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The Wager: The Bet series: Book 2

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

This is seriously one of THE FUNNIEST books I¿ve ever read!  I c

This is seriously one of THE FUNNIEST books I’ve ever read!  I cannot even tell you how much I laughed while reading this book!  And no lies, Grandma Nadine may be my most favorite secondary character EVER!  If this book were a movie, Grandma Nadine would either be play...
This is seriously one of THE FUNNIEST books I’ve ever read!  I cannot even tell you how much I laughed while reading this book!  And no lies, Grandma Nadine may be my most favorite secondary character EVER!  If this book were a movie, Grandma Nadine would either be played by Betty White or Doris Roberts…I think you get the idea of what her personality is like. 
Of course, there were also some tear-jerker moments in this book.  Some sad things have happened in the lives of these main characters.  Also, as absolutely hilarious as Grandma Nadine is, she also gives some sage advice…and let’s face it, grandmas giving sage advice tend to get the water works going.
So, our two “most” main characters, Jake and Char, are pretty close to your typical bad boy and good girl.  Although they both have a few characteristics that make you believe from the very beginning that there is a way for them to meet somewhere in the middle.  Since this book is told from multiple points of view, it is very easy to be frustrated with both these characters!  It’s easy to see they both want each other, and not just in a lustful way, but do you think they could possibly (as I like to tell my pre-schoolers) “use their words?”  Of course not!  But you will love them, just the same.  Jake wants to be a good guy, but he’s not sure he’s capable.  And Char has wanted to be with Jake since she was a teenager, but with his philandering ways, she’s not sure he’s worth her time, no matter how bad she wants him.
There are two other characters that we get a few chapters from their point of view.  Travis, Jake’s brother, and the lovely Kacey, Jake’s former best friend…who happens to be marrying Travis.  Grandma Nadine has them sleeping in separate rooms until after their nuptials.  This makes for some intriguing plans to ‘sneak around’ Grandma, and some gut-busting laughs!  Seeing things from Travis and Kacey’s points of view also helps the reader to see Jake and Char’s relationship from an outsider’s perspective, which I liked very much.
Now, some of you may be thinking that the title stems from Jake and Char making a wager between the two of them, but you would be TOTALLY wrong!  I’m not going to tell you who makes the wager, so it will be a fun surprise when you find out, because you must read this book!
And the epilogue?!  Let’s just say that I can’t wait for the next book! :D

posted by AshleyBodette on October 5, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

It wasn't terrible. This book made me laugh out loud once, and

It wasn't terrible.

This book made me laugh out loud once, and almost made me cry another time.  In between, it was pretty unimpressive.  
It wasn't bad.  It just wasn't very good.  The relationship between the lead characters wasn't believable, and Gramma was
just wa...
It wasn't terrible.

This book made me laugh out loud once, and almost made me cry another time.  In between, it was pretty unimpressive.  
It wasn't bad.  It just wasn't very good.  The relationship between the lead characters wasn't believable, and Gramma was
just way over the top.

The writing was inconsistent and it was difficult to tell at times who was speaking - there were sections where the dialogue
tags didn't belong to the dialogue.  I read this on my Kindle, and there were formatting issues as well.

At some point in the future, I might try another book by this author.  After all, she made me laugh.  It won't be any time soon.

posted by lanalucy on October 17, 2013

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

    Unreadable. Points of view switch mid-paragraph, history is revi

    Unreadable.
    Points of view switch mid-paragraph, history is revised from previous book. Heroine is annoying and the hero is a jerk. Couldn't invest in their story - I got about 20 pages in and just had to delete this off my Nook. The first one had charm. this one is just awful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    A little over the top.

    I had read the first book in this series and I liked it. I was interested in Jake and Char story. I liked the story at the beginning but had to skip through the last 100 pages because the grandmother character was so annoying. She was so over the top and a bully. The author developed the character into a over sexed, manipulative individual. One of the comment she made was that she put holes in the condoms so she could have great granchildren. Her character ruined the while story for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

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