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Review: Safe Bet


Safe Bet by
Monica Murphy
Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Series: The Rules
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As
the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful
wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are
more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the
time. Life can’t get much better than this.
Until her life turns into an absolute
nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan
are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s
wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.
She creates a fake relationship between
Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever
indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be
in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?
Crazy how it only takes one week for two
people to fall head over heels in love…
(This mash-up new adult romance features
characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)

My Review:

I have read several YA books from Monica Murphy, so this was my first NA book by her. Sydney becomes a nanny for NFL quarterback Drew and his wife Fable. Things go downhill when pictures of Drew are taken with Sydney. Even though there is nothing going on between them, Drew and Fable decide to ask Sydney and their friend Wade to pretend they are a couple to take the heat off of Drew.

This pretend relationship between Wade and Sydney begins to heat up quick. While things started out as fake, sometimes things turn out unexpectedly.

Safe Bet was an adorable read! I liked the bond between Wade and Sydney and their interactions when they were with each other. There were definitely swooney moments that Monica knows how to work well when she writes.

I really liked Drew and Fable and even though I haven’t read their story, I think I would like to go and read it after reading this book! I did want a little something new to this type of story, but overall it was a really cute read!

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About the Author:
Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author
of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules
series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold
over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by
Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult
and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother
of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of
nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed
workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her
husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit
to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get
that hard won HEA.
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