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Carnal Risk (Club Altura Romance, #1)
     

Carnal Risk (Club Altura Romance, #1)

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by Kym Grosso
 

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Powerful CEO, Garrett Emerson’s, life and corporation are built on a foundation of risk taking and top secret priorities.  He works hard, but plays even harder. When tragedy strikes, the charismatic and sexy billionaire takes the gamble of his life by bringing a beautiful consultant into his inner sanctum, exposing her to his exclusive society of extreme

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Powerful CEO, Garrett Emerson’s, life and corporation are built on a foundation of risk taking and top secret priorities.  He works hard, but plays even harder. When tragedy strikes, the charismatic and sexy billionaire takes the gamble of his life by bringing a beautiful consultant into his inner sanctum, exposing her to his exclusive society of extreme athletes who are adventurous both in business and pleasure.  Inexplicably drawn to the intriguing woman, Garrett teaches her to face her fears, bringing them both to new levels of ecstasy. 

Selby Reynolds, a high profile technology specialist, reluctantly accepts an engagement at Emerson Industries. Discovering secrets and uncovering clues to a murder, she’s swept into Garrett's dangerous but seductive life of luxury.  Captivated by the world renowned capitalist and adventurer, she’s convinced he could crush her heart. As he pushes her sexual limits and their erotic play intensifies, Selby finds it impossible to resist the one man who turns her darkest fantasies into a reality.  

When Selby’s life is threatened by a killer, carnal lessons of trust are put to the test, forcing them to choose who is friend and who is foe. Can Selby give her heart to a man who revels in the excitement of flirting with death?  Will they prevail against an enemy who threatens to tear apart Garrett’s world, including the fragile connection with the woman he seeks to claim as his own?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.

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BN ID:
2940151701372
Publisher:
Kym Grosso
Publication date:
06/02/2015
Series:
Club Altura Romance , #1
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Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
69,031
File size:
472 KB

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Carnal Risk 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot Hot Hot! Kym, you've outdone yourself again. Just when I think " how can this end so soon & be good", You show me yet again why I love your writing. Highly recommend ALL of Kyms books.
Cherri-Anne More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Altura. 5 GOLD CORSETS What’s enough for you? Where’re your limits? Take a deep breath, sweetheart. I know you’re capable of pushing the envelope. You wanna know how far I’ll go? What gives me a rush? You’ll Just have to find out for yourself, Mr. Emerson. WOW KYM! You Put a Spell on Me!! It’s not just a beautiful song! wink For the love of all that was holy!! What a WONDRISK story!! But... WHOA! What a horrible opening! Thankfully, it was quick, and the awesomeness took over! I guess he won't be getting his own story, like I had hoped!! *sad sigh* But on to better & naughtier times! WOOOWEE! What a helluva MAGICAL CARNAL RIDE!! I am not sure what I was expecting, maybe something more along the lines of the prequel Solstice Burn, but definitely not this! Which of course is what makes this book all that much more... more... more EVERYTHING! More engrossing. More naughty. More special. More dangerous. More… Just more! At first I was a little disappointed that Chase & Penny weren't really a part of this story, but they were quickly forgotten - Sorry Chase & Penny! - once I met Garrett, Lars and Selby! Again, I love, Love, LOVE how Kym tells her stories! How the focus is never superficial, the girls never worry about their body type, nor their hair, etc. which honestly impresses me to no end! Even if there is jealousy it's never because of one feeling inadequate in any way! Very refreshing! I love how enriched the story is, the depth to it, how the story is always moving forward with no dry, boring or "sleeper" parts. Even when you are learning about Selby's past, or about Garrett's business & Club Altura, it's almost always told by one character to the other. So while they are getting to know each other, it's so personal & intimate, like they are personally letting you into their life, secrets & heart too! Which brings me to this - Kym's FAN-ALTURA-TASTIC talent has me so ABSO-SURFING-LUTELY deeply immersed in the story I feel like I AM the story! I didn't just read the story, I lived it! I experienced it all with the characters, AS Selby, AS Garrett even! I felt their joy, nervousness, excitement and yes, I cried with, as & for them too! Unfortunately, the same is not true for the CARNALICIOUS parts. *sad, frustrated sigh* I need a Garrett of my own. Wink Having the chance to read all 3 books in this series back-to-back-to-back wasn't an opportunity I was going to pass on... even if it isn't my much-preferred paranormal and WOW!! Am I ever glad I took the plunge!! Kim is definitely one FINTASTIC author and I am ready to dive right in to the next book! SIGN ME UP! I WANT TO JOIN THE CLUB!! No sky diving though. Even though I do have a couple of Kym's Vampire books, this series is actually my first of hers that I have had the immense pleasure of reading, and I GUARAN-DAMN-TEE it will NOT be the last! If she can hook me so deep into a "contemporary" story - erotic or not - I can only imagine how VAMPTACULAR & FANGASMIC her Vamps will be!! wink
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need more! When is book 2 coming?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good throughout until the rather flat ending...bizarre epilogue, too.
