Saturday, 8 November 2014

Betting Blind (Betting Blind #1) by Stephanie Guerra

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Children's Publishing and NetGalley.
Betting Blind (Betting Blind #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Some risks are worth taking...

The cards are stacking up against Gabriel James: first there’s Phil, the guy paying the bills for Gabe’s mom (but not leaving his wife). Then there’s Gabe’s new school, filled with kids competing for the Ivies, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street—while Gabe’s just trying to swing enough Cs to graduate.

Gabe’s luck seems ready to change when he meets Irina Petrova: a hot violinist who is home-schooled by her strict Russian parents. When Gabe gets her number, he impresses the top guys at his school. When he becomes the drug connection for parties, his reputation is solidified. How else is he going to afford hanging with his new crew and impressing Irina? Anyway, it’s not really dealing if you’re just hooking up friends...right?

Gabe’s never been loyal to a girl before, but he finds himself falling for Irina hard. As the stakes are raised, Gabe will have to decide how high he’s willing to bet on school, on friends, on Irina—but most of all, on himself.

Mature content, ages 14 and up.


Betting Blind by Stephanie Guerra

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars



Betting Blind (Betting Blind #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Children's Publishing and NetGalley.)

This was an okay story; I just found it a bit dull.

Gabe was a character that I didn’t like much, he was rude to his mother, he dealt drugs to his friends, even when he knew they shouldn’t be taking drugs, and he just generally seemed to be on a downward spiral. I was not surprised that Irina’s parents didn’t want him hanging around her!

The storyline in this was okay, but I just got bored. I didn’t like the way that Gabe behaved and the choices he made, and the pace seemed a bit slow (although this could have just been because I wasn’t enjoying it).
There was romance, but to be honest I didn’t really want Irina to end up with Gabe so that didn’t go over all that well either.

The ending wasn’t quite what I expected, and I can’t say I’m desperate to read the next book in the series.
Overall; not horrible, but not for me,
5 out of 10.


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