- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1289 KB
- Print Length: 213 pages
- Publisher: InterMix (16 Sept. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FFFSZB6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #995,307 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and author through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
Cecilia and Kyle have been friends for 20 years, they have always been there for one another through thick and thin. They have a relationship that meant that either one could always call on the other at any time of night and day. However Kyle's feeling towards Ceci changes and he has to endure Ceci dating other men, dealing with her grandmothers death and trying to deal with the nightmares that plague her. Ceci can not remember anything of her childhood before the age of 7 and this story is about her finding her past, learning to trust and giving her love to the one man that deserves it.
What a wonderful book, you can almost taste the emotion coming from the pages. Every woman deserves a Kyle. Congratulations Joanne on a great 'MUST READ' book.
This is a gorgeous, deep, and believable friends to lovers story that really grips you. The author pulls you into Kyle and Ceci's world and makes you fall in love with them as they embark on their own journey of falling in love.
I really loved Kyle. He's a sexy, hot hero without being an a***ole. I have read so many alphahole heroes recently I wanna scream. Kyle is a good guy but he's no wimp. He's strong and steadfast. And he loves Ceci but knows a secret about her past that could cause problems.
Ceci is a great heroine, too and you really feel for her in this story as she faces her struggles.
I love the friends to lovers storyline, it's one of my fave types of plot, and this really is a fresh and intriguing take on it.
This is a gripping, emotional read that keeps you hooked to the very end. Highly reccommended.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I love books where the couple starts out as best friends and realizes there is something more between them. That is the case with Kyle Morgan and his Cecilia Anton. They have been best friends for twenty years. He has been fighting his attraction to Ceci for the past three years. She has recently discovered her feelings for Kyle after a bad break-up with her boyfriend…one that leaves her pregnant and alone. She appears on Kyle’s doorstep, desperate for a friend. Of course he is there for her, though he has been keeping his distance lately because he has such a hard time controlling his feelings for her. Now that she is pregnant and alone, he intends to step up to the plate and be there for her.
I married my best friend, and I KNOW that those are the best, most solid marriages. I don’t understand the trope of friends not being able to take their relationship further for fear of losing the friendship. Excuse me? What happens to the friendship when these feelings are present and you DON’T act upon them? What happens when the person you care the most about moves on to another relationship? What does THAT do to the friendship? I didn’t have a lot of patience with the back and forth debate of not developing the romantic side of their relationship for the sake of their friendship. I felt that Ceci went overboard with that theme. I was relieved when that drama was over. That was the ONLY negative to this story. It was a mild aggravation. I still loved the story.
RISKING IT ALL has a layer of mystery and suspense that adds to the plot, and keep the pages turning – although the relationship between Kyle and Ceci is steamy enough to hold your interest. As far as book boyfriends go, I would definitely rate Kyle in the top ten. He was a sexy cop, with a soft side that made you love him. Sigh…
J.M. Stewart writes a solid and sexy romance, with just enough heat. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. There is no cliff-hanger. I loved it, and will be looking forward to reading more from this author.
*An advance reading copy was generously provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Cecelia has hit rock bottom; her last blood relative is gone, she can’t remember parts of her past, her relationship is over and her best friend is pulling away from her. Her life is rapidly spinning out of control and Ceci’s unsure of how to regain control. Ceci’s best friend Kyle is the only person she feels she can turn too, will Kyle and Ceci be able to gain control together?
Kyle is one of many in the Morgan family that has “adopted” Ceci into their fold. Kyle is a detective, who works hard to keep the streets clean, so what does he do when his best friend is dating a dirty guy? Childhood friends and neighbors, Kyle and Cecelia have developed a bond that’s built to withstand almost anything.
The tension between Kyle and Cecelia is felt within minutes of starting Risking It All. Not only is she showing up on his doorstep in the middle of the night but also tears his heart out with three little words. Relying on their deeply developed bond Kyle welcomes Cecelia into his home and heart without consequence. Kyle willing steps up to the plate and helps out his friend however, Ceci is reluctant can she risk their friendship by accepting his help? Can they take it to the next step and become lovers? As parts of her memory are returning will it affect their relationship? Kyle has knowledge on many things but past promises keep his lips sealed. Those promises drive a wedge between the friends and threaten to end it all. The couple takes a break to rethink and re-evaluate their lives. With a little push from the Morgan family they take the big risk and let fate take it from there.
This is the first JM Stewart novel that I have read; it was slightly different from my normal but still an enjoyable read. I did not relate to all of the characters but I did feel emotion/curiosity for many of them. While JM told the story between Kyle and Cecelia, she peaked my interest on book two, Whatever It Takes. If someone is looking for a quick afternoon read that includes a friend to lovers twist, Risking It All would be a go-to read.
Review copy provided for an honest review.
Kyle Morgan is a police detective in Puyallup, Washington. He has known Cecelia Anton for almost twenty years; they have been best friends and tell each other everything, stressing that there will never be any lies between them. Unfortunately Kyle has been keeping two secrets from her and it has been eating away at him, enough that he has been pretending to be too busy to keep their standing Saturday movie night or their daily phone calls. Not only have his feelings for her changed from friendship to something more, he also knows about her past, something she is desperate to learn.
Cece has no memory from before she was seven, nothing about her parents or why she has always lived with her grandmother. She has recurring nightmares and is deathly afraid of guns but when she asked her grandmother she never received a straight answer. When her grandmother dies, Kyle reluctantly promises to let Cece uncover her memories on her own. Things start to change when Cece finds she is in trouble and goes to the only person she trusts.
Risking it All is an extremely emotional ride from start to finish. When Kyle’s feelings changed he was so confused and unsure, he hated to pull away but was afraid of how Cece would react. But when she comes to him for help he forgets about his troubles and vows to do all he can, what he does not count on are her feelings for him. I like the two together however Cece’s arguments of not wanting to lose what they have if something goes wrong gets a little frustrating, I also wish Kyle would have given up on his promise earlier, Cece needed to know to help her start the healing process. Overall I really enjoyed the story and will definitely pick up the next one featuring another Morgan family member and their struggles with love.
Copy from publisher for an honest review