THE BET by Elizabeth Hayley
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
ISBN: 9781250134660; Price: $3.99
“The Bet is a sizzling hot page turner! I couldn’t put it down.” – New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett
Jace “the Jet” Benning is a legend on the football field. And off. He has the arm, the charm, and the reputation of being the hottest player in the league.
Too bad Dr. Alessandra Mastrazacoma is not impressed.
With a busy schedule and a bruised heart, Alessandra doesn’t have time to date, but when she is lured into making a friendly bet with her best friend, she finds herself agreeing to go out with the next guy that asks…and to give him three shots, three dates, before pulling the plug.
Jace also has a friendly wager with his friends going, and it involves making sure the slightly klutzy, but very pretty, doctor will be his date to the biggest night in sports. With two wagers and two hearts on the line, will Aly and Jace win or are they betting to lose?
Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands’ chagrin).
They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.
Elizabeth Hayley’s writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: “I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”
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Rebecca is a features reporter even though she has the proven skills to be more. She’s working her tail off towards an anchor spot, but it seems that her boss is really trying to prevent her from getting it. Cade is a former quarterback who had the sports department of the news station turned over to him apparently due to his celebrity status.
These two have sparks that fly between them and three are pretty snarky towards each other, it’s their thing. They have crazy hot chemistry, and a secret relationship develops when they can’t deny it any longer. Meanwhile they both know Rebecca is being sabotaged while the younger “prettier” reporter who is an apparent airhead gets the better stories to cover and is Rebecca’s competition for that anchor spot she has worked so hard for.
Okay now real talk – I love both of these authors, and while The Last Guy was a funny/fun read it left me wanting more. He’s an alpha who doesn’t take the time to find out why Marv, the news director, isn’t giving Rebecca any real consideration for the position… Nah, alphas are not like that. He doesn’t do anything to help her even though he knows all she wants is that promotion. He happens to stumble upon the reason in the last couple of chapters, but as a readers we figure it out within in the first few chapters. I rarely prefer the female lead to the male lead, but I loved Rebecca. Cade, however, left me wanting more. He felt very passive aggressive to me, not alpha at all.
That being said, I don’t regret reading the book, it was light-hearted and a fun read, but this being my introduction to rom-com, it left me wanting more. I am definitely interested in reading more about supporting character Chas (Rebecca’s drag queen roommate), and Trent (Cade’s gay brother). They have stories to tell.
So much fun to visit with Lucas and Fallon, and their bunch as well as getting caught up on some other Assassins families. Life changing decisions to be made for kids and adults alike. Thanks Toni for letting us follow up with the Assassins. So excited for In the Crease!!!!!!
I pre-ordered this book the day it went live for pre-order. The day it downloaded, I settled in during my daughter’s soccer practice to begin reading. I read Harper’s message to the readers and I exited out of the book. Once I read this message I knew it would hit too close to home. I couldn’t bring myself to read it.
Over this Memorial Day weekend, I was down and out from a nasty spring cold, I chose this time to finally get past my fears and read this book. Willow and Kane. This story touched on sensitive issues, but was very well written as a love story and choosing to no longer be a victim is a very positive thread throughout. I was afraid that it would be too emotional a story for me and that maybe I would identify too much with Willow, enter Kane. Through his view, she is able to see herself from a different perspective. Between Kane, and getting some help, she finds her strength. How she handles later situations is proof of that. The way Kane loves Willow is what most little girls dream of. I was definitely no different.
Stayed up all night reading Perfectly Imperfect. Definitely give it five stars.