Review – Bet Me


Title: Bet Me

Series: Lucky in Love #2

Author: Lila Monroe

5 stars

What happens when your sex strike goes viral – and suddenly every man in town has their eye on your prize?

All I wanted was little old-fashioned romance. After a parade of Tinder disasters who think chivalry is giving me a pearl necklace on the first date, I made a pledge: until guys step up their game, this girl is off the market.

But one bottle of chardonnay later, and my drunken rant has gone viral. I’m the most famous person NOT having sex since the Jonas Brothers put on their purity rings. A men’s magazine has even put a bounty on my (ahem) maidenhead: fifty Gs to whoever makes me break the drought.

Be careful what you wish for… Now my office looks like an explosion in a Hallmark factory, I’ve got guys lining up to sweep me off my feet – and the one man I want is most definitely off-limits. Jake Weston is a player through and through. He’s also the only one who sees through the mayhem to the real me, but how can I trust he’s not just out to claim the glory?

And how will I make it through the strike without scratching the itch – especially when that itch looks so damn good out of his suit?


♥ ♥ ♥

I am trash for a good enemies-to-lovers rom com novel. Dangle them in front of me and I will devour them whole!

I was just browsing through the best free books on iBooks when this caught my eye. Sure, it said book 2 in a series, but it also said standalone. And like most probably think when looking through free books on apps, I thought “sure, this doesn’t sound too bad, let’s give it a go.”

Boy. Oh boy was I glad I gave this a chance. It had everything I look for in a great rom-com. It was fun, sexy, steamy (rather explicit) and made you want to shriek in equal parts frustration and glee.

This book was like a reverse 40 Days and 40 Nights story with a few adjustments. I loved that movie and had it on VHS (yes it was that old, it’s from 2002). Back when my biggest crush was a young Josh Hartnett ♥

If I had to describe Bet Me in three words, it would be:


I could definitely see this as a Netflix movie one day. Seriously. I mean it. This book is just a recipe for a movie and by all means, no I’m not thinking Oscar-worthy, but that’s not what we want. We want a movie that doesn’t make us question life or think too hard about things. We want to be entertained. We want sexy time and a fun plot to talk about. Bet Me has it all.

The characters are likeable, the plot is just that tad bit too outrageous, but still enjoyable and you are just screaming at the book for the two main characters to jump each other.

What more could you possibly want?

Lizzie and Jake are characters I wanted to get to know and wanted to know more about and be inside their heads.

And in the ways you could compare it to the real world.

How Lizzie’s luck with men is something many women can relate to and how hard it is to date in this digital age.

How something can so easily go viral and change your life, for better or worse.

How, when money is involved, people can turn nasty and fake.

I loved this book.

This has definitely made me want to check out more books from Lila Monroe, especially the ones from the Lucky in Love series (the rest she has written has billionaire in the title and I’m more hesitant with those).

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