Celi-bet

The Solomon Brothers, Book 2
Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
Series: The Solomon Brothers, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

NBA star Chase Holbrook's reputation with women is as legendary as his court stats. But his best scores have always come when he's focused on his jump shot, not on the ladies. With a teammate putting up close competition for the offensive record, Chase needs to prove that he was worth every penny of his high-dollar trade. To be the top-scoring player, Chase accepts a team bet to steer clear of women. Shouldn't be a problem for ultra-competitive Chase - especially when he learns it's the annoyingly cute team mascot who's tasked with monitoring his every move.

Team mascot Willow "Bolt" Bend has always been one of the guys. So it's no surprise when she's asked to help ensure the integrity of the bet. Willow doesn't want to get involved, but her hesitation is sidelined by her desire to learn if Chase is as shallow as she thinks. With a sick cousin who's eager to meet him, Willow wants to know if a good person is hiding inside the notorious playboy. All she has to do is not take her eyes off the gorgeous man mountain and cry foul if he breaks his celibacy - easy, right?

The perky cheerleader has always gotten under Chase's skin, but with the celi-bet well underway, Willow's starting to get to Chase in ways no one expected. As the spark between them begins to ignite, the bet keeping them apart may just be the thing that pulls them together.

©2017 Relay Publishing (P)2017 Relay Publishing

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Absolutely Loved it! Cried a little, laughed alot!

Leslie North delivers everything in this humourous, heart-felt, tear forming, feel-good, sports-based romance. Be prepared to giggle and cry but mostly relish NBA star Chase Holbrook and mascot Willow Bends wonderful romance. While this is a stand alone story, I am completely inspired to listening to the rest of the series.

Rebecca Roberts delivers the kind of narration that sets the story to life. She picks up the subtle nuances of the various characters. In fact, it is more than a narration, it is a performance worthy of the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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I laughed... I cried...

I loved the story and the depth shown in the characters. Chase was far more complex than he seemed at first.

I liked that the relationship was slow to build, no instr-love here, it makes it much more 'real world' for me.

The overall story is simple and easy to follow but smaller elements are woven int hat create more depth and keep the story interesting.

The narration has great character voices and a very natural delivery. I could tell who was speaking from the voice. The tone, pacing and phrasing worked well and emotion was conveyed well.

This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Great Romance

Leslie North never ceases to amaze me with her unique and amazing stories! I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I loved the characters. They are such great people with caring hearts.

The narration brought the story to life. Rebbeca Roberts did a great job.

Willow was such a fun character. I couldn't help but laugh at some of her behavior! Chase accepted a bet to stay clear from women and Willow was tasked to monitoring him.

The story is interesting and kept me entertained all the way to the HEA conclusion. You really can't go wrong with Leslie's books. They are all well written and unique.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Fun Book, Better Listen!

I so enjoy reading and listening to books by Leslie North. This book performed by Rebecca Roberts was great! I loved how she performed it. Having read the story before listening to it, I was able to visualize so much more! I thought the premise of the "cell-bet" was cute and fun. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no cost by the author, publisher, and/or narrator. I love how the author developed the characters in this book and gave them kind hearts instead of superficial personalities.

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Love this sports romance

What a fun listen this book is! Leslie North always provides complete entertainment with well developed characters. This sports romance is the second in the series, but can stand alone. A bet between players...who can remain celibate for the rest of the season results in Chase Holbrook's game of his life. Willow Bend, the team's mascot and thorn in Chase's side is set to be his keeper to make sure he is true to his word. What Chase doesn't know is the real Willow. This story brings true love to the forefront, selflessness, self awareness and becoming who you truly want to be. This couple, along with the incredible supporting cast of Dylan(love this boy), Estelle(what a hoot!) and Tarek(hope he gets his own story) will inspire you and bring a smile to our face.

Rebecca Roberts is the narrator. It's the first book I have heard by her and really enjoyed her performance. Her pace was perfect and her voices were easily distinguishable. Very enjoyable.

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Spectacular!

Loved the story, so full of chemistry and well developed! Loved the narration! Amazing book! A must read!

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Celi-bet The Solomon Brothers, Book 2

This is a story about Chase Halbrook, an NBA star that thinks only of himself until Willow makes him start thinking differently. Willow is always putting others before herself and after work, she takes what the food vendors have left to the homeless people she knows around town. Chase and Terrick have made a bet to stay away from women until the season is over or one of them breaks the record. Terrick picks Willow for Chase's monitor and Chase picks Terrick's mother for his. Willow and Chase don't like each other at first. She thinks he is nothing but a playboy with nothing but one-night stands. When Chase goes to talk to Willow about the bet, she tells him she will have to think about it. As Willow and Chase spend more time together, they fall for each other until Chase sees a message on her phone that makes him mad. when Willow comes in he tells her to pack her stuff and get out. He won't listen to what she has to say to him at all. Chance's teammates get him one night after the game and start telling him stories about Willow and Terrick lays down the money he won on the bet and the rest of the team adds to it as they tell their story.
This was a wonderful book and I would recommend it to anyone.
I received an ARC copy of this audible book for my voluntarily and honest review.

