Friday, June 7, 2019

Release+review-The Bet-JL Beck & C Hallman

The Bet Synopsis:
“He was my best friend…” I say more to myself than her.
“Yeah, so was I but you seem to have forgotten that part of your life.”

The bet was simple.
You draw a name from the hat.
That’s the girl you have to seduce.
The girl you have to make fall head over heels in love with you.

It wasn’t hard for me to do, in fact it was something I did all the time. I was known for breaking hearts. Sex was just that, sex. And it didn’t take me very long to get a woman on her back.

And then I drew her name: Jules Peterson.

My former best friend. My first kiss. My first love. She shattered my heart into a million pieces three years ago. She left me right when I needed her most.

And as fate who have it, she had entered my life once again, at almost the perfect time.

She was a transfer, fresh meat, and she had just put a target on her back. It was my turn to make her pay. It was my turn to break her heart.

Holding onto that hate, that anger, that f*cking heartbreak. It does something to you. It breaks you, and it broke me, it tainted me, just like I would do to Jules.

She used to be my everything, but now she was nothing but The Bet.

**The Bet is book one in the North Woods University series. It is a full length, standalone, novel. It contains adult themes, and content not suitable for all readers. It is NOT a young adult novel.**

 Our Review:
Be careful what you wish for? The Bet had so much promise. The blurb made this book sound so enticing. While the overall story was good, there were some parts of this book I could not get over. 
The plot is for the most part good. What would you do if the one person who broke your heart walks into your life after years a part? Would you cry? Smile? Plot revenge? This book shows what happens when you jump to conclusions and act irrationally.
The characters in this book are okay. Jules is a good character. I like her fire and spunk. I really liked how realistic she is. What I didn't like was how weak she was at times. Remington was hard to like. It took me a long while to warm up to him.
There is some heat in this book. For the most part, I enjoyed the heat. It was written well. After a while, you could invest in the chemistry between the characters.
The writing style is where I had the most issues. The pace of the story is steady. The story is told from a dual point of view. I liked the characters and overall stories. My only complaint is part of the beginning of the book. For me personally, it crossed a line.
In conclusion, this book was okay, but not my personal cup of tea. Take a shot on it if you like but be warned there are some sensitive topics and murky grey areas.
Writing style: 3/5
Overall: 3/5

About J.L. Beck & C. Hallman:
J.L. Beck & C. Hallman are two ladies with a love for coffee, books, and the bad boys who live inside them. 

They’re a dynamic duo who love writing all genres of romance, from erotica, to suspense. To date they’ve written ten books together and don’t plan to stop any time soon. 

When they aren’t writing you can find them making jokes, discussing their next book, arguing over cover photos, and of course drinking more coffee. 

They’re humble, and truly blessed to have found such amazing readers.

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