Tuesday 5 November 2013

Book Review: The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken


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 . . .

Author website: Rachel Van Dyken

Twitter: RachVD

My Thoughts:

**I received the ARC through Netgalley**

I loved The Bet! So when I heard Ms Van Dyken was releasing another book in the series, I was on board! Such a wonderfully written friends-to-lovers story. This one follows Jake, our ├╝ber-rich playboy. The characters and the story are perfect. We also get to meet Travis and Kacey.. YAY!! The romance and swoon moments in this story? Awesome!! Grandma is still up to her antics, but this time she's out to ruin her grandson. Make him see the error of his ways. Then we meet Char, Jake's high school best friend. She's such a great character, who's gone through a lot in her life. There were several sweet/steamy moments between these two, even though half the time she wanted to strangle Jake. I'm so happy this story was about Jake because was a total jerk in the first book, but once we got to see the world through his eyes, I really felt for the poor guy. I'm really looking forward to reading more in this series. If you love chuckling all the way to a great HEA, I highly recommend this book! I can't wait to see what Grandma is upto in the next one!

I'm not sure if the link is up on Amazon, I couldn't find it.

Have you read any book by Rachel? Do you enjoy friends to lovers stories?

Have a great day!!