Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Convincing Bet by K.S. Adkins

Rating: ★★★1/2 stars
Date published: January 11th, 2015
Publisher: Indie
Synopsis: Bet

You may not have heard of me, but no worries. Detroit knows me. I’m the old money that new money tries to be. Elite company that you wish you could be in. But if you’re ever lucky enough to get to see my life up close, you’d find that what I want more than anything is to be like you. No privileges. No status. No trust funds. The life I have, the same you seek, is costing me and I knew of only one way out. My escape was the reason for my downfall. Death. When I’m finally close to it, I meet the man who attempts the impossible. He tries to convince me to live.


She is a job, the final payment for a debt owed. I’m not supposed to want her, but I have to have her. When she offers me money to kill her, I make her a deal instead. Now I’ve got seven days to change her mind or risk losing her forever. Convincing Bet to live will be the toughest job I’ve ever had. The payoff will be worth it… as long as we both live to see it.

What I Thought:

This book was a surprise.  I was a little lost in the beginning, trying to figure out what was going on.  I can't be sure, but it felt like the book was written in prose.  Slowly my confusion cleared and then I was captured by the story.

Rio and Bet had great chemistry.  They had it in spades. The broken parts of each of them drew them together. I just wasn't very comfortable with some of their physical interactions.  They were hot, there's no doubt about that, but not enough to overcome my discomfort.  I liked Bet.  I didn't understand her desire to kill herself, but then again, I've never lost everyone I've ever loved before either. I liked Rio too, even with his rough edges.  

I think the part I liked best was the story.  It was so interesting.  K.S. Adkins did a great job of keeping me on my toes.  I wasn't sure why Rio had been sent to retrieve Bet or by whom.  Like Rio I wanted to know what the connection was between Bet and the person wanting her back in Detroit.  I wasn't sure if Rio was going to be able to convince Bet to change her mind about dying. I realized as I was reading, this was the second book of sorts in a series.  Thankfully, that didn't cause confusion.  

The book is raw, gritty, sad in places, and suspenseful in others.  I read it quickly and was left thinking about once I'd finished it.  This was my first K.S. Adkins book, and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

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About the Author

Some people dream of being a doctor, teacher or social worker when they grow up. 
Not me. 
I wanted to be a sniper, ninja, rapper and a stripper (all at once). Since none of things happened to me, I write stories.
Stories about bad ass women (because duh, women are bad ass) the men that show up for the ride with a bunch of awkward sex thrown in.
I am dialogue heavy.
I swear a lot.
I like violence.
I like angst.
I am slightly insane.
I do the things I write about, consequences be damned.
I toe the line of morally corrupt and do it with a smoke in my mouth and a drink in my hand.
My name is KS Adkins, nice to fucking meet you.

*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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