It all starts with a bet. Actually, back that up, Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise starts with Minerva Dobbs getting dumped by a douchbag named David. Minerva believes fairy tales are not for her, and at this point believes there are no good men left in the world. After overhearing a bet between her ex David and Calvin Morrisey, who is a ladykiller, Minerva agrees to a dinner date with Calvin if only to get back at David, figuring why not have a bit of fun with this pants melting male specimen.
Kids, reading adult contemporary romance makes me feel like a non-creep. When Allison loves a book, it’s a strong bet (see what I did there) that I’ll love it too. When Angie enjoys it too, it’s a sure thing I will love the book. Literally there were moments in Bet Me where my heart would either beat so hard or stop and shrivel up from the overwhelming swoons. There were times when I was reading and thought – I need to hand this book to Carla because of the sexytimes and her Unsticky review or to Jen who mentioned wanting to try romance that wasn’t too explicit.
I just want to pass this book around to my book blogger friends when they need a break from YA so they can experience the deliciousness that is Cal Morrisey.
Also this list of things I loved within Jennifer Cruise’s Bet Me:
- Min’s shoes
- Chicken Marsalla
- the cat
- Bonnie and Liza
- Dove Chocolate
- oh YEAH and the WHOLE ENTIRE BOOK
Straight up I think you should read Bet Me if you like love and have a soft spot for romance and dashingly good looking men with good hearts and donuts and if you read the blue cover version with the shoes on it, page 268 shall forever be marked as the page that my heart gave out from swoonage.
Disclosure: Purchased my copy, betches.
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