The Risk by Skye Jordan
Series: Xtreme Heroes #1
Published by Cygnet Books on March 16th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Former Olympian turned physical therapist to the elite Julia Bailey knows all about pushing the limits. But when a sexual harassment suit costs her a dream job—not to mention her reputation—she takes on the biggest risk of her life. Rehabilitating the X Games’ most notorious bad boy might be just what she needs to secure the funds for her own treatment center. Problem is, the only kind of recovery her new client is interested in is under-the-covers freestyle—gear optional.
Daredevil snowboarder Noah Hunt is a rock star—on and off the slopes. A recent accident might have him down, but he’s far from out. He doesn’t care what the sexy therapist with the sweet curves says. He’s got sponsors to impress and trophies to collect, and taking things slow and steady just ain’t his style. A little dirty talk and a sizzling night later, Julia learns just how fast and hard he likes to play. Too bad for him, his heart goes all in, and one wrong move could cost him more than just his career.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I’ve read a couple of Ms. Jordan’s book on her Renegades series and I already knew her style was an excellent fit for my likes. That said, I liked The Risk even more.
Both main characters are strong, dedicated individuals with very clear expectations as to what they want to accomplish in life. I loved how they were both assholes to each other the first time they met, both coming from quite shitty places. Still, they didn’t drag this on forever, they realized what they were doing, apologized and started over, you know, like adults. I liked they pushed each other to be better, how they both started changing and growing as a couple without actually being a couple for a big part of the story (that was mainly because of Julia’s rule and not from Noah’s lack of trying).
What I did not love was their lack of communication. Their main issues stemmed from not being open with one another, and I’m starting to realize that while I’m not saying miscommunication is a trigger for me (that would be kind of ridiculous really) but that this being the main angst/twist/shit-hitting-the-fan-trigger on a book drives me abso-freaking-lutely bonkers. I just want to slap both of them really hard with an iron gauntlet.
So it wasn’t really that bad in this case but it still bothered me a bit. The sexy time was really, really good. Their chemistry was hot, and I thought they made a really cute couple. Their banter was just awesome. Noah was a blast, his friends were all moronically hilarious and I can’t wait to hear about their own stories.
Overall, dude, a super enjoyable read, can’t wait to get my hands on
Noah the next one. Excellent work Skye, please keep them coming.
Rating: 4 Stars
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