The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

The Gamble

By Kristen Ashley

  • Release Date: 2012-12-11
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 338 Ratings
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Love is the greatest gamble of all . . .

Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.

203,000 words


  • This is the book that never ends

    By Hann35
    One dimensional and drags on. The dialog is awful. Babe, honey and darling are in every sentence
  • The Gamble

    By SmittysConcrete
    Yum ! Big sexy mountain men !! I loved the entire Colorado Mountain series from “The Gamble” to “Bounty “!
  • Too long, too sexist, too repetitive, too fluffy

    By audiofilly
    Mountain Man Max takes London solicitor Nina hostage when she journeys to Colorado to take a time out from her engagement to disengaged London businessman Niles. Nina falls for “wonder Max” the sexy neanderthal who owns a nice cabin in the woods. Someone gets murdered and nobody cares. Nile belatedly appears to talk sense into Nina. Nina is not interested in sense. Some other people—lots of other people show up. All are sugar sweet except for a few, who are icy cold, and a couple who are murderous. Much rich food is cooked and eaten. Many clothes are cared for, worn, and discarded. Many, many F-bombs are dropped. Most of the characters have given up on ordinary words, preferring the F-word in place of adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Much bragging is done regarding the F-ing of so-and-so by so-and-so. Much public claiming of the heroine is done by the hero. In short, the hero is a controlling jerk—a stalker-in-waiting, the heroine is an idiot, the reader is disgusted about the lost hours of life. I only slogged to the end to see if I was right about who the murderer was. Disappointingly, I was right, right from the beginning. The heroine is supposed to have lived in England a long time and everyone else (except for the milksop Niles) is supposed to be from Colorado, but nothing in their modes of expression indicate that. When the Coloradans aren’t talking like something out of Heehaw, they are using words and phrases they must have learned from watching Dr. Who or Sherlock. All told, this book is a mess, and I won’t be reading this writer again. I think I got this book for free. I hope so.
  • Wonderful writing

    By Workinglady123
    Couldn’t put it down. Read it non stop for three days. Lots of twists and turns. Great character development. Really enjoyed this book.
  • I loved it!

    By B524
    Great book from beginning to end!
  • Oh My...What a discovery!!!

    By 🐝ee
    What a wonderful treasure I have discovered in Kristen Ashley’s writing. I absolutely adored “The Gamble” and can not wait to read every one of her books.
  • Couldn’t put it down!!

    By morgan0820
    This book should be a movie, it’s SO good!!
  • Great great book!

    By susancapmom
    I could not put this book down! The characters were amazing and it kept you guessing til the end. I highly recommend it!
  • A light hearted book

    By Modesto Harley Man
    A great book, I really liked it. Easy and light hearted.
  • Unbelievable

    By T1darryl
    Just when I thought the stories of the Denver Elite (Chaos MC, Unfinished Hero's, Rock Chicks) couldn't be beat. I find the Colorado Mountain Series, The Gamble is a multi twisted tied up story that is well written and you won't figure out who did it it the final chapter.