Monday, February 4, 2019

Worth The Risk by K. Bromberg ~ Review

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?

I've enjoyed all the books in the Everyday Heroes series by K. Bromberg.  But I was really waiting for Grayson's story.  He has a son and a backstory that's filled with pain.  I wasn't sure who could possibly capture his heart.  Sidney was the perfect one to help him past his past.  

I'm a very character driven reader.  They have to capture me and feel real to me.  This whole family has done that.  Though, I will admit to Gray being my favorite of the brothers.  His wounded heart and sexy dad image are just the best.  Add the confident kid resist Sidney to the mix and things get interesting.  Sidney and Grayson live in different worlds.  Attraction will never be enough to bridge the gap.  They have a resist attitude towards each other.  She turns the other directions when a guy has a child.  And he sees too much of Luke's mom including the things that made her leave in Sidney.  How can they overcome that?

The story takes place around a sexy dad contest that Gray did not enter.  Enter his brothers to do that.  Hehe.  But the contest does force Sid and Gray together and that let the sparks fly.  Everyone could see it between them.  Yet they resisted.  There was a healing aspect to this story.  Gray from his past and Sid from claims of nepotism.  Really she needed to get out from a plan she thought was right for her but missed a big part of who she is.  It was a satisfying story.

This is a K. Bromberg story so of course the romance is good.  It's classic resistance but the scene where Luke sets the romance is perfection.  And the helicopter date was amazing.  All of this creates the right mood for some hot and steamy passion between these two.

This book can be read stand alone.  Gray's family is there and you see the other couples but nothing huge is spoiled by reading this one first.  It will only cause you to want to read the other two, so fair warning.

A hot romance that will have you cheering for this couple and hoping they can find middle ground. 


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