The Wager (The Bet #2) 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 . . .



Silvana's Review

*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*


The Wager is the follow-up to The Bet, the story of Jake and Char- Let me tell you it is just as sweet, funny and amazingly written as the first book.

Grandma Nadine comes out in full force in this one, causing lots of mayhem, LOVED HER! Her schemes just got funnier and crazier!


Jake was not the most likeable in the first book but in The Wager he steals my heart. Reading his POV, his pain, his insecurities just made me swoon! In the end his love for Char was so heartwarming, I believe that without Grandma’s interference he would have found his way to her!

He’d never tire of her, ever. Maybe his Grandma knew him better than he knew himself. After all, it had taken a hell of a lot of plotting for him to pull his head out of his ass, and he knew, sooner or later, he’d have to thank Grandma all over again for her manipulative ways.

Char is my favorite character in this series to date, no annoying traits, loved how she gave Jake a run for his money and didn’t let him to ride roughshod over her! Good for you Char!!


Ahhh I loved their interaction, their banter and I loved most the sweet moments they shared together!

“I love you… I am in love with you.I want everything with you, all of you…”

“I’d miss you—if I’d never met you, I’d still miss you, because I’d know there was some part of me that wasn’t present.”

What I loved about this book :

– Everything
– Everything
– Everything


A definite re-read for me! Highly recommend!

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