Redemption (The Bet #2) by Francette Phal Review

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Ellie Holbrook has endured a lot in her short life, but after so many years of heart break, she’s set to get her happily ever after and Devlin Westport, her boyfriend of three years, is just the man to give it to her. Fate, however quickly intervenes when the man who shattered her heart so completely ten years ago comes back into her life. But the worst of it comes when Nicholas finally discovers the two little secrets Ellie kept from him all these years. All hell breaks loose soon after that and it’s all Ellie can do to safeguard her heart against heart break once again.Ruthless business magnate Nicholas Grayson has sacrificed everything to amass his global empire. Seated at the very top, poised at the helm of his corporation nothing can possibly touch him. That is until he learns the truth about the twin children Ellie kept from him. But just when he shakes off the astonishment and works on integrating himself into their lives, an enemy from both Ellie and Nicholas’s past brutally rips his children away from them.
A race against time will yield devastating events and Nicholas and Ellie must rely on each other to save their children

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Silvana's Review

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This starts years after the ending of Beautiful Disaster with Ellie and Nick ten years older and wiser- that’s what rest of the world sees at least. Ellie is trying to move on with her life  and Nick is a man riddled with regrets and plagued by loneliness.

I enjoyed reading this, it didn’t grab hold of me like the first one did but it was still a great read.  I didn’t feel connected with any of the characters except for Devlin and Maddie, I thought Ellie seemed a lot less mature than in book 1 and she is supposed to be  older here and more sage.  I guess reading this right after finishing the disturbing yet addictive Beautiful Disaster, The beginning was slow however it quickly picked up till the last 20% of the book, where I felt it dragged.

Nick and Ellie grated on my nerves, I will lay the blame for this on the fact that I fell for Devlin and wanted Ellie to choose him. I loved the scenes with the kids, They were such a breath of fresh air.

This series has been for the most part an engrossing and enjoyable read. It was surprising and definitely original- I saw some compare the first book to the movie ‘Cruel Intentions’, and I could see their point when I started, but the premise quickly took on a unique flavor.

3.5 STARS!!!

BOOKS IN THE BET SERIES

Beautiful Disaster (The Bet... Beautiful Disaster (The Bet, #1)
by Francette Phal
Redemption (The Bet, #2) Redemption (The Bet, #2)
by Francette Phal
Undone (The Bet, #3) Undone (The Bet, #3)
by Francette Phal

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