Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love Series, #1)

Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love Series, #1)

by Kay Manis
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Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love Series, #1) by Kay Manis

A wounded woman. 

A defeated athlete.

Can two broken people make each other whole?

For attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she can protect herself from the painful scars of her past.

As legal counsel and sports agent to some of the world’s top athletes, Hindley’s always ready for a challenge. But when her new client struts in, his familiar eyes bore through her facade and threaten her well-planned life. Keeping all his secrets is now her new profession, but if he discovers hers, she might lose everything.

Pro extreme sports athlete, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be on top. But after two years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s forced to make a comeback he never anticipated. His team may think a new sports agent will rebuild his career, but what if she costs him his heart in the process?

Just when Rory is poised for a comeback, secrets from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love. In the world of extreme sports, sometimes risking it all is the only way to win.

EXTREME RISK is not a stand-alone book. Find out the dramatic conclusion to part 1 of Rory and Hindley’s story in EXTREME DEVOTION, X-Treme Love Series, Book 2, available now.

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FIVE STARS! “A funny, heart breaking and suspense filled journey of self-discovery."

- OBSESSION IS A BOOK

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**NOTE: Extreme Risk was originally published in September 2013 under the title Skater Boy, X-Treme Boys Series

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Read the entire X-Treme Love Series:

HINDLEY & RORY

Extreme Risk, Book 1

Extreme Devotion, Book 2

DANA & PETER

Extreme Sacrifice, Book 3

Extreme Trust, Book 4

GENEVA & BERK

Extreme Attraction, Book 5

Extreme Courage, Book 6

HINDLEY & RORY

Extreme Promise, Book 7

Extreme Gift, Novelette

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148939320
Publisher: Castle Hill Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Series: X-Treme Love Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,246
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and 5 pound Chihuahua, affectionately named "Tiny." Skater Boy and My Skater Boy are Kay's debut novels in the X-Treme Boys series. As a writer she strives to keep her readers engaged, intrigued and excited. When Kay's not writing and researching, you'll find her eating out and shopping with friends or taking an afternoon nap. Check out Kay's website at www.kaymanis.com Join Kay on her Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/kaymanisauthor2

