New Release + Review: The Risk by Elle Kennedy

February 18, 2019

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...
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.

GENRE: Romance

PUBLICATION:  February 18th 2019

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Well it’s official: I have a MAJOR girl crush on Elle Kennedy!! The way she portrays these characters and makes us wish we were a part of their circle is unreal! I need to have lunch with these women, go clubbing and curse the hangover God’s with these girls because I know they would make it that much bearable. This was the perfect NA enemies to lovers romance that I was so desperately craving and it did not disappoint. 

Being the daughter of the one of the best hockey coach in College history comes with a bit of publicity and for Brenna, she's not shy about anything. Beautiful, confident , smart, and a bit of a ball buster, this girl knows exactly what she wants and she’s not afraid to get it. When a lifetime opportunity pops up for her to jump start her future career, Brenna realizes that she’s going to need help. Unfortunately that means making a deal with the one guy whom she wishes would get permanent diarrhea. 

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Jake Connelly already knows what he wants out of life. With strong loving parents, a kick ass best friend,, and the best teammates anyone could ever ask for, having a long standing career is next for this upcoming superstar and he's more than determined in staying focused. But when an offer from the biggest rival piques his interest, how can he say no to the dark haired red lip beauty? You know what they say about sleeping with the enemy……

I just want to shout from the rooftops how much I loved Jake and Brenna's funny banter and chemistry!! This author nailed it with every interaction, insult and unexpected foreplay. I adored Jake and I liked that he knew exactly who he was and he never apologized for it. Brenna was the type of girl who if you didn’t know her personally, you would hate her on site because of jealousy. She was tough but she also showed a vulnerable side which was not easy and I liked that she gave that part of herself to Jake. 

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Even though this is the second book in the series, I’m already in love with all off the side characters and I cannot wait for their books!! At this point I really don’t even care who's up next, I just want their book! If I could stay in their world a little bit more longer, I would do it without hesitation because these are some of the best characters I’ve read about in a while. 

Aside from being slow in the beginning, I really enjoyed this one and if you love a funny enemies to lovers romance, then this one is for you. 

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 currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!