REVIEW – I BET YOU by Ilsa Madden Mills


Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.

Sexy Athlete: I bet you…

Penelope Graham: Burn in hell, quarterback.

The late night text is random but Penelope knows exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn’t take his wager.

Ryker Voss.

Football star.

Walks on water and God’s gift to women.

Just ask him.

His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the nerdy guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he’ll realize what he’s missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?

Penelope Graham.


Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.

His mortal enemy.

Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.

Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secret mean everyone loses at this game of love?

Find out in this all-new standalone novel…



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

His beautiful, hard body is the best thing I’ve ever felt. I cling to him as we wrap our arms around each other, and for the first time since my mom passed, it feels like everything really does have meaning. A purpose. There really is fate. There really is emotion that transcends sorrow and sadness, those pains merely preparing you to accept the sweetness in life. Love.



I BET YOU is another sexy and funny sports romance about a popular college jock and quirky and sassy coed. There are countless romances with the same players and yet I never get tired of them. This story was steamy, wildly funny, and thoroughly entertaining. It’s not my first book by Ilsa Madden-Mills, and it will not be my last either. I love this author!



Ryker and Penelope may seem like an odd couple to most but they’re perfect for each other. A bet between the players of the Waylon football team is what sparks this unlikely romance but deep down they have a real burning attraction building between them. I loved their funny banter and smoking hot chemistry. There’s a nice dose of angst thrown in to mess with a reader’s emotions but in the end, this story has a lot of heart! I was thoroughly entertained and delighted with this one. I highly recommend it.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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