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High Stakes

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Kate Higgins is an ambitious 24 year old, whose goal is to climb the corporate ladder. Emotional entanglements just aren’t on her wish list. When her boss, Shelley, tells her she is in line for a promotion, Kate should be thrilled. The catch is she has to work on a weekend project with her arch rival, Pete Forest. The one who performs the best will get the promotion. Spark ...more
ebook, 36 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Escape Publishing (first published February 1st 2012)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★1/2! High Stakes is a quick, witty & well-written novella about two driven co-workers spending time together when vying for a promotion!

“He winked at me and sauntered off to his cubicle. My fingers tightened around the paperweight on my desk.”

High Stakes is brief story about two competitive and driven co-workers, Pete Forest and Kate Higgins, who find themselves in a race for a promotion. The rules set-forth require they work well together so for the first time they are forced to s
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Jenny Schwartz
"High Stakes" is a novella, and it sets a cracking pace, telling the story without wasting a word. I thoroughly enjoyed how the writing style emphasises the pressure of the business world.

Kate is a heroine intensely focussed on her career. Pete is her competition. How she comes to see her tunnel vision (I'm trying to be careful of spoilers here) is credible and honest. "High Stakes" is a great title because the story is about life choices -- and what is more important than those?
Lauren Murphy
High Stakes by Robin Thomas is one of Escape Publishing’s latest novella releases. I’m really enjoying the variety in the stories they publish and High Stakes is certainly a unique story in many ways. At 10,000 words it’s classed by the publisher as a novella, but for me it felt like a short story. Written in first person and in a timeline format, Thomas brings a fresh voice to the contemporary romance genre. So easily can first person viewpoint in romance or women’s fiction lend to a character ...more
Jay
a bit of a sappy, feel good story, but I loved it anyway. had me smiling & giggling most of the way through. loved the plastic boob apron comment, typical (or maybe that's stereotypical) aussie bloke/dad lol.
Gisbelle
I loved it! Fast, witty and downright entertaining.
Ana
The plot was nice. But this was really way too short...
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