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Fantastic story & series!!

I was given a copy of this audio book for an honest review. This is book #2 in the Solomon Brother series by Leslie North. Rebecca Roberts is a wonderful narrator. A professional basketball player with a playboy reputation makes a bet with a teammate that he can refrain from sex longer. Ramping up the exuberance of the bet, the teammates select one person who has to be with the player at all times to ensure they remain celibate. Chase is assigned Willow (the team mascot) as the person to hold him accountable blasts this jewel to life spectacularly. Sparks fly from the get go with these two. Fantastic story. Highly recommend this series.

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Funny and touching sports romance

This was a humorous and touching yet quick listen. I have read and listened to several books by Leslie North and they do not disappoint. NBA star Chase is trying to beat a team mate in beating a scoring record and the two come up with the "celi-bet". Chase has to focus on the game and stay away from the ladies. The person assigned to making sure that he does this is the team mascot "Bolt" aka Wiilow. Willow agrees to helping out, not because she cares, but to check out what type of guy Chase really is before she lets him meet a young family member. The more time the two spend with each other, the more they begin to open up and allow them to see the other in a different light.

This was a was a fun story and narrator Rebecca Roberts does a wonderful job voicing characters.

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Perfect Sports Romance Novella

ebook is available to borrow via Kindle Unlimited. Note: This book has been bundled with the other two books in the Solomon Brothers series and the box set on Audible is significantly less than buying them individually. Box set is also available on KU.

It’s not often that I find novellas that leave me feeling completely fulfilled. When I do, they’re generally scaffolded by a series. Leslie North has consistently given me stories that satisfy all on their own (precisely why I’m binging her catalogue). This has to be my favorite by far. While part of the Solomon Brothers series, Celi-Bet is a joy (and a few tears) all on it’s own. Chase and Willow are complex, flawed, yet lovable characters and listening to their relationship evolve was amazing. To weave all that North does into 4 hours is impressive.

Note: While this is book 2 of the series, and characters from book 1 & 3 appear – it is in a “cameo” sense and the books could truly be read/listened to in any order.

It feels repetitive in my reviews, but I don’t know how else to state it. Rebecca Roberts did an excellent job narrating this book. Roberts perfectly expresses Willow in all her spunky femininity and yet has inherent “gravel” in her voice so that Chase sounds naturally masculine. She does a great job with the secondary characters as well.

Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Death of a child from cancer.

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  • Gillek2
  • 03-09-20

Willow and Chase!

When Chase and his teammate find themselves competing for the same scoring title, they agree to a bet that will not allow them to be distracted and stipulates no physical relations with the opposite sex. To make things honest his teammate will be watched by his mother and Chase will be watched by Willow.

Willow is the team mascot who agrees to be Chase’s shadow when he isn’t with the team, but she has her own reasons for doing it. She thinks that he is a conceited athlete and he finds her annoying but now that they are living together, they are both going to realize that appearances can be deceiving.

I really enjoyed these two together. Willow may not have much financially but there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do for anyone while Chase is cautious, and he only believes people want to be around him because of what he can do for them and not for the man he is. Their journey isn’t without its ups and downs, but the ending definitely made it worthwhile.

I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and thought the narrator did a great job with not only the characters but bringing out the emotion of the story as well.

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  • Cindy
  • 10-14-19

Willow and Chase

Celi-Bet is a fun and sweet sports romance. Chase is the sexy basketball star. Willow is the team mascot and the most kind and caring person you could ever meet. Together they made a cute couple. I loved this interesting story. This is book 2 in the series but it's a standalone with no cliffhanger. Rebecca Roberts did a wonderful job with both the male and female characters.

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  • Amber N
  • 09-08-19

Sweet

I liked the story line. The characters were different than the ones you normally find in a sports romance, which was a nice change. The heroine seemed a little naive but not annoyingly. There was one steamy scene. The narrator did a great job with the voices and story.
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  • Megan Bell
  • 07-22-19

5 Sizzling Summer Stars

Chase Holbrook is an NBA star. He lives a life of luxury and fame. When him and his teammate make a bet to see who can go the longest with out sex, Chase's competitive side comes out to play. They decide they need somebody to keep an eye on them both to make sure they are keeping their end of the bargain.

Willow Bend is the team mascot, she's a perky cheerleader who gets under Chase's skin, she has always been considered one of the guys so she isn't surprised when she learns they are wanting her to keep an eye on Chase to make sure he keeps his celibacy.

Willow is so much more than Chase or I ever expected. She's hiding surprises at every turn. I loved her wonderfully quirky and unsuspectingly sweet personality. I love watching Chase evolve while he's with her. I love seeing the chemistry between them two build. It was a slow burn that was so subtle it almost sneaks up on you. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a sweet and loving yet sensual book that makes you happy and see the beauty in the world. It also makes you sad but you're still able to see the light as your tears are drying. It was great! I have already started a re-read!