Most of all, I enjoyed reading about the heroine, Ellie. She was a refreshing change from all those either weak-willed or slow-brained heroines that abound these days and are only governed by their body and physical attraction. I loved it that she is intelligent and different from the others, sort of the bookish underdog that suddenly realizes she has a wilder side to her. Her friend Britte was perfect too, just the kind of friend I think she would and should have had in real life. And kudos to the author for writing such an interesting family background for Ellie. Her beefy brothers and overbearing mother are pieces that fit the puzzle very nicely and give the story depth. Like the main characters, the secondary cast was brilliantly fleshed-out and credible. It’s one of the reasons why I felt like watching a movie instead of merely reading a book.
And let’s not forget Fin, the absolutely adorable hero. Gorgeous, dark, dominant on the outside and caring on the inside, he’s every girl’s (and reader’s) dream and a perfect match for Ellie. While it seemed at the start that they couldn’t be more different, they were indeed meant for each other, and I love all the twists and turns that kept them from falling all over each other too soon.
If you like NA romances that have plenty of steamy scenes, great dialogues, likeable and authentic characters, and a tight plot filled with suspense, humor and emotions galore, then you’ll love “Bet on Us” as much as I did. I think I have to pick up more books by Rachel Higginson…