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The Wager

Review The Wager

A Bookworm Lily Hayward doesn't do parties doesn't like attention and she definitely doesn't date This unassuming book shop owner would rather spend a night in with a good book rather than hobnob with the rich and famousWhen her best friend Mel begs her to attend a charity gala with her Lily reluctantly agrees All she wants is to get through the night without embarrassing herself or snapping someone's head off Unfortunately that doesn't happen Lily causes a bit of a st 🎁 FREE on today 6182019 🎁 Les mini memos Foucher - Export avec Incoterms embarrassing herself or snapping someone's head off Unfortunately that doesn't happen Lily causes a bit of a st 🎁 FREE on today 6182019 🎁

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Ir when she berates another guest for spilling his drink on her and a Billionaire Roman Conrad is rich bored and too handsome for his own good He's never had a problem attracting women When he sees Lily at a charity gala she's already made a little name for herself as an Ice Princess Seeing the perfect opportunity to alleviate his boredom and to get one over an acuaintance he makes a bet that he can make Lily fall in love with himWhat he never expected was that he woul From the synopsis of this story I was immediately intrigued and wanted to jump right in I knew it was going to be really good and it was I really enjoyed the love story between Lily and Roman It was complicated There was a bunch overlay of tension in the background with the secret of the bet and when and where she would find out It created that extra edge as well had me glued to the pages I hung by fingertips wondering when it was going to hit the fan I was a little fearful not gonna lie because I knew that it would ruin their bliss plus I didn't want Lily to be hurt because I knew that this was going to hurt bad It kept me on my toes From the beginning the story really caught my attention I was immediately sucked into the story I really liked the setup of the charity ball where Roman and Lily met And what was interesting due to circumstances that Lily couldn't control she wasn't the bell of ball but of the ugly duckling which was kind of really clever to have that reverse Cinderella thing happened Lily didn't want to be there but her friend pushed her into it It was there that Roman first saw her not being the least bit attracted to her which prompted Roman making the bet with his adversary The bet was that he could make Lily fall in love with him within a month and he would win the car And he was confident that he could get it done Nothing could go wrong right?Then the wooing commenced She was skeptical at first over his motives which she had ever right to be but he really put on the charm and won her over Even though he wasn't doing it for the right reasons I did think he wooed her really well I thought he was very sweet and endearing towards her Again that was the point but I loved all the romance that he put into his wooing There were some great dates and great conversations I knew he was going to be done for sure And he was in very uick manner The he got to know her and spend time with her the attracted he was to her The he fell in love with her It was very easy seeing them falling in love with each other And it was sweet but the threat of the bet lingered and he knew could bring their love to a crashing which created so much tension And when it did break then all hell broke loose and hearts broke My heart broke for Lily because of not only what she found out but how It gutted her I felt so bad for her despite the fact that I knew what was going on It still hurt me She finally opened up and trusted someone and that same person crushed her in such a cruel way I understood that it would take a lot for her to forgive and believe that he actually loved her It was hard to take that leap Again heartbreaking to watch but they get their in the end It was just a lot of pain before the joy It was a delicious journey My one complaint about this story was that it was a little short Not that I didn't enjoy the journey that I went on but I just felt like there could have been I wanted a little build up between them It just seemed like Roman fell in love with Lily so uickly I would have preferred a little gradual build up and of struggle within himself of not falling in love with her Yes there was a struggle but it was a tiny bit I almost would have preferred him to be calculating and closed off and putting on an act by using his charm More that it was about a game to him that he played to win and not care then overtime he would began to weaken and soften towards her It was there in the story just it happened too uickly I wanted a steady build up to that moment and journey in his story Now that might have changed my opinion

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D be the one in danger of falling in love The Betrayal After a painful past Lily is gun shy when it come to love and trusting her heart to anyone She suspects Roman may be too good to be true but against her better judgment she can't help being drawn to him anywayShe has no idea about the bet and Roman wants to keep it that way but fate has other plans After spending his whole life waiting for a woman like Lily will one careless wager ruin everything and tear them apar This was a uick read The description sounded good I did not feel a connection; characters had little depth Opportunities for some great angst fell short 2 stars


