When Sallie Coleman abandons Texas to follow her dreams in Vegas, she never imagines she?ll win so soon?and so big. But a stroke of luck makes her the richest, most powerful businesswoman in Nevada, and in no time at all her transformation is complete?when she marries Philip Thornton and becomes Vegas?s most elegant first lady.
Like her future mother-in-law before her, Pennsylvania beauty Fanny Logan makes her fortune in Vegas, building one of the city?s most successful clothing empires. Her wedding to Ash Thornton, the visionary behind the magnificent Babylon casino, is like a happy ending to their fairytale lives. But Ash?s greatest triumph may be his ultimate downfall.?
While Ash lives the good life, his brother Simon trudges through the battlefields of war and the trenches of Wall Street searching for meaning?Happiness doesn?t come until he returns to Vegas and finds love at last with the wife of his fiercest rival.?
Vegas Heat is the story of the Thornton dynasty?of Fanny Thornton, who takes over Babylon, the family?s magnificent Las Vegas casino, when her ex-husband Ash falls desperately ill?of Fanny?s twin sons, Sage and Birch, one content in his conventional life, while the other?s search for happiness leads to tragedy?and renewed hope?of Fanny?s daughter Sunny, betrayed by her husband, fighting a battle no woman should ever have to face?of her daughter Billie, whose devotion to the Thorntons? children?s clothing empire has kept her from finding love. It is also the story of Fanny?s search for her own roots?her relationship with enigmatic businessman Marcus Reed?and the poignant, powerful quest for acceptance that drives the members of these two unforgettable families.?
Fanny Thornton Reed, proud matriarch of the Thornton dynasty, chooses her first husband?s illegitimate son Jeff to run Babylon, her family?s successful Las Vegas casino. For Jeff, this is a chance of a lifetime. For Fanny, it is a decision she will come to regret as it turns her children against each other. For the rightful Thornton heirs, it is their worst nightmare come true. Will jealousy and betrayal tear them apart once and for all?or will perseverance and love salvage the Thornton dream?