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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4 stars The Break Up Bet is a sweet humorous read - a roommate/big brother’s best friend romance. Lucy, a baking blogger, is endearing, quirky, and entertaining with her endless supply of cartoon food-related clothing. She is struggling through a break-up with her long time boyfriend when he brother’s best friend aka her childhood crush moves in. Connor is sexy, charming, and the perfect book boyfriend. He too is trying to get over a break-up that resulted in him moving across the entire country to start over. The two of them have great chemistry and their interactions together are both humorous and sweet. I also liked the secondary characters of Lucy’s core group of girlfriends and I am really hoping that this author writes a book featuring Tess. The Break-Up Bet, while a bit predictable, was very enjoyable. The characters were likable - the type of people I would like to be friends with. The book moved at a good pace and had just the right amount of humor and romance thus keeping me entertained until the very end. I received this book through Give Me Books.
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 heat.