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by Jodie Slaughter
Pub Date – 7/12/22
Wow what a steamy ride!
But also so vulnerable with the two main characters that meet during a panic attack. Two complex characters that both understand anxiety and PTSD and know how to be there for eachother.
Aja moved to this small town to live a slower paced life spending time with the Bingo crowd. Having a hard time making friends and a bit of social anxiety with anxiety. Her bingo buddies grandson is handsome and she is very comfortable around him. But this is his hometown and he had a bad child and teen life with the town spreading rumors so he gets triggered there.
The romance was so sweet and I loved the pact they made. I used to get really amped up and super nervous going anywhere..I used to sweat so much (gross) but totally anxious about everything. But it’s like it turns off around my husband he grounds my excess charge. It’s crazy when you find that person that fits.
I loved all the descriptions of a full figured female body with all its stretch marks and beauty outside the filter standards. #normalizewomansbodies #normalizecurves
❓ Do you like multiple pov in a book?
I adore them! I love getting into everyone’s inner thoughts
Thank you stmartinspress and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
“Jodie Slaughter is must-buy author, and Bet on It is a perfect example of what makes her writing delicious. Aja and Walker’s story is hot, sweet, and utterly unique, with a rock-solid emotional core.” – Talia Hibbert, New York Times bestselling author of Act Your Age, Eve Brown
The first time Aja Owens encounters the man of her dreams, she’s having a panic attack in the frozen foods section of the Piggly Wiggly. The second time, he’s being introduced to her as her favorite bingo buddy’s semi-estranged grandson. From there, all it takes is one game for her to realize that he’s definitely going to be a problem. And if there’s anything she already has a surplus of, it’s problems.
In Walker Abbott’s mind, there are only two worthwhile things in Greenbelt, South Carolina. The peach cobbler at his old favorite diner and his ailing grandmother. Dragging himself back after more than a decade away, he’s counting down the days until Gram heals and he can get back to his real life. Far away from the trauma inside of those city limits. Just when he thinks his plan is solid, enter Aja to shake everything up.
A hastily made bingo-based sex pact is supposed to keep this…thing between them from getting out of hand. Especially when submitting to their feelings means disrupting their carefully balanced lives. But emotions are just like bingo callers—they refuse to be ignored.
Jodie Slaughter’s Bet on It is a heart-stoppingly fun, emotional romance that will have readers falling in love until long after the last page is turned.
“Bet on It reads like the first rays of sun on your face after a long winter. I loved Aja and Walker’s story about two genuinely good people who are playful and sweet to each other, helping one another heal, while also having incredibly hot sex. With standout portrayals of beautiful, generous friendships in addition to the love story, this is a book to be savored.” – Rosie Danan, author of The Intimacy Experiment and The Roommate