This is the second book by Soul Mate author Lauren Linwood that I had the pleasure to read and review. Like the other, ‘Written in the Cards’, this has the set-in-the-west flavor that I like. Another time, another way of looking at life.
‘A Game of Chance’ has mistaken identities, elaborate impersonations, gambling, a high-fashion brothel, a millionaire and his bum offspring and even a kidnapping. You get all this and more between the pages of ‘A Game of Chance’.
Without giving too much away, there are two identical twin brothers, each unaware of the other. They travel the west, eventually both landing in San Francisco. They raise a few eyebrows, and a few sparks, with the people they encounter. There is also a French house madam, who sadly cannot fulfil her duties as madam. Her daughter, a younger facsimile, effectively impersonates the madam, at the cost of her happiness. The truth of the daughter seems shrouded in mystery according to the San Fran locals.
The twists and turns of those characters take the reader on an unbelievable ride through the west as they encounter various people who may–or may not–know who they really are.
In the end, a lasting love between one brother and one daughter is the ultimate gamble. It truly is a game of chance.