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Extreme Risk (X-Treme Boys Series, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
IntertwinedHeartsAuthor More than 1 year ago
OH MY GOSH!!! Just finished this novel and moved directly to the next, My Skater Boy. I LOVED this story. Kay Manis is an extremely talented author and paints a fantastic picture. She made me laugh, gasp and awww over and over again. Grab this series. So freaking good!
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
Book Worms was given this book as an ARC for an honest review We gave this book 5 Skater Boy Stars!! This review was left by Lindsay Thibodaux a Book Worm reviewer.  Thanks Lindsay. Rory Gregor fell from grace in the skating world and is trying to make a come back and hide his secrets that could destroy him.  Hindley Hagen a lawyer trying to build her confidence and leave the past where it belongs in the past.   Hindley's sister, who hates her, is having a bachelorette party that her step father begs her to attend.  After too many drinks, Hindley finds herself in a compromising position on the side of the street.  Rory, out with his best friend Lief, sees what is happening and his protective side takes over to save her from a bad situation.  He takes her home and stays the night to make sure she is ok.  The next morning proves to more difficult when they both realize that something is stirring in both of them.  Something that neither one are used too.   Even with past demons of having low self esteem, hopelessness, and fear of the past coming back that they both share, they allow their feelings for each other to happen despite many protests.  However being that Hindley is not his lawyer/agent, will their love ruin what they have worked so hard to accomplish; Rory trying to make it back to number 1 on the pro skater circuit, and Hindley's job a so his lawyer/agent that she has worked so hard to do on her own.  Can their love overcome their professional relationship?  Will it destroy their hearts in the process? Kay Manis has created a love story between two people who are struggling to find the one thing that is missing in their lives....hope.  In this beautiful story of two people who have worked so hard to prove that they are something, but lack the confidence to truly believe that are worthy, Manis has you cheering for their success professionally and in their new found personal relationship.  
taisheena More than 1 year ago
A to die for read! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Meeting Hindley and Rory was wonderful. There is real depth of character and dimension that makes them seem like my new best friends. Hindley fights to pay her way through law school, keeping men at bay to keep her past secret. Then her boss decides to expand into sports and she is pivotal to the department. It's fun to watch her struggle to mesh work nad personal without getting fired. Rory is a ladies' man, takes what he needs and moves on without forming attachments, it's easier that way after all. Until he decides to play knight in shining ...cab? His careful planning didn't save him from Hindley, but at this point does he want it to. I would suggest this read to anyone that enjoys romance. And make sure you buy both books because you will want the rest of the story. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Extreme Risk even though the main characters didn't think to much of themselves. Hindley has serious issuses that I hope Rorey helps her with. They make an awesome couple, looking forward to the next book in hopes they can learn to trust each other.
AnonymousBookWorm More than 1 year ago
Though it was going to be a really good book, it ended up being an okay book. that leaves off in a cliffhanger. Not sure if I am going to buy the second one or not..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I laughted and cried all the way thru it. Will read the whole series all 7.Can't wait to order the next one.y
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Skater boy was my first read by this author. And am going to say am disappointed. Why do authors have to make fun of the fat girl and think that someone who is involved in x games are stupid.
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chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5 Stars  At 25, Hindley Hagen had been through a lot in her past. She puts a wall around her - protecting herself and most especially her heart had been her number one concern. She doesn’t easily trust people and she prefers to stay in the ‘safe’ zone. Then she had met Rory Gregor – a pro-skateboarder, who according to her was a living breathing oxymoron. They had met in the most unusual circumstances – it was her step-sister’s bachelorette party, and she was having the worse time of her life. They got her so drunk, and then left her. He just saved her from being taken home and molested by a stranger. Out of the goodness of his heart (AHEM), he brought her home (thanks to the help of the cab driver), and put her to bed, without taking advantage of her (which is hard for him, most likely). It didn’t help when Dana caught them the next morning… the next thing he knew, he was Hindley’s date to her sister’s wedding. But everything got complicated when she was assigned to him as a sports agent for Rory. She needed to put a halt to whatever she’s feeling and be professional with her dealings with him. How can she ever do that, when every time they stand in the same room – fireworks erupt and she couldn’t even breath evenly? Not to mention, she had some deeper, darker secret (even darker than his) that she had been keeping not just to protect her career, but her family as well. It was a good comeback for Professional skateboarder, Rory Gregor after he rolled down from the top post due to his drinking, womanizing and drug problems. Everyone wanted to see him skate once again. Hiring a new agent might seal the deal to it, but it may cost his heart in the process… Hindley was everything any guy would have dream of, and he was lucky enough she was wasting her time on him. But what if she knew about his past? About his secrets? She would run as fast as she could to the other side of the room. She was way beyond his league. Would she ever accept him if she knew? I love some characters, and hated some too. Hindley – she has self-esteem issues, no thanks to her past. I didn’t know why she allowed herself to be treated like that by her step-sister! I wished she stood up against her. Geneva was a piece of work, and I hated her so much. For her to continuously sabotage Hindley’s life, and for Hindley’s mom not paying attention towards the situation makes me want to wring their necks and smashed their heads together. Argh! And there was Paul, her step-dad who would move heaven and earth to keep her safe and protected. He had treated her like a real daughter, and given her everything she wanted without even her asking for it. So, if he ask her to baby sit her evil sister, who is she to refuse? Then there’s Dana – OMG! I so love her feistiness! She was the strong foundation Hindley needed and leaned on when things got rough into her life. Rory, on the other hand, has some self-esteem issues as well. His reasons are enough for him to think twice before jumping into bed with Hindley. She was a lawyer, beautiful, successful – what would she want to do with him? I understand his dilemma, but I still wished he would see his worth. He was not just an athlete, but he was a gentleman, and a hero too! Hindley tried to fight it, she knew what the consequences would be if she would give in to her desires and they would get caught. Rory might turned hot then cold at the beginning, but when he finally got over his insecurities – he would do anything to have her. Two broken people clothed with insecurities, Dark past, mysterious secrets, and secret love affair – Skater Boy was one heck of a ride. I laughed, cried a little, got frustrated, angry, fell in love and drunk with anticipation for the next book. I was blessed to have both books ready to review rather than agonizing to wait for the next one to come out. Nevertheless, I eagerly started to read the next one – because you will honestly want to finish this series and know the ending ASAP! ¿ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.¿