Betting on a Fortune by Nancy Robards Thompson

Taking a gamble on love
They’re getting too close for comfort

Ashley Fortune is furious Rodrigo Mendoza has been hired to consult on her new restaurant. 

But her resentment quickly turns to attraction…and then frustration when Rodrigo won’t mix business with pleasure.

Determined to succeed, will Ashley win him over?

Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose series include – Fortune’s Fresh Start by Michelle Major – Fortune’s Texas Surprise by Stella Bagwell – The Mayor’s Secret Fortune by Judy Duarte – Fortune’s Greatest Risk by Marie Ferrarella – Betting On A Fortune by Nancy Robards Thompson – The Texan’s Baby Bombshell by Allison Leigh

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Title:  Betting on a Fortune
Series:  The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose #5
Author:  Nancy Robards Thompson
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 1, 2020
Publisher:  Harlequin Special Edition
My Rating:  3 stars

Betting on a Fortune‘ is the fifth title in the multi-author ‘The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose‘ series, and while I usually enjoy this author I have to admit that Ashley and Rodrigo’s romance was not my favorite of the series.  That was due to one character’s portrayal, not the story itself, just to be clear.  Unfortunately, Ashley’s actions were more of an entitled, spoiled teenager playing at business instead of a young professional, capable yet still learning.  She fights Rodrigo’s suggestions tooth and nails throughout this story – but he doesn’t do much better in the constant internal dialogue of protecting himself against falling for someone again after what his ex did to him.  I didn’t care if they got their happy ever after ending, at all.

Betting on a Fortune‘ did move the series along in other areas, so for that, I’d consider this a good story.  I wish I could have found a connection, a caring for what happened to this couple but I simply didn’t.  It happens sometimes.  Yet, to be frank, this is simply my opinion – yours may end up being quite different, so I’ll leave the final decision up to you to give this book a chance and see this couple through your own eyes.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.

 

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