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Safe Bet

(The Rules #4)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,534 ratings  ·  251 reviews
Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.

Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The medi
ebook, 1st Edition, 205 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by EM Publishing
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Karen Mc
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports
The best love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.

Love found me in the sweet, sexy, and spellbinding sports romance, Safe Bet, by Monica Murphy. I lost myself in this Safe Bet, a romantic tale that hit my heart like a fast-thrown pass and made my soul swoon like a sappy smile. Safe Bet caught me like a football and claimed like a touchdown. The tender and touching tale grabbed me from the start, wrapping itself around my heart, where I did n
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

This book has familiar characters from the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series but can be read as a standalone. In this dual POV story, Sydney Walker is the new nanny for Drew and Fable Callahan’s family. Life has been great until rumors started spreading about an alleged affair between the Drew and Sydney.

To avoid more scandals, Sydney and Drew’s teammate, Wade Know, are going to pretend to be in a relationship. And pretty much like Drew and Fable

Safe Bet is the fourth installment of The Rules series and follows Sydney Walker and Wade Knox as they try to find their way through a fake relationship. Sydney is the new nanny for Drew Callahan and his wife Fable, but when rumors start to surface that she's having an affair with Drew they all need to come up with a plan to stop the false accusations. And what better way to stop cheating rumors than to show that Sydney is in a loving relationship with someone els
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dec-2016, jan-2017, sports, arc


Being that this involves my favourite couple of Monica’s, and my recent addiction to her Friends series, it was an easy decision to make in picking up Safe Bet. The introduction of a new couple mixed with an old favourite made for familiar yet fresh reading.

With Drew and the top of his game, and Fable the media’s sweetheart, the couple are under the spotlight more than ever. Being recently employed by the couple is a world away from what Sydney Walker is used too. After recent events,
Claire Robinson
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "Forget the expiration date." Stars!

Monica Murphy returns with the fourth book in The Rules series, this is Wade Knox’s story, this pleased me alot as I remember him well from the Drew & Fable days as Owen Maguire’s Best friend.

Most people would be insulted if you used the term nice about something, but that is exactly how I would sum up Safe Bet and I really don’t mean it as an insult. Monica gave me a sweet book, with an easy-going low drama, minimal angst story-line, some great charac
Dee Montoya
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS***

(ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review)

Sweet and sassy story. Safe Bet reunites all of our favorite characters from previous books, creating a love fest that all of us fans of this series will highly enjoy.

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Wade Knox's life long dream of playing professional football for the 49ers has become a reality as he was recently drafted by this team. He is completely focus on working hard to cement his place on the team.

Sydney Walker is a rich girl who's recentl
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
To all the fans of the One Week Girlfriend who were dying for a Wade Knox story, it’s here! This books actually brings two worlds together because Sydney is from The Rules series.

Sydney and Wade meet when she is hired to be Drew and Fable’s nanny. Wade is now playing professional football with Drew and is still close to the family.

There is an immediate attraction between Sydney and Wade, but Sydney has some secrets and issues that keep her from moving forward with her interest in Wade. Wade is
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


Monica Murphy has crafted a sweet and romantic story that is sure to please lovers of The One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.

Wade and Sydney have such a fun and genuine romance. There is really no other way to define it. Thrown into a relationship together to benefit the people they care about, they cannot resist falling for each other, and even though it is fast, it comes across as authentic as they spend time getting to know one anoth
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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San Francisco 49ers, a sexy and sweet hero, a playful nanny and a fake relationship turned real!!!!! I need to say more? Yes, it is clearly safe to say that Safe Bet was a fun and sweet read!! Toss in the fact that it was written by Monica Murphy then you know I will be all over this book.

