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Raising the Stakes (Three of a Kind #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  535 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Play out the hand her way or fold?

Three of a Kind, Book 2

After four years, Megan Loxley has given up waiting for her best friend, Desmond Reed, to realize she loves him. It s time to move on. When Des introduces her to his poker buddy, Alex Truman, the instantaneous sparks that flare between them signal her life is about to change forever.

Des could kick himself. How could
ebook, 132 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Samhain Publishing (first published October 18th 2010)
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Heather in FL
This is the next set of three to get it on from the poker party. Again, Megan is in love with two people. She's been in love with her best friend for four years, but came to the conclusion long ago that they would always be just friends. About the time Des introduces her to Alex, Des realizes he loves Megan, but he doesn't want to get in the way of Megan and Alex's budding relationship. Which is apparently super hot and filled with sex. Doesn't really seem like enough time for the "l" word, but ...more
Cari Quinn
Dec 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! The emotion in this one was amazing. I'll probably reread it again at some point.
Dec 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
4,5 stars

After reading book 1 I directly dove into book 2 and one thing I must say is that Jess Dee is aswesome in delivering uniqueness in a series that has basically the same premise: poker and ménage. Des, Alex and Megan's story has its own feel and vibe to it, dealing with completely different issues as the three main characters in book 1.

Though I had trouble with Des' jealously in the beginning, at the same time I was feeling really sorry for what he was going through and his pain and angs
Z- SeawitchReviews
Jess Dee Rocks the House Again!!!!

I freaking absolutely loved Jess’s Book Raising the Stakes. Who new playing poker with friends could lead to this. OMG the Love scenes were so damn hot I melted- literally, several times. I’m drooling right now just thinking about them. The emotions between Meg, Des and Alex are well, lets say I cried and rejoyced and cried some more and wanted to thump somebody with my cure-all cast iron frying pan. I love the emotions going on in Des’s and especially Alex’s he
Short, but EXTREMELY hot. Yow. No wonder she couldn't choose between Des and Alex. What I liked a lot about this one is it seemed a little more like a realistic real life menage when the guys aren't into each other but can't give up the girl...issues galore, jealousy, adjusting into the new relationship...and as always, Jess Dee is a master at putting this story together. How she delves into these characters and their complexities in such a short period of time is beyond me, but I love it and ke ...more
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
The book started well. Then the outburst of feelings happened and the result was that thescene of them getting together for the first time was so funny that the book failed in its aim.
[Spoiler]Girl kisses one, says she is only his. Then as soon as it is said, turn and kisses the other and repeats the same thing. And repeats while stripping everyone. Crossed all lines of logic for me.[/spoiler]
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked this best friend to lover with bonus!
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
2.5 stars. This didn't really work for me. This was the story of Megan, Alex and Des. Megan has been dating and is "in love" with Alex for 4 months. Des is Megan's best friend of 4 years and she has been "in love" with him since she met him, but he has never gotten the hint that she liked him or tried to hit on her either. But now, Des has realized that he loves Megan and is jealous of her an Alex. So he tells her that he loves her and her very first thought is that she wants them both at the sa ...more
Another fun entry in Jess Dee’s Three of a Kind series. Like with the first entry, I would have like to see more with this story. The storm of events that bring these three lovers together was not expected and I thought quite dramatic. With all that drama and angst associated with the ménage, I was surprised how everyone just *got over it*. Seemed like it all just got wrapped up so tightly and quickly. But maybe Ms Dee had to do that based upon a word requirement.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: folks who want a quick, angsty australian mfm
Recommended to Kerste by: menage group
I read the first of this series quite a while ago and I don't really remember not liking it...this one, really not my favorite. I mean, there wasn't anything about it that was particularly awful, but I didn't really like Des or the architect guy.

I just didn't find this story to be very inspired or inspiring. Not the story for me. I actually only read it because it was one of the recommended reads by the menage group this month.
Dec 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, romance
Megan loves Alex but one night she accidentally calls him Des, the name of her best friend. Alex gets pissed off. He thinks there is something going on with Des and Megan but there isn't. Can she convince him?
But Alex starts to think about things and suggests to Des that they share Megan. Will they?
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Megan has been in love with Des for four years, since it seems unrequited she started dating Alex and has fallen head over heels in love with him. Des realizes he loves Megan but fears he's too late to do anything about it. Megan loves both men and gets the chance to be with them both at the same time and is hooked. Great read!!
I read this the other day and I for the life of me can't remember anything about it anymore.

It was alright, but it apparently didn't blow me away. And because of that, the lower rating since I really cannot remember much at all..
Readers Roundtable
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ms. Dee has created characters with real emotions and feelings and plopped them into a modern normal everyday situation. To read this review in its entirety, please visit
Dec 17, 2010 marked it as won-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
Laz the Sailor
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: smut
Although some of the sex scenes were very hot, the overall angst of the men bordered on tortuous. Jeez guys, talk it out or fight it out, but get over it and go satisfy the woman who wants you both.
Michelle the Romance Witch
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow. hott, thrilling and unexpected... wonder what's next for this poker club?
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-menage
4.5 stars!
Lelyana's Reviews
May 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Cerita tentang threesome yg erotica abis...tentang satu perempuan yg bercinta dengan dua pria...standar buat novel2 spt far, its really really really hot...
Not suitable for under 18 ......
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love this book!!!!
Liked it just as much as the first one.
Robin *loves sexy books*
Super hot. Really want to read the next one coming out. Mmf, love those!!
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story, the sex was freakin HOT, but I actually enjoyed the characters and the dynamics of the relationship.
These books are mostly PWP, but IMHO Dee does a good job of writing hot sex scenes and I do enjoy the character and emotion that she throws in there.
Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories, kindle, mmf
I swear why did I never find a poker group like this one...Alex, Meg and Des have quite the heat when the allow all the walls to be dropped keeping them apart!!
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