Bet Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant
Series: Something Series #3
Also in this series: Tell Me Something, Show Me Something
Published by Self-published on June 30th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Being able to stand on your own two feet, sometimes requires getting knocked off them completely...
McKenzie “Kenzie” Lane is newly graduated from college and looking forward to a dream internship she has lined up for the summer in LA. Unfortunately, her controlling mother has other plans.
Colby Singer, with his hot-as-sin looks and wicked charm, is never without attention from the ladies. Despite suspecting how Kenzie feels about him, he’s always kept her comfortably off-limits since she’s the baby sister of one of his best friends. But when he’s determined to distract her temporarily from the stress of her mother’s ultimatum, deciding to show her some fun, he quickly finds that keeping her in the friend zone is not as easy as he’d hoped.
Once Kenzie realizes this may be her last opportunity to gauge her long-time crush’s true feelings, she puts it all out there in the form of a bet. It's the perfect idea for her perfect man.
Until he isn’t.
Will a dose of reality lead to true love? Or will it crash and burn before it can even get started?
Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Third book of the “Something Series”Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Holy schmexiness! this book was hot. Bet Me Something is my second time reading Ms. Bondurant’s work and it was a great experience.
Kenzie is a 22-year-old graduate whose family (her mother especially) are pushing her to move back home and get a degree in business. She was very happy in LA where she lived for the last 4 years and had no intention of going into business, hoping to be able to focus on her music passion instead.
At first, I had a bit of trouble liking McKenzie, as she was a bit of a doormat to her mother’s wishes. I understand her mom’s bulldozing personality wasn’t easy to deal with but she almost didn’t even talk back when she learned she had already been enrolled in a school without her knowing. Then we had the whole I’ve-crushed-on-my-neighbor-who’s-my-brother’s-best-friend-for-ever thing. In the beginning, when she’s repeatedly turned down, I felt it bordered on, if not pathetic, a wee bit desperate. Fortunately, her easygoing personality, her candidness and dry wit, and her character growth throughout the book made me not only enjoy the story but really like her.
Colbie, 9 years Kenzie’s senior, although knowing about her girlish infatuation has always enjoyed her company. Unfortunately, now that they’re alone in Vegas for the weekend, he can’t pretend she’s still a little girl. Even when he spends 150% of their time together saying she is “his best friend’s little sister”.
Colbie runs a movie production company in the family company conglomerate. Having had a bit of a wild past, everyone sees him as the playing manwhore and for the most part, he’s not taken too seriously. Kenzie, on the verge of life changing decisions, throws a Hail Mary pass and sets on seducing Colbie at all costs. Well, both of them will be floored by the unexpected outcome of her maneuver.
Colbie was a great character. Although he had some issues to overcome, and he drops the emotional ball on more than one occasion, he eventually becomes a fantastic leading man. I actually loved him from the beginning, but when he let everyone’s assumptions about him roadblock his future he really pissed me off.
I really liked how the author showed us actual character growth during the whole story and how both mc’s had to mature in order to have a relationship and how once they decided that’s what they wanted, they set on being ready to really do it.
There was humor, romance, sexy times and even a bit of kink. Bet Me Something was actually pretty hot and an excellent story I greatly enjoyed reading.
“Sorry for throwing my shoe at you”
He laughed. “Don’t take offense, but I kind of like it when you’re feisty. Your potential violent streak turns me on.”
I rolled my eyes. “You’re disturbed.”
“You don’t even know the half of it because the fantasy reel in my head goes on with tying you to the bed and calming your temper with my tongue until all the fight is out of you.”
My body tingled with anticipation. “I take it back; we’re both disturbed because now I want that more than anything.”
While the epilogue was super sweet and I loved it, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. I’m pretty sure I read something similar somewhere else… but you know what? I was so happy with it I didn’t really care.
Sparkles’ Rating: 4.5 “Let’s be seriously disturbed together” Stars
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