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Betting on Love by Jennifer Hoopes #Romance #Funny #Contemporary


Title: Betting on Love

Author:  Jennifer Hoopes

Publisher: Entangled Bliss; Entangled Publishing

Published: April 13th, 2020

Pages: 150

Rate: 4/5*



My Review:

This is a delightful contemporary fake relationship romance involving a family feud, a workaholic, a bet and a feisty, determined divorcee who is determined to not get involved with a man again . . . .

The Ellis family have suffered multiple tragedies, including the untimely death of their parents and eldest brother. Now Sam is endeavouring to keep all the family businesses thriving, even if it means working all  hours and not having fun. His siblings are concerned about him and coerce him into going to the local bar with them….and make a bet with him. In the bar he tries to come to the aid of Whitney Carroll, who actually didn’t need any help . . . the next day he offers her the job of his assistant. That’s when the fun starts. The two are attracted to each other but plan to have a fake relationship . . . . but what happens when the attraction proves too much to resist?

There’s plenty of family love in this story, with great characters, plenty of twists and turns and absolutely loads of humour to put a smile on your face. It is an easy read and proved to be heartwarming to escape into. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking out for more stories about the Ellis siblings in future!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.


Whitney Carroll is back home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee after divorcing her low-down, cheating husband. First thing on the to-do list: Get a job. Second thing: Just say no to men. Third thing: Don’t fall for the boss. One out of three’s not too bad, right?

For Sam Ellis, his to-do list is always work, work, work, trying to keep his family’s legacy alive. Now, out of concern, his siblings bet he can’t keep a girl happy for thirty days, and if he loses he’s out as CEO. No problem, he can fake a relationship. And he knows just who to ask…his new man-vegan assistant.

Yet Whitney’s sexy boss—secret singer and Skee-Ball champion—is definitely NOT boring, and their connection is undeniable. But when a disaster strikes at work, Sam will have to decide if he’s willing to trade in his job for his heart.

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