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The VIP Doubles Down

Wager of Hearts, Book 3
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)
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Summary

In the witty, sizzling finale to award-winning author Nancy Herkness's Wager of Hearts series, a haunted writer conquers his demons with the help of a feisty muse and a passion that doesn't play by the book.

Gavin Miller, the billionaire author of a best-selling thriller series, struggles with a grim secret: he hasn't written a word in more than a year.

Writer's block is killing his spirit and jeopardizing his contracts with his publisher and his Hollywood producers. Prodded by his agent, Gavin reluctantly agrees to see Allie Nichols, a sassy physical therapist tasked with treating the novelist's severe neck and shoulder pain - and maybe his writer's block, too.

The tempestuous Gavin and no-nonsense Allie soon find themselves entangled in a steamy affair that sparks Gavin's creativity again. But their manipulative ex-lovers and Gavin's lingering childhood scars threaten their happily ever after. Can Gavin and Allie find their way to love when the stakes are high and the obstacles are overwhelming?

©2017 Nancy Herkness (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Cracking ending

Best of the three kept me hooked. Although I saw the fall out coming it was still exceptionally done. Would have wanted to see the two evil women ex fiancé and step mother get their comeuppance
Well done Nancy

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Not my favourite in series but still great HEA.

Book 3 of the Wager of the Hearts series
Gavin is a writer of a famous Julian Best spy novels that have had amazing success and movie rights as well.
When Gavins dad dies and his step-mum is horrible to him he seeks privacy and alcohol.
That’s where he meets Nathan and Luke both having problems in there personal life and gone to Bellweather club to sink into a bottle and forget there troubles.
Gavin ends up making a bet with the two other billionaires to find love but I don’t think he realised it would be so hard.
Ali is a PT and Gavin agent gets them in touch. Gavin is not happy and doesn’t want someone in his house. That is until he realises she’s a miracle worker and a muse.
Ali ends up helping Gavin with his novel but this heat up fast and Ali try’s to keep thing professional but that’s hard when Gavin is constantly thinking about sex.
The only thing about the book is too much sex which I’d never think I’d write in a review but Gavin seems to constantly want to have sex and Ali heats up just with a look but otherwise did enjoy this book to finish of the series.

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Very satisfying read and outcome

Loved it enjoyed every minute of the reading wish it continued to there lives with each other

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  • Carôle
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 08-02-18

Lovely Series with a Lovely Ending

This wasn't just a smaltzy series for die hard romantics, although I found myself questioning (in each book) how each couple really got to know each other when the whole focus of their relationships was sex! But notwithstanding that, I found the trio interesting and absorbing.

I don't know if I would have invested in this series of my own accord - it's a far cry from the genres I usually read - but it came up as part of my Kindle Unlimited subscription, and was well worth it.

There are more stories to be told about some of the secondary characters, it would be nice to see them emerge. Enjoy!

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Excellent story line that grows and develops

This book along with the two other books that come as a result of the wager made by the three men, is superb. All three books capture the characters even when you think you prefer one over another. Listen to all three, they are great.

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A great ending to this trilogy

With all his snark and bark I really couldn't wait to hear Gavin's story. Ms Herkness didn't disappoint.

Gavin and Ali are a great couple because they complement each other so well! Their characters are well crafted so you understand their motivations and actions, and even their really badly made decisions.

This book is exactly what it says on the tin. The journey of a romance, the family characters on the periphery, the presumptions and assumptions that confuse them as they get to know each other.

Nicely told Ms Herkness. I'll read your books again.

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A great series

I came across this series quite by accident but loved it!!! A great story line in all 3 books and narration was brilliant! A great read and can fully recommend!!

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  • The Book Runner
  • 14-05-17

No story, just sex

The first two in the series were good, but this one was just sex, sex, sex. That is not romance.

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  • M.
  • 01-02-19

abusive, manipulative jerk

Loved the first two in this series, but Gavin Miller deserves a restraining order not the love of a good woman. This is not hot alpha action, this is gaslighting, abuse and manipulation. This broken man needs therapy, a couple of magical days are not going to cure his dysfunction. not hot just sad and not love codependence at best. ick ick ick.
Try the first 2 they were great, this one is just gross.

