Monday, September 11, 2017

Review: Blame it on the bet by L.E. Rico

Hello readers,

today I have another review for you (I know a day late). As many of you might know I am a huge fan of Lauren E. Ricos writing (here writing has L.E. Rico). Tomorrow her new novel Blame it on the bet will be released.

Blame it on the bet is a romance. Telling the story of Hennessy O'Halloran, who tries to save the family pub together with her three sisters from the L.A. real estate developer Bryan Truitt.

Bryan is used to getting what he wants, but Hennessy is a real challenge for him. They make it a bet, if she can't raise the money before foreclosure he gets it, if he however leaves Mayhem before this date he gives her the money to save it.
Mayhem is a charming little city with cats in sweaters (with funny names) where the fortune can be found at the bottom of a pie.

As opposed to Lauren's previous novels this one is a light romance. It is funny, full of charme and easy to read.
I was in such a reading slump when I picked this up but it instantly got me out of it. I loved getting both perspectives. The character developement in this novel came mostly through the present and not through dealing with the characters past. These two developed through their interacting with each other which in my opinion made it such a light read.
The cats in sweaters and all over the town of Mayhem and it's citizens were so loveable, funny, hilarious.
The balance between the seriousness off loosing a family business, the internal family problems, the dealing with a loss, then sticking together, finding love, was just on point.
Only thing I could complain about was that the wintery theme of this (and yes it is an important part of the story) didn't fit to the summery weather we had when I read this.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars for Blame it on the bet.
Thanks again to Lauren E. Rico and Entangled Publishing for providing me with an e-galley.

Let me know if you pick it up and what your thoughts are in the comments below and I see you all soon again for another bookish post.

Take care,
📚 Nadja

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