no matter how sweet a person is, fate can still be a dick. 

scarlet's changed, but so has theo. 

I'm jaded, half of me torn away and the remainder heartbreak and bones. In grief, all I want to do is to rebel against the life that betrayed me, so my roommate provides the perfect lure... 

I awaken when I enter the New York underground, where vice and fortunes thrive. Hustling, poker and easy money allow me to discover my true self—my forgotten soul reemerging. I just can’t promise it’ll come back pure. 

It won’t matter that a dark prince is in my periphery. Theo Saxon, royalty of the mafia kingdom, thinks he can save me from a world I crave and protect me from the black elements he’s spawned from, except it's through his very instruction that I become a part of his league and find the danger he wants so badly to keep to himself. 

I think the stakes are within my control and that I can break him just as much as Theo thinks he can break me. But I won't just be betting my heart and expecting a romance with this man and his inescapable sins.

I will wager my life.

PAPER DOLLS is the first in Ketley's gambling romance duet that will have readers showing their cards with Scarlet in the dangerous game of undercover love, though they might just lose their hearts in favor of spades...

And their backroom games have only just begun...

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