Betting the Bad Boy
Book 3, Behind the Bar
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Self-confessed perfectionist Paige Thomas isn’t used to failing. But when a critical error in romantic judgment sends all her big city career dreams crashing down, she scrambles to find a job—any job—to make ends meet.
Noah Reid may as well have “trust issues” tattooed on his forehead. Being raised in the foster system didn’t give him a positive outlook on relationships, but now he’s looking after his best friend’s bar for one month, and he can’t do it alone.
Things get steamy when Noah hires Paige, but she’s determined not to repeat her mistakes and she bets Noah that she can keep her hands to herself while they’re working together. Too bad for her, Noah is an expert at breaking the rules…
Each book in the Behind the Bar series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 The Rules According to Gracie
Book #2 Pretend it’s Love
Book #3 Betting the Bad Boy
A perfect light,fun, sexy read that will keep you smiling. Wonderfully written with great characters made this a very relaxing read. Low on angst and high on fun! Oh and did I mention coffee?? Lots and lots of coffee!! Paige and Noah are perfect together but they are both determined to fight the attraction between them. A case of mistaken identity has Paige getting hired as a barista at the coffee bar Noah is running for a friend. Paige won't stop looking for her perfect job but for now First is a great place to be!
I highly recommend this one!
Sexy and fun!
Sexy and fun is the motto when country chick meets city dude! He's hot, down with the ladies and out for a good time always ... she's a unique take on sexy, sweet and dedicated to finding her perfect life. Total opposites right? So why do they mesh so well? He finds himself feeling more for her than he ever imagined was possible ... but can she accept less than she was looking for and learn to trust in what he's offering?
Paige Thomas disappointed her parents by taking off for a life in the city instead of staying closer to home, so there's no way she can fail and have to run crying home again! She had a job she thought was going to take her places, but she mistakenly trusted the wrong person and now she's crashing on her friends sofa with no job and no money! What's a girl to do?
Noah Reid is a fun guy to hang with, but he doesn't take anything too seriously. Growing up in the foster system and having disappointment after disappointment taught him not to trust in anything being there when he needed it. He has some great friends, loves his job and has a blast cruising through life ... but that's all he's looking for.
He is filling in for his buddy while he's away for a month and ends up hiring Paige at the coffeeshop/bar temporarily. Instant attraction is her worst fear realized, so she playfully puts a bet in place to make sure they don't fall into the lusty trap! Will they be able to hold out, or will she be pushing her rules to the side faster than she can recite them?
This is book #3 in the Behind The Bar series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.
Paige has no luck getting a job in the field of her own choosing. The problem with her previous employer probably not helping. Now she just needs a job anywhere or she will have to go home.
Noah has no idea she is not the candidate he was going to interview for the position. After the whole mess, he just is glad he has someone competent to the job. Now if he can just stop wanting her for himself....
I found this to be a fun and sexy read. I liked the banter between the characters. I think this series is fun and I hope there are more stories to come.
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: May 08, 2017
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 252 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, Behind the Bar