By: Rachel Van Dyken
Published By : Hachette
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 272 Pages
RATING: 3.75 STARS
Blurb : Goodreads
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 . . .
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:
I am a fan of Rachel’s Eagle Elite series. I totally dig it. The Bet was a lower rating for me, but it won’t stop me reading the rest of this series.
I did have a little trouble with connecting with the characters in this first installment.
Grandma Nadine is a hoot and I hope to be like her when I am wearing my grannie panties.
She is a fun meddler.
“And you!” Grandma poked Travis in the chest. “I was counting on you!”
“Counting on me?”
“Yes, you fool! I gave you every opportunity, and you were doing so well the other night!” Grandma plopped onto the bed next to him. “Do you know how difficult it is to fake a stroke when you’re in your prime? If I have to lie down one more time...”
Jake was an up and down character, I was having trouble getting
my flow with him. I expect to like him a whole lot more in The Wager.
I was scratching my head a bit with half this book and then I started connecting with Travis more.
I think I felt like the characters could have been deeper for me, but in saying that I still enjoyed this read.
It is a very light read with what Kacey gets up to. I really only started to grab hold of Travi’s character in the latter part of the book.
Rachel was definitely aiming for a light and fun read and I think she brought it for the most part, for me personally.
This book has sold a lot of copies and the ratings on Goodreads, alone, are almost split up into the thirty percent for each, five, four and three star ratings.
I found myself getting a bit from each of the reviews in the four and three star ratings.
I think this is a book that some will embrace totally and others like me will find it entertaining but seeking a bit more from the main characters.
I will read anything from Rachel that time permits me to. I know she has written a lot of works and is a fun spirited person, that showed in, The Bet. A good start to this series.