Contemporary Romance

Review: Loving the Odds

Loving the Odds
Loving the Odds by Stefanie London
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loving the Odds is the equivalent of a charmingly entertaining chick flick. It’s an engagingly sweet, fun and sexy read about two strangers that against the odds find love in Vegas.

For Bailey Reuben there’s no such thing is as following her gut. She’s a professional at taking calculated risks. She had a sound argument to getting back her grandfather’s watch from her cheating ex-boyfriend. She thought she’d fly in and fly out. So why is she accepting the help of a total stranger to get it, in Las Vegas no less? A weekend long stay is an outrageous plan, but she can’t seem to be able to deny Lance’s magnetic charm.

“Magic wasn’t something she believed in, of course, but he had a charisma that bordered on supernatural in the way that it pulled you in. like an otherworldly magnetic force that plugged straight into her lady parts.”

Public image consultant Lance Fulton loves helping others. So the temptation of aiding the refreshingly lovely Bailey whose bind seems simple enough to fix is too difficult to resist. His commitment-phobia isn’t big enough to stop him from pretending to be her boyfriend to get her family heirloom back, and if they have some fun in the interim and even possibly help his own career, well those are added bonuses.

“She had this prim and proper demeanor that was doing all kinds of strange things to his insides. A sexy woman with a puzzle to be solved? That was his personal brand of catnip.”

What can they possibly lose? With each minute they spend together, not only does their attraction grow but so does their attachment, understanding and affection for one another develop in ways neither could have predicted. But what are the odds of their newfound relationship surviving a weekend in Vegas? Hopefully the chances are in their favor.

This is a delightful and steamy, fast flowing, easy to read romance that made me smile, laugh and fan myself. Bailey’s honesty and oddball charm made her easy to connect with. Lance’s godlike perfection was tempered with his own insecurity of amounting to nothing and was utterly endearing while reassuring and supporting Bailey and helping her believe she was more than the boring person she saw when she looked in the mirror.

The banter between the two was sharp and witty and even though the attraction was instant the more measured development of feelings felt believable.

“I want all of you, Bailey. Yes, I want your body but I also want that beautiful brain of yours. I want that sharp tongue and that big, big heart.”

Loving the Odds is book #14 in the What Happens in Vegas series by author Stefanie London. This is a standalone novella (aprox. 133 pages), told from both points of view with a happy ending. But don’t let the length fool you, it has all the elements to make it a very enjoyable read.

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* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the authors via NetGalley. The excerpts are from that copy. *

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