Review: Winning the Bet by Theresa Stillwagon

Winning the Bet by Theresa Stillwagon
Release Date: January 3, 2013
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Pages: 95
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Both Maggie and Jack were introduces to the kinkier side of sex by partners with the wrong idea of the lifestyle. They are now both careful and leery around others. Jack is afraid he will hurt the women he dates, and Maggie is just afraid. They live in the same apartment complex, and are very aware of each other, but that’s as far as things go. Neither one of them knows how to get passed the mental block.

Then one day, Jack shows up at the VA clinic where Maggie works, and both of their lives start to change by the interfering actions of her co-workers and a stupid bet. He shows up at their usual Friday night dinner out, and Maggie ends up spending the night with him. He didn’t hurt her and she is not afraid anymore, but now they have something else to worry about? Their hearts.


Review: I chose this book because I was interested after reading the summary. I wanted to know if the book could live up to the summary. No this book is not part of a series but I could see one evolve from this book. I would love to see these characters in the future.

Maggie is a nurse who with her best friends Karen and Phillip makes bets about all different things. This time a bet is made between Karen and Phillip to get Maggie and Jack together. Maggie is not really wanting to cooperate but she can’t stay away.

Jack is hot and sexy pilot who has been in lust with Maggie since the first time he saw her. He gets up almost two hours a day early just to get a sight of her. He is a stubborn man who will get what he wants due to his persistence.

The chemistry between Jack and Maggie is blistering hot. I loved how while Maggie did not want to be with Jack she could not stay away from him either. The sex scenes were sizzling hot. Jack and Maggie seemed to have at least one thing right.

I loved the story the way it was and would not change a thing. The main characters and the secondary characters were both interesting and engaging. I had a hard time putting this book down. Overall, I hope we get to see a book or books about Karen or Phillip. I can’t wait to read more by this author.