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The VIP Doubles Down (Wager of Hearts #3) by Nancy Herkness


September 10, 2017

reviewed for

Jeri’s Book Attic






 The VIP Doubles Down


 Nancy Herkness


Wager of Hearts #3


 April 18th 2017






 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 bestselling 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?






The VIP Doubles Down (Wager of Hearts #3) by Nancy Herkness is the last book in this series and I am sad to see the characters go. But as we know with this author they might not be gone forever as they tend to make camo’s in other novels at certain times. The writing style of this author is also one that stands out from others in that genre. From the first page on it feels refined and formal but it fits the setting of the books.


I fell in love with this series with its first book, because the characters – even though they seemed unattainable at first – always felt real in the long run. The reader always had the feeling that no matter how extraordinary the plot sounded it still felt as if this could actually happen to anybody at any time.


The banter and developing relationship between the leads felt natural which I really liked and it is something that allows the reader to connect with the characters and feel with them.


I am not sure why but in this special case I directly had the complete stage setting of the TV show Castle in my mind and the characters in the book got the faces of that tv show. Even though my mind changed the roles slightly to fit the book it worked. So I think lovers of that TV show will also really like this book in a way. Our male lead might feel like a harsher and edgy version of Castle but still it worked.



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