansen is used to flying solo. She’s been raising her young son and figuring out how to pay his pediatric hospital bills on her own for years now. And truth is, Quinn loves the notorious reputation she’s already gained in town of having a heart too hard for any man to break. Because it is. Two carats too hard, to be exact. Courtesy of the two-carat heirloom she’d had to barter to cover her ex’s debts when he took off after she got pregnant. The day she’d promised herself never again.
So color her pissed when the universe goes and decides to make the one man in Cactus Creek not afraid of her natural ball-busting charm another gambling musician. A ridiculously handsome, wickedly gruff and gritty, pushy one at that.
Rylan Grey isn’t used to getting a woman so worked up…well, not in a bad way, at least. But somehow, his mere existence seems to annoy the guarded and gorgeous Quinn to no end. Surprising, really. A dirt-and-jeans landscaper by day with a regular gig to perform for a packed house by night, Rylan considers himself a decent guy. Sure, he’s made some gambles to get to where he’s at, but they were all of the life variety, with risks as important as the rewards, fate betting as the house, and not a single dollar in play.
While Rylan never wagers anything he’s not willing to lose—namely his heart—he’s more than ready to ante up once he sees past Quinn’s icy defenses. Quick as a firecracker, loyal to a fault, and sweet when no one’s looking, she could be his riskiest gamble yet.
“Written in true Violet Duke fashion, with steamy chemistry, sweet moments, and witty banter.” -- NYT bestselling author Marquita Valentine
THE CACTUS CREEK SERIES:
Love, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]
Love, Diamonds, and Spades [Rylan & Quinn]
Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia]
Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey]
All the Cactus Creek books are standalone novels. Enjoy! :)
PRAISE FOR VIOLET DUKE:
"Violet Duke's writing jumps off the page and grabs you from the first sentence." -- NYT bestselling author Bella Andre
"Heartfelt, fast-paced, and fun!" -- NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely
“Hot, sweet, and filled with tender moments . . . Violet Duke writes heroes who make me swoon!” -- NYT bestselling author Kendall Ryan
"Emotional, sexy, and so unique!" -- NYT bestselling author Carly Phillips
Simply put, buy the book and read it today!
Violet Duke does it again! Of course that's not a surprise! Violet has such a heart warming and endearing way of making you fall head over heels in love with each character. I was drawn in as if I was sitting on the curb in Cactus Creek watching a Fourth of July parade. Don't forget the popcorn!
Love, Diamonds and Spades brings us front row into the lives of single mom Quinn and landscaper/rocker Rylan. Quinn has always had to fight her demons to protect and provide for her son, Cooper. The lil guy is sick, and Quinn puts everything on hold for him. Rylan is a gambler. He bets with his whole heart. Can he make a crack in the wall Quinn has put up? Should he? Not if she has her way.
I was given this book in exchange for a fair review.
With Love In Every Page!!!!
Quinn and Riley are what everyone would love to have!! I loved this story so much it's so relatable if you're a mom of course!!! They're beautiful!!! Can't wait to enjoy the rest of the books!!! 😍
Great story! I recommend all Violet's books!
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Jan 04, 2015
- Publisher: Violet Duke
- Seller: Violet Duke
- Print Length: 201 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Cactus Creek