Girls' Poker Night: A Novel of High Stakes (Paperback)
A Novel of High Stakes
Random House Trade, 9780812966831, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 11, 2003
In New York, Ruby undertakes the venerable tradition of Poker Night--a way (as men have always known) to eat, drink, smoke, analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and, most of all, raise the stakes. There's Skorka, model by profession, homewrecker by vocation; Jenn, willing to cross county lines for true love; Danielle, recently divorced, seducer of at least one father/son combo in her quest to make up for perceived "missed opportunities."
When Ruby falls for her boss, Michael, all bets are off. He's a challenge. He's her editor. And he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become the writer--and the woman--he knows she can be. Adding to Ruby's uncertainty is his amazing yet ambiguous kiss in the elevator, and the enjoyably torturous impasse of he-loves-me, he-loves-me-not.
What happens when you realize that Mr. Right has his own unresolved past? Where does that leave the future you envisioned? Ruby knows that happy endings aren't for cowards, and she hasn't lost hope that there are risks worth taking. As smart as it is laugh-out-loud funny, Girls' Poker Night is a twenty-first-century His Girl Friday and a re-freshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For Girls' Poker Night: A Novel of High Stakes…
“Hilarious.” —New York Post
“Funny, sad, and full of perfect little truths. It’s one of those rare books that you read and think, I know that woman. She’s me.” —Laura Zigman
“Biting humor...brisk pace...hard to stop reading once you start.” —USA Today
“Davis writes like a professional comic, [with] witty prose and cute anecdotes.” —The Onion
“Fun.” —Entertainment Weekly