• Bet on It

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodie Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Angel Pean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Bet on It

By: Jodie Slaughter
Narrated by: Angel Pean
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Publisher's Summary

"Jodie Slaughter is must-buy author, and Bet on It is a perfect example of what makes her writing delicious. Aja and Walker’s story is hot, sweet, and utterly unique, with a rock-solid emotional core." (Talia Hibbert, New York Times best-selling author of Act Your Age, Eve Brown)

The first time Aja Owens encounters the man of her dreams, she’s having a panic attack in the frozen foods section of the Piggly Wiggly. The second time, he’s being introduced to her as her favorite bingo buddy’s semi-estranged grandson. From there, all it takes is one game for her to realize that he’s definitely going to be a problem. And if there’s anything she already has a surplus of, it’s problems.

In Walker Abbott’s mind, there are only two worthwhile things in Greenbelt, South Carolina. The peach cobbler at his old favorite diner and his ailing grandmother. Dragging himself back after more than a decade away, he’s counting down the days until Gram heals and he can get back to his real life. Far away from the trauma inside of those city limits. Just when he thinks his plan is solid, enter Aja to shake everything up.

A hastily made bingo-based sex pact is supposed to keep this…thing between them from getting out of hand. Especially when submitting to their feelings means disrupting their carefully balanced lives. But emotions are just like bingo callers—they refuse to be ignored.

Jodie Slaughter's Bet on It is a heart-stoppingly fun, emotional romance that will have listeners falling in love until long after the last word.

Bet on It reads like the first rays of sun on your face after a long winter. I loved Aja and Walker's story about two genuinely good people who are playful and sweet to each other, helping one another heal, while also having incredibly hot sex. With standout portrayals of beautiful, generous friendships in addition to the love story, this is a book to be savored.” (Rosie Danan, author of The Intimacy Experiment and The Roommate)

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin.

©2022 Jodie Slaughter (P)2022 Macmillan Audio
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Good Story, Narration Could Be Better

I enjoyed this book. I liked the focus on mental health for both of the main characters. The conversations around mental health were thoughtful and respectful. I also liked the presence of diversity in the characters. Issues of race were touched on accurately, but weren’t the main focus of the story. I could have used more of that, but wasn’t disappointed.

But, I didn’t enjoy the narration. I realized right away that the pace the narrator used was too slow for my taste. So, I sped it up for the whole book. I also thought the narrator could have done a better job of distinguishing the voices of the different characters. At times it was hard to know who was speaking. The male and female characters sounded mostly the same as did the older and younger characters. That was distracting enough that I may avoid audio books with this narrator going forward and opt to read the e-books instead.

But, if you can look past that, I think you’ll enjoy the book.

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ok book. worth the credit

The book was a little slow moving. The narrator was good, but her male voice was not right. I feel like it took too long to get to interesting conversations.

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Sweet as a peach cobbler

The Oscar for best narration goes to Angel Pean. Wow! The delineation of all the characters and especially the male and female voices was awe-inspiring.

The story was lovely, interesting, passionate, educational, and in-pausable. I loved especially that even the supporting cast, the people of the town, went through change. That is a seldom seen, nice touch.

I recommend this well developed story.