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of Carnal Risk (Club Altura, Book 1) by Kym Grosso Secrets and lies - 5++ stars This is the first book that I have had the honor of reading by Kym Grosso, although I do have the first book in the New Orleans series. After reading this book and getting to know the characters in this series, I am definitely looking forward to reading more. Garrett lives his life on the edge, turning his adrenaline obsession into a multi-million dollar corporation built on top secret projects and high risk events. Selby is a technology specialist that works for one of Garrett's friends and she reluctantly takes the assignment to help Emerson Industries after a horrendous tragedy. Selby deals with a lot of fears brought on by traumatic events in her childhood. Her one activity that she partakes of is Burlesque dancing, to try and push her fears and become the woman she has always wanted to be. Garrett is intrigued by Selby and the chemistry between the two of them is combustible. Garrett decides that he is going to help her face her fears, thereby giving both of them higher levels of ecstasy. Although Garrett believes his friend was murdered, he reluctantly agrees to let Selby work with him to finish the projects that Evan had been working on. "When Selby's life is threatened by a killer, carnal lessons of trust are put to the test, forcing them to choose who is friend and who is foe. Can Selby give her heart to a man who revels in the excitement of flirting with death? Will they prevail against an enemy who threatens to tear apart Garrett's world, including the fragile connection with the woman he seeks to claim as his own?" Although this book does not end on a real cliffhanger, there are still lots of questions about who the killer was working with and who the next target will be. Are things really resolved for Garrett's business and Selby's role in it, or will there be more trouble to come. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series to come out. ********** **AWESOME purchase**
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Steamy Contemporary Romance I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Carnal Risk by Kym Grosso is a full-length, stand-alone, erotic thriller. It is the first book in her latest (non-paranormal) series. Garrett Emerson is a self-made billionaire and an adrenaline junkie. He and his friends formed the Club Altura for high-flying businessmen. Sydney Reynolds is a quiet and risk adverse IT guru who recently got her MBA. Upon the death of Garrett's close friend and colleague, Evan, he meets Sydney through a mutual friend, Lars. Sydney is the answer to Garrett's problem. He needs an IT director and a HR guru to fill Evan's empty set. He doesn't mind that she's easy on the eyes either. Once they start working together, not only do sparks fly, but so do the clues pointing to Evan's death not being an accident. Garrett and Sydney grow closer as they suss out motives and clues to Evan's murder. Carnal Risk is a fast paced thriller that will keep readers engaged from the first page to the last! NC-17 content--for mature readers only.
RHolub More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic!!!! This is Kym Grosso’s first foray into contemporary erotic romance & she hit it out of the park!!!! Garrett Emerson is the CEO of Emerson Enterprises, a multi-million dollar company. He loves all types of extreme sports. It’s not just a hobby for him, it’s a way of life. When his best friend & CTO of his company, Evan Tredioux, dies in a skydiving accident he is convinced to bring in Selby Reynolds, an executive recruiter & information systems expert, to find Evan’s replacement. Selby Reynolds doesn’t do risk. The only excitement she allows in her life is her white-hat hacking & singing in a burlesque club on occasion. When her best friend & boss shows up at her club with another man she doesn’t realize that it is billionaire playboy owner of Emerson Enterprises, Garrett Emerson, that she gives the show of a lifetime to. These two have really great chemistry. This book has everything; adventure, suspense, great sex, this thing has it all!!!!! Get in on the fun from the beginning on what looks to be a fanfreakingtastic new series!!!! I wish I could give it 10 stars!!!!
_DVF_ More than 1 year ago
Garrett brings in a consultant to help with issues that have plagued his company. Shelby is the best of the best in technology. Sparks fly but are either ready to really trust the other? When Shelby is threatened, can Garrett bring her into his life and lifestyle to save her from a killer? Kym Gross's first book in a new genre. As a wonderful paranormal author, Kym hits it out of the field with this first book in the suspenseful romance category. Can't wait for the next book!
