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The Perfect Bet

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The Perfect Bet is a great cozy romance, filled with humor and surprises! In the words of Aunt Mildred: "To love and betting!"

Megan Rhodes is twenty-eight and still single, much to her Aunt Mildred's dismay. She's dated, sure, but never anything serious. She tends to love them and leave them. When Aunt Mildred offers Megan two-hundred thousand dollars if she can find a man by next Christmas, Megan is determined to get that money. She dreams of opening up her own advertising agency and plans to use the money to do so. Alex Whitmore was her first kiss, and a chance meeting with him informs Megan he needs money, too. They come up with a scheme to marry and fool Aunt Mildred. When they go to the courthouse, Megan is all business. Somehow, after their "I do's," something changes in Alex's kiss. Can Megan ignore these sudden longing feelings for Alex? Does she want to? Can they fool Aunt Mildred and both achieve their dreams? Find out in The Perfect Bet by Anita Lemke!


The Perfect Bet caught my attention because it was in my favorite genre (romance) and also had the added element of a sham marriage. I really enjoyed reading this book, written from Megan's perspective. I loved reading about Megan's struggles with a new marriage, even though it was fake. They added an almost humorous aspect to the book, though not enough to classify this as a romantic comedy.


Even though I enjoyed the book, I did have some problems with it. It is written through Megan's perspective and it allows the reader to get into her head. However, I felt like the book lacked the emotional connection to the main character that makes a good book great. I also would have liked to see a little more of Megan's backstory with relationships. Though they are mentioned, we never get to see her struggles for ourselves.


Overall, I rate this book three out of five stars and consider it worth reading. I would recommend this book to lovers of romance. It does have a few very well-written erotic scenes, so I would recommend this for a mature audience. There is no swearing in the book at all, which I really liked. This is a great cozy romance and a good, quick read.

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I’m an English as a Second Language teacher and love to read in my free time! I am particularly drawn to fiction and romances, but have found a book I love in just about every genre!

About the author

Anita Lemke lives in a small town in Texas with her family. Writing is her greatest passion. Anita reads a lot (romance, general fiction, mysteries, and plenty of nonfiction books). She also enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles (the more pieces, the better, and never less than 1,000) and playing tennis. view profile

Published on September 18, 2020

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50000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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