Release Blitz & Review: The Risk by Elle Kennedy

Posted February 18, 2019 by Amber in New Releases, Release Blitz, Release Day, Review / 0 Comments

by Elle Kennedy
Genres: Romance, Sports

The Risk

Briar U Book 2

By Elle Kennedy

Genre: Sports Romance

Release Date: February 18th, 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.

Amber’s Review:

FAVORITE BOOK OF 2019 (so far…)
What can I say about this book other than drop everything and read it!!!

But first if you haven’t read any of Elle’s other book in this series, The Chase, then I suggest you start first with that. Or even start with her Off Campus series first since there are some great references to characters in that series as well.

There is just something about this author and this series. I just love sports romance and hockey in particular. Which is weird to me since I’m not particularly a fan of hockey; I don’t watch it on TV or anything. Well, I might during the winter Olympics, but that it.

The Risk is book 2 in Elle’s Briar U series. This time around the focus is on the hockey coach’s daughter Brenna. Brenna is a no-nonsense girl with her head on straight. But she’s not always been that way as we quickly learn. But being the daughter of the coach, she is fully behind her school’s hockey team and has a love-hate relationship with their closest rival Harvard.

Jake just so happens to be the team captain of Harvard’s hockey team and a big no-no in Brenna’s eyes. Jake has 1 focus and that is hockey and what it will take for his team to make it all the way. And that includes butting his way into the personal lives of his teammates. But Brenna doesn’t particularly like it when Jake sticks his nose into her business.

This story is superbly written and quite entertaining. I found myself fully vested in the characters stories. I loved Brenna and Jake. I look forward to the next installment in this series. Will it feature Hollis? I sure hope so!

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