A novel by Lisette Ashton
John and Cassie are lovers, and partners in a property-development business. When John gambles Cassie away one mis-spent evening in a bizarre game of SM poker, she is won by Brandon McPherson, their rival for the lucrative Harwood building contract. Stripped and subjected to Brandon's discipline, chained and secured in his cellar, Cassie finds that she much prefers attendance at his weekly perverted poker games to a job in his office. When John returns to the gaming table, he finds he is gambling for more than the Harwood deal, and that it's Cassie the croupier who holds the cards. Trouble is, Cassie might just have learnt that she'd prefer a full-time position as one of McPherson's 'entertainment staff.'