10 thoughts on “The Wager

  1. says:

    This is my first book by the author And I'm glad that I picked it up I love the Cinderella type story I grew up watching Cinderella and hoping that someday my Prince Charming will come and sweep me off my feet But I guess for now I have to settle with this I don't plan on discussing the plot of the story at all cause I don't want to give any spoilers and besides the blurb pretty much tell us all about it Roman was charming cool sweet and sexy You will just be drawn to him And I totally swooned and I felt jealous of Lily when he gave her a First Edition copy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Lily is a wonderfully crafted character; she's overcome a lot of adversity in her life that made her into a strong and independent woman Although sometimes she still can't help but feel insecure but I can't blame her though I really liked her character; she's very relatable especially to those who also experienced what she'd been through And before I forget Lily also owned a book shop and she's a book lover too She's the type of girl I want to be best friends with As much as I loved both characters individually I loved them even together They were a great match I loved loved loved Lily and RomanThe conflict of course the bet Roman bet his friend that he could make Lily fall in love with him in one month and what happens when Lily finds out It was kind of predictable but my heart still broke for Lily when she found out It was hard for her to trust because of her past but she trusted Roman and even fell in love with him But I'm glad that Roman felt miserable without her And groveled I've been a selfish being all mys life until I met you But I was a little disappointed with the ending It was abrupt an epilogue might be good but over all this is a really good book for an afternoon read


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  3. says:

    Loved the book even made me cryIt was a story about a damaged plus h that had been tormented in high school and didn't trust men Then she met the H and he made her feel special BUT he made a bet with a jackass that he could make her fall in love with him in 3o days She overheard him calling the bet off after she fell in love with him Then the H started begging to get her back It was just a sappy love story


  4. says:

    From the synopsis of this story I was immediately intrigued and wanted to jump right in I knew it was going to be really good and it was I really enjoyed the love story between Lily and Roman It was complicated There was a bunch overlay of tension in the background with the secret of the bet and when and where she would find out It created that extra edge as well had me glued to the pages I hung by fingertips wondering when it was going to hit the fan I was a little fearful not gonna lie because I knew that it would ruin their bliss plus I didn't want Lily to be hurt because I knew that this was going to hurt bad It kept me on my toes From the beginning the story really caught my attention I was immediately sucked into the story I really liked the setup of the charity ball where Roman and Lily met And what was interesting due to circumstances that Lily couldn't control she wasn't the bell of ball but of the ugly duckling which was kind of really clever to have that reverse Cinderella thing happened Lily didn't want to be there but her friend pushed her into it It was there that Roman first saw her not being the least bit attracted to her which prompted Roman making the bet with his adversary The bet was that he could make Lily fall in love with him within a month and he would win the car And he was confident that he could get it done Nothing could go wrong right?Then the wooing commenced She was skeptical at first over his motives which she had ever right to be but he really put on the charm and won her over Even though he wasn't doing it for the right reasons I did think he wooed her really well I thought he was very sweet and endearing towards her Again that was the point but I loved all the romance that he put into his wooing There were some great dates and great conversations I knew he was going to be done for sure And he was in very uick manner The he got to know her and spend time with her the attracted he was to her The he fell in love with her It was very easy seeing them falling in love with each other And it was sweet but the threat of the bet lingered and he knew could bring their love to a crashing which created so much tension And when it did break then all hell broke loose and hearts broke My heart broke for Lily because of not only what she found out but how It gutted her I felt so bad for her despite the fact that I knew what was going on It still hurt me She finally opened up and trusted someone and that same person crushed her in such a cruel way I understood that it would take a lot for her to forgive and believe that he actually loved her It was hard to take that leap Again heartbreaking to watch but they get their in the end It was just a lot of pain before the joy It was a delicious journey My one complaint about this story was that it was a little short Not that I didn't enjoy the journey that I went on but I just felt like there could have been I wanted a little build up between them It just seemed like Roman fell in love with Lily so uickly I would have preferred a little gradual build up and of struggle within himself of not falling in love with her Yes there was a struggle but it was a tiny bit I almost would have preferred him to be calculating and closed off and putting on an act by using his charm More that it was about a game to him that he played to win and not care then overtime he would began to weaken and soften towards her It was there in the story just it happened too uickly I wanted a steady build up to that moment and journey in his story Now that might have changed my opinion of him and thought he of a prick but I wanted to see that journey from prick to gentleman Here I never got prick from him He was a nice guy despite his actions I really anticipated not liking him so early on but I did really like him That's not a bad thing but I think it would have been satisfying to see his journey from jerk to good guy and that change would have been due to his love for Lily It just would have given story edge and intensity to it Plus it would have set up a lot angst Also because of the shortness of the story I thought the love scene happened way sooner than I anticipated Not that it was a bad scene and it was very passionate but again I wanted to see a little bit build up More anticipation to them getting together as they got to know each other and Also it would have been nice to see the struggle of him dealing with his feelings for her then when they do give into their passions it would have been meaningful and satisfying For me it just happened too uickly I think he needed to woo her a little bit Just my opinion Otherwise I really did enjoy this story I would read again for sure aside from the length everything was pretty spot on I liked Lily and Roman I thought they fit together really well and it was easy to see them fall in love with each other The romance and the wooing was really good I though it was really sweet and tender and very beautiful It was nice seeing them date and get know each other There was definitely lots pain going on from both sides but that was part of the journey that they went on together It was hard and complicated but by the end it turned out to be beautiful It was a really nice romance The bet added that intensity and edge to the story that kept me on the edge of my seat It was very easy to stay invested in the story and didn't stop being invested until the end I wish it was longer but otherwise it was good


