Since this is a novella and I thoroughly enjoyed it, my format is out the window.
I was hoping when I read the first book that Diesel would get his own story. Ms Carlson drew me right in almost where I left off in the previous novella. There was just something about Diesel calling to me. I liked him right away and knowing more of his back story makes me like him even more. I can almost say the same thing about Sofia. She's mysterious and we still don't know all about her but I know I loved her and Diesel together.
This is a very quick read but doesn't suffer for being short. As a matter of fact, Ante Up grabbed me and I read it straight through. Getting a chance to see previous characters also added to my enjoyment.
The writing is top notch as expected from an author the caliber of Ms Carlson and the story is fully developed and the characters are becoming my friends!! Don't be put off by the length, Ante Up is jammed packed!