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Loving the Odds

(What Happens in Vegas #14)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  65 reviews
He's a risk she's willing to take...

Risk analyst Bailey Reuben might be in Las Vegas, but the last thing on her mind is sin. She’s there to find her jerk of an ex and get her grandfather’s watch back. Instead, she finds a smoking hot stranger. A stranger with a crazy plan to help her retrieve her family heirloom and get revenge. It’s a bad idea—she calculates risks for a l
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Published March 14th 2016 by Entangled: Lovestruck
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Loving the Odds is the equivalent of a charmingly entertaining chick flick. It’s an engagingly sweet, fun and sexy read about two strangers that against the odds find love in Vegas.

For Bailey Reuben there’s no such thing is as following her gut. She’s a professional at taking calculated risks. She had a sound argument to getting back her grandfather’s watch from her cheating ex-boyfriend. She thought she’d fly in and fly out. So why is she accepting the help of a total stranger to get i
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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A sweet light romantic read!!!! Stefanie London writes an adorable love story of two strangers discovering that what happens in Vegas clearly does not in stay in Vegas when feelings are involved. In this fast paced novella, the biggest wager and stake on the line involves the heart.

 photo 8553ac3061228aa13572486b548c8d_zpsmzkyjyke.gif “I want all of you, Bailey. Yes, I want your body but I also want that beautiful brain of yours. I want that sharp tongue and that big, big heart.” He
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
I couldn't get into this book. It was really short and felt rushed to me... Also I felt I've read better versions of this book plenty of times ...more
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Loving the Odds was a quick, fun and entertaining read.

The writing is well done, loved the banter between Bailey and Lance and their chemistry was smoking!


You will definitely want to read this one, I highly recommend it.

Thank you Entangled ~ Lovestruck via NetGalley for the ARC.
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome story truly I love MS London's stories and this is one that will be on my keeper shelf and re read many times over this will become a comfort read when I want to smile laugh and have a great time.

Bailey Reuben works in the banking industry in San Francisco she is good with numbers and puts a lot into her job she has just broken up from her boyfriend and he was not very endearing in the end calling her boring Bailey she is feeling down and out but needs to get back her grandfather's watch
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bailey Reuben just went through a bad breakup, but her cheating ex, Julian, kept the watch she had given him, thinking they might have a future together. The watch was her grandfather’s and Bailey wants it back badly. Her previous efforts went nowhere, and when she learns Julian will be in Las Vegas attending, of all things, a Romance Lovers convention, Bailey heads for Sin City. Bailey is not much of a risk taker, understandably so since she works for a bank as a credit risk analyst: but even i ...more
Laura McMillin
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Funny, sweet, and full of drama!
Bailey Reuben is in Vegas for one reason, to get her grandfather's watch which is a family heirloom back from her cheating ex. She didn't count on meeting a sexy stranger on her mission but once he offers to help her with her plan, she realizes that it's an offer she can't refuse! It also helps that he's hot as sin and the sight of his forearms makes her lady bits tingle.
Lance Fulton is in Vegas to secure a client that will help him get a promotion. His boss doesn
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Someone please tell me why this is my first Stephanie London's read!!

Witty, steamy and exciting novella, one you must not miss!

I have read a few books in the "What happens in Vegas Series" and this one caught my attention because of the series ;), Entangled Publishing, Book Cover and needless to say - the description.

I loved the journey of Bailey and Lance and Lance was a swoon-worthy alpha male. I particularly loved how he confronted Bailey's Ex and the way he told "The Watch's an Excuse. I
Bette Hansen
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a fun quick read that I found very entertaining. Bailey is in Vegas to track down her scum Ex boyfriend and get back her grandfather's watch he took off with. While coming up with a plan to get into his room, Bailey runs into Lance who happens to have the room right next door. He's intrigued by her story and comes up with a plan to not only help her get the watch back but show her Ex exactly what he's missing. And if that means Bailey and Lance spend a little time together....well that' ...more
Becky Burciaga
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Ms. London I have read and I have to say, I'm now a Fangirl. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the storyline, the chemistry between Bailey and Lance, her quirky thoughts, his magnetism that fairly jumped off the page...and not too mention the sentimental reason Bailey came to Las Vegas to begin with...that took some steel to come completely out of her comfort zone to do so.

After completing this book, my reading appetite has been whet for more by this author. I find t
Linda Quick
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun quick read set in Las Vegas where Baily has traveled to get her grandfather's watch returned from her ex-boyfriend (emphasis on boy). Her attempts don't go well, but do lead her to meet Lance, a confirmed bachelor and playboy. Lance needs Bailey's help to appear serious and settled down to his boss, while Bailey needs Lance's help in getting the watch returned. What follows is an entertaining and contemporary romance that fans of the genre will love. If you are looking for a fun es ...more
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stefanie London has done it again! I love her fun, flirty voice and the way she makes me feel so much for her characters and their journey. Bailey and Lance are fabulous characters who bring out the best in each other. Together, they overcome their issues and change how they see themselves, allowing them to really open up and find love. The Vegas setting was fun, especially the romance convention (hilarious!), and their chemistry sizzled, making them jump off the page. I can't wait for her next ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is really not much more for me to say. I have been very vocal about my love for the What Happens in Vegas series from the start. It's fun that the main backdrop is a romance convention held in Vegas. The men are hot. The women are single and they are all in for the time of their lives. Loving the Odds by Stefanie London breaks all the rules but supplies a rolling good time along the way. ARC of Loving the Odds by Stefanie London supplied by NetGalley and Entangled. ...more
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A ridiculously hilarious and well written novel. Highly recommend!
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read. Proofs that what happens in Vegas doesn't necessarily stay in Vegas.
Up on Netgalley! Love this one. Super sexy and cute.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fun read. Loved it. Bailey heads to Vegas to get back something she had given her jerk of a boyfriend that belonged to her beloved grandfather. Now Bailey works as risk management in a bank and is very logic about everything, working out the odds and numbers about everything in her life. She never saw her boyfriend being a lying cheating jerk. She was going to get the watch back no matter what. Problem. She hates confronting people and lacks confidence in herself. Enter Lance. Smooth talk ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is apart of the What happens in Vegas series. In this book we have two strangers that meet and decide to help each other. The story was pretty well done and I enjoyed it a great deal. It was funny and a great break from heavier reads.
Maria Rose
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've really been enjoying the variety of stories in the What Happens in Vegas series, all by different authors and loosely linked in that a romance convention is at the center of all the novellas. This one features two people not really connected to the convention, unlike others - no author or reader or security person attached to the hotel. Instead, it's the story of Bailey who has come to hunt down her ex-boyfriend (linked with a popular erotic romance author who is attending the convention) w ...more
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found myself getting involved in this story as soon as I started reading it. I know it is sort of like something I have read before but everyone puts their own take on each story and it made me want to read Stefanie London's version! I am glad I gave it a chance because it was well worth it.

