Revenge is a B*tch! ~ Ashley, Guilty Pleasures
Yes, I made a bet with my best friend—my now ex-best friend. It had been a stupid, heat of the moment kind of thing. I’d just wanted to get her out of my system and move one. Instead I’ve lived to regret it ever since. I lost the girl I loved, a girl that possessed my very soul. Now I can’t even get close to Natalie. She thinks all she ever meant to me was just the means to the end of a stupid, stupid game.
…For a Bet!
In the span of one night I’d gone from thinking I had a future with the man I loved to SHATTERED at his feet. I can’t get over it. The pain is too strong, too destructive as it festers more and more inside of me. And then my friend came up with the perfect revenge for both our broken hearts.
“I bet you…”
Those three little words gave me a reason to ball my pain up and throw it back in Devlin Cutter’s face. I would let him back in, let him think he had a chance with me once again. And then I would walk away, leaving him broken and bleeding at my feet as he once had left me.
This time he would be the one SHATTERED.
I was interested to see how the author would handle this couple’s story. It played out in the previous book and there were definitely obstacles to these two getting together. Natalie is on tour working for her brother’s band and falls for Devlin from OtherWorld. She is trying to keep things casual so her big brothers don’t interfere. Zander is his best friend and has been flirting with her but she only has eyes for Dev. Imagine her surprise, when she finds out that Devlin and Zander made a bet over who would sleep with her?
OMG-I don’t know if I could recover from that kind of betrayal. It is just too humiliating and too public. Natalie stays away from Devlin for a year to try and heal but now she has to go back out on the road with the band. Devlin looks at this an opportunity to redeem himself to her. Natalie decides she wants revenge. She wants to be with Dev but not lose her heart to him again.
Again, I am not sure how to recover from a bet like this. I wanted to know why Dev made the bet and that wasn’t really explained. Zander apologizes to Natalie but I don’t think it was enough. I am glad her brothers found out and handled Devlin and Zander. Devlin is a father and I just think that was really immature of him to make a bet like that. What does this type of behavior show his son? Devlin redeemed himself in the end but I wasn’t as excited about this book as the others in the series.