Yep I had to give this 5 stars. I love the fact that Kristen can write English and American lingo and bring it so eloquently to life. Not only is this a great romance between Max and Nina there are other aspects to this story that are really deep and meaningful too.
The thing that had me give The Gamble 5 stars other than the great story was Nina carrying around Charlie with her in her head and the advice asked and given with her chats with him. I don't want to say more or it'll give the story away a bit.
Some of what Charle and her said was so poignant and emotional it had me close to tears several times and her talks with him were such an attribute to the story and her anguish was really felt by the reader.
I love a story that you can sink you teeth into and this is definitely one of those.