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Game of Chance (Vegas Heat #1)

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A former Marine and Las Vegas vice cop, Nathan Fox has seen it all and then some. Heading up security for the Onyx Casino is tame compared to his dark past, but it's not his only job. Working for the Reliance Group is his real passion project. His current case: a missing woman. His mission: to find her. Easy enough, until he finds himself tangled up with sexy Nicole Hutton ...more
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Game of Chance by Erika Wilde was a sexy fast paced romantic suspense with all the bells and whistles of steam, action, raw emotions and passion. With Wilde’s knack of weaving intensity, drama and romance, Game of Chance will have readers on the edge of their seats as readers are taken to a dangerous world where darkness, sex, human trafficking and a prostitution ring exist. In this city known for sin, two strangers goes undercover to take
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Kate's Corner

I took a chance on this author I’d never heard of her until now and well Ms. Wilde is awesomesauce when it comes to this book. I had some difficulties throughout the book but overall I can say that I loved it and the 4 stars are worth it.

Nathan Fox, OMG. I swooned when I heard that name. Nathan works surveillance for The Onyx Casino but he also does some side work for The Reliance Group that belongs to the owner of the Casino. Former vice of Vegas he had a case that went wrong and got out of th
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Alyse
Jun 12, 2017 Alyse rated it really liked it
Game of Chance is a sexy, fast-paced, romantic suspense that has everything you could want. A hero and heroine that are both strong, independent, and determined to make a difference in the world, that find each other in Sin City as they are thrown into a world of sex, prostitution, and human-trafficking.

Nathan Fox is a former Marine and Las Vegas vice cop working at the Onyx Casino as the Head of Security. But that isn't his only job. He is also part of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group is
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Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 08, 2017 Sofia Lazaridou rated it really liked it
This might sound weird, but the book managed to be light hearted and heavy at the same time.The bad guy in this book is taking advantage of underage girls who have run away from their homes. He uses drugs and other methods to keep them on his side. This time I wasn't just reading the book. I was thinking that this happens in real life too.

On the light side, I keep thinking that for the suspense/mystery genre Game of chance is the equivalent of a low-fat product. Things were lighter and not fille
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Whispers From
May 08, 2017 Whispers From rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!!!! I couldn't put it down. Erika's characters are so real. The story makes you feel like you're right there with them. Plenty of action. Sex. Bad guys. A real nail biter.
Nathan was a Marine, former Vegas cop, and now he runs security for a casino but works for THE RELIANCE GROUP. They go in when cops or Feds won't or can't. He is about to go undercover to find a runaway girl at sick, perverted rich mans mansion. He likes young girls and uses them for sex and them passes them to his friends.
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Barbara Lack
May 07, 2017 Barbara Lack rated it really liked it
Game Of Chance is a wonderfully written romantic suspense book. This is a full length book that is around 300 pages long. Erika Wilde has intricately woven a tale of two people who go undercover to rescue a 16 year old girl from a rich and powerful pedophile in Las Vegas. This book may have triggers for some. Erika wrote about the very prevalent issue in today's society with great sensitivity. It is the first book in the Vegas Heat Series. It was previously released before but has now been updat ...more
Princess Thuy
May 03, 2017 Princess Thuy rated it it was amazing
Omg! Talk about an edge of your seat, action packed story that I could not put down. I think I would classify this story as a dark romantic suspense. My heart definitely got a work out reading Game of Chance. This story was very suspenseful and it was kind of dark in that the subject matter of the case Nathan is involved in is unpleasant and would probably make every reader really despise the villain in the story. But in between this crazy suspenseful action, there's the love story between Natha ...more
Jacquie
May 09, 2017 Jacquie rated it it was amazing
Game of Chance is an intoxicating, suspenseful, steamy roller coaster ride that I didn't want to get off of! Erika Wilde has such a way of building the drama, the suspense, the hotter-than-hot chemistry between and around these two phenomenal characters, I found myself wishing it would never end!

Nathan Fox is a man who has experienced, and seen, things that haunt him...things that he feels guilty for....things that make him leery of ever getting involved in any kind of a relationship! That is, u
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Phuong
Jun 16, 2017 Phuong rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Vegas Trilogy and I can't wait for the other 2 books to come out! Even though it is a trilogy, each book can be read as a standalone.

Nathan Fox works at The Onyx Casino in security. The security job is actually a cover for a private for hired group called the Reliance Group that takes on cases other groups can't take legally.

Nicole Hutton is a journalist, who wants to report on the major news but ends up getting with the social scene news.