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Natalie The Biblioholic
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Woo hoo did I love getting to see Drew and Fable again!! Thank you for that so much, Monica Murphy. Until I read this, I didn't realize how much I had missed them. I really loved their story and it was great to get them in this one. While I know that this story was about Wade (whom I seriously adored in previous books as well) and Sydney, I was more truly absorbed by Drew and Fable's story. I'm so sorry and I know that that's unfair, but that's just how I feel. I was happy to get a sweet glimpse ...more
Book-Bosomed  blog
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 Stars

Sydney Walker, 19, has managed to get herself disinherited. She needs a job and even with no nanny experience, jumps at the chance to be a live-in babysitter and personal assistant to a famous football player’s wife. And then things turn really crazy when a hectic night lands Sydney in the tabloids as a celebrity mistress.

Wade Knox, 22, is one of the newest members on his pro football team. He wants to make the right decisions and is taking his career seriously. Lucky for him, his bes
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ebooks-i-own
Original review on Julalicious Book Paradise

Maybe I ought to have read the first three books of the Rules series and maybe I ought to have read the other series One Week Girlfriend before I read this one but I didn't feel like I missed much to follow this book.

I really liked Sydney Walker. Even if she described herself before as a spoiled girl who just got everything she ever wanted before her dad cut her off, it's hard to see that when you read this book. She is trying to prove herself througho
4 Sydney and Wade Stars

Awww! I loved this story and I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with Drew and Fable. This book is about Wade Knox (Fable' s brother, Owen's best friend) and Sydney, (Gabe from The Rules series' little sister). So basically, two really fabulous series come together to create an absolutely gorgeous book.

Sydney is the new Nanny for Drew and Fable's children and although things start well, one nasty paparazzi incident makes an innocent situation look anything but that. Fable so
I already have this book but I'm already thinking "should I?" 3.8 average is not good. I saw a couple of DNF. It says the couple from the 1st book Drew and Fable is going to play a big part. That's what compelled me to read it. But I already DNF a new release about a couple from a book I read a few years back and I don't want to be disappointed again. And I have a strong feeling I will.
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really nice read. Sydney was a sweetheart
who lost her way a bit. she needed some guidence and a push in the right direction.

Wade was so cute...I loved him. He had his own insscurities that he learned to handle! the srconadary charcters were great too.

Im definetly going to read One Week Girlfriend! I really want to know about Drew and Fable.
Debbie I Heart YA Books

Safe Bet was a such a joy and pleasure to read. Sydney and Wade's romance is proof that history does repeat itself. And I’m so glad that it was a repeat of Drew and Fable's romantic history, but with Sydney and Wade's own beautiful twist that belongs only to their love story.

Sydney has been cut off from her parent’s money after she deceives them about college. Now the somewhat little spoiled rich girl has to make her own money to support herself. This lands Sydney (with the help of her brother)
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, review-blog
3.5 stars

Review to come
Nadine Bookaholic
If you have read the One Week Girlfriend Series and/or The Rules Series you will be in for a treat with this story. We finally Get WADE KNOX's story!!!!

Safe Bet (The Rules, #4) by Monica Murphy

Wade has been best friends with Owen for years, now that college is over and they both have been drafted things seem to be going great Wade, he has landed himself a position on the 49ers playing along with Drew Callahan, Owens brother-in-law, someone he has personally known for years. Drew and Fable (you'll remember them from the One Week Girlfri
Jan 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Im a huge fan of The Rules series and couldn't wait for this fourth instalment to come out. I've never read the One Week Girlfriend series so I was curious to see if I would enjoy this book as much as the others since it is a crossover.
Even though I haven't read OWG series I feel like the plot to this story was unoriginal and just plain recycled from OWG. I just wished she had did something different with the plot than to give us yet again a fake one week relationship.
I understand that this boo
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, light-fluffy, arc
One Week Girlfriend took my breath away. I LOVED the story of Drew and Fable. It had such a unique twist and I will never think about the word marshmallow the same way again. These characters are deep inside my heart.

I was so excited to learn that Monica Murphy was combining the One Week Girlfriend Series with The Rules series - more Drew and Fable - sign me up!

I liked Sydney and Wade - so glad Wade finally got his own HEA.

Things I liked about this book:
~ Getting to see Drew and Fable and the
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

Safe Bet didn't have a dramatic storyline. Nor was it an intense read. Still, it was a very enjoyable book. Sydney and Wade were super cute together. I adored how much they loved their friends, Drew and Fable. Speaking of Drew...Holy hell! He was so swoony! He left me wanting so much more. I can't wait to read OWG which is actually his and Fable's story.
book bruin
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Safe Bet is a sweet romance featuring characters from The One Week Girlfriend and The Rules series. It is told from the points of views of both main characters, Wade and Sydney. Although readers will enjoy this story more if they've read the previous books/series, Safe Bet can be read as a stand alone.

I really liked both Sydney and Wade. They each have made mistakes in the past, but are working towards becoming better versions of themselves. They didn't make excuses for their past behavior, but
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I always loved Drew and Fable - their story was unique and I read it back when I first started loving to read again so I recall all the feels and the wonder. I have read most of these two series that got the mash up and I enjoy when that happens. It is fun to see where others are and to see how their lives connect. This is Sydney and Wade's story - Sydney is Gabe's sister and Wade is the bestie of Fable's brother !!

Sydney is trying to make it on her own after her very wealthy parents cut her of
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely an awesome surprise :) I LOVED the OWG series and of course, Drew + Fable so I was excited for MORE.

I Admit, I didn't read this series. I wasn't lost at all. I saw at the end that a bunch of couples are mentioned but they really are not part of the story. So, I took a chance that this would be standalone IN a series and it was.

The story is sweet and a wee overly innocent but I enjoyed Sydney and a grown up Wade. A fake relationship never works ... and of course, they are in
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 cute stars. It was cute, a quick read maybe not much of a story line but i like it.
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I first discovered Monica Murphy’s books thanks to One Week Girlfriend and Drew and Fable remain some of my favorite of her characters still today, so when I found out we would revisit them in (what I assume is) the final book in this series, I was over the moon. I couldn’t wait to see how life was treating them and if they were the same characters I loved way back when. (Spoiler alert: they’re still amazing.) And, of course, I was looking forwar
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

Safe Bet is the fourth book in Monica Murphy’s Rules series, and it also features the characters of her One Week Girlfriend series Drew and Fable.

I enjoyed the story; it was such an easy, fun read that was so low on the angst and drama and I liked that because something you just need a book like that. Sydney was one lucky girl as I worked as a nanny for many years, but sadly my bosses never fixed me up with any of their hot
Grade B

Safe Bet takes us back into the lives of this series dream couple-Drew and Fable-with a few additions. Readers of the series will remember Wade (childhood friend of Owen’s) and welcome newcomer Sidney. Wade was recently signed to the SF 49ers and Sidney has been hired on as a nanny/personal assistant after her parent’s cut her off for lying about her activities. When a series of random circumstances set off rumors that Drew and Sidney are having an affair, Drew and Fable come up with the
Jan 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked reading this story, but there was something missing. I want to know more about Wade and Sydney. We've met both characters before. It's a while ago since I read "In the Dark" and after mentioning Sydney is Gabe's little sister I can remember her. I don't know if I'm missing out on something because I have forgotten about it. I think I wanted some interaction between Sydney and her family.

I really like how Wade has changed since our last encounter in "Five Days Until You". He is focused on
A Leisure Moment

I became of fan of Monica Murphy last year and am so glad that I discovered her books. While I’ve only read her YA works, I was interested in reading something in the NA category. What better way to begin than with Wade Knox?

It’s kind of funny how I don’t know anything about sports, roll my eyes when people start talking about football games like they played in them, considering how much I love sports romance. Maybe that’s another one of my loves that I developed in 2016.

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The Rules (4 books)
  • Fair Game (The Rules, #1)
  • In the Dark (The Rules, #2)
  • Slow Play (The Rules, #3)