Playing The Odds

The cards were stacked, though neither of them knew it Serena MacGregor s father left nothing to chance when he sent Justin Blade part Comanche and all gambler on a Caribbean cruise His daughter was evading her responsibility to produce grandchildren by working as a blackjack dealer on the CELEBRATION Odds were they d meet.Serena s father had his hopes riding on wThe cards were stacked, though neither of them knew it Serena MacGregor s father left nothing to chance when he sent Justin Blade part Comanche and all gambler on a Caribbean cruise His daughter was evading her responsibility to produce grandchildren by working as a blackjack dealer on the CELEBRATION Odds were they d meet.Serena s father had his hopes riding on what would happen when they did Win, lose or draw, they were meant for each other, proving indisputably in this case that lucky in cards did not mean unlucky in love.
Playing The Odds The cards were stacked though neither of them knew it Serena MacGregor s father left nothing to chance when he sent Justin Blade part Comanche and all gambler on a Caribbean cruise His daughter was e

  • Title: Playing The Odds
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780373510122
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Playing The Odds”

    1. " Întrucât cărțile și oamenii se schimbau, Serena nu se plictisea niciodată. Alesese slujba ca să întâlnească oameni - nu oamenii croiți din aceeași stofă pe care îi întâlnise în facultate, ci oameni diverși. În privința asta, își atinsese scopul."" Și era neputincios. Cum putea el să explice că hotelul însemna mai mult decât doar beton și piatră pentru el? Fusese primul lucru pe care îl obținuse, prima lui casă după ce îi muriseră părinții. Simboliza indepen [...]

    2. Hotel owner and gambler Justin Blade takes a Caribbean cruise after his friend Daniel MacGregor persuades him to take a vacation. Unknown to Justin, Daniel's lovely daughter Serena (whom Justin has never met) is working in the gambling casino on the ship and Daniel hopes the two will meet on board. They do and sparks fly!I loved the scenic locations in this book--a Caribbean cruise, Justin's hotel and casino in Atlantic City. This book also had a little bit of suspense thrown in towards the end. [...]

    3. *I gave this audiobook an A- for Angela Dawe's Narration and B for the story at AudioGals*Lovers of Nora Roberts’ traditional contemporary romances will not want to miss the opportunity to listen to Playing the Odds, Book 1 in Ms. Robert’s long running series, The MacGregors, which was originally published in print in the 1980s. Narrated by Angela Dawe, this tale centers around the theme of “Betting on Love” and is a great representation of why publishers should consider bringing favorit [...]

    4. Such a lovely book!When Justin is sent to a cruise for a vacation by his partner Daniel- he never knew he would meet the gorgeous blackjack dealer Serena aboard- and lose his heart to her.Serena, namesake of her great grandmother is from a family of high achievers and finds solace in the sea- until she meets Justin.It's insta attraction- kiss at first sight- mild stalking- sweet courtship- a small hitch and a HFN (because I'm sure wel see this couple in the next books)The Macgregor clan was LOVE [...]

    5. Hate the male protagonist, don't you know "no" means "no"? But the girl is slightly better. O well. This is a classic story denoting when a girl says no, she prolly means maybe. Ack.

    6. 1.5Él es el típico hombre que no acepta un no por respuesta (mal vamos) y que toma todo lo que desea. Claro que sí, campeón. Que viva el consentimiento y esas cosas.Ella se supone que es una mujer de armas tomar, decidida, que sabe lo que quiere. Ha! En múltiples (y lo digo en serio, ni las he contado pero ahí están) ocasiones ella le dice que no. De forma reiterada. Verbal. Lenguaje corporal. Pero al hombre le da igual. Y a ella en verdad también. Lo he visto en obras anteriores de Robe [...]

    7. Started off good , but went nowhere. Cliche after cliche And kidnapping at the end?! Really?! NOT that kind of story Otherwise - good chemistry between characters, but everything was slow-paced except the insta-love!Procitano na srpskom - zadovoljavajuci prevod

    8. As much as I love Nora Roberts books I prefer her longer ones and the later ones over the category romances. Those are generally too short and not enough developed.That is why I generally liked Playing the Odds, it is good for category romance. The main characters Serena and Justin are likeable and the plot is interesting with a small suspense part. But I would rather read some longer book from Roberts.I've got still some books in this series to read.

    9. This is the second romance novel I had read when I first started reading romances at the age of 14. These books are what got me hooked on romance, Ive read each book about 20 times they never get old to me. The MacGragors are a wonderful timeless family that will always be my number one absolute faorite series of all time.

    10. I loved this story about Serena and Justin even as a re-read. I loved the passion that flared between them and that they were brought together by Serenas matchmaking dad, Daniel. With a bomb threat and kidnapping it became a great book that i struggled to put down. Cannot wait to continue into the series, to find out what happens to the rest of the family. Xxx

    11. I loved the MacGregor series of books. I am reading a little backward. Read about the grandchildren and now reading g a out the children. But I love th e patriarch in the book so I keep reading them.

