ARC Review & Release Tour – Safe Bet by Monica Murphy

I was happy to read that Wade was getting his own HEA in Safe Bet and thought Sydney was the perfect one week girlfriend for him. ~ Paige, Guilty Pleasures 


Safe Bet by
Monica Murphy
Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Series: The Rules
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.

Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.

She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?

Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…

(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)

Review copy provided with no expectations.

The concept isn’t new for readers and fans of Monica Murphy but she’s able to bring sweetness and charm to Wade and Sydney’s story. From the beginning you could sense that Wade and Sydney definitely had chemistry but we’re reluctant to claim each other. Both had obstacles to over come. Wade is just starting his career and can’t afford to have a distraction or make any mistakes. Sydney needs to get her head on straight. She’s been privileged her entire life and is facing the reality of growing up.

This pair didn’t have the opportunity to take their relationship slow. They were both thrust into the media spotlight due to forces
beyond their control. They take a page from Drew and Fable to begin their relationship. They also weaved a pretty convincing fake relationship and were able to turn friendship and lust and into so much more.

I appreciated that the book didn’t contain unnecessary drama or angst to their story. I thought it was a quick enjoyable coming of age read. We’re also able to catch up on a few of our favorite characters.

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About the Author:

About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.


She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.


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