HafwynD More than 1 year ago
Carnal Risk is a sultry story between a broken woman trying to keep her head above her fears and a man who chases adrenaline faster than American Pharaoh wins a horse race. I liked that just because Selby had so many fears and phobias because what was done to her she was written strong and fighting those same fears. Garrett is still mourning his friend Evan and dealing with his business and trying to prove his friend was murdered, it made him a bit of a grump. He is also seriously dominant and that could translate into a jerk at times, but with his personality it fits. The story was entertaining and though some parts were predictable I enjoyed reading it and seeing Selby become stronger and Garrett help her with her fears. Garrett is an extreme sports junkie and makes tons of money from like minded people by making gear for their crazy and exhilarating life style as well as top secret military projects. When his friend, ex military and professional sky diver dies during a bad dive he immediately suspects murder. His friend Lars wants Garrett to bring in his own friend Selby who has mad skills at hacking, but more importantly she can temporarily do Evan's job while she looks for his replacement. The only problem is Lars knows Garrett wont give her a chance because she doesn't engage in their life style. Selby takes risks in her own way so Lars shows him before ever bringing her up. Seeing it for himself Garrett knows Selby takes risks in her own way. And he also sees he wants her, badly. The passion between the two is astronomical, but lies and secrets will come out. But will near out of control passion be enough? The story heats up pretty fast in more than one way and when it does things will not be the same again. I recommend this book to those who like a romance with some adrenaline rushing excitement and spice.
SexyMia125 More than 1 year ago
This is a new series by Kym Grosso, who usually writes paranormal romance.  This is a contemporary romance and despite fears of whether or not she would be able to do it, SHE NAILED IT. Garrett is a powerful CEO who pushes his limits to face his limits in ways that most people fear.  He exudes control and power from the very beginning, painting a very clear picture of who he is.   Then there is Selby, a clear opposite of Garrett.  She lives in constant fear and is not a risk taker by any means.  She needs limits in her life in order to function. An encounter at a club, leaves Garrett intrigued by Selby.  When she enters his office, he decides to push his boundaries and hers.  But can he handle the consequences? It is suspenseful, full of twists and turns, and so hot, you need to take a cold shower when you're done.  Great start to a new and very promising series.
Nini12563 More than 1 year ago
Oooh!!!!!!!! Read this book in two hours and couldn't put it down! Different from Kym's paranormal books in only one way. It's not paranormal. Still very alpha, still very sexy, and the action between the hero and heroine was spot on.  Mystery, suspense, intrigue and sexiness. What more could you ask?
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Self-made billionaire Garrett Emerson has lost Evan, a close friend and he knows that it was not an accident. His longtime friend Lars wants to help him heal and move on. He wants to loan Shelby Reynolds, the best IT person around, to Garrett to help find Evan's replacement. When they meet the sparks fly and he wants her but he is not sure what the other feelings are. While Garrett is an adrenaline junkie, Shelby is scares of almost everything. Can she trust Garrett to show her what she is missing or will she be to scared to try? Will Garrett follow his feeling and keep her close? While they are working to get things in order to hire Evan's replacement, another friend and employee of Garrett's is attached and dies. They have to find out who is after his company and why? But the why is the easy part as they have government contracts that are top secret as well as no so secret stuff going on. Will the find out who the killer is before anyone else gets hurt or worse? If you are looking for a great story with lust, love ans killer suspense, then this one is for you. This is a first for me from Kym Grosso and I can't wait for more from her. Looking forward to Lars' story coming 2016. **Wicked Reads Review Team**
spendingtoomuch More than 1 year ago
Holy Hell, Kym has done it again with this first book in her new series. Murder,mystery,erotic scenes,hot alpha males,strong leading lady,this book has it all. Garrett is a millionaire,risk taker in all aspects of his life. Selby is a tech savvy,business woman thrust into Garrett's life when a friend/business partner dies. There are sparks from their first meeting and it only gets hotter. If you enjoy well written,great storyline,hot sex do not pass this up. Really not happy that we have to wait till next year for next book since we were left with a great tease about Lars at the end of book. 
BRibeira More than 1 year ago
Love this book. It's a bit different than her action packed paranormal. Instead it's action packed contemporary and hot. Garret is a control freak who loves to live dangerously. Selby is very safe, but also in control. Together, they are so out of control it's a fun ride. Throw in some mystery and suspense and you have steamy story that will keep you turning pages.
