Thursday, March 19, 2015

ARC Book review: The Risk (Xtreme Heroes) book one by Skye Jordan

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eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley

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.

This is the first book in a brand new series by Skye Jordan. It's always kind of exciting to see a brand new series start. Julia Bailey is hiding out from a scandal by working in a nursing home as a physical therapist. Her friend Drake comes to offer her a chance at getting back to her dream career. Rehabbing Noah Hunt who is a bad boy, risk taking high profile snow boarder. A serious injury combined with the stubborn Noah thinking he can rehab himself when he needs to be 100% in time for the X Games.  The two get off to a rough start with Julia eventually walking off and stealing Noah's car.  Julia had a hot career as a physical therapist until one client ruined it for her and destroyed her life. Noah is her chance to get back in there. Noah is in denial over his injury and as much as he'd like it's not getting better. Once he gives in and let's Julia start working with him he slowly gets better. One night of passion makes everything harder when Noah wants more and Julie trying to protect herself says no way.  Not while she is working with him as a client. There were also several fun secondary characters and some interesting technical information about health and diet. I loved how the story between Julia and Noah developed slowly but steady and the details about their lives came out and what happened to Julia before the book began that messed up her career. Can't wait to see where this series goes next!

Find out more about this series and Sky Jordan here

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