4.5 stars! I have a huge crush on Denham King! A sexy alpha. High Stakes was a great follow up book to Holding Aces.. I loved the world that Nikki Groom has created. I could visualize every and feel all the emotions. The Kingdom was even a character in the story. It represented so many things, not just a hotel but a life. I think I held my breathe the last 20%. Too good! I am a huge fan! I'm hoping for spin offs. *fingers* crossed!