Beginner’s Bet is the third novel in the “High Stakes Romances” series by Fiona Riley. I loved the first two books in this series, but I think I love this one the best of all.
The series centers around a luxury real estate firm and the people who work there. Each book covers the romance of one of the employees. This book tells the story of the firm’s owner, Ellison Gamble and Katie Crawford, a young woman who has to sell her childhood home.
This book has everything I expect from a Fiona Riley contemporary romance. We have two vibrant and exceptionally likeable main characters that have a definite chemistry that only grows as they get to know each other. There is an age gap and a financial disparity that fuels the conflict in the plot. The sex scenes are quite steamy, exactly what I look for in a Fiona Riley romance. Since all three novels are set around the realty firm, we also get to reconnect with some of our favorite people in the first two books.
You could read this novel as a standalone if you wanted, but I would suggest that you read all three books in order. They are all fabulous stories with Beginner’s Bet being the best one yet.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.