The Risk by Elle Kennedy
Release Date: February 18, 2019
It’s been a really long time since I’ve written a review. It’s been so long that the entire format of my blog hosting website has changed and I have no idea how to navigate this new layout. 😳 Hopefully this posts with everything intact but if something looks wonky or is missing, please excuse me just this once. 😘
The Risk is a sexy & fun continuation of Elle Kennedy’s Briar U series. (An Off Campus Series spin-off)
This story follows Brenna who is the daughter of Briar’s hockey coach and Jake who is the star player for a rival team. Super cute hockey rivalry aside, these two didn’t seem like a perfect pair to me in the beginning. Their flirtations in the previous book (The Chase) was entertaining but I honestly wasn’t dying to read their story like I have with most of the other Briar couples.
Once I started to read about Brenna and Jake I started getting the same vibes I got with my favorite Briar pairings and found myself totally wrapped up in their story. Jake reminded me a lot of Garrett from The Deal. He’s an alpha male with a heart of gold just like my other favorite hockey captain.
Brenna is in a league of her own. She didn’t remind me of any of the previous characters in this bookiverse. (Is that a word? It should be. 😜) She knows exactly who she is and makes no excuses for it. She’s strong and independent but incredibly loyal and that’s what made me love her.
Overall The Risk is a good read. It has steamy scenes, including a particularly steamy one in the back seat of a car, and swoon worthy romance. The characters are unique and engaging. But what makes this book a good read is also what made me wrestle with myself internally on what rating I should personally give it. I had to ask myself in the end if I truly felt the same way after reading The Risk as I did with The Deal or The Score and I couldn’t honestly say yes. It took me a while to figure out just why that was and I’ve realized that maybe it’s because I didn’t personally fall in love with these characters as much as I did with ones in the past. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t great characters because they are! I just can’t honestly say that I love Jake more than I love Garrett or Dean. 😉
I give The Risk 4.5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars.
Xo – K
*I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.