Brenna stole my heart during The Chase with her outspoken personality and her no-filter way of life. I wasn’t sure there was a man alive at Briar to handle her and I was right. The hero to win over Brenna is none other than rival team captain Jake Connelly. Quick witted and just as dedicated to the sport as Brenna, Jake is the perfect match for her in every way. When he stops one of his teammates from hooking up with her, it sparks a war between the two of them that ONLY happens when two people have insane sexual tension. Watching these two dance around one another was so entertaining. The tension was so thick and their first kiss is powerful and all consuming.
I like that there was a bit of a switch here for the reasoning behind our couple not getting together. Where Brenna doesn’t want to be involved with the enemy, Jake has no problem admitting his attraction to Brenna and actively pursuing her. He’s not one to deny himself pleasures and Brenna is an enigma he wants to solve and conquer. Outside of that, Brenna has a vulnerability to her that Jake wants to cater to. They have so much in common and time spent between them is easy as they get to know one another. But as with any Romeo and Juliet-esque romance, there has to come the climax of there possibly never begin a HEA.
Now these two are H-O-T and they do have more sparks than anyone else I’ve read in some time. But more than that, the two of them just flow so well together. When Jake is convinced he needs to focus more on his hockey career rather than risk losing Brenna, I wanted to scream! He had been doing so amazingly! Brenna was opening up to the first man in her life in so long. But our tough girl took it in stride despite her heart breaking. No other spoilers but I’ll let you readers discover the HEA yourselves and feel all the warmth and goodness I did when these two final came to their senses. Throw in a dash of a new girl in the squad (Rupi..I LOVE YOU GIRL) and a tease of what book 3 will be about (OMG ELLE give me it now!) and The Risk is my next 5 star read for this year!
Get ready for another fun and flirty romance from
New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy!
A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes…
Bad girl Brenna Jensen would never date a hockey player. It’s too much of a risk, and not just because her hockey-coach father would kill her if she ever got involved with one. She’s been there, done that, not looking for a repeat. But a certain college player has gotten under her skin. He’s cocky, insolent and all about the games…and yet resisting him is getting harder and harder…
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!