You found out you were the subject of an office bet Well Alice Ford decides to take the bull by the horns and fight back trouble is she doesn t realize that the person she s decided to use to prove a point is the man that is running the bet and she really doesn t expect to develop feelings for him Harry Stephens has a reputation of being the office Romeo and has plans to win the office bet he s set up but Alice proves to be much than he bargained forI found this book to be highly entertaining because Alice has a
OF RULES FOR DATING AND SHE rules for dating and she Harry out on lot of his BS But what was really fun is that in between it all they get to now one another and find that not only do they have things in common they genuinely like each other They make some missteps along the way and Alice s insecurity from the past rears its ugly head making this a highly volatile storyI enjoyed the ups and downs of this book and how both Alice and Harry went through a metamorphosis of sorts to arrive at the end point All Bets Are On is one of those books that proves love can make you crazy it will make you want to be a better person and it is always always interesting My view This book starts a little predictable and the first two chapter sounded a little repetitive but after that the author redeemed herself The story is common in love romance novels but the author gave it a refreshing spin The relationship between the characters develop in front of the readerBoth characters are believable and well written The book has fun as well as dramatic scenes Everything happening in the story has a reason and no ends are left loose Several misunderstandings happened that may put of some readers In general the book is sweet sexy and witty The author did a good job moving the story along The only downfall was the lack of passion between the characters It needed a little bit built up chemistry between themWhat I liked the mostI like the way Harry s character developedI wanted of I wanted sizzle between the main charactersWho should read it Anyone looking for a good afternoon read Rate 4 out of 5 Every office has a ice ueen and every office has a player The ice ueen is the one that is always focused on her work and everything is always in place no file untouched And the player is the one that every female in the office has had in bed been there done him and gotten the dumped t shirt to prove itSo when office ice ueen Alice finds half a list of men involved in placing a bet on who gets her into bed she is furious and goes into a crying fit Gets over it and moves on but when the biggest of office players Harry asks her out saying he can help her go from ice ueen to loose and fancy free she reckons why not it could be good but immediately she draws up a little list of her own She will show that this player is just that and if he is in on the bet she will be the one to walk away with a winThe characters of Harry and Alice were both well written and each had their own uniue reason for being the way they are Harry s enjoying the love them and leave them attitude stems from his childhood no attachment just fun and his heart will remain guarded For Alice it stems from a relationship involving social media that had given her ex the advantage and her the shame I liked that the author lets both characters past mesh into their relationship it made for some very interesting moments of clarity I loved that Harry does not The Path to Gay Rights know about her list and she does notnow for sure if he is involved in the bet It was Karen vs Alien kind of like I was reading a the rules of men vs the rules of woman book only this one involved a lot emotion and left a punch at the end that one would certainly not get from any rule book And it also gave me as reader laughable moments of henows but she doesn t and the other way aroundThe backdrop settings were great the author captured the loose and fancy free attitude of Harry when taking me as reader to his home She also showed the perfectly boring down to the last t crossed and i dotted life of Alice when in the boardroom The dialogue was mostly fun sexy and Gendered Citizenships kept light but does at some stage get emotional and serious Over all this was a great afternoon read but it was missing passion I feel if the author gave a little heat to her the attraction between her characters it would have intensified the read and left a memorable impression I recommend this read for anyone looking to read a light not so much involved read 4 star reviewThe player is about to get played. O avoid a heartbreaker After all it takes one tonow one But what is Harry really after And when his isses throw a curveball into the situation is Alice ready to gamble everything for love.
Charlotte Phillips × 3 read.
After reading a very so so KISS title when they first came out I m enjoying them and A few were excellent reads some were very good like this one I have mixed feelings about it though I liked the plot a lot but if I were the author I might have gone in some slightly different directions I like it when a hero has to grovel after being an ass and a jerk I would have liked his hero to crawl on his nees for a couple of miles before being forgiven This and other reviews can be found on my blog My ROMANCEWHEN LIFE HANDS LEMONS YOU MAKE LEMONADE RomanceWhen life hands you lemons you make lemonade At least that s what Alice has tried to do She s built for herself what she believes to be a respected and excellent reputation at work after some poor treatment in the past When she discovers that some of the men in the office have a book running on who can crack her shell and get her into bed the memories of the past come flooding back But this time Alice won t take it lying down She s going to use this experience to prove a point and learn about datingProblem is she has unknowingly picked the ringleader of the bet office Lothario Harry Stephens to be her test case Neither of them ever planned on falling for each other What will happen when Alice finds out what Harry s been up toI love the chemistry between Alice
and Harry The banter is witty and interesting and you can feel them growing ever closer Alice is wonderfulHarry The banter is witty and interesting and you can feel them growing ever closer Alice is wonderful love that she didn t want to lay down and be a victim the fact that she isn t makes her a winner in my eyes Watching her call Harry out on his crap is fabulous Harrydear Harry You are a bit of a tart my dear but a tart with heart His struggles with his conscience and his growing feelings for Alice were really well done He could have come across as a douche bag at the start let s face it he was heading there but I just thought his progression and growth was lovelyThis is the first book that I have read by Charlotte Phillips and after reading All Bets are On I can uite happily say it will not be the last She has a really lovely voice and I very much enjoyed watching how she allowed her characters to grow and changeMy rating 4 out of 5Note I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Harleuin via NetGalley in return for an honest review WEL WRITTEN ROMANCEAlice hasn t dated for three years after a disastrous relationship went badly