The Bet – Rachel Van Dyken

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The Bet

Another book that has been sitting in my Amazon cloud for awhile waiting for me to read.  I had been neglected my books for far too long!

Before I get into this, for the FTC (wo)man who might stumble on my blog, I was not asked to review this book, I was not given this book, the author doesn’t know I’m reviewing this book, just sharing my love of a good book.  There is however an Amazon affiliate link.

"I have a proposition for you…" Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus’s mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all. Four days. She could do four days! But she wasn’t counting Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement. One thing is for certain. One brother is right for her. One wants a lifetime. And one is in league with the devil. She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.

The first thing I have to say is that I laughed out loud so many times.  In fact, during a few parts, I was laughing so hard, I had to read them to my 14 year old.  Especially the part where Travis has a spider on his butt. Rolling.

So good!  I loved this book.  I seem to be alternating between books with really good writing and really childish unsophisticated writing.  I read a really lousy one before The Bet that I had to force myself to read.  If I paid for it, I’m going to read it. That one was actually kind of funny in the fact that the writing was so childish and then she’d throw in a word that even I had to look up the definition of.  I have a pretty large vocabulary.  It was like wait, hold on, let me get the thesaurus out and throw everyone for a loop.

Back to The Bet.

The Bet was refreshing after the previous book I read.  So refreshing.  Good writing.  Descriptive writing.  Believable conversations.  I loved the storyline and the characters.  Her grandma kind of reminded me of mine, mine wasn’t quite as feisty, but she was a spitfire who would tell my grandpa “oh go to hell Jack” when the mood struck her. Yeah, you’d have to hear my tone of voice as I imitate her to get the full effect. I adored that woman. (I adored my grandpa too, he was just as wonderful as my grandma and they were a beautiful couple.)

This was one of those books that when you are finished, you want more.  More of the couple.  More of their story.  More of their love.  You want to know where they go from there.

I never want to give to much away in my reviews so that they stay spoiler free, but I honestly wasn’t sure which brother she was going to end up with.  I wasn’t sure if Jake would actually reform himself or if Travis would man up and tell her how he felt about her.  Would she get over the hurt either of the brothers caused her and who was she going to end up with?

Love books like that, ones that I can’t predict how they are going to end right from the get go.

I now need to read more of her books because if I can laugh and hope and love all the characters in one book, that’s an author for me.

*Note* This book does have a bit of adult content.  Nothing too bad that made me blush.  🙂

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  • Rachel Van Dyken

    Thank you so much for the lovely review 😉

    • Heather Ayala

      You are so welcome! I loved it. If you ever need another reviewer for more books, I’m raising my hand. 🙂 I’m not technically a book blogger but I blog a lot about books. Got to add you to my favorite author list when I get home from soccer. 🙂