Book Review: The Risk

The Risk (Xtreme Heroes #1)
by Skye Jordan

Former Olympian turned physical therapist to the elite Julia Bailey knows all about pushing the limits. But when a sexual harassment suit costs her a dream job—not to mention her reputation—she takes on the biggest risk of her life. Rehabilitating the X Games’ most notorious bad boy might be just what she needs to secure the funds for her own treatment center. Problem is, the only kind of recovery her new client is interested in is under-the-covers freestyle—gear optional.

Daredevil snowboarder Noah Hunt is a rock star—on and off the slopes. A recent accident might have him down, but he’s far from out. He doesn’t care what the sexy therapist with the sweet curves says. He’s got sponsors to impress and trophies to collect, and taking things slow and steady just ain’t his style. A little dirty talk and a sizzling night later, Julia learns just how fast and hard he likes to play. Too bad for him, his heart goes all in, and one wrong move could cost him more than just his career.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **The Risk generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Skye Jordan captivated my reading heart with her entire Renegade series as I devoured each one. When I saw The Risk there was no question I'd be reading this story. Her storytelling power always hold my attention while her plots move fluidly and keep me wanting more. Noah Hunt and Julia Baliey were the focus of this doctor/patient contemporary story about overcoming the judgments of the past while beating the odds.

I didn't love this book liked I loved others of it's kind of of Jordan's. But I did enjoy it. Skye Jordan writes hot sex, I've read here and I've read it before. But for me the passion was missing along with the overwhelming sexual tension. For most this book the main characters are only friends. There seemed to be too long a stall period for me with them taking the next step. Again, it wasn't anything I didn't enjoy per se, I just didn't love it as I wanted more of a connection.

Noah and Julia find themselves enamored with each other against their own dissuasion when a mutual friend puts them together for Julia to rehab Noah's snowboaring injury. The setting is magical, their banter infectious, and friendship fun.

The Risk is worth the read for a fast, fun book. I look forward to reading more from this series as a few of the secondary characters caught my attention, especially Noah's friend Finn.

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