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    13. LOVELY LOVELY STORY even so the second time around. I love Serena and Justin Blade. :D Blade is gorgeous and well hot. Serena is just such an awesome heroine. I love the MacGregors :D

    14. "People in love belong together." - Serena MacGregorAfter having read my fair share of NR's trilogies and series so far, I figured it was about time I returned to one of her most famous ones. I had read Serena's story - along with Caine's - when I was still in high school, so I thought I would just give it a quick reading and move on to the next ones. How wrong I wasThere's only one thing Serena MacGregor, with all her diplomas and intelligence, wants. And that is to do business in the world of [...]

    15. I just didn't feel any chemistry and didn't really care that much. Plus some of the lines didn't sit well with me such as her always saying how the male love interest would take despite willingness since he doesn't take no for an answer. That isn't something in interested in a man.

    16. Well, what to say? It was okay.This is the 3rd contemporary romance novel I read in my whole life and, I hope, the last one. It is the 1st that I´ve picked knowing it´s contemporary romance. One of my group´s voted for this one as a book at the month and it won. I was sure that I´ll not read it, but since some people said I´m narrow-minded for not reading "outside my genre" (which I do not have), I gave it a try. Unfortunately.Most of the time, I just thought it´s too long for the "novel [...]

    17. Bu yorum aynı zamanda burada da yayınlanmıştır;Kumarbaz Aşk - Nora RobertsOkumadan önceki tepkim;Bu kitap polisiye aşk gibi durmuyor. Yazara son bir şans veriyorum. Eğer buda zevkime hitap etmezse Nora Roberts defterini ebediyete kadar kapatıyorum.Okumadan sonraki tepkim;Sanırım bu yazarın hiç bir zaman sırf aşk yazdığını göremeyeceğim. İlla ucundan bucuğundan bir gerilim, macera, kaç, kovala olacak! Tarzı böyle tabii ama ben yazarı o kadarda zevkle okuyan biri deği [...]

    18. I don't think I've ever put a Roberts book down unfinished. This book was not what I expected from her, though, & I have better things to do with my time than finish this drivel. First & foremost, the domineering "take what I want" male protagonist and the simpering, loving it female protagonist are dated & offensive. Yes, I know Serena considers herself strong & independent, but her actions prove otherwise. Add in a dearth of character development & a very thin plot, & y [...]

    19. Probably somewhere around 3.5 stars.Definitely a little dated and I had some minor pursuit issues that can mostly be attributed to the fact that this was written in 1985, but it was overall a pretty fun read once I got into it. I started this in August but didn't really get into it past the first 30 pages until this week.

    20. A Great Read!!I enjoyed this book very much. I loved the characters and their families. I recommend it to all. I can't wait to get started on the next one in this series. Nora rarely disappoints me.

    21. I love that Nora Roberts never writes about a female character who isn't strong and feisty. I love the passionate nature of the characters and how they always seem to argue. It makes them more realistic

    22. LameCheesy, ridiculous. Least favorite Nora Roberts I've ever read. I skipped ahead to finish itI never do that. Pretty terrible.

    23. Últimamente las editoriales están aprovechando para publicar antiguas novelas de Nora Roberts. En los meses anteriores, han aparecido títulos que ya tienen sus años, como ‘Deseo y venganza’ (ed. DeBols!llo) o ‘Mundos opuestos’ (sello Top Novel de la ed. Harlequín).Pero, sin duda, la que yo he recibido con más ganas ha sido la noticia de la publicación de la saga entera de Los MacGregor, que está compuesta por once títulos-, dos de los cuales, los que se corresponden con las nove [...]

    24. Ha sido una novela entretenida. Se nota que es de hace varios años. No es de las primeras novelas que escribió Nora Roberts pero al leer varias novelas más actuales es bastante evidente la mejoría y la evolución de la autora conforme pasan los años.El problema que le veo a esta novela es que es demasiado corta como para poder llegar a conocer bien a los personajes y sumergirse en la historia aunque, al ser una saga de diez libros o más, imagino que los personajes se seguirán desarrolland [...]

    25. I kept reading and waiting for some kind of a plot but nothing. The book centered around Blade pursuing Serena for 3/4 of the book. A weak attempt at a kidnapping at the end of the book could not save this disaster. I’ve read and enjoyed her books before and very disappointed in this one. Don’t waste your time.

    26. So apparently early NR books don't do it for me anymore. I like her newer stuff because there's more plot. This was instalove to the extreme and way too formulaic. Also holy head hopping Batman! Stay in the same characters head for the entire scene, don't switch mid paragraph!

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