Bailey is in Las Vegas, but not to have fun like everyone might think. She is there to get her grandfather's watch back from her ex-boyfriend. Bailey and Julian had been dating for a year and that is why s
Gigi staub
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
He's a risk she's willing to take...

Risk analyst Bailey Reuben might be in Las Vegas, but the last thing on her mind is sin. She’s there to find her jerk of an ex and get her grandfather’s watch back. Instead, she finds a smoking hot stranger. A stranger with a crazy plan to help her retrieve her family heirloom and get revenge. It’s a bad idea—she calculates risks for a living, after all—but she can’t say no.

Bad boy PR guru Lance Fulton is all about helping the gorgeous, quirky Bailey. She’s i
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series from Entangled always promises an entertaining story. Bailey Reuben is a risk analyst, so serious job for a serious woman and Lance Fulton is a PR specialist that has a ‘love ‘em and leave ‘em’ reputation. They meet in Vegas where Bailey has followed her dirtbag of an ex to retrieve her grandfather’s watch.

Lance decides to not only help Bailey retrieve the treasured item, but to also get revenge on her ex. This book contained some laugh out loud moments - including their first meeti
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Loving the Odds was another really cute, sweet, fun read in the What Happens in Vegas series. I’ve enjoyed reading this series because every one of the books has been different and interesting. I love the way the romance convention plays a role in each book. In this one, neither of the main characters are a part of the convention. Bailey is there to find her ex and get her property back. Lance is there to snag a high profile client while taking care of other clients that happen to be there.

I re
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
***ARC provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

I enjoyed this one a lot. Bailey is adorable, Lance is hot and together they are a lot of fun. And hot, together they are really hot.

I enjoyed this, I enjoyed the premise and I enjoyed the journey of self-discovery they each made within the story. Neither of them were the same people by the end that they were at the beginning, and this was refreshing, as it let you believe that they have a real chance at a future. And, I like romance stories where
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I always enjoy the novellas in the What Happens in Vegas series. I just enjoy the fact that the books are short, straight to the point, and light. I can always finish a book in just a couple of hours. When I saw that this book which was up for review was a part of that series, I didn't hesitate to request for it. Of course, I read the blurb and found it to be interesting.

To summarize, this book is yet another quic
Excuse me while my romance-loving heart gushes warm goo everywhere.

Got a visual? Sorry!

I loved this novella! I usually dislike stories that have an insta-love quality to them (hello enemies to lovers catnip!), but this was a novella so there was a reason for things to happen quickly and I LOVED IT. Seriously - Lance is a cutie and Bailey is a focused woman who realizes she kicks butt. And the whole story takes place at a romance book convention in Las Vegas???? How meta - I love it!

Love love lov
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I received an arc generously provided by NetGalley for a honest review. Baliey Ruben is a Risk Analyst and is done trusting her gut after the lies her ex told her. She found out her ex was sexting another women and he finally tell her what her really think of boring Bailey. So all she wants from him is her grandfather antique Rolex watch back. And of course he hiding from her so a mutual friend tells her he'll be in Vegas for the weekend at a Romance convention. So after finally finding him and ...more
For Bailey assessing the situation and determining the risks isn't only her job, but her way of feeling safe and handling a lot of situations in life. SHe's gone to Vegas to get her Grandfather's watch back from the man who ripped her heart out six weeks ago. What she doesn't expect is to meet Lance, who just happens to be full of risks.

Lance is a playboy..well he's an honest man who lays it out for the woman he's dating. It's not his fault they dont appreciate the fact. He's the man you want t
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bailey just wants her grandfather’s watch back from her dick of an ex. Her plan is simple go to Vegas, get the watch back, and get to the airport in time for her return flight that night. Only problem…getting her jerk ex to turn it over. The last thing Lance needs is a distraction better known as gorgeous, quirky Bailey. He has his own problems better known as his grudge holding boss. He needs to get an important client in order to advance in his job but his boss is holding him back saying he ne ...more
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it

This was a very entertaining, quick read. Bailey is a workaholic woman who just wants her grandfather's watch back, to be treated respectfully by her cheating ex boyfriend. Lance came to her rescue, on more than one occasion. He was a great guy despite his reputation. I loved the way he defended her and helped Bailey come out of her shell, dial in to her sexuality. They complemented each other very well. But my favorite part of the book was the ending and the epilogue. Both seemed to be v
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Stefanie London is the multi award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies.

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