Jul 23

The Bet by Max Monroe Review



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When it comes to life’s fun and games, always know:

The rules.

What’s at stake.

When to quit.

Wise words from…well…my fortune cookie. But wise words, nonetheless.

I just wish the Fortune Cookie People had considered how hard the whole “knowing when to quit” would be to carry out when a woman like me is gambling with her feelings.

Heart-palpitating, vageen-tingling, butterflies-in-my-belly feelings for a noncommittal, hot-as-sin player by the name of Jude Winslow.

After a crazy night where we were both pretending to be someone else, I’ve found myself immersed in the fun of the fling.

The thrill.

The irresistible charm.

The pleasure of being with a man like him.

Problem is, I’m positive he’s the exact opposite of husband material, and that is a serious issue for someone who is fixated on finding her happily ever after.

I know the rules and I know the stakes, oh wise Fortune Cookie.

Now I’d just like to know how close to self-destruction I have to get before I find the will to quit Jude Winslow.

Goodness knows, when your heart is on the line, you can’t ante up your bet with an IOU.

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Holy hot stuff, Max Monroe, what did I just read?! As a purveyor of Max Monroe’s romantic comedies, I know reading their books is going to be a real good time. Between fanning myself, swooning and howling with laughter, this author duo never fails to thoroughly entertain me. Their books are always high on the heat, but The Bet, the first book in their new Winslow Brothers series, is their hottest yet. Buckle up, romance readers, because you’re in for a wild time with this one.

An opposites-attract romcom featuring the devastatingly handsome commitment-phobe nightclub promoter, Jude, and event/wedding planner Sophie, who’s searching for the fairytale version for her own happily-ever-after. These two were fire and gasoline from the start. The problem was that Jude was only looking for a good time, not a long time, and Sophie wasn’t looking to just play, she was looking to play for keeps. Jude had quite the alpha-hole side to him, and there were certainly some parts where I wondered why she didn’t just smack him upside his head. A bit of a heart-wrencher, there was a touch more angst and emotion in this story than readers typically experience from this author.

The Bet  was fun and flirty and five-fluffing-alarm fiery hot. Witty banter and sizzling chemistry fuel the build-up of Jude and Sophie’s relationship, and I devoured this unputdownable story in a day! The Bet  by Max Monroe gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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