- File Size: 4100 KB
- Print Length: 263 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 16, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UMODJ4I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Julia had once been the physical therapist to many high-profile sports stars until her repuation and career were ruined by one star who didn’t like being told “No”. Her reputation in tatters, she’s only able to find work helping the elderly, until a former industry contact hands her the job she needs but doesn’t want to take. But she’s bordering on broke and beggars can’t be choosers, so she reluctantly takes the job. A terrible start with professional snowboarder, Noah Hunt, has her quitting on the first day. She’s convinced to stick it out for the duration and after spending time together, Noah realises his impressions of her were way off base and his recovery moves at a pace that stuns even him. But when she has concerns about his recovery and requests that he postpone his return, a move that could potentially ruin his career and kill his sponsorships, he believes her motives are less than honourable and sends her on her way.
I did enjoy The Risk and I would read the next book in the series. I found it to be a light and easy read that flowed well, but I did have some issues with the main characters. I didn’t like Noah’s sexist thoughts toward Julia at the beginning about how she obtained her success and was disappointed that he never acknowledged that he was wrong about her. I also felt let down with the lack of backstory when it came to both Julia and Noah’s pasts. Past events were mentioned but not really discussed in depth which left me with questions. And while Julia has no problem being strong and confident with her clients in order to get them back in peak performance, she’s apparently too weak to go after the men who have ruined her and left her with nothing. The whole reason Julia lost her job barely felt like a blip on the radar, and when she eventually ran into her ex-client, I honestly couldn’t see the point of even bringing him in at that point. Nothing really happened nor was he held accountable for what he’d done. Just nothing. And I was expecting to read about Julia experiencing regret or guilt for tossing her golden rule out the window, but she seemed totally fine with potentially ruining her reputation again just to sleep with Noah. Like I said, I did like The Risk, but I think there were some weak points and character development that probably should have been improved on.
Noah Hunt is the top competitor in his sport. He has won gold medals and topped all the records in snowboarding. When he takes a fall that results in a broken ankle, it could be the end of his snowboarding career. He has gone months without professional therapy. He has been trying to rehabilitate himself, without much success. His agent and sponsors are concerned with his healing process and fear that he is not going to make the X Games. This could be a career ender. They step in and hire one of the best physical therapists in the sports medicine industry. They want results. The want Noah back on the board and back in competition.
Noah Hunt is stubborn. He has enough of physical therapists. He has gone through several in the last few months. Each therapist has set him back further. When he is told that his sponsors have hired a new physical therapist, he is waiting for the moment he can run her off so that he can get back to his own therapy and back on the snow. What he didn’t anticipate was Julia Bailey. She is tough, determined, professional, and knowledgeable. She changes his diet, his schedule, his workouts, and his therapy. When he sees the immediate results in just one day, he realizes that she is what he may need to get back on the board. It doesn’t hurt that she is smoking hot and one of the sexiest women he has ever met. This may a win win situation for him.
Julia Bailey is one the best physical therapist in the sports medicine industry. Her career was tanked when she had problems with a former athlete. Her company fired her and left her out to dry. She is now working in a facility for senior citizens. When she gets the offer to rehabilitate another hot shot athlete, her first reaction is to say absolutely not. She is not going to risk her job or what little bit of professional reputation she still has. Especially with an airhead snowboarder. But the offer is too sweet. The money is too good to turn down. It may be the right kind of job to get her back into the sports medicine world with high profile clients. She will have to put her personal feelings aside, let go of her fears about her career, bury the past where it belongs, and move forward. She is the best in the business and she has a top notch athlete that needs her expertise. It doesn’t matter if he is an airhead with the “dude” vocabulary or the womanizer reputation. What she gets is not what she was expecting. Noah Hunt is not your run of the mill snowboarder. Not only is he sex on a stick, he is a dedicated athlete, compassionate man, and has intelligence.
Julia and Noah are insanely attracted to one another. Julia has strict rules about relationships with her clients. The more they get to know one another the attraction is impossible to deny. Not only will they have to struggle with their attraction, Noah’s injuries and previous treatments are much more complex than they both anticipated.
Together they will find out what are the most important things in life. Gold medals are great but they won’t always be there. Professional athletes are on a time clock that ticks very fast. Athletic glory will not last a lifetime. They will have to find what really does last a lifetime. Noah will have to look past his immediate future as a competitor to new goals that will fulfill his life. The one thing that seems to stand out is his new found love for Julia. Is he brave enough to reach out and take it?
Skye Jordan is a fabulous writer. She weaves a tale that keeps readers glued to the pages. Not only are her books sizzling hot and loaded with sexual tension, they are also entertaining, and educational. She researches her subject with great depth and gives her characters and their story credibility. Her characters are full of life, realistic, and loaded with personality. Between the dialogue, the pacing of story, and plot the reader is captivated until the last word.
I highly recommend The Risk by Skye Jordan. It is a 5 Star book that has an Xtreme dose of red hot romance.