With original, smart and comedic writing, DeLeon delivers a three-dimensional hero and heroine, a community of offbeat secondary characters, a complex and intriguing plot with a hint of the paranormal and a fascinating peek into the world of casino poker.
What Mal didn't count on was undercover agent Jake Randoll stepping onto the boat as a dealer, and Jake sure didn't count on Mal being a distraction. He has a money launderer to catch, but how can he resist touching a woman as clever and beautiful as Mal? Then again, he needs luck on his side and, given Mal's "skills," how can he risk a single caress? (LOVE SPELL, Nov., 320 pp., $6.99)