Thursday, January 31, 2019

Release Blitz & Review - The Break-up Bet - Cat Carmine

Title: The Break-Up Bet
Author: Cat Carmine
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 31, 2019


Never make a bet with a man who plays to win... 

Especially not a man like handsome, arrogant Connor Pratt. 

AKA the huge PITA who’s currently crashing in my spare room. 

AKA my brother’s best friend since they were about six. 

AKA the one guy who still makes me feel like an awkward tongue-tied loser.

But when Connor moved in, I got a glimpse of another side of him. Because, like me, Connor’s going through a nasty break-up. And, like me, he’s just doing whatever he can to get through it. 

Unfortunately, his method involves drinking alarming amounts of whiskey and watching a lot of, um … movies … that make every inch of my skin flush. 

I’m just trying to be helpful when I tell him that he should try my way: copious amounts of baked goods, sappy romantic comedies, and late nights spent whining with girlfriends. 

But I should have known Connor would take that as a challenge. 

Now, he says he’ll try my way of dealing with a break-up … but only if I agree to try his. Six months rent to the person whose method works best. 

We call it the break-up bet. And I’m going to win. Except right now, it feels like there’s a whole lot more at stake than just rent money…

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Johnaka's Review:

“Guys vs. Girls, 5 stars”

Lucy is getting over the break-up between her ex of three years and herself. She thought they were going forward but apparently, she was wrong. When her brother’s best friend Connor needs a place to live, she takes him on as a roommate. Together they concoct the break-up bet. Who gets over a break up the best? The guy way or the girl way? What Lucy didn’t expect was for those old feelings for Connor to come back up.

Connor had a thing for Lucy when she was younger, but age and distance kept them apart. Now he’s learning the differences between kid Lucy and adult. What Connor didn’t expect was him developing feelings for her. Will he be able to abide by bro-code or will he break it for Lucy?

Holy guacamole, the heat/foreplay between these two was hot. I wanted them together like crazy. Carmine is a new to me author and you can bet your butt that I plan on reading more of her work. 

Star Ratings:
Writing style-5/5

Jennifer's Review:

Holy Hot Goodness! If you are looking for a heart-warming romantic comedy, then The Break-up Bet is what you need in your life. This book will make you laugh and cry but will also make your cheeks blush. I really enjoyed this book. 

The plot of this book is good. I mean come on. A bet between roommates. Roommates of the opposite sex. Roommates with history and are attracted to each other? There is no way this could go wrong. Hear my sarcasm there? This plot drew me in and kept me wanting more. If you love indulging in romantic comedy movies in your free time, then you will love the feel of this book.

Lucy is in a place we have all been before. Nursing herself back to health after a particularly rough break up. I loved her strength throughout this book. While dwelling on a break-up can be unhealthy, it can also be just what you need. I loved that she allowed herself to feel what she felt. Then there is Connor. I loved his flirty banter and carefree personality. I really enjoyed his caring heart. He was a great character.

Heat. Oh my goodness the heat. I have to say this book has the HOTTEST scene I think I have read in my life. Seriously. Like holy heck the chemistry and heat between these characters is off the charts. I am telling you now you need to read this book for one scene and one scene only. The hottest scene ever. Seriously.

The writing style of this book is good. The pace of the story is steady. The story is told from dual point of views. This story had me enamoured from the beginning. I mean I could not put this book down. I really enjoyed the other characters in the book. I also really loved that Lucy is a baker. I felt a kinship of sorts because I am also a baker.

In conclusion, this is an author to keep an eye on. I will undoubtedly be recommending this book to others. I will also be trying some other books by this author. I mean with writing like this, I can see this author easily becoming a favorite. 

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Author Bio

Cat Carmine writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy.
She also happens to like drinking wine, eating cake, buying too many books, and
snuggling with her elderly cocker spaniel (oh, and her husband too.) She loves
— and writes — books with sweet and sarcastic heroines and strong, sexy heroes
who like a little bark with their bite. She thinks witty banter is the best
kind of foreplay, and she tries to infuse all her stories with heart, humor and

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