Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Book Review: I BET YOU by Ilsa Madden-Mills


She’s the one bet I can’t resist...

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.

I BET YOU, an all-new sexy college romance standalone is available NOW!


Sexy Athlete: I bet you…
Penelope Graham: Burn in hell, quarterback.
The late night text is random but Penelope knows exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn't take his wager.
Ryker Voss.
Football star.
Walks on water and God's gift to women.
Just ask him.
His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the nerdy guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he'll realize what he's missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?
Penelope Graham.
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.
Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.
Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secret mean everyone loses at this game of love?


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I BET YOU by Ilsa Madden-Mills was, for me, a light and easy read. 

The main characters are well fleshed-out, and I particularly liked Ryker. He may be the popular sports jock but he is clueless about how to win over a girl who has no interest in him; he’s never had to try! His popularity and the expectations of others has left him somewhat isolated and vulnerable. He was brave in approaching Penelope and I am glad he found his kindred spirit. 

Penelope’s family dynamics were of more interest to me than she was at times. I wanted to know more. She likely represents her age group well but I am beyond that; I think I am just too old for some of these college romances.

Overall there are no big surprises in terms of plotting but I will add I felt the blurb was a tad misleading. Penelope’s crush on the “other man” went nowhere and fizzled early. Frankly, this entire storyline could have been cut from the book.

This book will tick the boxes for readers looking for a college sports romance.


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About the Author 

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances. A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero. She's also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Diaries, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.

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