Title: I BET You
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: New Adult Romance (Standalone)
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.
Sexy Athlete: I bet you…
Penelope Graham: Burn in hell, quarterback.
The late night text is random but Penelope knows exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn’t take his wager.
Walks on water and God’s gift to women.
Just ask him.
His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the nerdy guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he’ll realize what he’s missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.
Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.
Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secret mean everyone loses at this game of love?
Find out in this all-new standalone novel…
Another great story from Ilsa Madden-Mills! I Bet You follows Ryker, who is Maverick’s best friend/teammate from I Dare You. I really think I like Ryker and Penelope better than Maverick and Delaney! You just know from the first moments that Ryker isn’t quite the jerk that he comes off as being.
As the title suggests…. there is a bet placed on Ryker and Penelope’s relationship. But I never got the sense that he was going along with it. (He never actually agreed to the terms of the bet placed by his teammates, so that gained him some major points in my opinion.) Ryker and Penelope grow closer as he helps her capture the attention of her crush, Connor. But it’s quickly clear that Ryker is the one that the vampire-loving, historical fiction reading bookworm really wants.
Ilsa Madden-Mills has a real knack for writing likable, enjoyable characters. Even when the guys seem to be jerks, there are traces of nice guys deep down. And all of the Twilight-inspired moments that Ryker gives to Penelope? That Baby Llama wouldn’t have put in the time had he not been completely smitten.
I hope that there’s a story coming down the pike for Connor and Margo! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
“I Bet You is a charming, sexy, funny and downright swoony romance set amongst all of the delicious fun of college football in the South. It’s damn good.” Mary at USA Today HEA
“You find me someone better that writes football players… I’ll be waiting because you’ll never find better than Ilsa.” We Like Them Dark, Goodreads
“I Bet You is enemies-to-lovers GOLD. I devoured this funny, feel-good perfection in ONE DAY!” Dylan Allen, Bestselling Author
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty and funny New Adult college romances.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.
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