ARC Review: The Risk by Elle Kennedy

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ARC Review: The Risk by Elle Kennedy
The Risk

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: February 18th 2019
Genre: New Adult
Series: Briar U #2
Published by Self Published
Pages: 430
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“… Jake Connelly will make you swoon HARD.”
~ Under the Covers

Is it really any surprise that when Elle Kennedy has a new book out and it hits my kindle, I drop everything and read it?  That’s exactly what happened when I got the ARC of THE RISK.  And not only because I jump at the chance to read an Elle Kennedy book because she’s one of my favorite authors.  But also because I was dying for Jake and Brenna’s story.  Elle Kennedy did this couple justice.

Let’s get the swooning out of the way first because I’m here to tell you that Jake Connelly will make you swoon HARD.  That boy is perfection!  I loved how into Brenna he was, how he wanted to push her but was also trying to be respectful of giving her space.  Be that for her personal walls or the fact that she’s the daughter of their biggest rival coach.  He’s just a ball of awesome and I fell for Jake just as much as Brenna did.

But Brenna was the understated star of the show for me.  I say understated but she has a big personality.  There really isn’t much understated about her until you peel back some of those outside layers and you get to the years of guilt and self doubt that she’s covered up.  I admired her tenacity to keep going, to prove she’s a better person even when she had all these ideas in her mind about what others thought of her.  She had to go through so much at a very young age and she never really got the help she needed to heal.  I appreciate how the author handled the subjects she tackled in this book and in Brenna’s past.  I was rooting for her all the way!

This book really has it all.  The perfect balance between hockey and explosive chemistry.  Strong yet lovable characters.  A great cast of supporting characters (that always leaves me wanting more).  THE RISK left me on such a high and begging for the next one.



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About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!


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These characters sound amazing.

Under the Covers Book Blog

They really are


I loved this book. 🙂

Under the Covers Book Blog

Woohoo! So happy to hear


Love it too! Great review Francesca

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Kathy Valentine

Fabulous review francesca!! Sounds good!! Shared on my socials!??

Under the Covers Book Blog

Thank you Kathy!

Amy R

Thanks for the review, looking forward to reading this one.

I hate yet to read a single book by this author! *hangs head in shame* Where should I start?!