September 27, 2016

Review: Risk by Ann Christopher

Review: Risk by Ann ChristopherRisk by Ann Christopher
Published by Blue Iris Press on September 10th 2015
Genres: African American, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 367
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

Career. Family. Romance. It’s Complicated.   Opposites attract. But can they stick?   Bad boy personal trainer Justus Robinson thrives on hot hookups with easy women.   Brainy lawyer Angela Dennis avoids romance and obsesses about making partner at her firm.   A shocking event throws them together and pits them against each other, making a love match unlikely. Or is it?   Looking for a sexy and intense read with a happy ending? Enjoy Risk today!   What’s an AC CLASSIC? An updated and pumped-up version of one of Ann’s earlier books, with new scenes, a never-before-seen epilogue and author commentary! Even if you read (and hopefully loved!) the original version, you won’t want to miss the AC CLASSIC version… “Ann Christopher gets it right every time.” —Lori Foster, New York Times Bestselling Author “Ann Christopher’s gift with words will leave you captivated and breathless.” —Brenda Jackson, New York Times & USA TODAY  Bestselling Author

I received an email last week saying that Ann Christopher’s book, Risk, was free on Amazon. With this being one of the few books by this author that I had not read, I decided a “purchase” was necessary.

The book starts off with Justus Robinson as a 17-year-old young man who’s been living in his brother’s shadow for as long as he can remember. His mother died a few years prior and since then he’s felt alone and lost. His father makes it known that Vincent is his favorite and because Justus hasn’t followed the rules his father set out for him, they clash. When his brother gets married, Justus is intrigued by the bride’s sister, Angela. He is attracted to her and it seems as if she is as well. However, there’s a problem. Angela is about seven years older than him and is starting work as a lawyer while Justus is entering college.

One dance sealed their fate and though nothing happened that night, they both have never been far from each other’s mind. Ten years later, they meet again. Before things can even be explored or conversations can be properly had, days after their brief reunion tragedy strikes. Angela and Justus are at first thrown together and then pitted against each other. But even when they are seemingly at war with each other, the chemistry and love between them cannot be denied.

For a love that promises forever and a healing balm in the midst of tragedy, are they both willing to risk their pride and hearts to be together?

Risk takes us on a romantic journey about love, loss, and family. The story is relatable, emotional and heartwarming. Though it’s a bit longer than I would have liked, the chemistry between the two main characters is consistent enough throughout to tie the story together well.

An oldie but goodie, while Risk is free on Amazon, I would encourage you to give a try.

 

three-half-stars

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