Bet On Me
by Mia Hoddell
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Page Count: 290
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Itâs all a game until theyâre betting with their lives.
Alaya Matthews is in search of freedom. Tired of her mundane life, she packs everything she owns into two bags and heads for Europe. Her plan is simple: see the world and be adventurous, donât get tied down, donât settle for less than her heartâs desires, and never fall in love.
However, Alaya didnât plan for Cole Ashford.
Drawn to her love of life, Cole wants to know how to live again. For seven years heâs been dead inside, and the numerous threats hanging over his head have finally caught up with him. What Cole doesnât realise is accepting Alayaâs help will mean confronting every part of his tainted past. Alaya is desperate to know what haunts him, and sheâs so certain heâll reveal it she invents a bet he canât refuse.
One is never enough though, and as they grow closer together, the more daring their wagers become. Neither of them will back down from a challenge, but the stakes are being raised. Gambling on Cole may cost Alaya her heart, or even worse, her life.
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âOne of the best stories I've read this year â¦ I rarely get chance to sit and read a book from start to finish, but this is one of those that you just have to make time for.â ~ Author Keren Hughes
âA romantic suspense full of intrigue right from the start that had me on the edge of my seat.â ~ Anne @ Bookaholics Reading Haven
He shook his head in despair. âIâm beginning to think I made a mistake trying to save you. Youâre not going to make my life easy, are you?â
I clutched my hands to my chest, giving him my best dreamy-eyed swoon. âAww, you were trying to save me. Youâre so sweet! And for the record, no, Iâm not going to make your life easy. But hey,â I shrugged, âit was your choice. You could always save me by boxing him against the window and leaving me in peace.â
âOh really? Maybe Iâll just go to the toilet instead and leave you to fend for yourself.â He kicked one leg out into the aisle, moving to stand. When his body shifted, it gave me another glimpse of the greasy-haired man who watched us from the corner of his eye and reached for his bag, as if ready to pounce as soon as Hazel â¦ uh, Cole moved.
Throwing away all self-respect, I reached out and grabbed his wrist. âNo!â
He sniggered and collapsed back against the seat with a smirk. âSo you do need saving.â
I narrowed my eyes at him. âYouâre cruel.â
âSweetheart, you donât know me, remember? Donât sound so surprised.â
My jaw dropped at his words and my gaze shifted nervously around the carriage. Maybe I was better off taking my chances with the other guy. I swallowed hard.
âIâm not your sweetheart.â
âWould you prefer it if I called you Ice Queen or Gingernut instead? Because I didnât think those would go over as well.â
Glowering at him for flipping my line back around on me, I folded my arms across my chest. I refused to rise to his teasing and ask why those names. Gingernut obviously came from the way my hair changed colour in the sun. However, Ice Queen could have been because of a number of things.
âThis is the part where youâre supposed to give me your name,â he prompted when I didnât respond.
âYou could always not talk to me. Problem solved.â
âSweetheart it is.â
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