Bet Me is our October pick for the FLICKS Book and Movie Club. This book was chosen as we were looking for a “trashy” romance and used Smart Bitches, Trashy Books fun site to help us chose a good read.
This book did not disappoint. Bet Me is a nice, fluffy read. It is the story of Min, a slightly frumpy actuary with a biting sense of humor. Min is dumped at the start of the story by her boyfriend David as they have been dating for two months and she hasn’t slept with him. Bitter boyfriend David decides to bet the handsome and successful Cal that he can’t get Min to go out to dinner with him . . . and to sleep with him. Cal takes him up on the dinner offer and asks Min out to eat. The two spend the evening fighting and decide to never see each other again. Strangely they keep running into each other, and find that they are attracted to one another.
Both Min and Cal have interesting families that cause much heartache and are included in a trio of friends. Their friends are lively and entertaining. Perhaps the best part of the book though was the use of food. I’ve never read a book before that made eating donuts so sexy. And can that be a bad thing? Chicken Marsala was also featured and makes me wish that I lived near my favorite Italian restaurant in Milwaukee again. Overall, the book made me very hungry. And not to disappoint, there was one love scene toward the end to laugh about at book club.
If you are looking for a fun book to read with fantastic characters, a lot of humor, and good food, I highly recommend Bet Me.