Nathan and Nicole met durin
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Elaina
May 04, 2017 Elaina rated it really liked it
This is a great start to the Vegas Heat series. It has all the makings of a great book with great writing, well developed characters, and a believable and interesting storyline. The instant connection and subsequent chemistry between Nathan and Nicole was hot and steamy. I did find some parts a little harder to read than others due to subject matter, but it was very well written. Overall, I did enjoy this book and would recommend it to others.
Nishi Shah
May 02, 2017 Nishi Shah rated it it was amazing
This book is an action packed novel. The details are uncanny and makes you feel like you are a part of that story...I cannot wait to read the rest of the books. Nathan and Nicole....another epic love story with some reality twists. Don't hesitate to click purchase...you don't know what you are missing.
Kathleen R.
Jun 15, 2017 Kathleen R. rated it really liked it
Title: Game Of Chance
Author: Erika Wilde

4 unexpected stars



I'm an absolute fan of Erika Wilde's. No matter the type of story that she writes, you can bet that it'll surprise you and make you want to keep reading even though your to do list is a mile long. I know that's what happened to me when i grabbed Game Of Chance. As the first book in her Lucky series, this romantic suspense was nothing like i expected. In truth, i've read many romantic suspense from her in the past, but they were duos wi
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Badass Bloggettes
Jun 07, 2017 Badass Bloggettes rated it it was amazing
Game of Chance is the first book in Erika Wilde’s Vegas Heat series. I know I often say how much I don’t like series. However, I’m a big fan of series that takes several books to examine a group of friends, co-workers, etc. Each book gives an in-depth view of one couple and has a satisfying ending with a promise of more to come.

Game of Chance is a suspenseful look at the dark side of life in Las Vegas. A very powerful man, Preston Sloane likes young girls. He is also connected to powerful pe
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Suzanne Radcliffe
Jun 21, 2017 Suzanne Radcliffe rated it it was amazing
Game Of Chance is book one in the Vegas Heat series and is about Nathan and Nicole. Nathan is a former marine, a former Vegas vice cop, and is now head of security for the Onyx Casino. He is also part of the The Reliance Group, a covert team hired to take on cases other agencies can't touch. His latest assignment with TRG is to find a runaway his boss fears is in imminent danger. That danger is a horrible "man" who is a pedophile that has a predilection for young teen girls. Nathan takes the ass ...more
Emma
Jun 07, 2017 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Game of Chance is a fast paced, action packed romantic suspense where the the characters have to confront their personal demons in order to help save young lives.

Nathan is haunted by the one case that took away not only his belief in justice but also caused him to leave his police career and lose part of himself along with his fiancee in the process. Now working as a head of security for Onyx Casino, Nathan also carries out special missions for the clandestine (but good) group (The Reliance Grou
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Melissa
Jun 07, 2017 Melissa rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by Publisher**

Game of Chance was my first standalone novel from Erika Wilde. She has partnered up before with another author and I enjoyed those books so I thought I would give this a try. I'm so very glad I did. This story was sexy, sweet and had me on the edge of my seat suspense wise at times. There were also some moments that broke my heart.

I really liked Nicole right from the start. She's a confident woman, professionally and personally. She's trying to catch her big break a
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Cindy M. Green
Jun 05, 2017 Cindy M. Green rated it really liked it
Game of Chance is Book #1 in the Vegas Heat series.

If you like a romantic suspense story with danger and all the fixings of a hot romance, look no further and check out Erika’s first book in her Vegas Heart series.

Nathan is an ex-marine and Las Vegas cop turned security specialist working for a casino in Las Vegas. He also works for The Reliance Group (TGR), an elite agency that specializes in handling cases the police can’t solve. Nathan is haunted by a prior case and is caught off guard when
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Karen
May 21, 2017 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nathan Fox a former marine and Vice cop is now working security at the Onyx Casino in Las Vegas but also works for a group that takes on missions that others might not take, the Reliance Group. Nathan's current mission is to rescue a runaway teen that got caught up with the wrong person who is into prostituting and human trafficking. Of course the poor girl is not aware of her actual circumstances since she is constantly drugged or under some sort of influence.

Nicole is a journalist who is looki
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Book Lover
Jun 06, 2017 Book Lover rated it really liked it
This is a revised edition of a previous book and my first time reading the story.

Nathan Fox is a former Marine and Las Vegas vice cop. He currently works as head of Security for The Onyx Casino. He is also a member of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group, headed by Caleb Roux, is a discreet and covert team made up of a group of specialists in their specific fields of expertise.

Nicole Hutton is a journalist who is stubborn, hardheaded, persistent, independent and smart. She’s been stuck in a jo
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Books Laid Bare
Jun 08, 2017 Books Laid Bare rated it it was amazing
This was the favourite book I read last month, I thought it was quite simply superb.
It had triggers yes, and some subject matter that may push buttons for some but please of you can stick with it because you will not be disappointed.
I liked the fact that the book gave me plenty to get my teeth stuck into, it had characters that really spoke to me and that I felt as if I was walking alongside almost every step of the way.
This was edge of the your seat stuff, and while it was really intense, it al
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Shelley
May 15, 2017 Shelley rated it it was amazing
This is a great start to the Vegas Heat trilogy. Two broken souls find each other and learn to trust and love again while on a dangerous mission getting a 16 year old girl out of danger and trapping a pedophile. It can be a stand alone book. It is a re-written book with a new cover previously published.