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  • debra
  • 16-11-18

love this series

I enjoyed the series very much. I can't wait to see want other books she has.

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  • lost-in-audio
  • 16-03-18

Horrible job with male voices

Good series but this narrator does not do male voices wel, sometimes so hard to tell the male vs female voices. Kind of ruined the whole series for me.

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  • Felecia Acevedo
  • 15-01-18

Wonderful series!

I enjoyed the Wager of Hearts series! Thanks, Nancy Herkness, for your wonderful skills at creating a story line that touched my heart! I always enjoy a good romantic read that is a bit erotic with a good dose of hard earned love!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-01-18

Excellent

Loved narrator and characters. Amazing love stories and beautiful writing. This series has it all.

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  • Donna
  • 30-08-17

Hot!!! Must Read

What a great series,, I actually stumbled on Author Nancy Herkness looking for something good, hot and sexy to read over the weekend and boy am I glad. Gavin and Allie story was hot and emotional on so many level. book one with Nathan and Chloe accidentally love, and Like and Miranda perfect romance.
I'm plan on reading all of Nancy books

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  • Eddie Lynn
  • 08-08-17

Inner feminist has left the building

Book 3 in the series has my bra-burning inner self banging her head against the wall. Yes, I did buy these books, yes I did listen to each one, yes, I did like them - stop with the self-shaming!

Gavin, the author, with a deadline and a serious case of writers block, is the most miserable of the three love-less men. With the other two finding love, Gavin is living his tortured past, which is gripping his life today. Enter therapy and therapist. Angst, history and pain are revealed, a whole bunch of crazy sex thrown into the mix and Cinderella is again cheering when a happy Gavin crosses the finish line with love.

Sappy, sexy, funny, more sexy, and wait.... oh, my God, Gloria Steinem has ripped the earphones from me and is listening to the sex! Ok, I think we'll all have a cigarette here and wrap this series up.

I did it. I bought the series. I listened to all 3. I even wrote about it, admitting it!

Now it's your turn.

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  • Tijuana
  • 01-08-17

Fantastic End to the Series

A perfect ending to a fantastic series. I’ve enjoyed each book in the series immensely. The VIP Doubles Down takes an interesting spin on the Cinderella story. It’s very subtle, but quite enjoyable to see similar elements of the two stories explored in this manner.
Gavin has long been my favorite character. His gruff nature and tendency to get under the skin of the other billionaires has certainly entertained over the course of the last two books. I knew his story and the woman who claims his heart were going to be fantastic. I enjoyed the previous two books in the series and the formula works very well in this one as well. Wealthy business seeks the love of an everyday woman who cares for him and not his money or status. The women are all strong, feisty, and take no BS from their wealthy lovers.
Here’s the breakdown: Gavin is a world-famous author suffering from writer’s block and back pain as a result of stress. His publicist hires a physical therapist him overcome the physical pain, but she ends up doing so much than that.
What I enjoyed: Gavin has been my favorite character throughout the series. He’s been in pain in the butt to the previous businessmen, which endeared me to him. He not only brings a bit of humor to the earlier books by pushing everyone’s buttons. In this book, he gets as good as he gives.
Ally is a perfect match for him. She’s recently separated from her ex-husband and looking for a fresh start. She refuses to become so caught up in another man that she loses her sense of self. However, that doesn’t prevent her from giving in to her desires. She balances her work, professional, and personal life perfectly. I enjoyed the relationship development immensely.
The backstory for each character is well done, but I was blown away by Gavin’s past. It was brilliantly plotted.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable book and magnificent series. I recommend it to readers who enjoy romance with just a hint of emotion and humor.
Audiobook review: Lauren Ezzo's performance is brilliant. I enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend other titles performed by this artist.

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  • Sherri G
  • 08-06-17

Amazing

I love this book . It made you laugh and cry showed that everyone know matter if rich or poor they could find love.