Friday, January 13, 2017
Review: Safe Bet by Monica Murphy
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 media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.
She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?
Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…
(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)
Rating: 3/5 stars
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 book was for the fans but I was left disappointed. I feel like Monica wasn't really invested in writing this book. Not to say it was a horrible book, I enjoyed it for the most part but I didn't love it and maybe it had to do with some of the unrealistic aspects to the storyline. I also had a hard time connecting with the characters in this book except for two. One positive thing about this story was that I was drawn to Fable and Drew and have now added OWG to my TBR pile. Im hoping i'll enjoy it more than Safe Bet which I'm sure I will since it is the original "fake one week relationship" and I feel like there is some more dept to their story.