Review: The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken
Lose a bet, lose your heart…
What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they’ve been thrown together in a wedding party. It’s awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she’d always hoped he could be.
If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend’s other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn’t forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake’s already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake’s falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . . .
Wow, this book was crazy and I loved every single minute of it. I was obsessed with The Bet and I truly didn’t think The Wager could have topped it but it blew my expectations out of the water. I was addicted, I couldn’t put the book down, and when I did put it down, I couldn’t stop thinking about it! I freakin love Grandma, words cannot describe how badly I need her in my life, she is just captivating and hilarious and silly. Then there is the wager that takes place, I love it, and I love how it ends and who wins. Really there was not a boring moment in this book where I wanted to skip ahead. The ending, oh good Lord I hope there is a third book because I never want Grandma and her antics to end!