Title: Bet Me Something
Author: Aubrey Bondurant
Being able to stand on your own two feet, sometimes requires getting knocked off them completely…
McKenzie “Kenzie” Lane is newly graduated from college and looking forward to a dream internship she has lined up for the summer in LA. Unfortunately, her controlling mother has other plans.
Colby Singer, with his hot-as-sin looks and wicked charm, is never without attention from the ladies. Despite suspecting how Kenzie feels about him, he’s always kept her comfortably off-limits since she’s the baby sister of one of his best friends. But when he’s determined to distract her temporarily from the stress of her mother’s ultimatum, deciding to show her some fun, he quickly finds that keeping her in the friend zone is not as easy as he’d hoped.
Once Kenzie realizes this may be her last opportunity to gauge her long-time crush’s true feelings, she puts it all out there in the form of a bet. It’s the perfect idea for her perfect man.
Until he isn’t.
Will a dose of reality lead to true love? Or will it crash and burn before it can even get started?
Bet Me Something is book three of the series, however, I have not read the previous books and had no trouble at all following along. So for anyone wondering, this does read perfectly fine as a standalone novel.
I always enjoy a good friends to lover novel. Here we have Kenzie who is the baby sister of one of Colby’s friends. So, of course Colby has friend zoned Kenzie from the very beginning. Dating her would just go against guy code and all.
Kenzie tries to show Colby how good they could be together and how she feels about him. But Colby just doesn’t think he’s worthy of her. And of course he knows it would cause problems between their little group.
I liked the fact that even though Kenzie is determined to make Colby see what’s between them, she never came off as desperate or whiny. She is a strong character who respected herself.
If you’re looking for your next read, let me suggest this book by Aubrey Bondurant! 4 solid stars from me!