All Bets Are On by Charlotte Philips

All Bets Are On

Reviewed by Desere

Every office has a ice queen and every office has a player. The ice queen is the one that is always focused on her work and everything is always in place, no file untouched. And the player is the one that every female in the office has had in bed, been there done him and gotten the dumped t-shirt to prove it.

So when office ice queen Alice finds half a list of men involved in placing a bet on who gets her into bed, she is furious and goes into a crying fit. Gets over it and moves on, but when the biggest of office players Harry asks her out saying he can help her go from ice queen to loose and fancy free, she reckons why not it could be good but immediately she draws up a little list of her own. She will show that this player is just that and if he is in on the bet she will be the one to walk away with a win!

The characters of Harry and Alice were both well written and each had their own unique reason for being the way they are. Harry 's enjoying the love them and leave them attitude stems from his childhood, no attachment just fun and his heart will remain guarded. For Alice it stems from a relationship involving social media that had given her ex the advantage and her the shame.

I liked that the author lets both characters past mesh into their relationship, it made for some very interesting moments of clarity. I loved that Harry does not know about her list and she does not know for sure if he is involved in the bet. It was kind of like I was reading a the rules of men vs the rules of woman book, only this one involved a lot more emotion and left a punch at the end that one would certainly not get from any rule book. And it also gave me as reader laughable moments of he knows but she doesn't and the other way around.

The backdrop settings were great, the author captured the loose and fancy free attitude of Harry when taking me as reader to his home. She also showed the perfectly boring down to the last t crossed and i dotted life of Alice when in the boardroom.

The dialogue was mostly fun, sexy and kept light but does at some stage get emotional and serious. Over all this was a great afternoon read, but it was missing passion. I feel if the author gave a little more heat to the attraction between her characters it would have intensified the read and left a more memorable impression.

I recommend this read for anyone looking to read a light not so much involved read.
4 star review
"The player is about to get played"