The survivor of a high school sabotage that made her flee her hometown at sixteen, Hayden
Tate is no stranger to bullying. Now she has returned to Lake Tahoe to take on her dream job
with a degree and a backbone. But her newfound strength is pushed to the limit as she fights to
hold her own against the old boys club of Blue Casino.
Adam Cade is the prince of Lake Tahoe, born into one of the wealthiest families in the area.
He’s used to doing what he wants when he wants. So when his powerful father threatens to cut
him off without a dime unless he uses his Ivy League degree for a job his father got him at Blue
Casino, Adam capitulates. Hayden, the head of HR, hates Adam on the spot, finding every way
possible to put him in his place—and suddenly the lackey job his father found him gets
interesting. Adam’s life of leisure lacks substance, and even though he’s not willing to give it up,
he wouldn’t mind the distraction Hayden presents.
But when the casino’s sinister inner workings begin to reveal themselves and Adam is caught
between the powerful executives he works for and the lovely Hayden, his loyalties are divided.
Blue Casino offers Adam a lucrative career where he wouldn’t need his father’s money for the
lifestyle he’s accustomed to, but at what cost? Hayden’s silly side shines through when Adam
least expects it, charming his jaded heart, and forcing him to face a morality he never knew he
had. For the first time in Adam’s life he finds himself yearning for something real, but will he
risk losing everything to have it?
About Jules Barnard
Before turning to storytelling, Jules earned a master’s degree in public health and spent many
an hour running statistical analysis–until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing
reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as
Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She
has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while
running on the treadmill or burning dinner.