Sunday 28 October 2018

🏈 I BET YOU 🏈 Ilsa Madden-Mills 🏈 #TheHookUp2 #Standalone 🏈

© Bianca   Janeane

• 27 October 2018
standalone College Football Romance
• Book #2 in the Hook Up Series

4.75 Stars
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.

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The late night text is random but Penelope knows exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn't take his wager.

Ryker Voss.
Football star.
Walks on water and God's gift to women.
Just ask him.

His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the nerdy guy she’s been crushing on. His plan
good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he'll realize what he's missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question iswhy is Ryker being so nice to her?

Penelope Graham.
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.

Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she wants to ask her crush to the Homecoming Party? Ryker swears there's a method to his madness, but one thing after another keeps going haywire. Craziest of all, Ryker and Penelope are beginning to have feelings for each other. But Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could crush Penelope’s heart.

Will the quarterback score the good girl or will their secrets mean everyone loses this game of love?

We already met QB Ryker in the first book. Now he gets his own story.

He's very interested in Penelope. Sweet, nerdy, bird-owner, vampire-fan, redhead Penelope who works at the diner.
But his football team's famous stupid bets get in the way of a possible romance. His 'buddies' bet he can't get her to sleep with him. She already found out about the first two bets about her - so how can he even begin to have something serious with her now?

 It won't be easy - and the bets might destroy everything once Penelope and Ryker start really falling for each other ...

Such an adorable & funny story - with some serious/sad/interesting family problems thrown in.
It wasn't anything new really. I've read a million sexy and funny & heartbreaking sports romances. And even lots of those had a cute nerdy girl and a football team betting stupid bets that will lead to a fight towards the end. BUT - I love those books!!!! I love football and college romances. And this one was so sweet and funny and sexy and moving ... I loved Penelope and Ryker! And I hated Archer. What's his problem?? Ugh!

I really enjoyed reading this book! Finished it in one day .... Ryker was just too cute to resist! ☺

Can't wait to get Blaze's story next!!!

I BET YOU was such an adorable & funny college football romance!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own RYKER - this one is MINE!

ARC received for an honest review

I am starting to shy away a little from college aged romances - nothing against the books, it is just that I am an old fart and it is a bit pervy lusting after 21 year old boys lol

Also, I know nothing about American football - other than it takes about 42 hours to play a game!

However, there are some authors that I will pick up no matter the age of the characters, and Ilsa Madden-Mills is one of them.

I enjoyed I Dare You, so I knew I was going to enjoy I Bet You - and I sure did. 

Being called I Bet You, you kind of know where the story is going to go. It is kind of that move She's All That, with a writer instead of a painter.

Ryker and Penelope's story is all kinds of sweet and adorable.  We know early on in the book that it starts with a bet, and we all know what is going to happen when she finds out it is a bet, however it is how they manage things once it all comes out that I liked.  I loved that they talked, they acted like adults and sorted crap out.

I am a huge fan of "Vampire Bill" - you will love him when you meet him.

One thing I have to ask Ms Madden-Mills thought - what is Archer's childhood trauma? Ugh, he is so, so unlikable, and I couldn't help but cheer when we got to him at the end of the book.  

I can't wait for more of these guys to get their story.

 Links to the book & author 

Book #1


Fake FiancΓ©e

 Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.