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The betting vow, K.M. Jackson

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The betting vow
Title
The betting vow
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K.M. Jackson
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eng
Summary
Leila Darling is past done with the supermodel thing, especially the mega-parties and high-profile flings that have done nothing but leave her alone and jaded. She's got the talent to be a serious actress, but the industry sees her as a high-maintenance, impulsive party girl with a reputation for leaving men in the dust--especially TV producer Carter Bain
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  • Supermodel Leila wants to act in a television series. She is trying to live down her three ex-fiancés, especially Carter, a television producer who envisions a part for her in a comedy. She wants the challenge of a drama. Her manager suggests a bet over a late-night poker game in Vegas, and as a result, Leila and Carter get married. The deal is, if they stay together, Leila gets a shot at the drama. With her trademark respectful humor, Jackson (To Me I Wed, 2017) tells of a memorable honeymoon followed by the usual marriage issues, while Carter’s straightforward style and confession of love make him uniquely appealing. Jackson’s outstanding African American romances are wildly imaginative and delightfully funny. -- Alessio, Amy (Reviewed 9/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 2, p35)
  • Jackson charms with the third in her Unconventional Brides series (after Insert Groom Here and To Me I Wed), a snappy contemporary that can be read as a standalone. Brazen supermodel and aspiring actress Leila Darling is ready to swear off men thanks to her slimy ex-boyfriend, who made it big at her expense with a humiliating, chart-topping song called “Darling Leila.” Straitlaced TV producer Carter Bain is aiming to land a big ad client by casting Leila in a mindless Three’s Company–style production, but Leila has her eye on a smart legal drama he’s casting. After losing a bet with Leila’s manager during an improbable poker game dare in Las Vegas, Leila and Carter make a cold business decision to marry. If they stay married for six months, Leila will have her choice of TV roles; if they can’t hack it, Leila will star in the sitcom. To their surprise, a satisfying and deep connection develops between Leila and Carter that has nothing to do with business, as is evident in Jackson’s thoughtful characterization. Leila and Carter are surprisingly sweet to each other, despite the marriage’s beginnings, and Jackson even manages to sell the poker game as a perfectly normal motivation for marriage. Agent: Rachel Brooks, L. Perkins Agency. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/24/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 30, p)
  • Two entertainment professionals try being married for six months just hours after they meet. Whoever wins the bet gets the deal of a lifetime.Model and aspiring actress Leila Darling couldn't care less about the vodka she's hawking in Las Vegas, but when she finds herself pulled into an unconventional bet with television producer Carter Bain, she surprises herself by accepting the terms—a friend thinks it will help both of their images to settle down and get married, and if one of them leaves before six months are up, the other gets to pick which of Carter's TV shows to cast Leila in. Now, suddenly married though still near-strangers, Carter and Leila have to work their ways through the minefield of public and corporate life in order to successfully arrive at the bet's best conclusion. But what neither expected was that they might develop feelings for each other on top of their obvious physical attraction. The third book in Jackson's (To Me I Wed, 2017, etc.) Unconventional Brides series, this volume pulls out laughs and sighs in the same way the earlier books do. While some of the dialogue is a bit stilted and overly old fashioned, Leila and Carter's communication, whether banter or heart-to-heart, is real and heartwarming. Still, the pacing leaves much to be desired, and the story alternates between lots happening and nothing at all. The ending is somewhere between abrupt and obvious, but strangely, even though there is too much book, there isn't enough story. A sweet romance that can leave a reader both satisfied and wanting.(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571397
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jackson, K. M
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
An unconventional brides romance
Series volume
0003
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  • African Americans
  • Actresses
  • Television producers and directors
  • Marriage
  • Actresses
  • African Americans
  • Marriage
  • Television producers and directors
  • FICTION / African American / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Romance / African American
  • FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
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The betting vow, K.M. Jackson
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1887682
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First Kensington mass market edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781496705723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496705723
  • (OCoLC)965533013
Label
The betting vow, K.M. Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1887682
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First Kensington mass market edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781496705723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496705723
  • (OCoLC)965533013

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