Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Neighbor. Friend. Lover.
At least that’s what Carly Wagner wanted Rio Reyes to be. She’d settled for two out of three for almost a year and it just wasn’t enough. Not anymore. When Rio proposes a bet—of the sexual variety—she knows it’s out of character and he’s not really serious, yet she can’t resist. The payoff could mean finally getting her hands on the gorgeous firefighter she’s drooled over since she moved in next door.
The timing had never seemed right for him and Carly, but that hadn’t stopped Rio from imagining wild and wicked things about her. It had been a joke—sort of—but Rio’s shocked when she takes him up on the dumbass bet. Now he’s in a world of hurt, because regardless of who wins, he might be crossing a line he never thought he would, and jeopardizing a friendship that means more to him than anything.
Have you ever fallen for your best friend but the timing was wrong? That’s what happens when Carly Wagner falls head over heels for her best friend and sexy neighbor Rio Reyes. The first time they met in the elevator a year ago, Rio was in a long-term relationship. But when Rio breaks off with his ex, Carly was dating someone else.
Now that they’re both single and ready to mingle, timing couldn’t be any better. When Rio proposes a bet involving sexual activities, Carly agrees to it hoping they will finally be more than friends.
Rio Reyes is one hot firefighter! Although he had some rough edges about his character, there was a soft side to him that I love. Especially the way he cares for Carly and stands up for her when her ex-boyfriend spread rumors.
Pay Up by Kaily Hart is a fun, contemporary story that can’t be missed. The sex scenes were intimate and sensual. The character development was well done. I felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster the whole time. You can’t help but throw your hands in the air and enjoy the ride.
4 Tea Cups!