Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: All Bets Are On by Cynthia Cooke

All Bets Are On
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Covet
ISBN:  1633750981
ISBN13: 9781633750982
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: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...

Opposites attract when Jaclyn and Derek are thrown together in ALL BETS ARE ON. Jaclyn has a thing against attractive men. She doesn't date them and she doesn't think very highly of them. When Derek shows up as her date she wants nothing to do with him. Derek is the Prince of Hell and his minions thinks he needs to get laid and they have bet him that he can't get Jaclyn into bed and he knows he wont lose.

This was an interesting book. When you think Prince of Hell you usually think of someone that is going to corrupt people, but Derek actually punishes corrupt people instead. He's also kinda self absorbed and could use someone to tell him no every once in a while. Jaclyn has a huge chip on her shoulder but she also has a really big heart and soft spot for the children she helps through her charity. When the charity hits trouble, she would do just about anything to help keep it afloat. Derek seems to have the solution and she is determined to stay out of his bed, unfortunately for her (or maybe fortunately) her plan fails pretty quickly. Apart, Derek and Jaclyn don't seem like they would work, but they end up being pretty perfect for each other. Neither really knows the other yet they make assumptions that turn around to bite them in the butt.

I really enjoyed the romance and story behind ALL BETS ARE ON, but I wish the ending would have had more to it. There's so much (events, feelings, side issues) leading up to the ending and there were things I really wanted to know about that were skipped over. It was still a very enjoyable read though so I can't complain too much.  ALL BETS ARE ON was an easy, fast paced, paranormal romance and I would gladly read more in this world if the author decided to write another book.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.