Worth the Risk
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From New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new, sexy standalone about taking chances and finding love when it’s least expected. Or wanted.
This whole contest was supposed to be easy. I know, I know. Famous last words.
It’s a long story, but I messed up at work. Big time. To earn back the trust of my boss, I promised to save one of our magazines. Yep. That Hot Dad contest you’ve seen advertised all over the place was my idea. And if I’m successful, if I’m able to increase our online readership, then I get a shot at my dream job.
But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number ten, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell?
Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. And while we might be older now, I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart, who hardened him, and who left him alone to raise the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen.
But I don’t want a relationship. And I definitely don’t fall for single dads with baggage. Even ones with chiseled abs and killer smiles.
But he got to me. They got to me. Him and his son and their messy, crazy life. But I got to him too. I see the stolen glances. I feel the walls he built start to crumble. I recognize that there’s an unexpected beauty to the chaos in his life.
And now that the contest is about to end, we’re left to decide whether the last six months were just fun or if what we have is worth risking it all?
(formerly titled Cockpit)
Sexy and sweet
Wow. When I read a K. Bromberg book I expect to read something hot and steamy, but I also expect to go on an emotional journey. Worth the Risk was all that and more. This book made me smile, had me shaking my head in frustration and moved me to tears. I absolutely loved this book.
I'll be honest, when I started the book I didn't know what quite to make of Sidney. She was a character who on the surface I couldn't quite relate to...and that lasted for all of a chapter. Sidney is smart, driven, focused and so when she's forced to take a bit of a detour to get to her end goal she's thrown a bit. Watching her discover things about herself she never expected, seeing her grow throughout the book was so satisfying to me. I was definitely a big cheerleader for her and Gray.
Grayson Malone....holy hell. He's the third Malone brother this author has written about, but he absolutely stands on his own if you haven't read Cuffed and Combust. That being said, go read them! You'll love them. But back to Gray. Holy hotness. This sexy man is broken, guarded and an incredible single dad. I loved his protectiveness even if it did make me want to shake him in frustration at times. Watching him fall was beautiful.
There's definitely chemistry and attraction between these two, even when they don't want it to be there. There are some issues from their past that need to be dealt with, sure, but once these two come together? Watch out. These scenes were hot enough at times to make me think my kindle was going to melt. Their road wasn't always easy, but I loved each twist and turn.
I don't feel I can review this without writing about Luke. It's hard when an author writes a book with a single parent, balancing the child as a character and such. I was never worried about that with this author. Luke is adorable. Sweet, lovable and completely authentic and realistic. I fell in love with him from the start.
The supporting characters here are fun. They had me laughing and giggling. There is one character who I intensely dislike; I hated seeing her name on the page, but she was necessary. The pacing of the book moved well and the writing was strong.
This book really struck all the chords in me. I laughed, I cried and I fell so hard for Luke and Grayson. This was another fabulous read from this Author, further showing why she's an automatic one click author for me. I loved this book and would absolutely recommend it.
So many feels!
K. Bromberg delivers another unforgettable Malone brother with Grayson’s story in Worth the Risk. From the very first page, I was hooked on Sidney and knew she was the woman who could make Grayson fall. K. Bromberg didn’t disappoint, serving up plenty of delicious tension with this duo. Grayson and Sidney’s story was the kind of emotional rollercoaster that breaks your heart before carefully piecing it back together. Their electric chemistry felt effortless as they shared a push and pull that had me totally addicted. The inexplicable spark K. Bromberg has crafted between these two characters had me thoroughly invested, and I found myself unable to put this book down.
Grayson was every bit the scorned, protective, and cocky man I thought he’d be and then some. A single father, he’d been burned too deeply to ever easily open his heart again. However, it was precisely those wounds that made me feel so sincerely for this character. K. Bromberg did a phenomenal job revealing the vulnerable, thoughtful, and playful side of Grayson as the story progressed, allowing readers to connect with the man that was desperate for someone to really work for him. I adored seeing Grayson with Luke and appreciated how fiercely he loved his son. By the time all was said and done, K. Bromberg had me totally sunk for this hero.
Sidney was equally intriguing, although in an entirely different way. She wore her heart on her sleeve, desperate to prove herself worthy. Hardworking, strong, and loyal, it was easy to feel for this feisty heroine. As Sidney fought for Grayson’s heart, and to prove herself to her father, K. Bromberg unraveled her completely, laying the character’s insecurities and fears bare. Sidney’s relationship with Rissa and the friendship they built also gave me a greater appreciation for Sidney’s true character. She was relatable in a way that allowed me to appreciate her personal evolution as she grew alongside Grayson over the course of their journey.
As always, K. Bromberg rounded out this novel with plenty of fantastic secondary characters. Both Luke and Rissa stole the show a time or two, and I adored seeing the other Malone brothers again as they settled into their happily ever afters. The author’s writing is as spectacular as ever. Overflowing with brilliant imagery, thoughtful prose, and plenty of witty banter, I couldn’t get enough of this novel. At times I was incredibly frustrated, Grayson and Sidney’s personal hang-ups took a toll on my patience as I desperately waited for them to get to their happily ever after. I’m happy to say it was absolutely worth the wait just as this couple discovered that love really is Worth the Risk!
Worth the Read!!!!!
Worth the Risk by K Bromberg is DEFINITELY worth the fish to read. I loved Grady in the previous 2 books about his brothers and was anxiously waiting for this story. You will instantly fall in love with Grady and how much he loves his son Luke. We see the story of Sidney and Grady. They were high school classmates. This is a great representation of how people from totally diff backgrounds can move past hurt and bitterness. Sidney is fighting to prove something of herself and Grady is just plain fighting. Both having something to prove doesn’t help them become friends. You will laugh and yell at the characters throughout the book. One thing is for sure you will Fall in love with the story. I definitely give this book a 5 star rating. This author does not disappoint.