The VIP Doubles Down

Wager of Hearts, Book 3
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Series: Wager of Hearts, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (390 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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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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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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better than I thought

I was going by some of the review on here, about how abusive the main Male character was but it was really off, people need to stop taking these books so personal, other than that it was a great book, the only thing that I don't like was that there was only one narrator

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great finish to series

loved all the characters in this series, will keep reading any book this author writes

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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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Love this Series!

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?

This was a great ending to a excellent series! I have truly enjoyed reading this series and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great series to read! I look forward to reading more from Nancy!

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  • 02-01-19

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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love this series

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

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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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Excellent

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

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  • f.c
  • 05-09-17

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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  • maltipom
  • 04-28-19

Another cracking story.!

I have really enjoyed this series, listening to all 3 books over 1 weekend. Can't wait to start the next one from this author.

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  • Sarah
  • 02-09-19

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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  • julesdancing
  • 08-22-18

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
  • 02-08-18

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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  • osteo1
  • 11-11-17

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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  • Leigh UK
  • 08-02-17

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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  • Sarah
  • 07-25-17

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-16-18

feel good easy listening

i have listened to this audio book several times as well as reading the book itself and have enjoyed it each time. Touching without being cheesy.