Bet Me by Morgana Black
Expected Publication: July 2013
Ruby Valaquez's life isn't supposed to be perfect. She should be a teenage mom like her sister. In a gang like her father. Or even dead like her brother. Instead, she's a math genius, college-bound with a world of opportunities in front of her.
But opportunities cost money. Something Ruby is sorely lacking in until she stumbles upon an underground poker ring on campus, where she suddenly finds the rush she's been looking for. No one suspects the newest math braniac at school is the same girl who spends her nights raking in cold, hard cash.
James Morey certainly doesn't. The frat boy with loaded pockets doesn't mind blowing his father's money. He'll be tied down by the family business soon enough. Gambling has become his escape, one he desperately needs.
But when the Latin beauty at the table takes him for all he's worth, suddenly there are consequences he hadn't anticipated. And both Ruby and James realize there is more at stake than money...more than either of them had gambled on.