A Bet Worth Making by Heather Hildenbrand
(Book 2 in the Grayson County Series)
Jordan DeWalter has her future mapped out—build the most impressive architectural design portfolio in all of New England, and use it to one day open her own firm. But when her father unexpectedly passes away, her plans, and her heart, are broken. Now, if she wants the money once promised to her, she’ll have to return to the town that threw her family out over twenty years ago in order to get it.
If there’s one thing Jordan despises more than small towns, it’s small town people.
Casey Luck has spent his life skating by on charm and a devil-may-care attitude. Never one to take life too seriously, he’s kept secret his dream of building custom dirt bikes. Instead, he fills the role his family expects: tractor mechanic, farm handyman, comedic relief. But, deep down, Casey’s restless for something more.
Then he meets his new roommate: Jordan.
Their attraction is instant, but Jordan’s not fooled by the chemistry between them. When the summer is over, she’s out of here no matter what. In fact, she’s willing to bet on it.
Will their undeniable connection be the push they both need to break free of their pasts, or will Jordan’s wager on their failure ruin the future for them both?
Like the other book in this series, the main characters were entertaining together as the story unfolded. They had a great chemistry right from the beginning, and it only got stronger as the novel went on.
There are times where you want to smack Jordan for her rude attitude toward the people there, but you can almost understand her point of view when you meet a couple of other characters. Still, it did bother me that she just lumped everyone from a small town together like that.
Casey was a lot of fun to read, and I am very amused by the never-ending mission to fix a stubborn machine that has popped up in two books now. Hopefully, one day he’ll win that war. LOL.
Another thing I like was the slight difference from most book I’ve read in this genre at the end. I won’t say much, because I don’t want to spoil it, but it was nice and fitting. I’m looking forward to seeing more books in this series.