A new standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!
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.
Absolutely hilarious, loved every second of it!
4.5 Hilarious Heartwarming Stars!
When I found out that the next book in the Briar U series was going to be the coach’s daughter Brenna’s book, I honestly couldn’t wait to read this!
I loved her sassy smart mouth in The Chase so I just knew that this book would be good. And oh my goodness Elle did not disappoint!
I was hooked from the word go, I read this in one sitting devouring Brenna and Jake’s story. I love a good enemies to lovers book and this will most definitely be added to one of my favourites.
The chemistry between Brenna and Jake is off the charts, and the back and forth banter between the two just makes this book even more. It was without a doubt absolutely hilarious!
I loved getting to see all the characters from The Chase too, and they had some hilarious moments as well, to the point I was laughing so much I had tears and was fighting to stay quiet so I didn’t wake my kids because I was reading so late.
I am loving these characters and this series and I highly recommend that you one click this now.
4 “Worth The Risk” Stars
As a staunch hockey lover and supporter of Briar U, Harvard hotshot Jake Connelly is public enemy number one where Brenna Jensen is concerned. If you’ve read The Chase you’ll remember we were teased by what was to come with their sharp back and forth. The teams are long-time rivals and with the amounting tension rising due to them being set to face off on the ice, it’s both a nuisance and inconvenience that circumstances have thrown them into a situation that requires them to enter a fake relationship.
Admittedly the nuisance and inconvenience is one sided as Jake loves nothing more than rubbing Brenna up the wrong way. She’s feisty and self-assured, and his attraction to her means he’s more than happy to be her fake boyfriend if it affords him the opportunity to get to know her better with one of his mandatory real dates.
The banter of was off the charts and I loved how these two bounced off one another. Combined with the fantastic secondary characters (shout out to Hollis & Rupi) who brought the laughs, The Risk has been my favourite outing with the series so far.
There were some serious moments when it came to Brenna’s ex and her strained relationship with her father, as well as dealing with gender equality in the world of sports broadcasting. I felt these added to the substance of the story and made for a well-rounded read.
The momentum to this series is well and truly picking up and I’m waiting with baited breathe for the puck to drop with the next instalment.