Monday, September 22, 2014

Review ~ ALL BETS ARE ON by Cynthia Cooke

All Bets Are On
by: Cynthia Cooke
Publisher: Entangled ~ Covet
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Source: Entangled via NetGalley

A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

The Prince of Hell needs to get laid. Well, according to his minions, anyway. Now Derek Wescott, ruler of the Eighth Level of Hell, has been set up on an online date. And worse still, his minions are placing bets that Derek won't be able to entice the sweet yet plain Jaclyn Reynolds into bed before midnight. But Derek has no intention of losing the bet. Not now. Not ever.

Jaclyn, on the other hand, is in danger of losing everything. The charity she runs is in trouble, and she is desperate for cash. The moment she sees her absolutely gorgeous—and insanely wealthy—date, she knows she's in way over her head. She also knows his type all too well, and it will be a cold day in Hell before she ever gets into his bed. Yet Derek offers her a friendly wager: he'll give $10,000 to her charity if she can resist him.

The wagers have been set. The game has begun. And Derek will do just about anything to ensure that Jaclyn is completely—and infernally—his...

REVIEW
Few can say their family business is ruling the varying levels of hell.  Nor can many admit to having Cerberus, Minos and Phlegyas as their 'staff'.  Derek Wescott can.  He commands the eighth circle of hell and wants the ninth.  His mum has a condition though - a grandchild.  Not happening when the Prince of Hell is single, something his three minions decide to rectify.  Their boss needs to get laid and Derek is thrown into his own personal hell...online dating.

His date?  Jaclyn Reynolds.  A sweet yet seemingly plain and dull woman who runs a foundation for homeless kids.  She is not his type...

"He didn’t like homely, needy girls.  He liked them busty, blonde, and superficial."

But underneath the mousy exterior is a lady who has fire, determination and simply dreams of finding the right guy to end her loneliness.  And when they meet the sparks fly as do the insults, but it ends on a bet.

"You spend the night with me without ending up in my bed, and I'll throw in $10,000 for your shelter."

Who wins is for you to find out but it's a sexy, witty journey in doing so with some heartfelt moments thrown in the mix.  Derek was a perfect blend of charming and arrogant and his and Jacklyn's chemistry held plenty heat but was also touching.  I loved how hell and its purpose were portrayed and with little unexpected surprises, characters that I despised and an epilogue that made me laugh, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Rating: 4

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