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Review: Betting On Julia by Nina Croft

Betting on Julia (Melville Sisters #1) by Nina Croft
Category Romance, Werewolves
Ebook (205 pages, COVET)
Small, blonde, bubbly, and with a penchant for all things pink, Julia Melville has always considered herself a nice girl – until she was attacked by a werewolf. Months later, and still in total denial, Julia spends the time between full moons fantasizing that her life is normal. And who could be better to help her with that than her new neighbor, handsome accountant, Sebastian Crane.
For two hundred years, Sebastian, a powerful warlock, has been possessed by a demon. Each day, his soul grows darker, and he knows that soon he will be beyond salvation. But the demon loves to gamble, and he’s made Bastian one final bet—get a good woman to say the words “I love you” and he’ll be free.
Julia wants a normal guy. Bastian needs a good woman. Maybe together they can find something far more valuable…redemption.

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Love where this series is going! (4 stars)

When Julia Melville was turned into a werewolf against her will (in Croft's SAVING DANIEL, also from Covet) her life was changed forever. Months later and still struggling with her inner wolf she's trying to pretend nothing's changed. When she meets her how new neighbor, Sebastian Crane, he seems like the perfect distraction but what she doesn't know is that Sebastian is more than 200 years old and a warlock. Possessed by a demon he makes a bet that he can get a good woman to say "I love you" in just one month, if he wins the demon sets him free. Bastian needs a good woman like Julia and she's desperate for a normal man but with secrets between them, can they find love amid the lies?

I didn't really care for SAVING DANIEL which introduced the Melville sisters but I've liked other reads I've had from Nina and so I went into BETTING ON JULIA pretty nervous I might not dig it. But it proved to be a great redemption story! Both characters were really likable and in spite of the lying and secrets I managed to quickly start rooting for their HEA. The only area I was kind of disappointed on was that the secondary characters didn't get a lot of face-time and since I wanted more set-up for the series I expected some hints. That aside, this was funny and sexy and a great start to a series that sounds like it's going to be a ton of fun for fans of multi-species paranormal.

A quick and yummy read for the PNR fan who needs a good old fashioned happily-ever-after that has plenty of paranormal elements without losing it's romantic core.

Notes: ARC received via pubisher.

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1 comment:

Kim said...

Looking forward to reading this book.


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