Sabrina Scott wasn't phased that Clark Hunter was a bit younger. It also didn't matter that he used to be something of a player—or that he works for her wealthy father. Clark, for the first time in his life, is thinking about settling down. He wants the whole caboodle with Sabrina—the white picket fence, 2.5 kids, everything.

When word gets back to Sabrina that Clark is only interested in her because of her father's wealth, she's devastated. She flees the home she's known and loved for the glitter of Las Vegas. But Clark is determined to convince her that his love is true and that no amount of money, or lack thereof, could change that.

The appropriately titled HIGH STAKES proves that when business and pleasure mingle, sparks tend to fly. Winters, in her classic style, incorporates intrigue and romance, and readers will root for Sabrina and Clark. A few times the story slows down and becomes a bit dry, but HIGH STAKES is definitely worth checking out. (Jan., 302 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton