All I wanted was little old-fashioned romance. After a parade of Tinder disasters who think chivalry is giving me a pearl necklace on the first date, I made a pledge: until guys step up their game, this girl is off the market.
But one bottle of chardonnay later, and m ...more
Overall Opinion: This was a pretty light, funny, and sexy read. I liked it more than I thought I would, but it won't go on my favorites shelf or probably be all that memorable in the long run. It doesn't get all that deep into the characters, and we don't get any time with them as an actual couple (except for the epilogue which was brief). Otherwise, it was enjoyable and would be a good one for in between some heavier reads.
Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Lizzie and Jake's st ...more
***3.5...maybe 3.75...nearly 4 stars***
I read this book at the wrong time. I was actually looking for some smutty goodness and this one, I thought, had huge potential. Unfortunately, I was left waiting…and waiting…and waiting. Kind of like the heroine of the story.
Lizzie has not had a good run with men. Her long-time boyfriend who she helped and supported through his studies dumps her for a new and improved model. What follows is one bad date after the other. New Y ...more
I'm not a fan of so called romance with a weak female character brought in
Bet Me is full of all the things I love about RomComs! It's sexy, enticing, and full of sexual tension, with a humorous twist on a B&E! The character dynamic between Jake and Lizzie was unique. Their instant attraction for each other might have sparked the pages early on, and in the most memorable way for Lizzie (insert smirk here). But it was their denial of the attraction that really drove the story forward. They wan ...more
Lizzie is so real and likable that I'd love her as my best friend. The journey both she and Jake go on is both funny and steamy, with plenty of angst and embarrassing moments thrown in. I loved Jake too and seeing his battle between nice guy and cynical. The book is really entertaining, the plot well thought through and fast paced and the characters are both delightful and believable. It is wr ...more
What's it about? A girl makes a public declaration to stay celibate until the male dating pool shapes up, and finds it difficult when Jake Weston shows up at her work and challenges everything she stands for.
The best bits: I love the set up. I especially love the scene when the first two hook up (view spoiler)[ he falls asleep while going down on her! (hide spoiler)] and thought Monroe built up to it so very well (no pun intended) . It was hilarious and totally had m ...more
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ryan, 30, a curator at the Met and lover of Hollywood’s golden days, has had a string of bad dates and bad lays.
“‘Guys these days wouldn’t know romance if they passed out face down in it.’”
Jacob “Jake” Weston doesn’t believe in romance. He’s had his heart broken once and he’s lost all his faith. He and Lizzie have crossed paths twice in one lifetime and while they seem to have a lot in common, they have very different outlooks on sex and romance.
Told via Lizzie and ...more
5 STARDUST CROWNS
I absolutely love everything about Lila Monroe's Bet Me. It has this John Hughes 80's movie romance feel, completely fun, romantic, and pure movie magic in book form.
Lizzie's ideal relationship is filled with the type of romance we are all fed as girls. The man will woo his love with grand gestures, and well you know the rest, but this isn't what Lizzie has gotten. Disgruntled with the state of her love life, she decides to take her love life int ...more
- “So what’s your name again?” He downs his beer in one gulp and lets out an almighty belch.
- “So tell me more about this . . . what? Art shit, you said?”
- Now I’m THIRTY and stuck in this Tinder wasteland. I mean, the last three guys I hooked up with all stopped in the middle of sex to come on my tits!
- I mean, is it so bad that I still believe there’s a guy out there who might wine and dine me, and also fuck me like he’s straight out of Magic Mike XXL?
No apparently they are adults!
Adulting 101: do NOT declare to the internet about your sexual strike after bubblies!
You are going on sex strike for a reason: let's say to avoid assholes and one night stand! Don't you think declaring that on the internet beats the purpose a little?
Lizzie is a romantic at heart. She wants a swoon-worthy courtship and a gentlemen suitor, like in ...more
But this managed to be trite, insulting, poorly edited, misogynistic and had a rapey vibe. So. Plot line - Lizzie goes on some bad dates, posts a video online about how she's not having sex until some dude earns it, and becomes a hot commodity in the world of "want what we can't have."
Things I found confusing -
- if all these dudes sucked isn't the vajayjay de facto closed for business? Or is she banging awful dudes that she doesn't like even though she doesn't ...more
This was an easy,enjoyable,sexy read.
The blurb made me so curious to read Bet Me and Lizzie's journey didn't let me down.It had me laughing from the beginning to the end.
Lizzie hasn't had the best record with her romatic dates.She is so dejected,she has almost lost every hope into the opposite sex,she thinks of swearing off all the rude men on the planet but the fate has other plans for her.
This was the first time I've read this author and I've really liked this story and I'll read more of Lila
This book was great. It’s a light read filled with funny scenes and I loved every second of it.
Can’t wait to check the rest of this series.
I received an Arc from the Author and I am so pleased I did. Bet Me was thoroughly entertaining and it had an original plot. I have to say I think it hit a nerve there as I think we could all see ourselves in Lizzy and how as a woman you are constantly looking for a bit of romance and TLC in your love life.
Lizzy is a curator for a prominent museum and after several (really terrible) dates, she goes on a massive ...more
After yet another bad date, Lizzie goes home and gets drunk. (She does drink quite a bit. About every chapter has her knocking back something eighty proof. Hey Lizzie, maybe if you got some help for your drinking problem you would find access to so ...more
Lizzy, the super heroine of this book is every woman nowadays. She's sick and tired of the way men have treated her and she goes on a strike - a sexless strike. In comes Jake Weston; yes, he's a type of James Bond inspired character minus the agent quality. He's the one who got away, or shall I say fell asleep during sexy times. And Lizzie won't let ...more
The plot was interesting although I didn’t quite get all the movie reference but it managed to keep ...more
Lizzie is an assistant curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is planning her debut as lead curator of a "Golden Age of Hollywood" exhibition. Jake Weston is assigned to assist Lizzie with procuring the more difficult pieces she'll need for the show. As it turns out this isn't the first time Jake and Lizzie have cros ...more
I loved the sound of this book when I read the blurb and, having read a few of Monroe's RomComs previously, I knew I'd be in for an easy and enjoyable time.
Bet Me is about the down on her loveluck, Lizzie and her former almost one night stand, Jake. Lizzie inadvertently announces to the world that she's now adhering to a sexual strike until men start to demonstrate a bit of romance! I say inadvertently because the recording Lizzie made was supposed to have been directed at ...more
They have a comical and unforgettable almost-one-night-stand three years ago and now Lizzie sees him as an arrogant manwhore. Jake might be a playboy, he's also funny , kind and sexy. ...more
What I adore about Lila Monroe's stories is that they are so amazingly hilarious and refreshing they always manage to put a smile on my face and make my day. "BET ME" is another fine example of this where Lizzie has sworn off sex until the men of New York discover the art of old school romance and wooing a woman. Jake, on the other hand, firmly believes that there is no such thing as romance... but it seems that both of them are ignori ...more