Friday, January 13, 2017

Review Tour: Safe Bet by Monica Murphy

Safe Bet by Monica Murphy
Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Series: The Rules
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.

Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.

She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?

Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…

(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)

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Kim's 4 Star Review

Sydney Walker just got her first official job, as the nanny for a NFL Super star Drew Callahan and his wife Fable and she loves it.  The kids are adorable and Fable is a great person to work for.  The problem with working for a high profit person is the media likes to twist the truth. The plan was to create a fake relationship with Niner’s Rookie Wide Receiver, Wade Knox but spending time together getting to know each other may be just what both of them need.

I was given this book in exchange for and honest review.

I got caught up in Sydney and Wade’s love affair as they are probably the most adorable couple I’ve read about in a while.  They both seem to think they don’t believe in love and yet they are both falling so hard for each other.  The down fall to a fake relationship is not truly knowing what the other is thinking or feeling. Sydney and Wade fit together like puzzle pieces.  It almost like they were made for each other.  The sexual tension between Sydney and Wade is hard to miss.  Even Fable feels it too as she tries her best to nudge these two together. 

I first was introduced to Monica’s writing in the One Week Girlfriend Series so when I found out this book was coming out giving fans of the series a chance to check up with Drew and Fable I knew I couldn’t miss it. I love how Monica brought back Drew and Fable and used them to bring Sydney into Wade’s life while getting a chance to see what’s happening in Drew & Fable’s life. Monica did a great job of crossing the two series.  As much as I loved this story I thought the ending could’ve been better.  It felt unfinished to me.  Even the epilogue didn’t help make the ending feel like the story was finished in my opinion but don’t let that deter you away from this book because not reading it would be a shame.  Reading it will make you fall in love with Sydney and Wade like I did.

About the Author

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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