Authors Showcase: The Wager by Calista Kyle
December 31, 2014
The Book: The Wager
The Author: Calista Kyle
Lily Hayward doesn’t do parties, doesn’t like attention, and she definitely doesn’t date. This unassuming book shop owner would rather spend a night in with a good book rather than hobnob with the rich and famous.
When her best friend Mel begs her to attend a charity gala with her, Lily reluctantly agrees. All she wants is to get through the night without embarrassing herself or snapping someone’s head off. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. Lily causes a bit of a stir when she berates another guest for spilling his drink on her.
…and a Billionaire
Roman Conrad is rich, bored and too handsome for his own good. He’s never had a problem attracting women. When he sees Lily at a charity gala, she’s already made a little name for herself as an Ice Princess. Seeing the perfect opportunity to alleviate his boredom and to get one over an acquaintance, he makes a bet that he can make Lily fall in love with him.
What he never expected was that he would be the one in danger of falling in love.
After a painful past, Lily is gun-shy when it come to love and trusting her heart to anyone. She suspects Roman may be too good to be true, but against her better judgment, she can’t help being drawn to him anyway.
She has no idea about the bet and Roman wants to keep it that way, but fate has other plans. After spending his whole life waiting for a woman like Lily will one careless wager ruin everything and tear them apart?
About Calista Kyle:
When she’s not busy thinking up and typing away at her next novel, you can find Calista swimming or kayaking by the lake near her home in Maine with her husband and dog Bo.
Review by Terrie Rabe:
This was a funny and brillant book. I loved it.
I cried and laughed and you will love Grandma, there is love, friendship and trust in this book…
Review by Joyce:
As a fairy tale lover, I really enjoyed this one. Lily and Roman lived in separate worlds and should have never met except for a best friend and an accident and a stupid wager.
Mix up some arrogance, vulnerability, bad memories, and hearts needing love and you have a fun story really yearning for a happy ending.