Review – Safe Bet (The Rules #4) by Monica Murphy


Safe Bet by Monica Murphy
Series: The Rules #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2017
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Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.

Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.

She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?

Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…

(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)



Monica Murphy has done it again! I first discovered this extraordinary author during the very beginning of The Rules series, so I was super excited when book #4 was announced and jumped at the opportunity to read and review it! Although I’ve read all of the books in The Rules series, this happened to be my first experience with Drew and Fable. After finishing this book I immediately added the One Week Girlfriend series to my TBR list and I can’t wait to carve out some free-time (which is few and far in-between now that I am back in school). However, I WILL make time because I loved the idea of a crossover between the two series!

Safe Bet is the fourth installment in The Rules series and perhaps the best yet! This story follows the “fake” relationship between Wade Knox (rookie NFL player of the 49ers) and Sydney Walker (Drew & Fable’s live-in nanny). I have always adored books that have to do with a “fake” relationship turned real, so I was super excited to read this book and I can happily say that I didn’t regret a single moment of it.

Sydney Walker is nineteen years old and has never worked a single day in her life, but when her parents cut her off after lying about attending college, she must find work quickly. Thanks to her older brother’s connection, she was fortunate enough to find work as a live-in nanny for Drew and Fable Callahan, NFL royalty. Everything was going great until she was photographed with Drew and his two children leaving a restaurant without his wife. Before they knew it rumors of an affair were spreading like wildfire and they came up with the perfect solution…

Enter in Wade Knox, the twenty-two year old newest wide receiver for the 49ers who every girl wants, but for one-week he’s all Sydney’s. Thanks to a plan set in motion by Drew and Fable (Wade’s best friends older sister) he is now in a committed “fake” relationship with the nineteen year old for at least a week. What he thought would be a fun fling to get the paparazzi of the rumor of an affair between Sydney and Drew, quickly turns into something more…but can a relationship really blossom that fast?


About Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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