Wednesday 7 January 2015

Review: Betting on Fate - Katee Robert

This time, all bets are off . . .

Penelope Carson loves to steal clients from Will Reaver. Yet something in her business nemesis’s icy blue eyes makes Penelope…nervous. It certainly doesn’t help that the man is the living embodiment of a Norse god. A controlled, powerful Norse god. Which she really should have remembered before she made a bet with him—because losing means becoming Will’s personal submissive for a week.

There’s nothing Will would like more than to have Penelope kneeling before him in complicit submission, her fiery dark eyes inviting him in. Challenging him. But their bet takes Will and Penelope deeper than either of them have ever been. Where control is an illusion, and boundaries are pushed aside. And where hearts become the stakes in a game that neither Dominant nor submissive can win . . .

Serve Series:
Owned by Fate - Tessa Bailey
Exposed by Fate - Tessa Bailey
Mistaken by Fate - Katee Robert
Betting on Fate - Katee Robert
Driven by Fate - Tessa Bailey
Protecting Fate - Katee Robert
Rules of Seduction - Joya Ryan

Visit Katee Robert's website for more information.

Betting on Fate is the fourth book in the Serve multi-author series but the story does work well as a standalone, we have already met Will in Mistaken by Fate though. Will is the twin brother of Garrett and I had a feeling he'd be the more dominant of the two so I was really looking forward to getting to know him better. I had very high hopes for this book before I started it and I'm pleased to say that Katee Robert didn't let me down, I think this was actually the hottest book in the series and it was definitely a book I'll be reading again at some point.

Penelope and Will are rivals, they both own their own businesses and have been competing for contracts for years so there is a lot of antagonism between them. There is also a crazy attraction going on but neither of them has been willing to act on it. Until they once again find themselves going after the same client that is, both are confident they are going to win so they decide to have a friendly little bet on it. Although both of them prefer to be dominant when they play at Serve, they agree that the loser of the bet will have to submit to the winner for a whole week. What they didn't realise was how much Penelope would enjoy submitting to Will and how well they would fit together but can two rivals in business, both of whom are very anti-relationships, figure out a compromise that will allow them to have a future together?

I really loved Penelope and Will together, they have a fantastic connection and a lot of common interests but I enjoyed seeing them push each other's boundaries too. Penelope has always known that she's a switch but her submissive side isn't something she's really explored before because she's always preferred to play the Domme when she's at Serve. She has been attracted to Will ever since she first saw him but was scared of getting too emotionally involved if she let him get close so it's not easy for her to put her trust in him now. I thought their relationship developed at the perfect speed, both characters have a steep learning curve, not because they aren't experienced in the BDSM lifestyle but because they're trying to find what works best for them as a couple. Will is definitely a commanding Dom, he knows exactly what he wants in the bedroom and he knows how to get it, but he's also very caring and I loved that Katee Robert showed how a Dom protects and looks after his sub.

Overall I thought Betting on Fate was a fabulous story, it's probably a little heavier on the BDSM side of things than the previous three books in the series were and it even includes a little ménage action (although it was very tastefully done and it wasn't taken as far as I expected so don't let it put you off reading the story) but I loved it even more because of that. This story is hot as hell and will definitely have readers fanning themselves! I really hope this isn't the end of the series, I'd a book about Will and Garrett's younger sister Sara because I have a feeling she's going to be quite a handful for her chosen partner but I'll automatically be buying any future books in this series.

Source: Received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

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