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Peek Inside Texas Hold ‘Em

Undercover as part of the Smokin’ ACES, Timothy Santos is determined to take down a vicious cartel boss. Unfortunately, his only lead isn't just the town sheriff, she's also his former lover. And Rose Renwick isn't exactly happy to see him. Their chemistry had been explosive—raw, sensual and unforgettable—and she’d been burned. Now Rose’s family is in danger and her town is under attack. The only way out is to trust the one man she swore never to trust again...

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Part law enforcement. Part criminal. And all deliciously bad…

Working undercover as part of an elite team of Rangers disguised as the Smokin’ ACES biker gang, Timothy Santos walks the thin line between law-enforcer and law-breaker. With one of his informants missing—and possibly dead—at the hands of vicious cartel leader El Brujo, Santos will do whatever it takes to find justice. Even if it means heading to Rio County to look up his former lover…who’s not only the sheriff, but Santos’s only lead.

Rose Renwick is not happy to see Santos. In the past, their chemistry had been explosive—raw, sensual, and unforgettable—but she’d been burned. Now Santos is back in town, looking just as lethal and as irresistible as she remembered. But Santos wants something from her—and suddenly Rose’s family is in danger and her town is under attack. The only way out is to trust the one man she swore never to trust again. Ante up…

Praise

"Texas Hold 'Em was an action packed thrill ride that kept me glued to the pages and gave me hard a very hard time putting the book down." ~ Swept Away by Romance

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667079
Series: Smokin' Aces, Book 1
Release Date: Apr 23, 2013
Page Count: 219
Imprint: ignite
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, overcoming odds, reunited lovers

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By Kathleen June 03, 2013

Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 2.5 Stars
Action Level ~ 5 Stars
End Rating ~ 4 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

Texas Hold 'Em was an action packed thrill ride that kept me glued to t... ...more

By Monica May 03, 2013

A smokin’ hot biker, a Sheriff in the middle of a drug cartel invasion spurred me into reading this book and believe me I was not disappointed one bit.

Timothy Santos is working undercover as a member of the Smokin’ ACES (the Ammunition, Contraband, and Explosive Suppression team) biker gang look... ...more

By Michelle novelsontherun May 16, 2013

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 10TH MAY 2013:

RATING : 4.25 SMOKIN SANTOS STARS!!

ACES - Ammunition, Contraband, Explosive Suppression Team

This was a great start to the Smokin’ Aces series. Timothy Santos, who I think sounds smexier dropping the Timothy and renaming him Santos .... and that’s it. Bit li... ...more

By Lynn May 08, 2013

I give Kay David's Texas Hold 'Em 4 1/2 stars! There is just something heart-stoppingly wonderful about a bad boy who wants to save the world, but you never really know if he's truly the good guy he's supposed to secretly be or not. Motorcycles, drug cartel, kidnapping, death, and everyone caught... ...more

By VEL May 21, 2013

3.5/4*

This is the first book of the smoking ACE'S series. Starting with Timonthy Santos a ranger working undercover as a badass biker forming the smoking Aces gang. Rose Renwick is the sheriff who Santos needs to reacquaint with, after 2 years of being apart, as she may be the link to track down... ...more

By Novels On The Run May 16, 2013

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 10TH MAY 2013:

RATING : 4.25 SMOKIN SANTOS STARS!!

ACES - Ammunition, Contraband, Explosive Suppression Team

This was a great start to the Smokin’ Aces series. Timothy Santos, who I think sounds smexier dropping the Timothy and renaming him Santos .... and that’s it. Bit li... ...more

Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4 Stars

I really got more than I bargained for with Texas Hold ‘Em by Kay David. This is a romantic suspense novel set in West Texas near the border to Mexico. It is raw, gritty, and a little scary…not that I’m naive about the fact that drug ca... ...more

By Ellen June 14, 2013

Texas Hold 'Em is an action packed romantic suspense that is will keep you turning the pages in anticipation of what is going to happen next. I don't read a lot of romantic suspense, which is something I am going to have to remedy, because I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot is enthralling,... ...more

By Cindy August 02, 2013

Texas Hold ‘Em
Kay David
Entangled Publishing
April 28, 2013
4 stars

Texas Hold ‘Em is the first in an ongoing series called Smokin’ ACES. We begin with the team leader, Timothy Santos’s story. He has come back home in undercover operation to bring down a Mexican cartel drug lord as well as find out w... ...more

By Sheri June 02, 2013

Hot Biker undercover agent and one small time Sheriff and the heat and action explode off the page. Timothy Santos is undercover as part of the Smoking ACES biker gang and they’re investigating a drug cartel right in Sheriff Rose Renwick’s town. Throw in the fact that Santos and Rose have a past... ...more

By Angela June 08, 2013

I really liked this book about undercover Texas Rangers and what they go through to try and catch the bad guys. Santos was such an intriguing man, trying to control everything when nothing around him is controllable. On top of all his work related troubles he also had to deal with working with hi... ...more

By Clare May 24, 2013

You can almost taste the Texas/Mexican dust in your mouth and the heat of the sun on your back. A good read, the action starts just about at the beginning and continues throughout. If anything I would have wanted a bit more description between Santo and Rose as i still can't picture what the look... ...more

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Kay David

About the author

Kay David

Kay David is the author of over thirty-five romantic suspense novels.  Her childhood was spent on the Gulf Coast of Texas where she grew up in a family of book lovers.  Holding a BA in English Literature, an MA in Behavioral Sciences and a second BA in Information Systems, she has enjoyed various careers including computer programming at NASA, custom home building, and working in the oil and gas industry.  In addition to her writing, she currently owns and operates a private jewelry firm.          Kay and her husband have lived extensively outside of the United States.  Spending time in such diverse countries as the United Arab Emirates, Argentina and Bolivia has made her appreciate her own great home of America while allowing her to add intimate details to her books of the exotic settings she knows firsthand.         But nothing can compete with West Texas. Sharing a border with Big Bend, the national park, a large family ranch offered her and her sibling endless isolation, dark nights, and deep quietness.  ...

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