Tuesday 15 May 2018

Release Day Review ~ Worth the Risk by K Bromberg

Book Description:

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. He 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?

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“Not all risks are bad things.”

K Bromberg delivers another amazing Malone brother with Worth the Risk and this time it is the turn of Grayson, our helicopter emergency pilot. K Bromberg is one of the queens of the slow burn and this one is simply delicious as she perfectly weaves two total opposites, with insane chemistry and a whole lot of baggage. Where first opinions are often the wrong ones and where actually taking the time to get to know someone is what matters most and ultimately can have the most amazing results.

Grayson has had me intrigued since we first met the Malone men. He always seemed to be deep and meaningful, a man caught in his own head and his heart closed off to everyone bar his son and family. As with all the Malone men he would do anything for anyone, put himself in danger, despite the consequences. But it was their incredible family dynamic that had instilled this into their every fibre. It was obvious that Grayson had had his heart broken, decimated would be a more accurate description, but this wasn’t your typical rejection, a rejection of not only him, but his son too. However, while Grayson is incredibly jaded, —especially with the social divide being that it caused his selfish ex to make the choice of money over them— he wouldn’t have it any other way, his son was all that mattered, his love life no longer did.

“Maybe I could stay over again soon and play PS4 with you.”
“I’m pretty versed in which buttons to push.”
“That you are.”

Sidney is the daughter of a wealthy man in publishing and while she works in the family business, she has had to work hard for it. No silver platter for her and she was not afraid to get her hands dirty either. Sidney has huge aspirations for where she wants to end up, but her father is not going to give it her without her earning it. After another mistake of Sidney’s is brought to her father’s attention, he punishes her, he moves her out of her comfort zone and into their home town where their publishing journey began, and where the first magazine they started is failing. Sidney needs to turn it around and prove herself, else her ideal job will be a distant memory. Enter the “Hot Dad” contest, and it is here where Grayson and Sidney’s paths cross.

I loved the slow burn of this one and you could kind of say it had a little hate/love too. Grayson tars Sidney with the same brush as his ex and his blanket beliefs with regards to the rich were as infuriating as they were mean at times. However, I understood him. I hurt for him. Even if I wanted to scream at him “Sidney is not her!” Sidney used to be that girl, but she has grown up now and is a totally different person, even if she does love the little luxuries that life affords her, but her heart is in the right place and she has a huge one.

“If she owns your mind —and your moods— like she has, don’t you think she just might be worth the risk?”

The chemistry between these two was palpable, those sparks ever present, despite a stubborn ass man called Grayson. I loved that constant push and pull, that will they won’t they. The barbs that flowed freely, that stubborn, antagonistic attitude that both of them had and made the most of. These two knew how to rile one and other up and they did…often. But it is a fine line between love and hate and once these two venture below the surface, you know deep down there will be no stopping them.

“I’m fighting for you, Grayson. Is that what you want? I’m fighting for you when she wouldn’t, but I sure as hell won’t compete against your ghosts.”

Worth the Risk is definitely worth the read. It has a great message, a great couple and one totally adorable little boy that will melt every heart. The slow burn was delicious, the dialogue on point and the chemistry was off the charts. This is what K Bromberg does best and once again she delivered. Worth the Risk can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading about the other Malone men in Cuffed and Combust.

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