In Review: Betting on Fate (Serve #4) by Katee Robert

Posted January 11, 2015 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Betting on Fate (Serve #4) by Katee RobertBetting on Fate by Katee Robert
Series: Serve #4
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 5, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 195 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

This time, all bets are off...

Penelope Carson loves to steal clients from Will Reaver. Yet something in her business nemesis's icy blue eyes makes Penelope...nervous. It certainly doesn't help that the man is the living embodiment of a Norse god. A controlled, powerful Norse god. Which she really should have remembered before she made a bet with him—because losing means becoming Will's personal submissive for a week. There's nothing Will would like more than to have Penelope kneeling before him in complicit submission, her fiery dark eyes inviting him in. Challenging him. But their bet takes Will and Penelope deeper than either of them have ever been. Where control is an illusion, and boundaries are pushed aside. And where hearts become the stakes in a game that neither Dominant nor submissive can win...

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In Review My Thoughts

Floggers and spreaders and threesomes, oh my!

Ooooh boy. Katee Robert upped the heat factor on the Serve series with Betting on Fate. It takes a lot to shock me or make me blush when I read, but this one got me. I was all but fanning myself while sitting in my parents’ living room reading it. It definitely pushed the limits and I enjoyed it.

The concept of Betting on Fate was interesting to me. This was the first book I’ve read with a female dominatrix. Of course, that gets flipped quickly on its head when losing a bet with Will means Penelope has to submit to him. My limits weren’t the only ones being pushed.

There was one thing I didn’t really enjoy about this book. Unfortunately, it was Will. He was ok as far as book boyfriends went, but there was always a level of coldness to him that made it difficult for me to like him. In so many of the other BDSM books I’ve read, there was always a certain level of warmth to the man, if not during the scene, immediately afterwards. I didn’t find that with Will until it was almost too late. I know he was fighting his feelings and trying to maintain control, but it made it difficult to connect with him.

Both Tessa Bailey and Katee Robert are Serving up some heat with this series. As much as I’m not ready to see it end, I am anxious to get to Tessa’s next book, Driven by Fate. I’ve seen some teasers and it’s gonna be oh-so-very hot.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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About Katee Robert

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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