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The Gambler (The Wedding Pact #3)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  3,046 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
Book three in the USA Today bestselling The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank

Libby St. Clair believes in fate—so much so, she’s willing to pin everything on a curse a fortune teller placed on her and her two best friends when they were kids. The curse, that each of them will marry before thirty, have a disaster of a wedding, and end up with a man other than her o
ebook, 345 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by DGS
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

The Gambler is book three in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank. The first two books of this series were full of hilarity as Josh and Megan in book one and Blair and Garrett in book two found their forever love. The third friend of this trio, Libby St. Clair, helped her two best friends navigate their way to happiness. Now, it’s just days away from her thirtieth birthday. When Libby and her friends were children, a fortune teller told them that they would each marry b
Sam :)
Jul 15, 2016 Sam :) rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.75 stars

Adorable, just adorably amazing. I loved the fun story, the characters, and even the setting. I did feel like everything moved a bit fast, but maybe that's just because Noah and Libby knew each other for a while before the story began. Anywho, this was just a super fun and quirky book. There were a few steamy scenes, so I'd recommend just skipping through them if you're not into that or you're not old enough, like I did. Otherwise, I totally recommend this book, and all the oth
Jamie Davis
Jun 19, 2015 Jamie Davis rated it it was amazing
Betting on Love

I fell in love with this series from the very first book and waited with SUCH anticipation until the release of the next two. I believed each time I couldn't possibly love the next as much as the last. I. Was. Wrong. (don't tell my husband I admitted that)

The Gambler took everything I love about The Wedding Pact series, whirled it into hilarity and romance, and rooted it into my soul.

I LOVE Noah and Libby together. I laughed out loud so many times my family started giving me wary
Oct 06, 2015 Saunders rated it really liked it
conclusion of the series but each one can be read as a standalone.

this was funny and at times I had a good belly laugh at some of the antics of the "grannies". Glad I read it. It made me smile.
Jul 29, 2015 Monique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything is a Gamble - Love most of all!

This is the story of Libby, the ever happy go lucky girl that has always believed in The Pact or Curse which ever way you want to look at it. She knows that the first wedding she plans won't be the one she ends up being married to forever. And it all has to happen before she is thirty, which is only days away. But what she doesn't know is, who is her sole mate that is going to come and stop this first wedding and whisk her away?
Of course, her female best
Amanda Dryden
Aug 25, 2015 Amanda Dryden rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book and all I can say is I LOVE IT! Best book in the series for sure!

Libby St. Clair is probably the most down to Earth character I've ever read about. Her love for quirky things, her belief in leaving things to fate, her fiery temper, and her unconditional love even when she can't seem to have the strength to love herself. All of these qualities are what makes Libby a character you can identify with.

I think this next portion of The Wedding Pact series hits
Angela Shockley
Jun 24, 2015 Angela Shockley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Words cannot describe how much I loved The Gambler! Getting to know Libby St. Clair and Noah McMillan was a joy. If you thought the story of The Substitute (Wedding Pact #1) was wild, then you better hold on to your hat! Each book of this Wedding Pact series is better than the previous and The Gambler is the PERFECT finale.

I'm admittedly not a huge fan of contemporary romances, but I AM a huge fan of Denise Grover Swank's writing. I'm willing to bet her shopping lists are quite enthralling! ;-)
Laura Martinez
Aug 29, 2015 Laura Martinez rated it it was amazing
"The gambler" is an AMAZING book!! Denise has a special way of having her readers fall in love with the characters instantly!!. This third installment of the series was just as hilarious and emotionally packed as the other two books (The Substitute, and The Player).
I fell in love with Libby and her quirkiness from the beginning of the series and I was always rooting for her in her quest to find LOVE. This book is an emotional roller coaster! I went from laughing one minute to crying, and back to
Melanie Barber
Aug 29, 2015 Melanie Barber rated it it was amazing
So I love this series, and The Gambler is the best yet. From the very first Chapter I was hooked in to Libby and Noah's story and could barely put the book down until it was finished.

I'm happy to see these two get their happy ending and of course Gram stole the spotlight!
Sweet, simple, and satisfying.
A lovely way to wrap up the series.
Aug 28, 2015 Cat rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced reader copy.

Libby is about to make the biggest mistake of her life, but her birthday is coming up and surely the curse will save her...or will it?

I've been shipping Libby and Noah since The Substitute. No two characters have ever seemed so destined for eachother, and I have absolutely loved watching their relationship grow throughout the series.

