Title: Bet Me
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 27, 2017
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?
The thrill of the chaste has never been so sexy in Lila Monroe’s hilarious, hot new romantic read!
I absolutely loved the blurb of Bet Me from the moment I read it. The premise of this book held a lot of promise and I couldn’t wait to read it. There was definitely plenty of humor in the book and I loved the heroine. I could definitely feel her on the whole subject of romance in current times. And while it didn’t fall flat for me, it didn’t exactly wow me either. But I did have trouble connecting with the hero.
Jake Weston is classy, sexy and confident. He’s got charm and charisma that paves the way for him not only with the ladies but on the job. I just felt he came off a little too smooth even with the disaster that was his first encounter with Lizzie. Lizzie Ryan’s a bit of an old soul, she’s a hopeless romantic and sweet but she’s ambitious as well. And she’s definitely fed up with the men in New York. I didn’t feel any chemistry between the two of them. I felt like they were best friends that tried to have a drunken hook up and failed so decided they were better off as friends. That is until the latter half of the book where the heat and action took off a little bit.
There was definitely some great banter and hilarious moments between Jake and Lizzie. And overall, it was really well-written and perfectly paced. I just wasn’t feeling the romance. The book, by and large, was concerned mainly with sex. This is not a hearts and flowers romance even if that’s what Lizzie was wanting. All the characters, main and secondary, are all concerned with sex. Who’s getting it, who’s not getting it, and the why’s of it. Still, it’s worth a try for the funny parts alone. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.