Poker Face (Chimera Club Stories #1)

We’re not just playing. We’re playing to win it all.

I never take risks.
I kept my nose in my books and my heart on the shelf.
I thought that was the best way to keep it safe.
But Brandon makes me think safety is overrated, and I’m falling in love for the first time in my life.
Nothing will ever be the same for me again.
This doesn’t feel like a risk at all.

I risked everything for a chance to win big.
I wanted to feel something. I wanted to know love.
But risking everything wasn’t what made me feel again.
It was meeting Camille, and finding the one woman in all the world who wanted me more than she wanted my money.
Nothing will ever be the same for me again.
This doesn’t feel like a risk at all.

We were thrown together by fate, and offered a chance to win everything we ever dreamed of having.
If we can keep our heads in the game.
If we’re not afraid to bet on our hearts.


Editorial Reviews


Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

I’m never exactly sure what I’m getting myself into when I begin an erotic romance, but Cybill Cain’s novel, Poker Face: Chimera Club Stories both dispelled any trepidation and exceeded any and all expectations.
Somehow, Cain manages to instill a sweet and sentimental romance novel into the most outlandish of erotic situations, and she succeeds brilliantly. Watching as the two protagonists fall in love, in spite of the Chimera Club’s conditions, is grand entertainment. Cain’s erotic passages are beautifully crafted as the twenty-three-year-old learns about love for the first time and the somewhat world-weary nearly-thirty-year-old Brandon discovers what his life has been missing. The erotic scenes are tender and enthralling, and they work perfectly within the storyline, as do the getting-to-know you interludes that make Brandon and Camille’s story seem a fairytale, rather than an erotic romance.
I came to care deeply about each of these characters as I read this book and was fully invested in the challenge they had to face. This is an awesome read! Poker Face: Chimera Club Stories is most highly recommended.