My review originally posted on Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/May10/winnertakesall.jues.html
Matthew Harris and Dominic Taylor have been best friends and friendly rivals for years. They also fool around every once in a while…when Matt isn’t pretending he’s one hundred percent straight, that is. Dom wants something more from Matt and when Matt’s business threatens to go out of business, Dom makes him a bet that will help Matt out and put his ass on the line – literally. As the deadline for their bet approaches, the tension between Matt and Dom rises. There’s no middle ground this time, because Dom isn’t willing to take anything less than all of Matt. Will their bet ruin their friendship? Or will Dom break through Matt’s resistance and win them a chance at the life they could have together?
There’s few stakes higher than betting your heart, and that’s exactly what Dom puts on the line in the engaging Winner Takes All. Elizabeth Silver and Jenny Urban have taken the friends becoming lovers storyline and given it a fresh new spin in this sexy-as-hell tale. I liked watching Matt struggle to understand his sexuality, but I loved it when he gave in to his feelings for Dom. And, dear readers, you know he has to give in, for how can anyone resist Dom? He’s sensual, kind-hearted, and deliciously dominant. The sparks fly when he and Matt are in a room together and the sexual tension in Winner Takes All is sure to make more people than just its heroes sweat. All in all I adored Winner Takes All. It was hot, enthralling, and unexpectedly sweet. This is the first book I’ve read by either Ms. Silver or Ms. Urban and I look forward to reading many more stories by each of these talented authors.