REVIEW: Bet in the Dark by Rachel Higginson


All Ellie Harris wanted was a life of her own.

In a shortsighted decision, she follows her high school boyfriend to college, only to get cheated on and then dumped. And to add insult to injury her overprotective family is suddenly clinging to her again, fighting to control every part of her life.

Bad luck follows her hasty decision and when her roommate steals her identity and leaves town, Ellie is left to clean up a gigantic mess.

Fin Hunter insists Ellie owes him seven thousand dollars from an online poker game and he is determined to get it from her. Determined to keep her family out of her life, Ellie agrees to work for Fin in his illegal online poker operation. He’s given her six weeks to pay off the debt.

Soon sparks are flying between them and the only thing keeping her from falling for him is the debt she still owes and the money she doesn’t have.

At the end either Ellie will have to pay the mistaken debt or bet in the dark that her feelings for Fin will be worth more than the money.


This was a wonderful novel. I loved Ellie and her sarcastic wit and funny quips. I also have a huge book crush on our hero Fin Hunter!! (tbh I love the name Hunter alone it's such a manly character name!!!) 

NAME CRUSH!!!  Fin Hunter *sigh*

Fin is our rumoured womanising hero. But has an inescapable crush upon our dearest Ellie who at times I did want to barge out of the way and scream "If she doesn't want you, I'll have you!!" 

If it wasn't fiction of course because it would be a little crazy yelling that aloud randomly. Okay, Okay ALOT crazy which is of course why it didn't happen :D

Ellie our amazing heroin. Is secretly pining for the lovin' of our hot hunk Fin who is running an online betting game for students. Until Ellie's roomate ditches her and leaves in  the lurch to pay off $7000 I know!! Major B*tch!! But this leads to mind fuzzing chemistry, over protective brothers and a:

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