Her Forbidden Risk

Her Forbidden Risk

by Tori St. Claire


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Her Forbidden Risk by Tori St. Claire

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She'll complicate his plans in the naughtiest ways...

I guess I'm not in Paris anymore. Emily Gardner has returned to her hometown in Kansas to collect her things after her mother's death. But the moment she steps back into the town, it's like the past has swallowed her up. Memories of her wild and reckless teenaged years. Of her father's disappointment. But it's her childhood crush who wakens something even deeper in Emily...

Mitch Taylor believes in having a Plan. His life, his business-all neat and orderly. But with Emily's return comes a whirlwind of feelings and temptations. Risk. Longing. And ultimately, a desire so strong that Mitch can't help but succumb to it. But Emily won't be tied down. Not to anything or anyone. And with one night of forbidden, sensual delight, all of Mitch's careful control will come completely undone...

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ISBN-13: 9781502956378
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2014
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Her Forbidden Risk 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Too emotional for me. Holy cow, I thought Nicholas Sparks books were emotional. This one was gutwrenching. I sobbed during most of this. The hurt that Tori conveyed was heartbreaking. That's a sign of a talented author. If anyone ever needed a break, it was this heroine. I actually adored her. It took me a while to warm up to Mitch though. He called the heroine "nothing but trouble", "flighty" and "not mother material". Then kept comparing her to his own mother who abandoned her family. He did redeem himself eventually. His hot and cold act just got a little monotonous. I wish the heroine would've stood up for herself right at the beginning when she came to town against her father and brother, but I guess then there wouldn't have been a book. Good read if you don't mind angst tearing at your heart, but just too much for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We definitely need more about Derek n andre, and news about the baby and how every thing goes... They need to have a wild girl just like emily. Would be great closure to all her turmoil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has it all, great steam, story & well developed characters! Please write more- a story for Andre & Derek too!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I was like " I dunno" but then I was like "alright..ok..I dig it"
JoRae More than 1 year ago
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Tori St. Claire is a new-to-me author and, since I love discovering new authors, I was excited to receive a copy of Her Forbidden Risk for review. Her Forbidden Risk was a great opposites attract story with a bit of second chance love. That's a good combination for me. I'm a sucker for both of these tropes, so to have them together just made a lot of sense.  Emily returns home to deal with family matters. She's outgrown Kansas. She never truly felt like she fit in as it was. She was reckless and wild and caused a lot of trouble. Her relationship with her father and brother was strained. The people in town talked about her. The only people on her side were her friend Andre and her childhood crush, Mitch. When she and Mitch reunite they realize there's chemistry and an attraction there that can't be denied. But, things could get messy because she's not staying and Mitch isn't the type of guy who is looking for a short-term, no strings attached fling.  Being completely honest, this book started off slow for me. I had a difficult time connecting with Emily and Mitch. But, as the story picked up steam, I found it difficult to put down. It had some great sweet and sexy moments. The chemistry between Emily and Mitch was apparent. The only think lacking was my connection with them. Even considering that, it was a quick and enjoyable read. I'll be on the lookout for more from this author.  I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Emily Gardner hasn't been home to the U.S. in 7 years, since she was 18. She needed to collect her inheritance from her grandma and have the stuff shipped to Paris where she lives. Going home meant having to face the father that she was never good enough for and the memory of her mother that always treated her bad. She will also see her brother and his best friend, Mitch. She's had a major crush on Mitch since she was a child but she thought he never noticed. He did. Will their first encounter bring to life more than pleasure? How will Mitch keep her from going back to Paris? I think Emily was judged too harshly by everyone. I didn't like that through most of the book, even Mitch, who she'd been intimate with, couldn't even believe that she'd changed. It was great seeing the woman as the adventurous one and the man as the straight laced, cautious one. Great story! Amazing cover! Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. Emily and Mitch story is the best things in life are worth waiting for.
Eve379 More than 1 year ago
