RELEASE DATE: 8th January 2016
BLURB: Former child star and deeply closeted adult actor Jax Conlon needs a boost to his flagging career. He promised his mom, just before she died. He hopes he’s found it in a guest spot with the latest directorial prodigy, but his research for the role gets derailed by an encounter with a handsome stranger with more… hands-on experience.
Oz Parsons is a devoted dad to two amazing little girls. Maybe a little too devoted—he hasn’t had anything resembling a personal life since his ex left, leaving Oz and the girls with broken hearts and abandonment issues. So a hookup with a hot guy is just what he needs to let off some pent-up steam without any complications. There’s something about Jax, though, that’s got him finding reasons to draw things out.
With their goals and families pulling them in two different directions, Oz and Jax have to figure if white-hot chemistry and desire that won’t quit is enough to roll the dice and risk now on forever.
If the first book of the year is any indication I’m in for an amazing reading journey in 2016. Risk Everything on It is a total homerun, it’s been hit out of the ballpark with so much love, compassion, and heart that I’m having a serious book hangover right now.
This story is the second in the Ready or Knot series. It can absolutely be read as a standalone and the plot is happening somehow parallel with the first story (Put a Ring on It). The series is about four friends and it was great to see the characters from a different angle, from a different point of view.
Jax and Oz‘s story is everything I love in my MM romance novels. I totally believe in faith. I believe everything happens for a reason, and that chance meetings do happen to change people’s lives for good. The writing is absolutely perfect! The story flows beautifully, the one-off meeting slowly turns into a connection, then a relationship at the perfect pace, with the perfect amount of sex and talk and conflict/complication. There is minimal angst which is important to me. There’s no forced complication just the amount that comes up as these two guys are trying to make their lives work together.
The chemistry between Jax and Oz is over the top. They are hot and sweet, their growing love towards each other is very well-written. The story has some amazing sex, and one of the most sensual restaurant scenes I’ve ever read.
Writing believable child characters is never easy, but KA Mitchell proves her mastery once again portraying a four and a six year old perfectly. The kids talk and situations are real and lifelike giving a heartwarming extra layer to the story.
I couldn’t stop reading and I truly love every page of this book. Thank you, KA Mitchell for another amazing read! Highly recommended!
**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.****