[Review] Betting on You: A Danvers Novella by Sydney Landon

Posted 21 January, 2014 by DLWhite in Reviews, Writers Read 0 Comments

Betting on You: A Danvers Novella Book Cover Betting on You: A Danvers Novella
Sydney Landon
Romance, Erotic Fiction
January 21, 2014

Living the life of a rich socialite was never in Mia’s plans, much to the chagrin of her wealthy parents.
She’s made her own way, studying computer science at Brown and snagging a coveted position with Danvers International after graduation. Her plan to avoid parental involvement seems to be going well until her mother buys her a date at a charity auction—with the hot resort owner who she’s been eyeing on her latest work project.

Seth never mixes business with pleasure, but something about Mia drives him to distraction. Giving into his desires for just one night will hopefully clear his head enough to keep his hands off her during office hours.

But when one mind-blowing night turns into weeks of flirtation, frustration, and companionship, Mia realizes that their workplace fling may be developing into more—and that Seth might be the perfect man she’s been waiting for…


A fun and funny romp (pun intended) involving Seth, owner of Oceanix Resorts and Mia, assigned to replace the Communications Systems for Oceanix. Seth had been expecting an awkward reunion with a woman he used to date... who was now pregnant by another man, but he happens upon open, flirty Mia, his mind settles on more than business.

From here, the story is predictable... sort of. Boy and girl like each other; Boy participates in a charity auction; girl's mother buys boy for her daughter, because the attraction is obvious. Seth and Mia are soon involved in a tawdry affair but (there's always a but) there's fear of becoming more. Why is there always fear of becoming more? If I had to describe women based on modern romances lately, I'd peg them as women who wan't all of the sex but none of the picking up his socks off of the floor; all of the elegant dinners out, none of the picking cheese off of the wrappers of fast food burgers. So much glitz, no hard work. But hey, that's cool.

When Mia finds Seth in a compromising position, it seems her fears are well founded and she, of course runs. Cue the hunky man not being able to live his life without this spunky ray of sunshine, bim bam boom... I'll let you all fill in the steamy blanks.

This was a fun afternoon read, a novella so the action starts quickly and strikes hot without dragging scenes on and on. WRiting is okay, but why do rich people call their loved ones darling? That's the stiffest greeting I can think of.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

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