Series: sequel to A Betting Man
Author: Sandrine Gasq -Dion
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (40,000 words)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (July 17th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: It’s been almost a year since a disastrous bet dropped Blaine McKlintock and his best friend, Kent Samson in hot water. Now, Kent is getting ready to propose to Terry Barron. Blaine couldn’t be happier for his best friend, but when Kent asks Blaine to plan the wedding, Blaine is thrown for a loop, especially when Kent drops another bomb. Spencer Cassidy will be helping. Blaine remembers Spencer very well, but the former Wall Street force doesn’t seem to remember him. Blaine’s changed a lot since the bet, but will Spencer see it too?
Review: We were first introduced to Blaine McKlintock and Spencer Cassidy in book 1, A Betting Man. Blaine is successful and stunning, but he’s missing that someone in his life that would complete him. Spencer is just gloriously sexy and he’s obviously caught Blaine’s eye, but he hasn’t quite gotten over the whole ordeal with the bet and still holds that grudge against Blaine. And he’s straight right? Or so Blaine keeps telling himself.
It doesn’t take long for Spencer to notice the effect he has on Blaine, the man can’t seem to form coherent sentences or not trip over his feet when he’s in the same room with Spencer. This doesn’t bode well since they are not only the best men for their best friends, Terry and Kent, but they are their wedding planners as well. Can Blaine and Spencer find time for love in the midst of floral arrangements, caterers, and photographers? Or will secrets and a very vindictive ex-wife tear them apart at the seams.
The dialogue was fresh with a bit of dry humor, the story flowed, and the plot was believable. Strong MC’s surrounded by secondary characters with just as much depth and reality as them, made this an intriguing story to read. There were only a couple steamy guy on guy scenes, but what the author lacked in quantity she definitely included in the quality. Hot-cha-cha!!! I especially liked the ‘gift’ that Slater, Spencer’s brother, gave him and how Blaine put it to damn good use!
Gasq-Dion fans rejoice. She has done it again. I definitely recommend this book as well as any other book this author has penned. She has a knack for building a story for the main characters, but always keeping you involved with the secondary characters lives as well, without taking away from the core of the current story. I’m excited to see what comes next… Slater and Casper’s story; or Drakon and Matthew. Oh the horror of waiting, fans please flood SGD inbox with requests that she write faster!