Playing the Odds begins the family saga of The MacGregors, the beloved and passionate series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, introducing an adventurous spirit who takes a risk on embracing life’s possibilities outside her familiar world—and encounters a chance for love she may never find again.
Raised in wealth and luxury, Serena MacGregor wanted something money couldn’t buy, an independent experience she can get only by living it. Working as a blackjack dealer on a cruise ship, she keeps her elite privilege a secret. Then gambler Justin Blade appears and drops big bucks on her table. He’s a mystery who keeps his cards close to his chest—but finds himself desiring to prove to Serena that together they’ve hit the jackpot.