Gambling on the Goddess
The goddess in DeeAnna Galbraith‘s Gambling on the Goddess is Pallas, named for Pallas Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War, and the Queen of Spades.
She’s a financial genius and poker player extraordinaire. At Lake Tahoe to solve a family mystery and win the money she needs to launch her career, Pallas meets Danny Tarantino, a casino owner. Danny’s club is his whole life, and someone’s out to destroy it, a situation that threatens Pallas’ plans as much as her attraction to Danny threatens her peace of mind. He has enough to handle without worrying about the red-headed beauty he can’t seem to get out of his thoughts, especially when she’s determined to get involved. Together, they must find out who’s behind both the attacks on Danny’s club and a twenty-year-old murder, but can they stay alive long enough to answer the question: Can a goddess and a gambler live happily ever after?