Sometimes a wager only makes things more fun…
She’s got seniority over the obnoxious grump next door, and she’s determined to beat him out for the top job in their charming hometown. But a bold bet spins their rivalry into a flirty attraction that could change everything.
I was born to be the Cider Cove City Manager. But Beckett Fletcher—the hothead who works next door to me—wants the job too. We can hardly stand each other on a good day, much less compete for the same promotion.
So I make him a bet: Whoever proves they best know the citizens’ needs and submits the top proposal for the Christmas Festival gets to apply first.
I’ve got seniority and a solid plan. What can go wrong?
Well, this bet also means talking to Beckett daily. I can’t believe I’ve done myself dirty like this.
Not only that, but the more we’re together, the more I see he’s not just a competitive grump. Suddenly I’m noticing things like his cute dogs, and how he cares for his sick aunt.
Do we have more in common than I thought? And why does my pulse do cartwheels when he walks in the room?
But I refuse to be distracted by my insane attraction to the man trying to steal my dream job. I set out to win the bet—and the job—but keep losing focus thanks to Beckett’s handsome face and extraordinary kisses.
Can our rivalry and this very bad bet spark something very right?
Sometimes the worst wagers have the sweetest outcomes.