Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Book Review: Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
Author: Jennifer Cruise
Enjoyment Rating: ****
Source: Digital Copy
Content Alert: A sexy read, for sure!
Minerva is a cranky actuary who's trying to drown her sorrows with girlfriends at a bar one night when she overhears her ex making a bet with Cal, the hottest guy in the bar: that even Cal can't get Min into bed by the end of 30 days. The wager? $10,000. Cal doesn't want to make the bet, but due to a series of misunderstandings, but Min and the ex think the bet is on. She's understandably even crankier, but somehow, Cal and Min manage to fall for each other, despite the fact that she is decidedly NOT sexy, despite the fact that she's starving herself to fit into a dress for her sister's wedding and won't eat anything, despite both of their horrible families. If you like sexual tension and find food erotic, this is the book for you. If you like sexual tension and a girl who finally starts to see herself as sexy, this is the book for you. If you like sexual tension and hot guys, this is the book for you. Basically, if you like sexual tension and just about anything, this is a great read.
I thought Bet Me was a whole lot of fun. I especially liked seeing Minerva grow into herself and start seeing that all of the things she saw as liabilities (especially her body), other people could see as assets. I was sad when Min and Cal's story ended, because they were great fun to get to hang around with for as long as it lasted.