REVIEW: Betting with Lucifer by Tracy Cooper-Posey | Cerridwen Press

Title: Betting with Lucifer
Author: Tracy Cooper-Posey
Publisher: Cerridwen Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
ISBN: 9781419921469
Length: 167 pages
Format: eBook
Reviewer: Angelika Devlyn

Head of marketing at the Freeman Hotel, Lindsay Eden, has a new rival, Luke Pierse, and incredulously Lindsay has just been talked into making a bet for a lucrative account both she and Luke want to control. If Lindsay wins Luke says she can have anything she wants, which she feels is stupid. How the Hell will he be able to furnish her with the job of the hotel manager before her birthday? The only thing that keeps her going is that if Luke loses his side of the bet means he has to leave town. Forever. If he wins, however, all he wants is a date with Lindsay. Hell yeah, that's never going to happen if she has anything to do with it. And so the battle commences.

Oh, how Lindsay and Luke love and hate each other! Yet, as I read this, I couldn't help thinking he is so right for her. And I loved that in this book. Of course, he puts her through her paces and their undeniable attraction is denied until the very last minute; and even then it's not plain sailing!

Tracy Cooper-Posey has a flair for writing her characters deep, and by this I mean she knows how to play her characters who all have different, layered personalities that just leap from the page with their own very emotional stories to tell. This is what makes her books so realistic and a treasure to read. Add great dialogue, an intriguing plot with several twists and turns, and it all makes for a speedy, thought-provoking tale of two people trying to make the best of their emotionally scarred lives. They have a lot to contend with before they can even commit to one another.  The author pushed me to the edge of frustration, irritation and exasperation and then brought me back to a satisfying end. One I won't forget in a hurry, that's for sure. A really enjoyable old fashioned romance, but with the contemporary setting of the modern day workaholic world. With this book I rode the emotional roller coaster, and if romance is your thing, I am positive you will, too. Written from the heart.

Angelika Devlyn

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