Wolf_Girl1 More than 1 year ago
Carnal Risk is the first book in the new Club Altura Romance Series by the talented Kym Grosso. This is a full length erotic suspense novel with a HEA. There are elements of suspense, danger, and deception. Not to mention some very steamy and passionate scenes!  Self made billionaire and CEO, Garrett Emerson, lives life in the fast lane. His business was built on taking risks and pushing boundaries. Garrett also belongs to an exclusive club made up of individuals who are not only daring when it comes to business, but also in their private lives. When Garrett suffers a tremendous loss, he must allow someone outside of his private circle to help him.  Selby Reynolds, is a technology specialist who a force to be reckoned but in reality she is shy. She accepts a job working for Garrett. However, their first encounter is not your typical employer employee meeting. Both Garrett and Selby feel an instant attraction to each other which leads them to push each other’s limits. After their encounter, the question is how far is either one of them willing to go for the other? Carnal Risk is Kym’s first book in the Contemporary genre and let me tell you, she did not disappoint! The characters are charismatic and likeable. The plot is well thought-out and written. She describes her characters and locations so well; you can actually visualize them. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the next installment. Bravo Kym Grosso! Bravo! 
almoncla More than 1 year ago
Carnal Risk, is a erotic thriller with many twist and turns that grabs you from the beginning. Garrett Emerson is a CEO who loves to take risk in all things, life, and business. He lives in a world that is not for everyone. Selby Reynolds is a smart technology specialist, who gets pushed into Garrett's company by a mutual friend, Lars (you will love Lars). Selby soon learns there is so much more to Garrett than she ever imagined. His fast paced life style and erotic appetites has her head spinning. Garrett wants to protect Selby and bring all of her sexual fantasies to life by bringing her into his world and introducing her to Club Altura. This book is fast paced, From the moment Garrett meets Selby, he wants her but with the recent murder of his partner and the lifestyle he lives, he tries to stop his personal desires for her. Garrett has many secrets because of his company's involvement with highly classified projects, that may have played a part in his business partners death. Garrett and Selby find themselves thrown in the middle of a cat and mouse game with both of their lives put in danger. Selby is also keeping secrets that she now fears will cause Garrett not to trust her. If you love steamy alpha males, strong female characters, with a thrilling mystery to solve, Carnal Risk is a book for you.
jumooring More than 1 year ago
Carnal Risk Gym Grosso When Kym Grosso said she had something special that she planned to write I could hardly wait. I knew she had this (never doubt yourself Kym) new series and I knew it was going to be awesome. Carnal Risk….WOW this book had it all one page after another. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. Carnal Risk is a hot, intriguing sit on the edge of your bed and wonder what is going to happen next. We have some mystery, a tragic accident several hot sexy alpha males and plenty of hot steamy sex. Garrett Emerson is a self-made billionaire/ adrenaline junkie and a strong Alpha male. Selby Reynolds is a techno specialist and one hell of an Alpha female and Garrett’s obsession. That one song and dance had him and he knew he had to have her. With a little scheming from Lars, Shelby and Garrett’s good friend anything is possible. You’re just going to have to read this book to see how hot it is…..Awesome job Kym Grosso can’t wait for the next book in this series…….
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it, the story was well written, I felt like I was inside the book, having the same adventure Selby was having,  it kept me glued until I read the last page, thank you for a book that had it all sex suspense and adventure.
