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Betting on the Wrong Brother
A What Happens in Vegas Story
A What Happens in Vegas Story
By: Cathryn Fox
Releasing February 8, 2016
In Betting on the Wrong Brother (A What Happens in Vegas story) by Cathryn Fox, being caught naked by her teen crush, Nolan Wheeler, wasn't what Andi Palmer needed, not after having been trapped in an elevator. Even worse, the gorgeous man doesn't recognize her and gives her a fake name. Having been rejected by him in the past, she decides it's time for a little payback. However, her plan to seduce him may just backfire.
Ryan Wheeler can't believe the beautiful woman he's just caught getting undressed in an elevator. She seems familiar to him, and so does her name. Yet, he can't place where he knows her from. However, there's one thing that he does know and that is that he wants to get to know her better. If she's willing, there's no way he'll say no. Even if he's keeping a secret that could tear their new found happiness apart.
Having read a lot of the books Ms. Fox has written, I've got to say that this was one of her best. It was captivating, fast-paced and although I'm not a fan of the revenge trope, it was fantastic from the very beginning, as Andi finds herself in an embarrassing situation.
As for the dialogue, it was well-written and kept me entertained with Andi's plans for revenge as well as the fact that Ryan is deceiving her because he doesn't want to lose the chance to see if they have a future together. The teasing banter between them had me laughing at times. However, the dialogue was also intense due to Ryan's secret ruining everything if Andi learns the truth, and the history Andi has with Ryan's brother that has made it hard for her to trust men.
I really liked both the main and secondary characters. Andi is strong, brave, tenacious. I loved her first idea for revenge. The way she puts Ryan into his own embarrassing situation by making him do something he wouldn't ever normally do. It had me grinning, and I couldn't wait to read more of what she had planned for him. While Ryan, he's really made something of himself, considering he had so much trouble with literacy when he was younger. His success as a writer proves that. However, in saying that, I didn't enjoy him omitting the truth about who he really was to Andi, knowing that at any moment it could backfire on him and ruin any chance of the future he eventually wanted with her.
Scorching sex scenes heat up the pages, and do justice to their intense chemistry. The fact that Andi thinks Ryan is his brother, Nolan, definitely makes things interesting, because Nolan and Andi have quite a history. He rejected her advances when they were younger, and now she wants payback not only for that but the fact that he doesn't remember her and gives her a fake name.
Overall, this was a really good book where I enjoyed the secondary characters almost as much as the main ones. Especially one of Andi's fellow romance writers who added plenty of fun moments to the story when she was questioning the heroine about Ryan. The fallout from Ryan's lie made things hard to repair, since Andi doesn't trust easily to start with. Yet, the lengths he went to in winning her back made me like the hero even more than I already did. I would highly recommend Betting on the Wrong Brother by Cathryn Fox, especially if you enjoy the revenge trope.
He may be at a romance readers’ convention, but a naked woman in the elevator is not what horror writer Ryan Wheeler expects. Now he can’t take his eyes off of her—and not just because he saw her naked, though her luscious curves certainly aren’t helping the matter. She’s beautiful, funny, snarky…and a complication he doesn’t need.
Running into her teen heartthrob while naked wasn’t exactly part of romance novelist Andi Palmer’s weekend plans. Worse, he doesn’t recognize her and gives her a fake name. Years ago, he shot her down in the worst possible way, and now this? It’s time for a little down-and-dirty revenge.
Ryan’s more than a little turned on by this good girl who wants to be bad. But things aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re keeping from one another might just end this sexy little rendezvous before it ever begins….
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Quiet as a church mouse, her hands slowly moved to her buttons. Maybe she could get dressed before he turned.
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