Title: A Betting Man
How bad could one harmless bet be? Kent Samson is about to find out. Raised in Alabama, Kent has hidden his past and now loves his life as a big time ad exec for a prestigious advertising company in New York. But when he makes a bet with his best friend, Blaine, Kent is thrown for a loop—for Kent has to make the next person to walk through the door fall in love with him.
Terry Barron is hiding out in New York. Raised in England in a wealthy family, Terry escapes to New York to avoid arranged marriages and the lifestyle he’s grown to hate. When he delivers a package to an advertising firm, he meets the unbelievably sexy Kent Samson. Suddenly, secrets and lies complicate everything and both men find themselves in uncharted waters. How will Terry feel when Kent is revealed as a betting man?
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Marrying Man, A Fighting Man, A Working Man, A Healing Man
Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: April 16, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
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A Betting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion was a feel good story that held my attention from inception. High-powered executive Kent and his best buddy Blaine make a bet that back fires in Kent’s face; but in retrospect turned out to be the best bet of his life. Blaine bet Kent to make the next person who walked through the office door fall in love with him.
Enter Terry Barron, bike messenger boy with punkish good looks and a heart of gold. Kent took the plunge and asked Terry out and one date led to another. Kent found himself falling for the man with the shaggy purple streaked hair. Unfortunately, everything was not what it seemed to be. Both men have secrets that could rip their budding relationship apart before it had a chance to cement.
Ms. Dion piqued my curiosity with her story, a womanizer who now must make a man fall for him. What’s not to be intrigued by this concept? The story is funny and emotional. Ms. Dion depicted Kent as a strong-willed character, who held the world in the palm of his hands. What I surmised, was that Kent was really ashamed of his past and put up a good front for those he was surrounded by until Terry came into his life and delivered a dose of reality.
Terry was an endearing character who warmed my heart from the start. Although he also had his secrets, I did not believe that his were self-serving as Kent’s were. Lucky for Kent, Terry’s heart was larger than life.
Kent’s parents were a wonderful addition to the story, adding understanding, acceptance and love. The banter between Terry and Kent’s parents brought comedy to a situation that could have been devastating.
A Betting Man made me feel good, smile and simply sigh a relief that love is in the air.