It’s finally here!
All bets are off . . .
Alyssa has crushed on her client, Mia, for months. So, when Mia invites Alyssa over for an all-girls’ “game night,” she’s all-in. But Alyssa quickly finds the stakes are much higher than she anticipated when she learns the name of the game is poker — strip poker.
Alyssa must up her ante when she realizes she faces stiff competition — and that there’s much more to lose than clothing…
So far, I was doing very well, having won several hands. My opponents took a few as well, with the exception of Willow who hadn’t mustered a single win. Her pile of chips quickly dwindled and disappeared. When it came time to ante, everyone looked at her.
“I… ran out,” she explained quietly.
Dallas spoke up, retrieving the box of unused poker chips. “Looks like you’ll need to buy some more. What are you offering?”
Willow bit her lip nervously. “Um… my… my sweater, I guess.”
“Fifty dollars?” Dallas counted out five stacks of the cute pink chips. I laughed at what was being suggested — until the mousy young woman actually began pulling the cashmere sweater over her head.
“What’s she doing?” I asked Dallas.
“Well, it is strip poker.”
I was dumbfounded. “Strip poker?”
“Yeah. You didn’t know?”
By now, Willow’s top was off, leaving her in a pink bra. Surprisingly, she’d been hiding a rather nice “pair” of her own beneath the preppy sweater. Although she certainly didn’t compare to Mia, Willow was definitely well-proportioned.
But I barely found myself able to ogle — I was still trying to wrap my brain around the sudden twist the game had taken.
“Your game night is strip poker?” Now I was asking Mia.
“Yeah. Did I forget to mention that earlier?” My crush had a wry little grin. “Is that a problem?”