Gabriel Torres thought his life after Major League Baseball would be simple and quiet, or at least quieter. However, as he takes over running the exclusive Players Club, he finds himself continually embroiled in scandal and drama. Surely nothing, and no one could make his life any crazier...Right?
Rachel Adler is a blast from Gabe's past who crashed back into his life with the finesse of a freight train. But she's a welcome distraction. At least for a night.
Rachel has been working hard to become one of the top sports journalists in the country. She doesn't have time for a long-term romance or irresistibly charming baseball players. A one-night-stand with the man who she knew would hit it out of the park was all she wanted.
But when she gets a tip that Gabe could have ties to one of the biggest sports stories in history, a story that could make her career, Rachel decides that maybe she has a little time for the sexy baseball player after all. As she gets in deeper with both her story and Gabe, Rachel begins to question who she is, what she wants, and what exactly she's willing to sacrifice for her career.
Will the potential grand-slam romance be stopped short or will Rachel and Gabe be able to go the distance?
"The Bet is a sizzling hot page turner! I couldn't put it down." --New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett (on THE BET book 1 of the Player's Series)
"Elizabeth Hayley is a fresh new voice in the world of Contemporary Romance."--USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston
"Elizabeth Hayley is an author to watch."--New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren
"A winsome, delicate contemporary romance."--Publishers Weekly, JUST SAY YES
"The storyline is unique and the themes are well implemented, but it is the vulnerability of both the lead female and male characters that take this tale to the next level. A definite must-read!"--RT Book Reviews, JUST SAY YES
"A sassy, fast-moving romance...It is saucy, sexy, fun reading."--RT Book Reviews, THE BEST MEDICINE
About the Author
They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands' chagrin).
They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the third book in series and I liked Gabe but I was not crazy about Rachel. Rachel was looking for the story for her carrier and she knew she was going to get it. She gets a tip from a disgruntled player, come to find out that she would find the story from Gabe a one night stand that she had in college. I felt sorry for Gabe he was having a hard time and when he sees Rachel he was happy and thinking that they had something, but Rachel was using him, yes she changed her tune but too late and she broke his heart and that is why I disliked her. Loved reading about the previous couples.
This is the third book in the Players Club Series. However, even though there are characters from previous books, and references to some events in the previous books, this story can totally be read as a stand alone. Gabe is a retired baseball player, who has taken over the ownership of an exclusive club, made up of current and former sports figures. Rachel is a sports reporter, who has gotten a tip about a secret sports club…..but hasn’t been able to find anything concrete. Rachel and Gabe went to college together, but Rachel was afraid to take that leap…. so she didn’t. Reunited as adults, things seem to click. But they are both still afraid to trust. Lies are told, secrets are kept. With Gabe’s life going one way, and Rachel determined to find the truth about the Players Club, I just couldn’t see how they could find there way to be together. Gabe seems to be a very sweet man, slightly lacking in self confidence. He struggled with keeping part of himself that he was hiding from Rachel, as their relationship grew. Rachel also was hiding things from Gabe, which led to problems between them. This was a very enjoyable, second chance romance, well written, and kept me entertained throughout. Definitely one I’d recommend to anyone that likes sports romances, even though there isn’t a lot of focus on the sports element.
I have loved and enjoyed all of Elizabeth Hayley’s Players novels so much. These books are the perfect sports romance. They’re funny as all get out, filled to the brim with distinctive and memorable characters, and they have each given me love stories that packed the perfect amount of heat and fun and feels. Elizabeth Hayley has delivered it all once again in the third installment of this series. They have once again created a story that was so easy to get swept into and that gave me it all. The One Night stand is all about what happens when a blast from the past soon become more than either of these two characters bargained for. This book follows Rachel and Gabe as they explore what they’re feeling for one another, as they try to figure out what in the world that means for them and their future, and as they try to figure out if the lies and secrets they keep to themselves are too much and too complicated. This book is full of moments that will make you laugh out loud, so many moments that will make you blush, and so many moments that will give you the best kind of glimpses at what these characters share and what could be. Every word of this story made me fall even more in love with this series and the characters in it. Elizabeth Hayley brought this series to a close on the best note that had me knowing and feeling through every word and page why I loved it so much in the first place. Equal parts sports romance, love story, laughs, feels, and humor and vibrancy, The One Night Stand delivers it all. It gives you Gabe and Rachel in the most authentic way that will pull you to them both, and in the end it delivers a story that will take ahold of you in the best way through every word. This book will make you laugh, it’ll make you smile, it’ll make you feel, and it’ll make you fall right along with Rachel and Gabe, and it just doesn’t get better than that. The One Night Stand was a book that blended sports, romance, humor, and the possibilities that can happen when you meet that one person who changes everything. This book was phenomenally written and gave me two characters who were memorable in every way. I loved getting to be a part of their story, getting to see they fall and feel what they did, and getting to experience what happened between them. Elizabeth Hayley once again crafted a story that was enjoyable in every way. This book was the perfect conclusion to this series and just had me loving everything I was reading. Elizabeth Hayley continues to be a writing duo who gives me it all. They create such memorable characters and stories. They make me laugh with their humor they so authentically create. They allowed me to feel it all with their outstanding characters, and in the end they gave me a story that I just loved. This book was an all around phenomenal read and I can’t say that enough. It was well written, it was consuming through every word, and it was everything I needed right now. It was a satisfying in every way, and I loved getting Rachel and Gabe’s story. I promise that those two will make you smile and laugh and feel it all, and you will love it!