Lissa's Review: The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Elle Kennedy Inc. RELEASED: February 18, 2019 GENRE: NEW ADULT, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 432 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
After finishing the first book in the Briar U series, I quickly went to the second book. I had to know who was in the second book. And I was pretty thrilled to read that it was Brenna and Jake. They both made a good impression on me from the first book. Their banter with each other and sarcasm was fun. Though, this story isn’t entirely light-hearted. There are some emotional moments. There was a great mix, and I loved The Risk. There are so many layers to characters throughout these stories, and I love that. I like not knowing their deepest secrets until they come forward with it themselves. The Risk is brilliantly written, fun, sexy and just hilarious. I’ve fallen for these characters and can’t wait for the third one. I don’t even care who the third one is. Just give me more of these characters and their stories. I’m a new fan of Elle Kennedy, and I had never read her previous to The Chase. So, I’m one of those people who will read everything the author writes. I’m not ashamed. Overall, Five Boundless Stars