ARC review: Wicked Bet by Sophie Brooks

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Alyssa and Ian have been married for a year and a half and still haven’t had time to go on their honeymoon. She’s an attorney and he’s a marketing executive, and their combined work schedules mean that a good day is one where they’re home and awake at the same time. The spark is completely gone from their relationship. Alyssa fears that their marriage will start crumbling if she doesn’t do something soon.

This is a short, fun read about a couple’s quest to save their marriage. I thought it started out really strongly with some company-sponsored laser tag, but I quickly found myself getting bored with the lack of interaction between the characters. Most of the book seems to be spent inside Alyssa’s head, which I guess is sort of the point. She doesn’t see much of Ian, and neither do we. Still, the pages that they do spend together are fun and I really appreciated that the author deviated from the norm by having her characters be married.

Thanks to the author for the ARC!

Final rating: ★★★☆☆