  5. says:

    I did not have very high expectations for this book which is lucky as it was not outstanding nor anywhere near original The story was told along chapters told through the point of view of lead characters in alternance Stories told at the first person are not what I prefer especially when it feels like a way to avoid delving into details of the characters psyche Little character development to be expected a few big clichés included and not even fully developed like the or less plus size of the heroine and the jaded life lived by the too rich and favored hero I did not really buy what their relationship had that was that special and that would allow them to withstand any future hardships to comeA few typos and grammar mistakes not too many but enough big ones to finish turning me offI'll probably not look forward another book from this author though might give a chance to another freebie


  6. says:

    I liked this book a lot The story is written in the first person from both Lily and Roman's perspective alternating back and forth between them with each chapter I don't particularly care for first person account storieshonestly I avoid them as much as possible But getting the perspective from both protagonists wasn't bad although I do admit that I personally would have enjoyed the story had it been told in good old fashioned third person Sigh Nevertheless the story was interesting and Ms Kyle does an amazing job turning a man who would wager on making a woman fall in love with him all for a car into a worthy hero Lily and Roman are great together and it was nice to see how uickly Roman fell for the ordinary girl next door although she was not his usual type Lily is a wonderfully crafted character; she's overcome a lot of adversity in during her lifetime to become a strong independent woman Due to her earlier experiences with the opposite sex Lily is leery around men The story starts with Lily's best friend Melanie all but forcing her to attend a charity event Lily agrees to accompany Mel but to say that she is less than pleased would be an understatement LOL FYI Melanie is the h in second book in the series ASINB00JATDAAO The Risk A Billionaire Romance Wagered Hearts Series Book 2 Lily doesn't expect to have a good time; and the night actually turns out to be worse than she expects I winced in sympathy when she described how she'd broken out in zits and developed an eye infection forcing her to wear her ugly glasses with the thick frames instead of her contact lenses all while wearing an ill fitting dress LOL This is the night that Roman and Lily meet ouch Circumstances bring Lily to Roman's attention and the next thing he knows he's entering a bet that he can make Lily fall in love with him within a month The stakes?a classic car worth 40 million Needless to say this is not Roman's best moment but very uickly once he starts his pursuit of Lily he finds himself developing real feelings for her I admit that when I read reviews for this book I almost didn't get it There is nothing I hate than a doormat heroine and some reviews I read made it seem like Lily just very uickly and easily forgave Roman once she discovered the wager I confess that if the book hadn't been free I wouldn't have bothered to get it because why would I set myself up to read a book that would most likely prove to be a frustrating read for me? OMG I'm glad I took a chance and downloaded a copy I'm one of those end readers by which I mean I usually read the ending of my romance books before delving into the story I do that in order to avoid books that have horrible endings or cliff hangers and the like I thought I was weird and the only one who indulges in this practice but have discovered through that there are many others who share with uirky trait with me LOL Anyhow when I got the book the first thing I did was check out the end and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was absolutely nothing uick about Lily's forgiveness of Roman SPOILER ALERTLily of course eventually finds out about Roman's wager to make her fall in love with him That's no surprise; of course I expected her to find out about it But