Leaving Las Vegas by Aleah Barley (A Review and Spotlight)



“I’m so glad that what happened in Vegas didn’t stay there.  A sexy, fun, thrilling romp of a romance that had me alternating between a swoon and laughing out loud.” –bestselling author, Robin Covington  When West Virginia wild child, Glory Allen enters a private poker game with her town’s dreams at stake she loses it all. To make matters worse, she’s trapped in a car with the sexy but infuriating man who won—and accused her of cheating. Now because of him, she’s on the run from the mafia who put out a hit on the stuck-up casino magnate with the toe-curling good looks—and he isn’t even her type. So why can’t she cool the explosive chemistry between them? She’s out of control…and she’s enough to drive Luke Tanner crazy. Yet she’s the only one willing to put her neck on the line…for him—a complete stranger she professes to hate. Now he’s in debt…to her. And it’s a debt he’s willing to work off any way she wants…on the hood of his sports car, in a waterfall—wherever she’ll have him, he’s willing to pay the price. But the stakes are raised when they return to West Virginia—helping Luke escape has put Glory and her hometown in the sites of someone who wants him dead. This time Glory decides she’s not going to end up empty-handed—it’s time for the winner to take all and she won’t stop ’til she wins his heart.

My Review:

Heading to Las Vegas with fifty-thousand dollar from the townsfolk who believed that Gloria can help raise the money that was needed. Why? To save the last vacant property in the town. How? By play a game of poker.

But things quickly turn and go wrong, when one of the other players, Tiffanette pulls a gun demands all the money… and has some henchmen come into the game room.  Tiffanette is having a “tiff” but why?

Luke one of the other player should have protection/a bodyguard but not with him…

“I think the robbery was sham. Someone paid Tiffanette to kidnap me. She’s not working alone Whoever it was knew my company would have paid a fortune to get me back – and everything would have been kept quiet. As long as my company paid the ransom, cops wouldn’t have been involved.”


“After you left, Tiffanette shot Bones. I don’t think she meant to but that changed things from bad to as-bad-as-it-can-get for her”

Why and who?

Will Gloria get the money that she needs to save the last vacant property from developers?

This book with its alternating POVs as well written dialogue which I did find amusing…

Especially when you read a line like this:

“This thing is more temperamental than Cara May during a hot flash.”

It was a fast paced page turning.

“You could have warned me it didn’t shoot real bullets”

“I did. I said that it wasn’t that type of gun.”

Well written and enjoyable treat to read.

I received the book for an honest review one that I can honestly say that it was a solid 5 star book to read, thank you.



Aleah Barley Bio:

Aleah Barley is a writer of funny (she hopes) contemporary romance novels. After recently moving to Detroit, she would like everyone to know that the rumors are true: it is a post-apocalyptic wasteland full of abandoned buildings, zombies, and hipster coffee shops that don’t open before nine in the morning. It’s also a great place to live. Really. Promise. She spends her days working hard to make the world a better place and her nights writing about kick-ass women who live life to the fullest and the men who love them.

She’ll do anything for a box of chocolates. Or ice cream. Seriously. Try her.

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