Written by: Melissa Cutler
Series: A Bomb Squad Novel
Sequence in series: 1
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 8/19/2014
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Welcome to Destiny Falls, New York, home of the Bomb Squad—an ice hockey team full of rugged military heroes. But the season’s biggest match-up isn’t on the ice as one of their own prepares to go head to head with his new boss…
Allison Whitely’s ex left her with a mountain of debt and Cloud Nine, a struggling boat rental business. With zero job skills, her only hope of getting back in the black lies in a brooding ex-soldier who has her seeing red…
Theo Lacroix’s teammates are counting on their star player to help them win an upcoming high profile hockey game. But when a sexy tornado of a woman sweeps into town and expects him to help her with Cloud Nine, Theo is tempted to skate away from it all.
Theo vowed to never again be someone’s knight in shining armor, but his feelings—and desire—for Allison are becoming harder to ignore. He longs to save her, but to win Allison’s love, he’ll have to throw out his old playbook and take the ultimate risk…playing from the heart.
Risky Business by Melissa Cutler
Allison Whitely's life has just been washed out. Her politician husband was caught embezzling and is on his way to jail, leaving her with a new baby and only an older marina from her divorce settlement. Looking for a new future, Allison leaves familiar behind and commences on a life that centers around the marina...hoping on the help of the marina's manager, Theo Lacroix.
Theo is a wounded war veteran and hockey player that has found his place at Cloud Nine, the river boat renting marina. He has saved all his money so he could buy Cloud Nine from the owner when the owner was sent to jail. When the sexy ex-wife shows up at the marina, all his well laid plans are blown to hell.
In Risky Business both Allison and Theo have baggage they must learn to deal with. Cutler takes us on the fun trek of them discovering each other.
I wasn't a big fan of Theo, he plays the broody, moody, I help everyone behind the scenes but never wants credit type character. When push, came to shove, Theo comes through but I just wasn't a big fan.
Allison will stop at nothing to give herself and her baby a new future. When life threw her lemons, she made lemonade and still took the high road when the going got tough. I really liked Allison. Completely loved her whore bed burning...
The secondary characters, the residence of Destiny Falls, NY, where charming, engaging and made me want to know their stories as well. I look forward to seeing how the “Bomb Squad” series will progress and who will fall in love next.
For a fun, romantic read, check out Melissa Culter's Risky Business, book 1 in the Bomb Squad.
I received this ARC copy of Risky Business from PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW - Intermix in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication on August 19, 2014.