||The cards have been dealt, but the game’s just begun… Proving her worth to her male-dominated family didn’t include being forced to bet herself in a high-stakes poker game. But to save the family business and protect her father’s health, Nina Avalon is prepared to do anything. Even agree to a scandalous wager with a ruthless tycoon. Sicilian billionaire Raul Stregone has revenge on his mind. When the opportunity to ruin the family who destroyed his drops in his lap, Raul plans to wreak his vengeance via the boardroom—and the bedroom—with the daughter of his adversary. Yet while he may have won her fair and square, it soon becomes apparent that she’s not going down without a fight. But let her wrangle all she wants. One way or another, he plans on collecting his winnings. Warning: Contains a sexy Sicilian hero whose carefully constructed veneer comes off with his shirt, a heroine who doesn’t believe in coming quietly, and a balustrade by an Italian lake that might blush if it were able.