Wednesday, June 25

Review: The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: The Wager
By: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Bet #2
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
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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 . . .
Hilarious! The Bet series is proving to be one hysterical series of stories. The Wager picks up immediately following the conclusion of The Bet. After the devastating ending for Jake in Bet be prepared for his time in the limelight. The upcoming wedding of Travis and Kacey is all set, and Jake is left to pick up the pieces of his heart. Jake will find that what he has been feeling may only shadow the real thing, and when faced with a determined Grandmother he may be forced to learn humility. This millionaire bad boy may have just met his match. Jake was a terror in book one the ultimate villain, but all the while it still broke my heart to see him shattered at the end. While this stories turn of events he eventually becomes grounded, and the genuine person is revealed. Leaving readers with yet another drool worthy Titus man. Be prepared because this will require fans to add one more book boyfriend to the list. I love every single person in this Titus family, and every time I get a chance at watching Grandma in action I end up almost peeing my pants. I was exceptionally pleased to see that while this story is overall Jake and Char, Travis and Kacey are not forgotten the second half of the story has chapters from these beloved characters that will add closure to their own stories. Rachel Van Dyken is a wonderfully talented author that knows how to create a powerful romance, while keeping it funny and interactive. The Wager was a thrilling and entertaining experience with yet another title from a author I have come to love. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~

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