Review of Going All In by Stephanie C Lyons-Keeley and Wayne J Keeley

Friendships will be tested!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 306 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Three mismatched suburban couples, Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin, and Scarlett and C. Thomas, have been neighbors and friends for years. During a pummeling Connecticut Nor’Easter, the members of the bored triptych engage in a friendly game of Texas Hold’em in front of a fire and over more than a few bottles of Merlot. The impromptu get-together eventually leads to the institution of alcohol-driven, bi-weekly poker nights.

One evening on a lark, someone suggests an alternate payout – instead of pocket change, the winner may choose a player (other than his or her spouse) with whom to spend the night. The proposition takes shape, but complications arise as these things will.

All too quickly, friendships are strained and relationships begin to crumble. Lies are told, truths are exposed, and feelings are hurt. In the end, can anyone bear the weight of this wanton self-indulgence? They are six fully consenting adults, and after all, it’s only a game. Or is it?

Mindy’s Review:

 *I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin and Scarlett and C. Thomas are all neighbors that have become close friends. They play poker every week with each other. When the game starts to get boring one player suggest an alternative. If you win the game you get to pick a partner of your choosing to stay the night with. The rules are simple. You cannot choose you own partner and what happens on  that night stays between the couple, no questions asked.

As friendships start to get tested and unravel there is no stopping the downfall. Truth starts to come out and some sanity gets questioned. All of the characters are so different from one another. They all believe they have strong marriages and friendships. Well let me tell you all of that gets put to the test.

I am not sure how I feel about this book. All I know is I could not stop ready it. I was completely drawn in from the first chapter. This is either the craziest book I have ever read or the most brilliant. One I got to the final chapter I have to go with maybe the most brilliant. It definitely left me with my jaw hanging open.

Go ahead, I know you want to read it!

 

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