Princess Emma Reviews: Bet Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant

Princess Emma Reviews: Bet Me Something by Aubrey BondurantBet Me Something (Something, #3) by Aubrey Bondurant
on June 30th 2016
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5 Stars

Being able to stand on your own two feet, sometimes requires getting knocked off them completely...
McKenzie “Kenzie” Lane is newly graduated from college and looking forward to a dream internship she has lined up for the summer in LA. Unfortunately, her controlling mother has other plans.
Colby Singer, with his hot-as-sin looks and wicked charm, is never without attention from the ladies. Despite suspecting how Kenzie feels about him, he’s always kept her comfortably off-limits since she’s the baby sister of one of his best friends. But when he’s determined to distract her temporarily from the stress of her mother’s ultimatum, deciding to show her some fun, he quickly finds that keeping her in the friend zone is not as easy as he’d hoped.
Once Kenzie realizes this may be her last opportunity to gauge her long-time crush’s true feelings, she puts it all out there in the form of a bet. It's the perfect idea for her perfect man.
Until he isn’t.
Will a dose of reality lead to true love? Or will it crash and burn before it can even get started?
Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Third book of the “Something Series”Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

Series: The Something Series #3
Also in this series: Ask Me Something, Teach Me Something (Something, #4)
Also by this author: Tell Me Something, Ask Me Something, Teach Me Something (Something, #4), Show Me Something (Something, #5)

5 Crowns

Book 3 in the brilliant Something series. This book can be read as a standalone as each book follows a new couple, however I recommend you read them all in order. This is a great series with great characters and this book will contain spoilers if you decide afterwards that you want to read them all; and believe me you will.

Kenzie Lane has been in love with the boy next door since she was 6 years old. He may be 10 years her senior, he is most definitely a player and unfortunately for her she has always been the little sister of his friend, so forever placed firmly in the friend zone. But Kenzie remains hopeful that one day he will notice her for the woman she has become; even moving to California to place herself directly in his radar. Alas the radar continues to be on the blink, until a little bet leads to something more.

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Colby Singer has always been proud of his playboy reputation. He is also proud of his career and although close to his older brother has always felt the need for his approval. Kenzie Lane is like the little sister he never had. Okay, so she may have a slight crush on him, but he has maintained a platonic friendship with her and has been careful to never cross any lines to encourage it. So when she needs cheering up following a blow-up with her mother, Colby rushes in and takes her to the  one place that can cheer her up… Vegas. Little does he know how the best laid plans can suddenly go very wrong.

1 bet, 2 people and a simple kiss. Will Kenzie finally open Colby’s eyes? Or will Colby fall of the pedestal she has long placed him on?

I absolutely love this series and am not too proud to say I may have badgered Aubrey to get myself an ARC of Bet Me Something. Having read the previous 2 books back to back, I suddenly found myself anxiously waiting for Kenzie and Colby’s book. So I began channelling positive thoughts of speedy writing to the author. Then bam, suddenly it’s here. Eek, will it meet my expectations?

I love all of characters that Aubrey has pulled together in these books, but I have to say both Colby and Kenzie were characters that I really had a soft spot for. I loved these 2 in the previous books – the unrequited love versus the playboy. So understandably I then began to worry that when I finally got the story that it would lack in some way and not be how I so needed it to be.

Bravo Ms Bondurant, you pulled it out of the bloody bag with this story. It is abso-bloody-lutly perfect.

I don’t want to give any spoilers, but don’t expect it to be plain sailing for these two. If you think that Kenzie will be a pushover, think again. She is tough as boots and although madly in lust with Colby, she suddenly has her eyes opened to the fact that he isn’t as perfect and dreamy as she (or he himself) thinks. As for Colby, well he certainly has his work cut out with the vivacious Kenzi. Suddenly the girl he has always friend zoned becomes the ultimate challenge, and his hard earned reputation of player extraordinaire isn’t something he is proud of anymore.

A book full of love, friendship, sex and belly laughs. This is my favourite of the 3 books and that is saying something given how much I loved the previous 2. Aubrey describes her books as “smutty chick-lit” and I think that is bang on. The characters are engaging and the storylines fun. If you are looking for your perfect holiday read then look no further.

 

Meanwhile as I close my laptop, I do so channelling Aubrey those speedy writing positive thoughts again. I need Catherine’s book and I need it now.

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