Nathan left the Las Vegas Vice Squad because of a sting that went very wrong and he blames himself. He now works at The Onyx Casino is LV in security. He also helps in a privately hired group call
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Donna Smith
May 11, 2017 Donna Smith rated it it was amazing
I am never disappointed with things that Erika Wilde writes and this is no exception. I adored these two characters for their strength and conviction.
Nathan is a former cop who left the force because of a case that went horribly wrong. He joined a security team at a casino because it was what he knew how to do but then was asked to join the elite security team centered in the casino taking on jobs no one else wanted. Until this assignment, none others have gotten close to that failed mission. T
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Di
Jun 10, 2017 Di rated it it was amazing
I loved this book by Erika Wilde about a hot man, Nathan, and a beautiful woman, Nicole. Both of them have demons from the past and deal with it the best they can. When they meet at a speed dating night, he's there as a favour to a friend and she is there as a journalist doing research for her next article, the sparks are there and undeniable. When she leaves in the middle of the night and Nathan wakes to her gone, he gets his head back in the game because he is going undercover to rescue a teen ...more
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Game of Chance is a great sexy and dramatic book! You get the adventure, scandal, and so much more!!! I love a good romance book. The chaos this book has will get your adrenaline going! There were parts that I was not sure the characters were going to come out okay. I may have held my breath too many times to count during the rush. This book was truly a great read for a quiet weekend.

I loved Nathan's protective side when it came to Nicole. He is just a man that loved being single. Did not care t
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Cee Cee Houston
Jun 13, 2017 Cee Cee Houston rated it really liked it
I love finding new authors to read, and Erika Wilde hasn’t disappointed me. This is the 1st book of a new revitalised 3 part series. Each book is a stand alone but still connected to one another by the main characters.
It’s filled with a lot of suspense, drama, and darkness, that it feels so real. But it’s the love that gels it all together. Nathan Fox is a former marine and ex-vice cop now head of security at one of Las Vegas's biggest casinos in this action packed story. His newest assignment i
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Chasing Away Reality
Jun 08, 2017 Chasing Away Reality rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars - This book was intriguing, fast-paced, and hot! I immediately fell in love with Nathan and Nicole, and I couldn't wait to see what kind of trouble they were going to get into. From their initial meeting to the final moments of the rescue attempt, I was fully engulfed in their journeys both personally and professionally.

Erika Wilde masterfully created this new Vegas Heat world and characters who would bring the stories to life. She gave Nathan and Nicole depth, allowing them room to gr
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Ruza
May 17, 2017 Ruza rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing start to the Vegas Heat Series. Erika Wilde brings you an action packed filled story with suspense, drama, darkness, real-life experiences, and love.

Nathan Fox is a security expert, ex-Marine and Vice Cop, and a member of the Reliance Group. Nathan is given an assignment that will make him face his fears. Nicole Hutton, a journalist who is given an assignment to write about a Speed Dating event. Nathan and Nicole meet at the event and their chemistry is off the charts. Nathan and
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Eileen
Jun 07, 2017 Eileen rated it it was amazing
Erika Wilde wrote a wonderful story with Game of Chance, the first book in her Vegas Heat trilogy. In this story we meet Nathan Fox a former undercover cop who now works at The Onyx Casino as head of security as well as part of The Reliance Group, a private group that takes cases the police won't. Nicole Hutton wants more than the fluff pieces her paper assigns to her, she's ready for some series journalism. When she comes across a file about a successful Vegas businessman who may be a pedophile ...more
Emily McGee
Jun 11, 2017 Emily McGee rated it it was amazing
Erika Wilde has always and will always be one of my go-to authors. Go-to for a myriad of reasons: she delivers relatable and lovable characters, super steamy romances, and enticing storylines. Game of Chance is no different. This book offers a high-intensity journey that starts of with a light-hearted one-night stands but quickly develops into so much more.

Nicole and Nathan click from the get-go, their chemistry is off the rocks, and everytime we had to delve in deeper to the story, which absolu
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Franci Neill
Jun 09, 2017 Franci Neill rated it it was amazing
5 Kept Me On the Edge of My Seat Stars

I loved this book from beginning to end! Nathan and Nicole have a chemistry that is so sizzling that if you stand next to them you could feel the heat. This is a great start to this series. It's a book that took me on quite the ride with our H/h. Nathan is trying to find a missing woman and Nicole is a reporter looking for a story that'll put her on the map.

However, when she started following the trail, thanks to a one-night stand with Nathan that holy mol
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Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.
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Vegas Heat (3 books)
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