Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
The Break-Up Bet is a cute, quirky, fun brother’s best friend romance. Lucy is a hoot, and Conner is the playboy that I love to see fall to his knees when he realizes that he’s in love.
Lucy’s had a thing for her brother’s best friend for years. But Conner is quite the ladies’ man. They both find themselves going through a breakup at the same time — while Conner happens to be crashing on her couch. But both of them approach mending a broken heart in very different ways.
I love the twist that this story then takes. A relationship pact between Conner and Lucy is formed, but it’s whose method of dealing with a breakup is more effective, rather than the typical no-strings attached fling. Of course, there is sizzling sexual chemistry between the two, and the build-up to them giving in is a marvelous slow burn. But I really enjoyed the different twist that Cat Carmine put on this story. I wish we could have seen more of Conner and Lucy together as a couple and how their relationship progresses, but I didn’t feel unsatisfied either.
I’ve never read anything by CC before, and this was a delightfully fun story. The characters are well-rounded and relatable, and their relationships with their friends are as well. This book is a standalone, but apparently the other characters have been the subjects of previous books. I am definitely intrigued in finding out more!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
She also happens to like drinking wine, eating cake, buying too many books, and
snuggling with her elderly cocker spaniel (oh, and her husband too.) She loves
— and writes — books with sweet and sarcastic heroines and strong, sexy heroes
who like a little bark with their bite. She thinks witty banter is the best
kind of foreplay, and she tries to infuse all her stories with heart, humor and