By Lila Monroe
What happens when your sex strike goes viral — and suddenly every man in town has their eye on your prize?
All I wanted was a little old-fashioned romance. After a parade of Tinder disasters who think chivalry is giving me a pearl necklace on the first date, I made a pledge: until guys step up their game, this girl is off the market.
But one bottle of chardonnay later, and my drunken rant has gone viral. I’m the most famous person NOT having sex since the Jonas Brothers put on their purity rings. A men’s magazine has even put a bounty on my (ahem) maidenhead: fifty Gs to whoever makes me break the drought.
Be careful what you wish for…
Now my office looks like an explosion in a Hallmark factory, I’ve got guys lining up to sweep me off my feet – and the one man I want is most definitely off-limits. Jake Weston is a player through and through. He’s also the only one who sees through the mayhem to the real me, but how can I trust he’s not just out to claim the glory?
And how will I make it through the strike without scratching the itch – especially when that itch looks so damn good out of his suit?
The thrill of the chaste has never been so sexy in Lila Monroe’s hilarious, hot new romantic read!
After reading BET ME, I have to say that I’m damn grateful for being married and that I don’t have to wade into the dating pool of modern man and woman. Lizzie is a young woman who is sick and tired of the lack of effort men put into their dates. All she wants is a little romance, but the men she finds online are either totally clueless or just don’t give a crap. After her most recent dating flop, she decides that she won’t be having sex again until the men interested in dating her learn how to treat a woman right. Jake is her annoying co-worker and is exactly the kind of guy she needs to avoid: cocky; condescending; emotionally closed off; a playboy; and a non-believer in all things romance. But when these two get together? Wow!
BET ME is told in dual POVs, but mostly in Lizzie’s. I liked both Jake and Lizzie, and their scenes together were fiery, flirty and funny. I know she never meant her message to go public, but I would have loved to have seen her embrace the publicity surrounding her declaration, as a lot of people⎯mostly men but also some women⎯didn’t get the message she was trying to convey. I will say that even though this book made me laugh, it also made me mad. Not because of the writing or the story or anything the author did, but because I know this is what women have to deal with when it comes to men. My heart broke for Lizzie when she found out about the bounty being offered by Jake’s friend, but I loved that Jake defended her and agreed it was disgusting. I was disappointed that his friend didn’t remove the bounty despite their requests and was therefore disappointed again when Jake and Lizzie remained friends with him. As far as I’m concerned, what he did was crude and disrespectful and went against the very point Lizzie was trying to make.
In the end though, Lizzie got her romance and a HEA with Jake.
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