Saturday, 8 December 2018
Book Review: BETTING ON HER by Kelly Collins
Welcome back to Wilde country where lies are told and secrets are kept. Too bad what happens in Vegas never stays a secret.
Katya Petrenko’s importance lies in her ability to create strong alliances through marriage. After failing to get the oldest Wilde brother to the altar, Katya is promised to a notorious Russian hitman who has the Wilde’s in his crosshairs. She must choose between loyalty to her family or protecting Matt, the bother who stole her heart years ago. She rolls the dice at the chance to win at love but will Matt be her next losing hand?
Matt Wilde has had his share of troubles. Born into mob life it’s all he knows. After spending the last three years in prison he’s ready to run Old Money Casino legitimately until trouble arrives wearing a red dress. Matt is torn between loving Katya, the woman he knows and hating her for being the daughter of the man who killed his father. When danger threatens to take everything away, will Katya be a safe bet or will he have to go all in to save them both?
Life is a gamble but can two people double down and win at love?
BETTING ON HER is the story of Katya Petrenko and Matt Wilde; two people who were born into families who view the other as the enemy. This is not a life for the meek and mild. You either learn to survive or you pay the price.
I am so glad Katya Petrenko got her own story because she is a character from BETTING ON HIM (book one in the Wilde Love series) that I was really curious about. Katya is a pawn. She has no control over her life. She is the daughter of a mafia man and her value lies in her trade value. For me, she was the star of this book. Her struggle to break free from her life made me want to cheer for her and also commiserate with her when things went wrong.
Katya and Matt Wilde are attracted to one another and I was glad they both decided to ignore their family’s dictates and try to make their relationship work – something that would be even harder to accomplish in the treacherous world they live in.
The book is quite fast paced, with a number of shocks being revealed as the story progresses. I enjoyed the plot but there were a few holes that I chose to gloss over. This series is great of you want an escape for a few hours. There’s lots of action but you won’t be mired down by a lot of detail and angst. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
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