Review: Bluff (Complicated Parts, #2) by Ashley Jade. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bluff by Ashley Jade

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

She needed to be loved… 

He needed to be saved. 


When an opportunity comes knocking, you shouldn’t question it. 


Unless it comes in the form of a 5’2″, feisty, loudmouth girl who just so happens to hate your guts. 


The same girl you haven’t been able to get out of your head for three years. 


But, I’m a gambler by nature. A risk taker. 


So when Kit Bishop makes me an offer I’m in no position to refuse… I take it. 


I just have to make sure I don’t end up giving her more than what we both bargained for. 


Like the fucked-up thing beating in my chest. 



There’s no one on earth I hate more than Preston Holden.


As if our past didn’t give me enough of a reason—he’s also a cocky, arrogant jerk with a gambling problem. 


Unfortunately for me, he just so happens to be the only guy I can ask to help me with my issue. 


It’s simple. 


He needs the money. I need a husband. 


It’s strictly business. A one-year stint between enemies. 


No strings. No feelings—other than our mutual dislike for one another. 


But the thing about hate? It can flip on a dime. 


It can have you questioning things about yourself you never thought you would. 


And if I’m not careful—things are going to get even more complicated between us. 


You know the saying—’til death do us part? 


Well, in our case? It includes all the complicated parts. 



Loved It!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💋💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘📔
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: ☺️🥸😎😘🤨

The heroine: Kit Bishop – Preston hurt her like no other. Kit quit college and was on a downward spiral of partying and debauchery for nearly three years before she cleaned up her act. Now she has a job she likes and a female boss she likes even more.

The Hero(es): Preston Holden – he quit Yale and moved to Vegas to become a gambler for the Mob after his father died. He was determined to not rely on his brother, who had always rescued him from the sticky situations his gambling got him into.

The story: Preston and Kit had a connection that neither one of them could deny and though they brought each other pain in the past, they have a trust in each other that they couldn’t find with anyone else.

When Kit finds out that her Grandmother might cut her out of the will which consisted of her parent’s money and instead give it to her Uncle who she suspects of causing their deaths, she is determined to not allow that to happen. Even if it means bowing to her nanna’s demands and marrying a man. So when Preston suddenly appears back in her life it seems like fate.

I have to say that I usually don’t like the slow burn romance. Though if they are done right, it can really be a great way to build a lasting relationship in a story. I like seeing the movement of friends (or enemies) to lovers in a way that has all the feels. You can really see the yearning and love growing between two people.

I didn’t know how this one would go, or if I would even like it since the heroine is gay. I am not gay, but I tend to think if you are gay you are gay and can’t be changed. But then I can see the argument of falling in love with a person regardless of sexuality and how that love can turn into more. I don’t know if this could happen in real life, but I really like the way it is happening in this series. Kit is definitely struggling with her sexuality because of what she feels for Preston and I like how that happens in this story.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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  1. Ooo I wouldn’t have thought this would be my cuppa tea either and yet it sounds pretty good! You’re right, slow burners of any genre can be too tedious and uninvolving. Unless they’re done well, in which case they can enamour you to the characters and build up tension really well. The aspect of the main character being gay, but perhaps falling in love with someone of another sex based on just who that person is, really is quite interesting. I like that there are a few different tangents to this one too.

    Fab review! 🙂

    Caz xx

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