Series: Love Gamble Series #1
Author: Kristy Centeno
Audience: New Adult
Publisher: Blushing Book Publications
Editor: Staci Taylor
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Janessa Rowe is a twenty one year old college girl with little respect for other people. She’s a rich, spoiled brat of a girl who gets her kicks out of humiliating others. When she discovers that her boyfriend of three years has in fact engaged in a physical relationship with someone else, Janessa will stop at nothing to get a little payback. Even if that means using her new rival’s disgruntled fiancée to get what she wants.
Dakota Blackwater is everything Janessa is not. He’s kind, sweet, gentle, and a stand-up guy all in all, but when his girlfriend’s betrayal hurts more than his pride, he agrees to take part in a plan that will test both their self-restraints and their feelings for one another.
Problems arise, however, when Janessa’s interest for Dakota shifts from being a pawn to achieve her ultimate goal, to potential lover. After having her heart broken in the past, the last thing she wants is to get involved in matters of the heart, but how can she follow through with her plan when the more time she spends with Dakota, the less she cares about getting payback? Sooner rather than later they are forced to confront the reality that their game has slowly transformed into something else and that what seemed like a scheme to exact revenge, now comprises both their hearts in ways neither of them anticipated.
Top Ten Romance Books
Before I start naming my top then romance books, I would like to add that among my favorite genres to read are historical romance, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance so the list includes at least a couple titles of each. With that said, I would like to point out that some books in my list are also rather old, but remain as my favorite romance stories of all time.
1) Fire and Ice by Kathleen Eagle.
2) Warrior’s Honor by Georgina Gentry.
3) A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
4) Dust Devil by Rebecca Brandewyne
5) Silent Honor by Danielle Steel
6) The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks
7) First Love, Wild Love by Madeline Baker
8) Texas Splendor by Bobbi Smith
9) A Darker Dream by Amanda Ashley
10) Heart of the Hunter by Madeline Baker
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.
She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.