Libby and Noah are equally the titular gambler, and I was engrossed in the novel instantaneously, enjoying their exploits and gr
Kelly Mccurdy
Aug 22, 2015 Kelly Mccurdy rated it it was amazing
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~

This is the best book out of the whole series!! It makes a perfect ending to the trilogy. In this book, it's Libby's turn to get married, but is the one that she is walking down the aisle too, really the one for her? There isn't anything that is there to disrupt the wedding, so this has to be the right guy, Right?!

Man. What a whirlwind book!! I don't know where to even begin with this book, without giving anything away. Lets just say that th
Jun 11, 2016 RentasticReads rated it it was amazing

Oooooh my goodness! I thought I couldn't love a book in this series more than The Substitute, but here I am, swooning all over the place for the other McMillan brother! I was laughing my ass off the entire time, but there were heartbreaking parts too. Noah McMillan and Libby St. Clair were utterly perfect for one another! Their personalities just meshed and complemented each other so well. Though they have their own insecurities and vulnerabilities, they're so spontaneous and full o
Jo Ann Reinhold
Aug 24, 2015 Jo Ann Reinhold rated it it was amazing
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Once again I have to say hats off to you Denise Grover Swank! With the Wedding Pact series you have brought to life the essence of friendship between young girls, young girls who can still believe in magic and can carry it with them through out their lives.
In this third installment it is now Libby's turn and she is taking no chances, determined to find her "Happily Ever After" she decides to give the pact and the curse a push and proposes to her current boyfriend but to her horror it seems that
Mrs. O Living the Chaos
Aug 24, 2015 Mrs. O Living the Chaos rated it it was amazing
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The Perfect Conclusion to The Wedding Pact Series!

I loved all the books in this series by Denise Grover Swank, but The Gambler was by far my favorite. Who can resist carefree, spirited Libby and hunky Noah?! They fit so well together and I couldn’t help smile at their friendship and romantic chemistry. Their banter was hysterical! And the sexual tension was so thick a chainsaw was needed to cut it! Whew! I needed a fan and a cool drink! Throw in an off-the-wall wedding, a road trip full of odd-b
Aug 26, 2015 Kara rated it it was amazing
This third book in The Wedding Pact series is sensational! Denise Grover Swank has completely outdone herself with this story! I fell in love with the three girls in The Substitute and couldn't wait for each additional book in the series to come out! I think The Gambler is the best book in the series. Libby tries to force the curse and suddenly thinks it has backfired and she's not worthy of the kind of love her two best friends, Megan and Blair have. In reality she not only gets love but a best ...more
Sep 02, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing
**I received and ARC of The Gambler by Denise Grover Swank in exchange for an honest review**

WOW!! FULL OF LAUGHS!!! Book 3 in The Wedding Pact Series is the funniest book I have read by Denise. I know she has the Rose Gardner Series but this book had me laughing all the way through. Denise did a wonderful job on The Gambler telling Libby's story. This series is one of the best series I have read by her. It is great to see how she did a book for each of the 3 girls and it so explains them so mu
Teresa Sambrook
Aug 21, 2015 Teresa Sambrook rated it it was amazing
This was the story I have been waiting for. I fell in love with Libby's personality in book 1:The Substitute as she helps Meg realize her true love and couldn't wait to read about how she falls in love. Noah and Libby's story is perfect. Denise is an amazing writer and has done it again. There are so many laughable moments in this you won't want to put it down. And that isn't enough here's a teaser, Gram and Nana Ruby take a trip together. Let your mind go wild with that and then read the book!
Ashley Preece
Aug 28, 2015 Ashley Preece rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhh!!! Where do I begin? This was my absolute favorite out of the trilogy. The writing is just fantastic. Denise does an amazing job of keeping you enthralled. I laughed loudly, teared up a bit, and found myself finding little breaks in the day to go read about Libby and Noah. The humor injected throughout the book is just fantastic. Great storytelling and characters full of depth. Another fantastic read!
Aug 26, 2015 Ruby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***Received an advanced copy of this book***
I started reading this book while I was flying back home from LA and I was getting weird looks from people because I kept smirking and laughing out loud. This book is SO FUNNY! I love Gram! Great romantic comedy! Noah and Libby are so similar and so different at the same time. Denise does not disappoint with the Gambler!
Aug 22, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as an ARC. I loved it! It was the best of the Wedding Pact series. There were scenes that literally made me laugh. This book is definitely a romantic comedy and a thoroughly enjoyable, lighthearted read. The characters are believable and well-developed. I highly recommend this book.
Dnf at 40% just didn't connect with the characters in this one and it was a little on the slow side
Aug 26, 2015 Diana rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves contemporary and humorous romance
Funny, sassy, smart, entertaining and heartwarming. Five words that sum up the joy that is The Gambler by one my all-time favorite authors, Denise Grover Swank. The third and final book of The Wedding Pact series, we learn that story surrounding free-spirited Libby St. Clair and commitment-phobe Noah McMillan. If you have not read book 1 (The Substitute) and book 2 (The Player), you need to in order to avoid any spoilers from the beginning of the series and to learn the story behind the wedding ...more
Melanie Hodges
Aug 26, 2015 Melanie Hodges rated it it was amazing
Taking a gamble on love or a curse set in place by a fortune teller when the 3 friends were 9?

