Book Review: Bet On It by Jodie Slaughter


Title: Bet On It

By: Jodie Slaughter

Genre: Romance

Pages: 320

Release Date: July 12th, 2022

Publisher: St. Martin's

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

The first time Aja Owens encounters the man of her dreams, she’s having a panic attack in the frozen foods section of the Piggly Wiggly. The second time, he’s being introduced to her as her favorite bingo buddy’s semi-estranged grandson. From there, all it takes is one game for her to realize that he’s definitely going to be a problem. And if there’s anything she already has a surplus of, it’s problems.

In Walker Abbott’s mind, there are only two worthwhile things in Greenbelt, South Carolina. The peach cobbler at his old favorite diner and his ailing grandmother. Dragging himself back after more than a decade away, he’s counting down the days until Gram heals and he can get back to his real life. Far away from the trauma inside of those city limits. Just when he thinks his plan is solid, enter Aja to shake everything up.

A hastily made bingo-based sex pact is supposed to keep this…thing between them from getting out of hand. Especially when submitting to their feelings means disrupting their carefully balanced lives. But emotions are just like bingo callers—they refuse to be ignored.

Jodie Slaughter's Bet on It is a heart-stoppingly fun, emotional romance that will have readers falling in love until long after the last page is turned. 


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There couldn't be a more lovely book about bingo. I loved this creation and how Walker and Aja fit so perfectly together. Even that game of bingo is sexy.

Aja's character was a wonderful mix of certainty and anxiety. She has so much potential to be a strong woman, but that little voice of anxiety in the back of her head causes turmoil at the most inconvenient of times. A very relatable trait that I even struggle with.

Walker is so wonderful, but I feel at times his dick runs away with him. Since I'm not a man, I can't speak to if this is really how they think, but after being married to my husband for 15 years, I can imagine this might be true. Its still weird to read, but it gives this story so much enjoyable content to wrap my head around. 

As far as the story goes, I love how the game of bingo is the center piece for the characters sex life. When Walker has his exponential crises, I felt so overwhelmed for him, but at the same time absolutely furious for how he treated Aja. I just wanted to slap that boy upside the head and knock some sense into him. 

I was happy with how the story ended and the little story tidbits in the epilogue. They made me feel complete. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. 

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