Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: The Bet by Rachel van Dyken

Title: The Bet
Author: Rachel van Dyken
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781483918778
Genre: New Adult
First Published: March 2013
Buy it: Amazon

"I have a proposition for you..."
Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.
Four days.
She could do four days!
But she wasn't counting on Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement.
One thing is for certain.
One brother is right for her.
One wants a lifetime.
And one is in league with the devil.
She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.

I'm starting to think there aren't any bad New Adults out there. Of course, after saying this I'm gonna find one soon, but so far I'm completely overwhelmed by how good they all are.

The prologue of The Bet made me fall in love with the book instantly. It was super cute and funny. But then, when we went to the first chapter, I was a bit confused. I started to think this story was gonna be like the movie "The Proposal." But, as it turned out, I was very wrong. It was all a bit more complicated and very different than I thought. Either way would have been fine with me actually, I mean, I love The Proposal, but I was afraid it wasn't going to be original. Fortunately, it was.

At first I was already starting to fall in love with Jake, but then we got to know Travis *swoon* and found out what a manwhore Jake is. So I quickly changed to team Travis. The stunts he pulled on Kacey cracked me up. Oh, and I loved Grandma, she's a genius! 

After reading this book, I can certainly understand why it was number one on the New York Times Bestseller List. It's hilarious, romantic and sweet. Simply put, it's just perfect. And I'm not exaggerating. I really felt that way after I finished reading it. I can't find anything wrong with it, so of course I'm giving it 5 stars. I'd never heard of Rachel van Dyken before, but now I want to read everything she has ever written. I'm definitely a fan!

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