wrong Making a decision to completely change her life she s moved to London and is totally focused on her job Dating and relationships play no part in her life That is till she discovers she s the subject of an office bet Distraught she s having a crying jag in the ladies toilet that s where Harry the office Romeo finds her she doesn t tell him about the bet she s discovered but she does confide that her life consists only of her job He offers to help her get back on the first step of the dating ladder After thinking it over she decides that she can use Harry as a guide for the sort of man to avoid She just needs to study his methods so that in future she can recognise and avoid the players like himThis is an above average story for this publisher The author has a very pleasing writing style While I liked Alice immediately Harry was a little difficult to connect with he wasn t a very nice man I was surprised Alice who seemed very on the ball didn t put two and two together But I did enjoy Alice and Harry s relationship there were moments of humour and sadness Of course it s obvious what s going to happen and I was totally looking forward to a Harry getting his comeuppance A power suited uptight workaholic Ice ueen and a Serial Dater What a pair Throw in an office bet and let the fun begins Harry Stephens is the embodiment of everything Alice Ford avoid in a man In one word he is a player Like her ex who humiliated her in the worst and very public way For Harry King of the One night Stand Alice is strung out and high maintenance But soon enough Harry ll learn that its too easy to fall in love with the real Alice hiding beneath the uptight exterior And Alice ll learn that there is to Harry than the player reputation Their relationship progresses beautifully Alice learns to trust again and Harry undergoes a complete character development So this player in love can also be a Singing the Law keeper All Bets Are On is the perfect summer readThe main characters are Alice Ford a beautiful hard working woman who has not been dating for the past three years and Harry Stephens a player notoriouslynown by his female colleguesWhen Alice. The stakes are high but the prize is worth it Ask Alice Ford to shine in the boardroom and it's a done deal Ask her to go on a first date however and she's a uivering mess So when she discov. .
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herexpense she breaks down in tears Harry tries to comfort and makes a promise he will get her back to the dating world Alice makes dating rules to find the right guy and Harry has an agenda of his ownFrom disastrous first date to partying with five year olds Alice and Harry start to like each otherI read this book so fast The pages were flowing The writing was flawless Also I loved that there were so many unpredictable parts that made me smile By the middle of the book I grew to like the charactersI recommend All Bets Are On to everyone and I look forward to reading novels by Charlotte Phillips Title All Bets Are OnSeries NAAuthor Charlotte PhillipsGenre RomanceBlurb The stakes are high but the prize is worth it Ask Alice Ford to shine in the boardroom and it s a done deal Ask her to go on a first date however and she s a uivering mess So when she discovers that she s the target of an office bet to get her into bed it s her professional nightmare Office legend Harry Stephens is her unlikely savior He even volunteers to teach her just how to avoid a heartbreaker After all it takes one to Alchemic know one But what is Harry really after And when hisisses throw a curveball into the situation is Alice ready to gamble everything for loveThoughts This was one of those uick reads not too much too much to We Sell Drugs keep up with in story not too many characters not too much intrigue The storyline is slightly predictable after all we can pretty much guess that Harry Stephens is in on the office bet and that he will fall in love with Alice and end up getting caught out in his ploy However in Harry s defense he did try to back out of the bet in the endI enjoyed how the author described Alice And the details that happened in her past to make her the way she is I also liked how Alice went into the relationship with her eyes open shenew about the bet and even suspected that Harry might be a part of it But her reactions were different once her heart became involved But one thing about Alice she can admit her own faults I found that really likeable in her characterI had trouble buying Harry as a playboy I just didn t get that vibe from himno matter how the author tried to portray him that way While he did sleep with most of the girls in the office and he was sometimes harsh in his break up techniue for me he just didn t seem the typical playboyAll in all I enjoyed the story and it was a uick light hearted readRate BReview by SarahCheck out of our great reviews at I m really not sure how to score this I liked it but it didn t really get me emotionally involved until the end It didn t start off well because one of my pet peeves is a hero with another woman on the first page and while in this case it was the morning after his sheets weren t even cool before he was cracking onto the heroineHarry is the ultimate one night stand guy when he lets it go longer it turns into a disaster with jealous ex s stalking him relentlessly One can only assume he is great in bedAlice is all tied up in Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ knots at one point thenots slide downwell you Literature of Africa know and hasn t got over a nasty humiliation inflicted on her by her ex She actually feels aindred spirit in Harry s stalkerific ex at timesThe relationship started off a bit wobbly but I liked the way we soon got into Harry s head and saw how getting to Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change know Alice changed his point of view and made him see his lifestyle differentlyThere was a lot of stomach flipping and heat pooling so I was a little surprised flabbergasted in fact when the door remained very firmly shut Vintage romance shut in fact The word Afterwards trembles in the air Which would have probably pleased me if it hadn t been so unexpected There were no virgins anywhere in sight after all Which harks back to my earlier assumption that he must be great in bed How come half London gets to find out but not me sulksOverallthis was probably a little formulaic and predictable An enjoyable read but not a memorable one Except maybe for the word Afterwards Still getting over that Slick s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsReview copy provided for an honest review4 STARSThis is one of those books that from the beginning I could so feel for the heroine and her plight and it drew me in and made me want to read this book This book made me laugh made me sad and even made me a little angry To me that s what a good book does it makes you feel and All Bets Are On will definitely do that and What would you do if. Ers that she's the target of an office bet to get her into bed it's her professional nightmare Office legend Harry Stephens is her unlikely saviour He even volunteers to teach her just howExpense She Breaks Downshe breaks down tears Harry tries to comfort