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Monday, March 7, 2016

It Happened in Las Vegas by Kathy Ryan-- A Review


It's party time in Las Vegas when four former college roommates and best friends converge on Sin City. Add in a crazy drunken bet about finding the "one that got away" to see if there's a spark still burning after all these years—how bad could it be? 

That's what Charlotte "Charlie" King thinks after agreeing to the foolish bet. Her friends convince her to reconnect with the one man she's been unable to forget. Only there's a catch—he's the older brother of her former fiance. 

Rodeo star Jared Drake is in Las Vegas for the Grand National finals. He's shocked to see Charlie at the arena. The split between her and his brother wasn't pretty. Plus, he feels partly responsible for their breakup, since the chemistry between him and Charlie was off the charts from the moment they met. 

Misunderstandings and lies kept them apart four years ago. Can they find a way past all their obstacles and take a chance on finding a path to happily ever after or will the lies from the past drive them apart forever? 

From My Perspective:

Kathy Ivan is a new author in my list of author's to follow, so let me sum up how I felt about It Happened in Vegas.   In one word, enamoured.

There was just something charming about this first story in the Wicked Wagers series.  The sizzling attraction between photo journalist, Charlie King and rodeo cowboy, Jared Drake was combustible.  I have felt that connection and passion for the only man in my life and could relive that excitement in my head as I read this book.   

Ivan was able to show the growth in her characters in a steamy little tale which was believable and flowed smoothly from start to finish.  This was a quick read, but so filled with emotion and twists of misunderstanding.    Sometimes it is so frustrating to be young, in love, and  challenged by hurdles you face to be with the one you love.

I loved that the author made me feel young again and stirred my heart for her characters.

I rated this a four wink read!!

 Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a copy of this book from the author or their representative in exchange for an honest review.

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