A Dangerous Game is a complex story covering thirty years in the life of a woman, who at seventeen hits a low point when her father discovers she's pregnant and throws her out of the house. Gritty and spirited, Loretta Bishop after a stint in an Elko Bordello ends up as a Vegas cocktail waitress, making the best of her situation in life.
Over the years, many men and lovers pass through her life, but three stand out: Vinnie, a slick Four Queens pit boss, Gary, a young, impressionable co-worker, and last, Bobby, a handsome, college student.
Seventeen years Bobby’s senior, Loretta is tasked one night with taking the unassuming, modest, pretty boy under her wing and turning him into a ladies' man. At first Bobby seems like a fun boy toy, but when Loretta realizes she loves him and he asks to marry her, Loretta runs away in panic.
Now on his own it’s up to Bobby to put the methods Loretta has taught him to practical use. Will he succeed and parlay his new talents into love, wealth and power?
*****WARNING: A Dangerous Game contains numerous explicit sex scenes, some extreme. If you're not expecting a lot of hot sex, Star Pupil is not for you*****
A Dangerous Game was previously released as Star Pupil and Love & Seduction in Las Vegas
Rating: 5 Enchantments
Bobbie, Gary, and Vinnie could all be considered heroes in this twisted tale. All of them certainly play major roles in Loretta's life.
Loretta is a beautiful woman who puts a new meaning to the phrase, ridden hard and put away wet.
This is an intriguing winding tale of one woman, her challenged life, and the men who affected it in such a stupendous way.
You know it's kind of funny with your books Dee, they appear so light hearted on the outside, but inside they hit some really significant issues. This book was extremely complex, but you pulled off a lovely story through a myriad of complexity. I was impressed! In some ways this story was all sex, yet in other ways it was complete desolation. I totally enjoyed the happy ever after, which is one of those things that make me tick, but the twists and turns it took to get there were phenomenal. Very creative and very intriguing, I completely enjoyed it.
Desiree de Cheves, Enchanting Reviews
Fallen Angel Reviews
Rating: 5 Angels
Loretta Bishop hasn't had a good life. Falling in love with someone who didn't return her love, only landed her pregnant. Putting the baby up for adoption, she earned her living working as a whore; a benefit that taught her how to please a man sexually. She was not afraid of any sexual inhibitors. Bobby's wife, Mary, left him, for his boss, leaving his ego a bit deflated. His good friend, Gary, enlist his girlfriend, Loretta, to teach Bobby some moves he can put to good use. Bobby finds Loretta nice-looking, even though she is a number of years older. He is surprised when she offers her services of lovemaking to him to help get over his hurt. She certainly is good at her trade. Loretta finds Bobby quite handsome and can't believe any wife would leave him. Everything is great until Bobby learns about her past. He cannot believe she is nothing but a common whore, sleeping with men, and women. Hurt by Bobby's choice of words, Loretta stops the car, leaving him stranded on the Maryland Parkway. When Bobby is able to catch a ride, the young lady is more than willing to allow Bobby to show her a good time. Loretta can't forget Bobby. No matter how much Gary cares for her, she loves Bobby. When Mary returns to Bobby, pleading to come home, he can't release his thoughts on Loretta. He must make a crucial choice about his career and the women in his life, especially when secrets are unraveled.
I am always amazed every time I read a book by Dee Dawning. Just when you think the next one can't get any better, he pens a read that out tops the last. Love and Seduction in Las Vegas is more than just frolicking between the sheets. It is a story of understanding, love, and learning to accept the other, no matter what their past. The character of Loretta is convincing because there are many women caught up in the same dilemma with no where to turn. Sometimes turning to another is the only way they can find the true meaning of love and self. Yet they often pay the price by getting a bad rap. I thought it was commendable the way she shows her vulnerable side. I can understand how Bobby could react when he found out about her past. He had just been jilted by one woman, and deep down, he, too, still has a human side. The stories are believable. The sex is hotter than any sizzling skillet sitting on a hot stove. This read really leaves an impression.
Reviewed by: Linda L.
Las Vegas, 1983
Selling crotch-less panties and vibrators was a fun job, but it was nothing I aspired to, career-wise. About two months after having the baby and feeling pretty much back to my old self, I decided to dress up and see what else I could scare up. I had no wheels, and since Maddy's store was downtown, just past Las Vegas Blvd. I walked toward the casinos.
The first one I came to was the Four Queens Hotel and Casino. I liked the name, so I went in. I thought I'd start as a change girl, so I went up to a guy in a suit who didn't look busy. He was a good-looking guy, dark and dashing. He told me he was a pit boss and I needed to see Les, the casino manager, and pointed out a short, balding, overweight man at the other end of the casino.
I said thanks and started to head toward Les. When he grabbed my wrist and pulled me back, I felt his touch in my toes. This guy is hot. "Wait a second." He looked me up and down salaciously. It should have made me nervous, but all I could think of was taking off his shiny blue-green suit. I pushed out my chest and spun around slowly for him without him asking, and when I finished, I curtsied. He laughed. I liked him, liked him a lot. He made me hot and I wanted him. "D'you eva serve drinks?" Hmm, a New York accent.
As a whore, I'd served drinks, so I answered truthfully, "Sure lots of times."
"Good. Wait here." He went over to a column that had a phone and spoke into the handset. He came back with a smile on his face. A good sign.
"You're in. Jimmy Haskins, the Bar and Restaurant Manager at the Fremont, is a good friend. You'll start in slots, but it's better than getting back trouble from lugging fifty-pound change aprons around. Besides, with me prodding him, you'll be in the lounge or the pit in no time."
I said, "Thanks. I owe you," and turned to head across the street to the Fremont, but he again grabbed my hand. My heart skipped a beat. My pussy was weeping crème.
"Just want to warn you. Jimmy's young and good-looking—a player, like me."
"So, is he going to try to fuck me in his office?"
"And you want me? At least first. Then I can fuck Jimmy—is that right?"
He licked his lips. "Oh yeah, I want you, baby, real bad, I'd drink wine out of your pussy, but I wouldn't want Jimmy messing with you afterwards. I think I'd like to keep you for awhile."
"Do I have a choice?"
"Sure, this is America. What do you want?"
I walked up to him so we were touching belly to belly and put my hand between us. I smiled when I felt his cock. It was hard and rose to his belt. Mmmm, this was going to be fun. I looked up at macho man, who had a very surprised look on his face. "What I want is for you to call you friend back and tell him his new cocktail waitress, Loretta Bishop, will be there after three. It's one now, so that gives us two hours for what I have in mind.
Macho man's eyebrows dipped into a frown. He looked confused. "And that is?"
"If you can handle it. What I want is for you to find somebody to take over for you for two hours, get us a room, order a bottle of your best Beaujolais. In private, we'll get naked and you'll drink wine from my pussy like you said. Just so we stay on an even keel, I'm gonna pour Beaujolais over this"—I squeezed him tightly— "and lick the wine off of it. Have to be careful not to get any in your meatus, it could burn a little."
"Pee hole. After that, we'll let nature take its course. How does that sound?"
Despite the fact we were in the middle of the casino, Mr. Dark and Handsome, hugged me and whispered in my ear. "I'm going to eat your pussy til you scream, then I'm gonna fuck you everyway I can think of! What do you think of that?"
"I can hardly wait," I said.