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When Jerry Peterson’s brother Mike begs for help in paying off a Las Vegas gambling debt, Jerry reluctantly travels to the city he loathes. Things are even worse than he expected—his brother is being held hostage until the debt is paid. Taylor Maitland is in Vegas writing an article on compulsive gambling, an addiction his father was unable to free himself from. When the t ...more
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Published July 2nd 2014 by Wilde City Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
This reminds me of The Hangover movie, but without the humor...or the baby. And really I didn't find that movie all together funny.

Jerry travels to Las Vegas to save his younger brother from gambling debts. Taylor's writing an article about compulsive gambling. He meets Jerry's younger brother in Vegas and calls Jerry to tell him his brother's in trouble. Then Jerry (that name does not conjure romance in my head, but that's my deal) and Taylor screw their way through Vegas while fighting bad gu
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Lisa The Novel Approach
Fear and Loving in Las Vegas by J.P. Bowie has been re-released, and it’s blurb states that it has been newly edited as well. I must admit I have read little by this author, and am not sure that this particular novella may be indicative of the quality of his storytelling abilities. Unfortunately, I struggled with this text in many ways—from the level of enabling that Jerry has done for his gambling addicted brother, Mike, to the staggering amount of money that he was expected to get his hands on ...more
Christy
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, on-my-kindle
Because I'm not an only child I understand, all too well, the need to help a sibling when called upon. But I think Jerry has been enabling his brother, Mike, for way too long, and perhaps if he'd cut him off a while ago, Jerry wouldn't currently be in this situation. As you can guess, Mike is a gambling addict, and after borrowing money from the same loan sharks for too many months and not repaying, they're calling in the loan. This wouldn't be so bad except Mike owes them one hundred thousand d ...more
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Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 star review by Vicki

Poor Jerry… He has some family issues. His brother Mike is a compulsive gambler, his dad is long gone (I won’t tell you his drama and give away a bit of the plot), his sister is nosy and can’t seem to find herself a man. His mom seems ok though! So Jerry gets a call from his brother, who has gotten himself in to a mess in Las Vegas. This time a much bigger mess than before. He’s being held hostage, Jerry has to get a whole lot more money than he has in a short amount of t
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Crystal Marie
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a book that started out kinda blah for me, by the middle I was more into the story, and come the end, I wanted more from the characters!
I’m not usually a fan of books that take place in Las Vegas, don’t ask why I have no clue, but I was actually surprised at how much I did end up enjoying this story as much as I did.
I wasn’t sure of what to think of Taylor throughout the story, and honestly even after finishing it and thinking back on him, I’m still not 100% about him. I did like the r
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Andrea
Jul 11, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This book was just OK for me. There was a lot being packed into a pretty short book. I had a difficult time feeling any sympathy for Mike and had little respect for Jerry after seeing him overextend himself in order to bail Mike out. Taylor made a little more sense to me but I still didn't find him believable. It was an interesting enough story, but I wasn't feeling any connection with the characters.
Rachel
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
This seemed to have potential but failed in my opion.
Romance, comedy, adventure, mystery and other genres all in one book. It made for a bit of a jumbled story.
There was hot moments but it was a let down really.
An the epilogue didnt really say much more.
Alina
Jul 15, 2014 added it
Nice story, as usual with this author, but not my favorite.
Sweet and funny, but it kinda lacked something, although maybe it's my mood to blame.
Still enjoyable read, though :)
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J.P. Bowie was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. He wrote his first (unpublished) novel – a science fiction tale of brawny men and brawnier women that made him a little suspect in the eyes of his family for a while.

Leaving home at age eighteen for the bright lights of London, he found himself in the midst of a “diverse and creative crowd” that eventually led him to the performing arts. For th
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