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The Bet (The Bet Series Book 1) by [Van Dyken, Rachel]
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"If you need a funny, light read ..., I promise you this is a superb choice!"MustReadBooksOrDie.com

"Friends to lovers stories...is there anything better? And when told in a fun light manner, with a potential love triangle with lovable characters, well, how can you not enjoy it?" Jenny, TotallyBookedBlog.com

About the Author

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandyken.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1116 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (June 25, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 25, 2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB7RCD2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This ended up being so much better than I expected. I was terrified of the love triangle aspect, the chance that Jake would pull his head out of his ass and realize that he loved her - that Travis would finally man up and admit that he had teased her so much because he loved her... and then that Kacey would break my heart by picking the one I didn't pick...or not pick either at all.

Kacey, Jake and Travis grew up together. Kace & Jake were best friends and Travis was her worst nightmare. At the age where boys are mean to girls they like - he figured she would eventually figure out all the mean things just meant he liked her...well that plan backfired. Fast forward to their twenties and Jake is asking Kacey for a huge favor that will set his disastrous personal life on track in the media - save his chances as CEO of his families company...But Kacey is still reeling from the events that turned their friendship into a distant memory.

But returning home to his family, she is willing to put on the show. At least she won't have to see Travis, or Satan as she named him. In the years that have passed, Travis grew up. But the one thing that never changed was his love for Kacey or the fact that he still resorted to childhood teasing.

The banter was fun, Grandma was a hoot and the crazy antics these kids recounted throughout the book had me smiling. Kacey struggles with the fact that she has not returned home since her parents died - she has not spent time with Jake - since that night and now she is having feelings for the boy that she spent his youth tormenting her. But Grandma has a plan and they all seem to be falling for it.

For those who are worried about love triangles, I feel your pain. I really tried to stay impartial through the first 60% of this book.
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"Kacey was his best friend, but only in his heart. In real life, she hated him, he just didn't know why." These opening words perfectly sum up the romantic misunderstandings in which the hero and heroine of Rachel Van Dyken's The Bet finds themselves entangled. Whether dealing with past heartaches or the possibilities of new love, The Bet is an adorably sentimental, and often humorous new take on a good old-fashioned love triangle.

Eight-year-old Travis Titus is enamored of his little brother's best friend, Kacey, displaying his affection by playing practical jokes on the younger girl and making her life miserable. Being her best friend and closer to her in age, Jake Titus also stakes a claim on Kacey, leading the brothers to bet that each would be the one to marry Kacey when they grow up.
Forced to watch from the sidelines as his charismatic younger brother and Kacey grow close throughout high school and college, Travis never falters in his feelings for Kacey. Both brothers grow into handsome young men, although Jake's egotistical, playboy tendencies differ from Travis's calm confidence and steadfast presence. When a rift drives Jake and Kacey apart, only to find them reunited by an outlandish proposition from Jake, Travis is determined to seize his chance to prove he is the better man for Kacey.

Told primarily through the perspectives of Kacey and Travis, with occasional narration from Jake, The Bet is a sweet, romantic story with laugh-out-loud dialogue on every page. The witty and teasing banter between Kacey and Travis is outrageously funny and shocking, serving as an outlet for the sexual tension that crackles between the young couple.
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I have to be honest...I doubted this book when I started to read it because it didn't grab my attention. I am so glad I decided to keep reading this book because I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a very nice story line. To put the cherry on top I find out there is a book 2 and I can't wait to read it. It makes this book that more interesting!
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Absolutely loved this book. First book I have read by this author but she has a new book stalker!! :). Seriously just loved everything about this book. Loved the characters and how they where with one another... their chemistry felt real. I loved how NOT ONE TIME during this book, did I catch myself correcting spelling or other errors and was actually able to enjoy the book. I loved how it was a love story but not so far fetched that it couldn't have been real. I loved how I could laugh from one moment and shake my head the next mumbling "idiot", then the next saying aww. This book is truly wonderful. It's sweet and funny and worth reading. I'm glad I bought it in paperback, I'll be returning to this book again and again.
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I absolutely loved this book! The synopsis pulled me in and I just couldn't put it down. The premise was so cute -- and I really love a friends into lovers tale. However, this little spin on it just made me love it even more! The fact that they started off as childhood friends made me delve in head first and not want to put the book down until I knew the ending.

I don't think I have squealed and literally laughed out loud more in any other book I've read. Grandma Nadine was HILARIOUS and just added such a breath of fresh air. She made an already good book just that much more special. I only wish we could all be so lucky to have someone like her in our lives. I loved that the characters were reminiscent of their childhood selves. Yes, they could be considered immature sometimes, but the cuteness factor made up for it. Somehow, it just worked for me. I also liked that Travis and Kacey didn't always know how to interact with each other. It set a different example for real life people that we don't have to have all the answers as adults - it's okay to be nervous and not self-confident in all situations in our lives. It was just a feel good, light-hearted story. Hours after finishing it and I still had fluttering happening in my stomach. I love that there wasn't a whole lot of angst and drama.

Finally, that prologue was so ridiculously cute! I loved how Rachel Van Dyken tied it in at the end so Jake and Kacey's story really came full circle. I really, really adored this book and I can't wait to read The Wager to see what other crazy antics these characters get themselves into!
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