Going all in — Book review


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?


This wasn’t my type of a book. The prologue and the climax were interesting, the story idea about dysfunctional relationships among the affluent class was good. But the execution couldn’t impress me. There were many unnecessary drags, not so required sub-episodes.

The book may be good but it’s not what interests me, it started off being a mysterious story but then it took an erotica turn and that’s a genre I generally avoid. So that’s why I’m not that happy with the book. If you are into reading about complicated relationship, human tendencies and some erotica then this might be for you.

My Rating : 3/5 🌟

P.S. I received the e-book in exchange for an honest review and this is my blatantly honest review for this book.

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