Series Connection: Wagered Hearts Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Calista Kyle
Purchase Link: Amazon
Dragged to a society event by her best friend, Lily would rather be anywhere else but at this party. When a drunk patron makes a pass at her and she speaks her mind loud enough for everyone to hear, she doesn't realize she draws attention to herself from many ball goers, but also billionaire Roman.
When Roman runs into a competitor who won a car he was interested in, he gets wrapped up in a bet that involves a woman at the ball who is so far out of her element she's drawn attention to herself. In a moment of complete arrogance he bets his friend he can get Lily to fall in love with him within a month.
With the bet on, Roman sets out to seduce Lily, but has he found more than he bargained for?
I love the Cinderella type story. Lily's low self-esteem about her body doesn't mean she's not a fighter, she's learned to handle herself over the years. Roman has let his money build his arrogance. When the two meet they really compliment each other, which is the best part about this book. The conflict, of course the bet and what happens when Lily finds out. That was kind of the predicable part of the book. I was a little disappointed with the end, but over all this is a really good book for an afternoon read.