Libby St Clair proposes to Mitch as her 30th birthday approaches after the curse placed on her and her two best friends by a fortune teller which appears to have come true for Megan and Blair with their weddings. Although she knows Mitch isn't the one for her, time is running out to meet and marry 'the one' but as the wedding fast approaches everything is going wrong as her best friend Noah changes his
Aug 27, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing
After reading every book in this series, I said, there is no way I will like the next book more, but again I was wrong. The Gambler is my favorite book in the series (don't get me wrong, I LOVED the other two as well), if there were ever two people who I was rooting for to find their HEA, it was Noah and Libby.

Libby is the woman who is afraid of commitment, as a result of a traumatic upbringing, still believes in the curse and dreams of finding her soulmate. Noah is a straight up player with no
Tiffany Morgan
Aug 27, 2015 Tiffany Morgan rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review (and also pre-ordered the book prior to receiving it).

When this series first came out, I started it to pass time while I waited for Denise's Rose Gardner series. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with it so much. All of the Wedding Pact series are amazing, but I honestly think that she outdid herself with this one. I absolutely loved this book! It was impossible to put down. And when I had to, I found my mind unable to think about anything
Sandra Lancaster
Aug 15, 2015 Sandra Lancaster rated it it was amazing
Fan-freaking-tastic!!! I absolutely LOVED this book. I've been impatiently waiting for Libby and Noah's story since The Substitute(book 1 of the Wedding Pact Series). As always Denise writes it in such a way that you are pulled into the story and feel as though you are right there with the characters. Libby and Noah's transition from best friends to lovers is a heartwarming, witty and sexy journey. You get more backstory of how their friendship has formed and evolved. Both of them are holding on ...more
Aug 24, 2015 Angela rated it really liked it
Denise Grover Swank continues the Wedding Pact series with Libby St. Clair in this installment. Libby truly believes in the prediction and the curse that were made when she her and her friends were kids. While she is set to marry her Nebraska Cornhusker loving fiance, she is waiting for fate to step in and deliver the man of her dreams. Instead, she gets Noah.

Denise Grover Swank has injected pain, humor, love, and passion into this story of finding love where you least expect it. Even though th
Lori Clark cook
Aug 25, 2015 Lori Clark cook rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All my friends
The last book in The Wedding Pact trilogy, The Gambler gives us the story of Libby and Noah.

These two go from strangers to friends in the blink of an eye. Noah is the screw up brother to Josh from book 1, The Substitute, with secrets of his own. Always the ladies man, he has never had a serious relationship with a woman.

Libby is the last single friend involved in "the curse", The Wedding Pact. Flighty, quirky and drifting through relationships without making a solid commitment. Libby is the on
Angie Bartley
Aug 27, 2015 Angie Bartley rated it it was amazing
It seems like I waited forever for the release of this book, but I was not disappointed. Libby is such a strong person who doesn't even realize it. She is fun and quirky and thinks she is a big screw up. Noah is a lot like Libby, so they understand each other well. They both have secrets from the past they are hiding from everyone that affects the way they view their lives. I loved seeing them go from friends to lovers and all the maturing they do along the way. I don't want to spoil it for anyo ...more
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“I’ve had more fun with you in the last five months than in the previous four hundred and ten combined. But more importantly, I’ve found my best friend. You make me a better man, Libby St. Clair, and I can’t wait start our lives together in Seattle—you, me, and Tortoise.” She smiled up at him, tears in her eyes. “Noah, you’ve been there for me when everyone else almost gave up on me.” 0 likes
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