When it comes to life’s fun and games, always know:
What’s at stake.
When to quit.
Wise words from…well…my fortune cookie. But wise words, nonetheless.
I just wish the Fortune Cookie People had considered how hard the whole “knowing when to quit” would be to carry out when a woman like me is gambling with her feelings.
Heart-palpitating, vageen-tingling, butterflies-in-my-belly feelings for a noncommittal, hot-as-sin player by the name of Jude Winslow.
After a crazy night where we were both pretending to be someone else, I’ve found myself immersed in the fun of the fling.
The irresistible charm.
The pleasure of being with a man like him.
Problem is, I’m positive he’s the exact opposite of husband material, and that is a serious issue for someone who is fixated on finding her happily ever after.
I know the rules and I know the stakes, oh wise Fortune Cookie.
Now I’d just like to know how close to self-destruction I have to get before I find the will to quit Jude Winslow.
Goodness knows, when your heart is on the line, you can’t ante up your bet with an IOU.
Author Note: The Bet is a full-length standalone romantic comedy and the first standalone book in the Winslow Brothers Collection. This book is chock-full of hilarious rom-com moments, but also, it’s spicy. We’re talking alllllll the sexy.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Oh my goodness Max Monroe brought back the steam in The Bet. They didn't slouch on the laughs either. Though most of them came from the hands of Lex and the interactions with the Winslow family, and not so much when the main characters were together. But I digress...
I liked Sophie. She was independent and kind. She knew what she wanted in her career and went after it full throttle. And while she was open to a relationship, she hadn't met anyone who checked all of her boxes. Until the night she met Jude. Their first encounter had all the elements of awkward and hot written all over it. Never mind they were both pretending to be someone they weren't. But that spark was there for sure.
Too bad Jude was a self proclaimed eternal bachelor and Sophie didn't want to play games. But when fate threw her hand in the mix and put them in each other's orbit again, it was Sophie who threw her caution to the wind. For a while anyway. Until those pesky things like feelings creeped in. She knew Jude had them too. It was obvious with his actions, he just needed some time for his head and heart to get on the same page.
I loved watching these two push one another's boundaries of what they thought they wanted. Jude brought some lightness to Sophie's order and she gave him a hope for something he never thought he could have. From start to finish these two were sexy and playful and just fun to read. And that ending left me with the biggest, sappy smile on my face.
About the Author
A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.
Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.
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