February Indulgence: A Game of Hearts by Tigris Eden

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Welcome to A Game of Hearts, one of the twelve books in the Indulgences series where twelve authors offer the stories of people who came to Indulgences Resort to live out their fantasy.
It’s not just a beautiful place, but also, as you will find, has magical secrets. Each fantasy will come to life, taking guests on an adventure that could change the rest of their lives.
Although each book is a standalone, I suggest that you start by reading Indulgences, The Prequel so you can meet the staff of Indulgences Resort. You’ll see some of these characters in every story.

Indulgences, The Prequel by Hildie McQueen
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A Game of Hearts 
February Indulgence 
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Tigris Eden

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Dumped by her boyfriend of three years just a few days before their anniversary and planned trip to an island paradise, a place where fantasies come true—a resort called Indulgences — Zoraida Lemes is forced to do a little soul searching, and what she discovers is not what she expected. Especially when her best friend from childhood, Mateo Vargas, expresses an interest in being more than just friends.

Now everything is up in the air. Including her friendship with Mateo.

One almost steamy night sets the two on a journey that Zoraida may or may not be ready for, but Mateo hopes she is as the two indulge their fantasy with a game of hearts.

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What does a girl do when her boyfriend breaks it off just a few days before her surprise anniversary trip. Why she asks her bestfriend to go with her instead, of course. Paige however has other ideas when she turns down Zori.

Here’s a favorite scene as Paige sets the stage for her best friend.

“I don’t know what she wants us to do.” Paige said, breaking into my thoughts.

“Yeah, she wants us to get to know each other, but I gotta be honest with you, Paige…” I started to say.

“I already know you’re in love with her, Mateo. Everyone can see it.”

“Everyone can see it?” Shit. I’d thought I was playing it cool, biding my time. Time is running out. And that was the truth of it. Time was running out. She’d wanted that idiot Clinton to propose to her. Propose! As if he could give her what she needed. He didn’t know the first thing about Zori. Not like I did.

“Well, if you already know, how come she doesn’t?”

Paige shrugged her shoulders and smiled widely. Her eyes were blue orbs of mischief. She had some crazy idea, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be down.

“Hey, I have an idea.”

“Yeah, what?”

“She’s got those tickets to that island. I’m gonna make sure the two of you end up there together.”

“Tickets to an island? What island?” This was the first time I’d heard anything about an island.

“Yea, Aragon Island and the resort is called Indulgences. Trust me, if you want her to see what everyone else already does, then you want to go on this trip with her.”

“I’ll take all the help I can get.”

“Excellent. And, Mateo….”

“Yeah?” “Drop the nice guy routine.”

What the hell did she mean by that?

“Explain?” I said, standing taller. Sure, I was nice, but I wasn’t that nice.

“Come off it. You’re always so polite and sweet around her. I know she crushed on you big time back in high school, but that guy wasn’t nice. That guy brooded, that guy knew what he wanted and went after it. That guy had a tongue war with some chick in Kroger a few weeks back like he wanted to prove to her what kind of night she was in for.”

My eyes widened. She’d seen me at Kroger with Rosa? Oh, shit. That was not good. Rosa was a family friend…and a mistake.

“You’re still not making any sense, Paige.”

Paige patted my shoulder as if I were some little kid who just didn’t get it. Okay, I didn’t get it, but still. I was almost six-four, and in no way, shape, or form little.

“Honey, she needs a man-man. Not a nice boy-man.”

With those parting words, she headed off into the kitchen where Zori was.
Eden, Tigris. A Game of Hearts: February Indulgence (An Indulgences Novella Book 3) (Kindle Locations 293-314). Kats Kreative Ideas. Kindle Edition.

Zori isn’t sure about this trip with Mateo. She doesn’t want to lose her bestfriend because they have sex.

Mateo wants more and suddenly her fantasy changes, from a week-long fling to a contest to see who is the best fit for Mateo.

Oh what a tangled web. The change from friends to lovers is not an easy one. However it’s more than just that for Zori. She needs to decide what she really wants and needs. Obviously what she thought she wanted really wasn’t, since that relationship failed big time. Will she be able to give her heart completely to Mateo and be happy about it.

I loved the twist in this one. It was perfect for Zori to think things through. Just like we all have to do sometimes.

5 Contented Purrs for Tigris!

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Coming Up

May Indulgence, Hildie McQueen
June Indulgence, Xyla Turner
July Indulgence, JD Monroe
August Indulgence, Kalyn Cooper
September Indulgence, Allie K. Adams
October Indulgence, Victoria Zak & D.L. Roan
November Indulgence, Tara Cromer
December Indulgence, Elizabeth Rose

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Tigris is the Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of Arctic Bound, book 1 in her Arctic Wolves Series and Give and Take, her Southern Contemporary series, Stories from Beauville. She’s a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three amazing boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

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