Yep, I know I was a fan of Aubrey Bondurant before this book but after Bet Me Something she has well and truly cemented her place as one of my favorite author’s. Her combination of great characters, great writing, romance, insanely sexy moments and angst draws me into her stories and doesn’t let me forget them in a hurry.
Kenzie has had a crush on her life-long neighbour and friend of her older brother since she was little. There was always something about Colby that drew her in and as much as she didn’t want, the man that she compared every other too. It was this crush that led her away from home for college. But on the worst night of her life – the one where she finds out that her mother has overruled her plans, Colby comes to the rescue and whisks her away from a weekend of fun.
As much as she had fantasised about Colby finally noticing her and taking the leap of faith into a relationship with her, what she didn’t expect was the effect that she would have on him.
Colby knows that Kenzie is the forbidden fruit that he cannot take a bite of without serious consequences. Her older brother knows all about his reputation with women and would not be pleased if he took advantage of Kenzie…but one fun weekend away threatens to snap his control.
Kenzie decides that she needs to take control by proposing a simple bet. The prize? A kiss from the man that she has lusted over for years. But nothing is quite that simple. Can the notorious playboy finally be tamed by someone that has been right under his nose the whole time?
Aubrey Bondurant has well and truly hit her stride with this book. I loved the previous books in this series, but the way that this book flowed so easily, the great witty dialogue between the two characters was so effortless and the character development really sucked me in.
Kenzie and Colby are everything that you look for in main characters in a romance story. A sassy, sexy and quick witted female and a reformed male that is pure alpha but has a soft spot for those he cares about. Throw in moments of vulnerability, taking charge and pure heartedness and the combination is irresistible.
I LOVED, LOVED the tension and angst in this story. You know, the whole should I/shouldn’t I risk all my relationships for the chance at real happiness. Never once did I think that Aubrey was dragging this out for the sake of drama. Every roadblock, obstacle and tension filled moment complimented the story and made me feel the frustration, tension and the nuclear explosions.
This heat in this book was off the charts. The build up of anticipation and the eventual coming together was hot as hell. The chemistry was electric and this really bled through into sexual interactions between this pair.
What Aubrey does really well is bring the other characters into the story so that you can get a glimpse of how their lives are tracking after their happily ever after. I really, really can’t wait for Will’s story. His presence in each and every story has grown my intrigue surrounding him and the woman that will eventually capture this all-round good bloke. His breath of fresh air and reason always shines through.
If you are a fan of romance that has a great storyline, tension by the bucketloads, forbidden romance, plenty of steam to satisfy all put together with great writing that is engaging, then Bet Me Something is for you. And while this book is part of a series, you can read it as a standalone but I think you should meet the others. Aubrey Bondurant has cemented her place in my must read list and I can’t wait for more.
About The Book
Author: Aubrey Bondurant
Series: The Something Series, Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Explicit
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Blurb: 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.
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About The Author
Aubrey Bondurant is a working mom who loves to read, write and travel.
She describes her writing style as: “Adult Contemporary Erotic Romantic Comedy”. (How’s that for a mouthful?) Picture chick-lit with the sex scenes or “smutty chick lit” and there you have it!
When Aubrey isn’t working her day job, or spending time with her family, she’s on her laptop typing away on her next story. She only wishes there were more hours of the day!
She’s a former member of the military and passionate about veteran charities and giving back to the community. She loves a big drooly dog, a fantastic margarita, and football.
The “Something Series” will consist of five books. The first one, Tell Me Something came out in June 2015. The second book, Ask Me Something came out in November 2015. Bet Me Something comes out June of 2016.
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