He'd always bet on her, always...
Lark March is over Mason Stewart, so over him she's practically forgotten the cruel way he ended things four years ago. At least that's what she's told her sisters... But when Mason shows up at her best friend's wedding, talking sweet and looking even sweeter, Lark can't deny the man still gets to her in a major way.
Mason Stewart was a messed up kid, but he's a man now, a man who knows what he wants and won't stop until he's convinced the only woman he's ever loved that they are meant to be. He persuades Lark to give him seven days to remind her why they belong together. At the week's end, Lark may tell him to get out of her life for good, but Mason's betting on true love for the win.
But when old secrets come to light, Lark and Mason will find their rediscovered love tested, and happily ever after harder to hold on to than either of them wagered.
*Author's Note: This is not a sweet romance. The characters are sweet, good people, but they are also people who believe in having sex before marriage - good sex, that includes typical romance novel descriptions of intercourse.*
©2013 Jessie Evans (P)2014 Jessie Evans
I love the fact that this book made my heart happy - that's why I listen to books on tape.
I couldn't pick between them! Of course, Mason got me swooning, but Lark reminded me of myself, so...
I think she totally captured the way the book should be read - I'd listen to her read anything.
Weddings aren't always just for the bride...
love it! Keep em coming Jessie!
It's so great to be able to switch from reading a book to listening to it. And so affordable! I loved being able to take this sweet second chance romance with me from breakfast table to in the tube on the way to work.
I loved when Lark left Mason alone in the car and he realized how deeply he'd hurt her. It was a powerful moment.
She made everything flow and her voice matched this kind of book perfectly.
The ending! It was so sweet. I had a smile on my face the last few minutes.
Betting on You was right up there on top among the romance books I've listened to. The narrator did an amazing job of pulling me into this sweet, touching story. And the sexy parts were unexpectedly steamy, which I loved, lol.
I loved Mason. He was so sexy and devoted to trying to win Lark back. It was amazing. But I also loved Lark because she was willing to forgive. I thought that took a lot of courage and a big heart.
She really made me believe I was listening to a guy when she did the dialogue. Not many women can pull that off. I was floored when I actually forgot I was listening to a female pretending to be a man in some parts.
I cried a little at the end. Not to give away spoilers, but it's pretty romantic and so sweet.
old hurts healed
Lark first meeting Mason again at Lisa'S Wedding
Laugh, and happy. great story
Aside from the fact Lark gave in way to easily in agreeing on 7 dates with Mason, i really enjoyed this book. I've quickly become a big fan of Jessie Evan's books. The bride series is wonderful and im looking forward to book three
I would listen to Betting On You again, because I liked the story very much, and Piper has done a great job of narrating.
One of the most memorable moments of Betting On You occurs when Lark shows up in Atlanta towards the end of the story.
I love to listen to audiobooks, because a narrator's perspective always makes the story new, even if I've also read the book. I really enjoy listening to Piper's interpretation, because she's done an excellent job of capturing the spirit of both the characters and the story.
Love Is Better The Second Time Around
I continue to enjoy Jessie Evans' books, and really like having Piper do the narration.
A narrator of a book makes the book or breaks the book but in this case both the narrator in the book were awful. The narrator read the book like she was a little kid and the book itself was way too predictable...way too cheesy way...to BLAH!!! The only reason I didn't stop listening was because I don't have any more returns.
For me, it was having the book to read along with the story.
Lark's character. There were a lot of laughs.
I have several books by Jessie, but it has been quite a while since I read one of them until just a few days ago, when I read Leather and Lace. I enjoyed her writing so much that I went back to see what other books I had. I was also lucky enough to get an audible book to go along with the book, so here we go.
We meet Lark the night before her best friend, Lisa's wedding, (which is her seventh time being a bridesmaid). She is reliving all of her weirdest anxiety dreams, which are really quite funny - losing a baby in a stuffed animal collection, being in a miniature Dutch Pancake House, waking up in church after blacking out, in nothing but caramel corn covering her (twice) AND waking up exhausted. She is not only a bridesmaid, but the caterer for the largest event in the three years of her business.
Mason cruelly ended things with Lark four years ago and she tells everyone that she is over him. But when he shows up at her best friend's wedding, she can't deny he still gets to her in a major way. Now that he has grown up and is no longer the messed up kid of four years ago, he is determined to prove to her that they are meant to be together. He talks her into giving him seven days to prove it, betting on true love for the win out. However, their rediscovered love is tested when old secrets come out, and they both find happily ever after harder to hold on to than they thought.
There are 5 books in this series, with the last book being the conclusion to all four of the other stories, tying up all the lose ends. I'm hoping this means we will see Lark's two sisters, with their own stories.
The Geekery Book Review
Betting on You was the story that made me fall for Jessie Evans' writing and this audio version made me fall for these characters all over again!
I love Lark! She is feisty, determined and despite her protests a romantic at heart! She knows Mason is "It" for her but she has moved on with her life and made her dreams come true without him for 4yrs, but having him return both scares her to death and gives her heart hope! When she takes control of one of their dates you really see what she's made of!
Piper Goodeve does another amazing job at reading and bringing the characters to life! I've enjoyed each book she's performed.
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