Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken, Book Review
Lose a bet, lose your heart...
What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be.
If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . . .
So let's just be honest shall we? I hated Jake in The Bet! I thought he was a total jerk and completely non redeemable as a person! I mean, he was calloused and hard; a complete punk!!! However, let me say that in The Wager we get to see a side of Jake that we didn't understand before; his background story and why he felt like he needed to act like such a pompous rear! That being said, I really came to feel sorry for him and then I ended up rooting for the guy! Author Rachel Van Dyken has an easy to read writing style that most everyone can relate to. She puts such emotion into each story that you can feel an honest connection to the characters. If you liked The Bet, you will LOVE The Wager! You want to know why? One word....Grandma!!! I love her and she makes this book hilarious! You will laugh so hard you may pee your pants, so be warned! She is back and up to her antics again but this time is out of control! Ummm...shock collar?!? I will leave you with that to ponder! So hurry over and grab your copy! And if you haven't read The Bet first, then go grab that one and then get The Wager!
*Contains cussing and sexual references
You can pick up your own copy of The Wager via Amazon. or Barnes and Noble.
I received a copy of this book for free via Netgalley.
Posted by Books Are Sanity!!! at 11:00 AM