OMGthe way she found out about it made it that much cruel Lily is devastated and immediately withdraws from Roman She then refuses to have anything to with himfor weeks When she and Roman finally do get back together the poor man had been through hell appropriately so I'm one of those people who believe wholeheartedly in vengeance in my reading material LOL I typically feel that heroines in the books I read are too uick to forgive and forget; and heroes never do enough groveling to satisfy my vindictive streak In this instance I was than satisfied; and that's saying something Another thing I really like about the book is that as soon as Roman and Lily are intimate which IMO happened a little too soon he calls off the bet This doesn't prevent it from coming back to bite him in the butt later but at least he tried END OF SPOILERSo there you have it A nice read and one that I recommend FYI this is not a clean romance There are a couple of love scenes which are fairly graphic although not overly so when when compared to what is written in other non erotic books that I've read Further no crude language is used in the story I have to say though that IMO Lily is the perfect contemporary heroine to be a virgin I was actually surprised that she wasn't one When you read about her past the horrible years in school and how withdrawn and suspicious of men she was; not willing to let them close always suspecting that they were up to no good etc I had to wonder which man was able to get close enough to her that she'd sleep with him Couple that with the fact that her personality didn't strike me as the type that was into casual sex and I was uite surprise even though like I said before I thought she slept with Roman too uicklybut at least they had a great connection Anyhow this didn't impact one way or the other on my enjoyment of the story


  7. says:

    Totally a waste of my timeI just couldn't get past the juvenile language Not just conversations with others but the inner dialogue% Troll thinks she's hot sh^t now Pauline said to Todd I'm going to remind you what a worthless little piece of sh^t you really are when I kick your aReally what person in their late 20's speak in this manner? From this point I was done reading


  8. says:

    This was a uick read The description sounded good I did not feel a connection; characters had little depth Opportunities for some great angst fell short 2 stars


  9. says:

    Great storyLily has a hard time trusting people due to things that happened in the past However she falls for Roman and fails her by making a wagerbet with friend He never meant or thought he would fall for her and needless to say they fall for each other But trust is a great thing until it is conflicted and ruined True love always finds a way


  10. says:

    So so novel nothing wrong with it at all just totally predictableHomebody book shop owner Lily gets dragged to a glitzy do by her best friend As so often happens to me at such times Lily comes out in a rash of pimples and gets an eye infection meaning she has to wear her ugly glasses instead of contacts Standing at the bar a drunk asshole spills his drink on Lily's dress making her evening just about as far from perfect as its possible to get As she stands there fuming and glowering at all and sundry she is the object of other people's attention because the drunk asshole she told off is also a rich and well known figureRoman ugh is a wealthy entitled guy he meets another similar guy who recently outbid him for a ridiculously expensive car In a fit of macho piggishness the two guys make a bet Roman bets a 100 million dollar Cezanne against the 50 million Bugatti that he can make Lily fall in love with him in a monthDo I even need to say what happens next? There was nothing new or different about this to make it stand out from all the other tellings of this story OF course Lily loses the ugly glasses and changes her dress and she is suddenly beautifulAlso there are a few grammaticalspelling issues the reign instead of rein and something about in her parent's eyes which made me wonder which parent?


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