Safe Bet by Monica Murphy
Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Series: The Rules
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.
Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.
She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?
Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…
(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)
Safe Bet by Monica Murphy is a quick, light read. This is a sweet Contemporary Romance that is perfect for a few hours of escape. This story has a New Adult feel to me, but sits firmly in the contemporary genre of romance.
Sydney is kicked out of her home due to a huge mistake she made. She is left with nothing and no where to go. When she lands a job as a live-in nanny, she finds her luck turn around. Unfortunately, the press turns a family outing into an affair between her and her boss, football star Drew Callahan, and her life turns upside down once again. They come up with a plan for her and one of Drew's teammates, Wade, to fake date. The only problem is, neither is looking for a relationship and fighting their attraction gets harder the more time they spend together.
I mostly liked this story. As I said, it is a sweet and quick read. However, I felt that maybe it was too quick. At times, the story felt a little flat and rushed. I did like the relationship between Wade and Sydney. I loved how once he knew what he wanted with her, he wasn't afraid to go after it. I just wish it could have been strung out a little longer.
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Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.