Anne_C More than 1 year ago
Carnal Risk is one EXtremely wild ride!  Garrett Emerson, CEO of Emerson Industries, is a self-made, hard-working, hard-playing man who turned a hobby into a Fortune 500 company.  His life revolves around Emerson Industries and Club Altura. a club for the highest of flyers.  His idea of living life is embracing it in everything he does.  That being said, safety planning is first and foremost.  Garrett has just lost a good friend, Evan, an integral part of his company.  However, it's starting to look less and less like an accident.   Not ready yet to replace his friend, he resists Lars' attempt to bring him an IT expert who can help him out.  However after meeting Selby Reynolds, Garrett just can't say no.  Selby is everything he needs, except she's wrapped up tight and risk adverse.  She knows about the company, but she has never experienced any of it.  How could she ever fit in?  Into his company, into his life, into Club Altura.  While Garrett starts to push through Selby's barriers and danger stalks too close to home, Selby and Garrett are left trying to figure out what's going on.  Carnal Risk is a fluid, well-written novel, filled with adventure, danger, and, yes, erotic, hot sex.  With a compelling plot and delectable characters, Kym Grosso's new Club Altura series is a hit with this reader. (Gifted a copy for independent review)
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars--CARNAL RISK is the first full –length installment in Kym Grosso’s adult, contemporary Club Altura erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on the members of an exclusive association of extreme sports fanatics at Club Altura. This is CEO Garrett Emerson, and executive recruiter / information systems expert Selby Reynolds’s storyline. Emerson Industries specializes in high finance and secret operations including contracts with government, military and the civilian sectors. Told from dual third person perspectives CARNAL RISK follows the investigation into the death of Garrett Emerson’s friend and business associate Evan-ex military and Emerson Industry CTO, and a man whose latest jump was his last. When Garrett’s best friend Lars suggests a technology specialist to look into Evan’s latest business ventures, Garrett is quick to find himself falling for the beautiful Selby Reynolds who holds secrets of her own. What ensues is Garrett’s pursuit of Selby, and the prospect that the killer could be one of their own. As the storyline builds, lives will be threatened and destroyed all pointing to the missing information that resulted in Evan’s gruesome death. Selby has issues with anxiety; an horrific incident as a child has forced Selby to take stock of what it is she wants in life, and getting sexually involved with self-made billionaire CEO Garrett Emerson was never in the plans. Selby was hired to look for missing information but her attraction to Garrett finds our heroine falling for a man she knows nothing about. Their desire for one another is immediate; Garrett is quick to claim Selby as his own. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and exploratory; Garrett is a man who likes a little kink in the bedroom, hallway, balcony, outdoors……… The secondary and supporting characters include many of Garrett’s business associates, friends and club members. Lars is Selby’s best friend and a close associate of Garrett Emerson. It is Lars who will bring Selby into Garrett’s life. We are introduced to extreme sport enthusiasts and Garrett’s inner sanctum at Emerson Industries: VP of Aqua Operations and champion surfer Seth Harris, Head of Scientific Division Chase Abbott, CFO Nate Killian and Head Legal Counsel Ryder Tremblay: Club Altura members Beckett and Cormac- the twins- as well as the local DA who is helping with the investigation both in front and behind the scenes. Lars storyline will be released in 2016. CARNAL RISK is an erotic tale of friendship, betrayal, money and greed. There are moments of action, suspense, mystery and intrigue shrouded in a secret world of extreme sports and pleasure seeking enthusiasts. Our introduction to Club Altura is exotic and alluring with an aura of power and sex; membership is exclusive; the thrill of the chase a must; a fear of flying is not an option. The storyline premise is exciting and inviting; the characters engaging, charismatic and compelling; the romance is sexual, seductive and intense. Stimulate your senses as you free fall into the world of billionaires and thrill seeking alpha males.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin Stars When you are a daredevil and an adrenalin junkie the risk is never enough, even if death is a distinct possibility!  For billionaire entrepreneur Garrett Emerson the more dangerous the risk, the better! In this new series by author Kym Grosso, we are introduced to this panty dropping, danger seeking, alpha male and the woman that raises his blood pressure alone with other body parts.  Carnal Risk, book one in the Club Altura Romance series will trigger the readers adrenalin flow, as well. Once again this amazing author constructs a world of intrigue and romance that captures her readers and traps them within the story she has created. Deceit...Secrets...Danger! Garrett Emerson is a self-made man, with one fault.  He loves to push the envelope when it comes to danger and gets off on it. It does not just involve the high he gets from participating in extreme sports, but also from getting down and dirty by pushing his sexual pleasures to the next level! His life changes when he fines a new source for a high and adrenalin rush, her name is Selby.  Selby Reynolds has secrets.  Secrets that when reveled will shoot down any interest Garrett Emerson might have had in her!  The woman that everyone sees on the outside, the confidant woman is not who she really is. He is a risk taker and she is just the opposite, secure in things that she does well, not exploring things outside her comfort zone.  That is until she meets Garrett Emerson and it seems he knows how to push the correct buttons to get her to step outside the box. Someone is killing Emerson employees and now their eyes are on Selby.  Will Selby and Garett unravel the mystery before it is too late?    Hero: Garrett Emerson 4.5 stars Heroine: Selby Reynolds 4.5 stars Steam: 4.5 stars  Plot: 4.5 stars  Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book: Yes! When a book has hot, hunky alpha males and a smart sexy female that do whatever is necessary to get the job done, then it is a great read.  This book sizzles with intense attraction while dealing with ‘a who done’ question! Would I recommend this author: Yes!  Ms. Grosso’s paranormal series is a favorite read for me, one that I have reread many times.  Her new venture into contemporary romance is worth reading as well.  Characters are charismatic and the storyline is original and unique in concept.  Cannot wait to read the next in this series! ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***