Safe Bet by Monica Murphy…Release Day Blitz & Review


Safe Bet by
Monica Murphy
Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Series: The Rules
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As
the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful
wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are
more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the
time. Life can’t get much better than this.
Until her life turns into an absolute
nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan
are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s
wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.
She creates a fake relationship between
Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever
indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be
in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?
Crazy how it only takes one week for two
people to fall head over heels in love…
(This mash-up new adult romance features
characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)

Safe Bet is the fourth book in The Rules series.  It can be read as a stand-a-lone as I have read none of the other books in this series.  You do get to hear from Drew and Fable but I didn’t feel confused by anything.  If anything, it made me more intrigued to read their story.

I enjoyed reading this story.  It was fairly quick and sweet.  There is no drama or angst.  And I love that this was a slow build in the relationship.  Sydney and Wade are attracted to one another before they are thrown into this whole fake relationship.  I felt that helped them in this whole scheme and made everything flow better.  And as I said, it’s a slow build – nothing is quick.  We can fee and see it as the story progresses.

I love the way Monica tells her stories and how she writes her characters.  Sydney and Wade are both trying to forge a new path in their lives and make up for past mistakes.  They own those mistakes and are both doing what they can to move forward.  They problems they face together were real and that helped make them whole story more real to readers.

As I said, we got updates on Drew and Fable.  And for those like me who have no read any of the books in this series, it’s enough to pique your interest and go back to read their tales. 

Monica has another great book in the sweet, sexy, and breezy reads!


About the Author:
Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author
of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules
series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold
over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by
Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult
and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother
of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of
nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed
workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her
husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit
to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get
that hard won HEA.
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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review court! You’ve been busy!!!,shared on all my socials!

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