Monday, February 18, 2019

New Release Review: The Risk by Elle Kennedy

by Elle Kennedy
Release Date: February 18, 2019

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.
And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.
I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.
For every fake date…he wants a real one.
Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

My review: 5 stars!
Many many years ago when I was in college in the early 90s, OKC had an actual ice hockey team that played in the CHL called the Oklahoma City Blazers. I knew nothing about hockey but we made the 90 minute trip up to see quite a few games, and I loved the atmosphere! Sadly, the team doesn't play anymore and I'm more of an MLB girl. Who knew that 25 years later I'd be obsessed with hockey romance novels! Elle Kennedy's Off Campus series drew me in to the world of college hockey a few years ago (Garrett, Logan and Dean.... SWOON), and I was so excited to see this spin off Briar U series. Brenna is my favorite kind of h- fiesty, fearless and sassy, and Jake was perfection- team captain, responsible, and a great guy. The chemistry and banter between these two was stunning.

π— π—˜: Did you seriously just slide into my DMs?
𝗕π—₯π—˜π—‘π—‘π—”: Unfortunately. Do you want to meet up?
π— π—˜: Are you asking me out?
𝗕π—₯π—˜π—‘π—‘π—”: In your dreams, Jakey.
𝗕π—₯π—˜π—‘π—‘π—”: I’m in the city and have about an hour before I need to go back to Briar. I was hoping we could meet up.
π— π—˜: Gonna need a lot more than an hour for our first time, babe. I mean, foreplay alone will eat up most of that time.
𝗕π—₯π—˜π—‘π—‘π—”: An hour of foreplay? Aren’t you ambitious.
π— π—˜: Not ambitious. Realistic.

I adore a good enemies-to-lovers, and coupled with a fake relationship, well, I'm a goner. The Chase was fantastic, and I cannot wait for the next Briar U installment.

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