(Briar U #2)
A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy.
Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.
And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.
I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.
For every fake date…he wants a real one.
Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.
That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.
ANOTHER FUN SPORTS ROMANCE!
THE DATING GAME questions with Jake and Brenna:
1. BRENNA, SINCE YOUR DAD, IS THE COACH OF THE RIVAL HOCKEY TEAM, HOW WOULD YOUR FATHER FEEL ABOUT YOU DATING THE CAPTAIN OF HIS RIVALRY?
”My father would skin me alive if I ever dated THE ENEMY. Dad and Jake’s coach, Daryl Pedersen, have been feuding for years. According to my father, Coach Pedersen sacrifices babies to Satan and performs blood magic in his spare time.”
2. JAKE, DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL GIRL?
”I like outspoken girls. Girls who bust my balls. Like Brenna Jensen – she’s the very definition of bold, and she doesn’t make me want to sprint out of the room.”
3. BRENNA, WHAT IS IT ABOUT JAKE’S BODY THAT ATTRACTS YOU TO HIM?
”Jake’s body is incredibly appealing. Long legs, muscular arms, sculpted chest. I’ve never seen him without a shirt, and I find myself wondering what his chest looks like when it’s bare. Ripped, I assume. But is it hairy? Smooth like a baby’s bottom? My traitorous fingertips tingle with the urge to find out.”
4. BRENNA, WHEN YOUR SCHOOL PLAYS AGAINST JAKE’S SCHOOL WHO DO YOU ROOT FOR?
5. BRENNA, IF YOU HAD TO PICK A LITERARY COUPLE TO DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN WHO WOULD YOU PICK?
”Aren’t we so cute? We’re like Romeo and Juliet.”
6. JAKE, THIS QUESTION IS ABOUT YOUR TEAMMATE BROOKS – DO YOU THINK HE HAS A BUBBLE BUTT?
“What the hell’s a bubble butt?”
(This whole conversation about Brook’s bubble butt had me laughing)
Now that you’ve gotten to know a little bit about Jake & Brenna, you can read about how these two are caught up in a modern day sports version of Romeo & Juliet.
Sports/college romance genres are among my favorite because it’s that time in our lives when we are just starting out and anything is possible.
THE RISK is the second book in a spin-off series: Briar U. It can be read as a standalone. Secondary characters from the first book become the main focus in subsequent books. It’s a sports/college romance about rivalry teams who have someone from each side falling in love. If you’re a fan of this genre too then this book will hit the spot.
TO READ OTHER INTERVIEWS IN THE BRIAR U SERIES:
Fitz & Summer’s interview (Briar U #1) -> http://foxyblogs.com/review-the-chase-by-ellekennedy-5stars/
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2019
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**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**