Release Date: October 1st. Adult Contemporary Romance
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Book Two in The Bet Series. Adult Contemporary Romance
Lose a bet, lose your heart...
What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be.
If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . . .
After finishing The Bet, I was lucky enough to go right into The Wager. I am so glad because I seriously can not get enough of Grandma! Oh my goodness that lady had me Laughing out loud even more in this book. I seriously want to be this way when I am 85.
If you have not read The Bet, you seriously do not know what you are missing out on. While The Bet focused on Jake, Kacey and Travis. This book is about Jake, and his man whoring ways and the way Grandma puts him back in his place and help his realize certain things. The way she did this may be a bit extreme but, it works. I laughed so hard right from the jump. That lady is crazy.
This book starts kind of where The Bet left off with Travis and Kacey getting married and Jake feeling like shit because he never really apologized to Kacey for what he did to her. We also see Char. She grew up with the Titan boys and is Kacey's BFF. Jake and Char get thrown together by Grandma to do things and get ready for the wedding. I mean they are after all the Best Man and Maid of Honor. Lets just say that the situations they are put in are all for a reason.
Char is witty and takes no bull. She and Jake share a secret that is revealed early on. I like that she does not take Jakes bull and in fact gives it right back to him.
Jake has a secret about Kacey's parents and he has never told anyone. He totally redeems himself in this book, In the first book he was such a self centered jerk. He would make me so mad but then I don't know I wanted to hug him, weird right? Well we learn more about Jake in this book, oh damn all I have to say is if there were brothers such as these when I was growing up whoooo weeeee I would have snatched one of them up hella quick! I enjoyed this book so much, I haven't laughed this hard in a while. The cake scene is hilarious.
We get to see more of Travis and Kacey in this book, which I am glad for. We also see some issues resolved and there is a bit of drama.
I can not figure out if Grandma really is insane or just crazy smart. Either way, she knows how to get things done and she knows what people need before they, themselves even realize it.
This book was a fun, flirty read. Had me laughing, smiling and rooting for Jake. Even though Jake is an arrogant man-whore who only cares about money and appearance, He learns a valuable lesson....his Grandma knows what's best.
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!
The Bet (Book One) in The Bet Series
"I have a proposition for you." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake-so be it.
But Kacey wasn't counting on Jake's older brother Travis still being there. She calls him "Satan" for a reason: she's never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis's gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart . . . and Kacey's more confused than ever. As the days pass, only one thing starts to become alarmingly clear-she never should have accepted Jake's deal . .