This was a really nice after work read for me. I try to keep the really heavy stuff for the weekends and this was the perfect type of book for me to unwind that was short enough that I could finish it without staying up all night. These types of books are lifesavers for me, with just enough angst to have me tearing up. Emily spent her youth trying to please her oh so critical mother. With no hopes of that happening she decides to be the free spirit she is and she's judged harshly for it by her family and even the whole town. As soon as she can she goes off to school in London. She comes back to Kansas for what was to be a quick trip before moving to Paris with her best friend Andre (Who I loved!). She has major daddy issues and is avoiding him as much as possible.  Mitch was a very black and white kind of guy. Everything had to be neat and in it's place. He was in the town he wanted to be in, had his business set up, and had plans to be with a similar type of woman. He always had a little crush on Emily, but knew she didn't fit into his plans. It doesn't help that he's close with the father that she avoids.  After running into one another during her trip home, the give in to those young feelings for what they figure will be a short term, secret fling. Of course flings like that never go as planned.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading Her Forbidden Risk, I wasn't sure how to take it. But the more I read, the more I liked it. This is definitely an opposites attract kind of story. Mitch and Emily were polar opposites but complemented each other perfectly. They had smoking chemistry and could not keep their hands off each other (might need a fan). And then as I kept reading, about 3/4 of the way through, this intensely painful emotional part hit and brought tears to my eyes. So good. I loved the ending and epilogue. I do hope we hear more for Derek and Andre. Andre was such a gem and great sounding board for Emily. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of you people read this book already it just came out yeterday on the nook.....wow
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
A sexy, fun contemporary read. The last then Emily wanted to do was come back to Kansas and stir up her unhappy childhood memories. The only problem is Mitch Taylor, her brother’s best friend is a huge temptation that she finally can’t say no to. A hot read with a lot of things going on, the relationship with Mitch and then the issues with her family. I enjoyed the book a lot, I just wish some more of the issues that Emily had would have been resolved by the end. Overall, a highly entertaining and very sexy read.
Mennina1 More than 1 year ago
Emily grew up in a small town as the wild and wreckless child. She painted spots on the water tower, had all sorts of colored hair, and did anything she could to gain attention from her barely there father. She finally after high school moved away to Europe and enrolled in design school. There she forgets about her past, her hurt, her family, and the crush she had in high school on Mitch. Mitch was her brothers best friend and her brother is the enemy. Therefore Mitch is the enemy. Emily comes back to her small town to get some things of her grandmothers since her mother passed away. Emily doesn't want to talk to her father, her brother, or anyone else for that matter. Except when she comes face to face with Mitch. After a one night hook up where the both of them are so enthralled with the other they forget to use protection, and that leads to some uncomfortable conversations that Emily doesn't want to have, and Mitch has to have. Great book. Easy to read, but keeps you interested in what could possibly come next. I will be looking for other books by this author. I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Emily Garderner had a rough childhood, her father a U.S. Senator left her alone with a critical mother, which results in her acting out and becoming the town wild child. She has always had a crush on her brother's best friend Mitch Taylor. She escaped to London and has become a successful interior designer. She has returned to Kansas with her best friend Andre to collect her grandmother's antiques and run into to Mitch. Their attraction to each other immediately resurfaces and before you know they hook up.  I enjoyed this novel, I thought did a great job of communicating the protagonists struggles with family and attraction to each other. The author captured the essnce of a small town both the support and the gossip. The sex was steamy, dialouge interesting, and overall a really fun read.  I recieved free copy for for an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were a couple things I really liked about this book. The steamy scenes were VERY hot! There was some really great sexiness going on in this book. I also really liked Mitch - he seemed gentle and sweet but was also very sexy. There were also a couple things I didn't like about this book. Emily complaining about her family and how they didn't treat her well really got on my nerves. The whole dynamic with her family just felt kind of odd to me. Also, I really wish there would've been some flash back scenes or something to develop chemistry between Mitch and Emily. I just wasn't feeling it for the first part of the book and would've liked a little more relationship development between these characters. Overall, I did enjoy this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a best friend's sister/ steamy romance.
Kiwibooknerd More than 1 year ago
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing Emily Gardner left her small town when she turned 18 and has not looked back since. She was a reckless and wild child and her parents and the town were continually judging and talking about her behaviour. Being on her own all these years has helped her but when she returns to her home town to pack up some of her deceased grandma's things it all come back to haunt her again. She returns along with her best friend Andre to discover that the town and her father have not changed at all. The only good thing that comes from returning is seeing her brother's best friend Mitch again. She always had a huge crush on him growing up but he never saw her that way as he likes things black and white and she tends to add more colour to life. Mitch swore years ago that when he settled down it would be with someone quite and a home body, not a adventurous wild women like his mother was, who left him and his dad when he was young. When he sees Emily again after all these years the attraction is very strong. This is a delightful little story and I am sure readers who are faithful to Entangled will love it.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
She'll complicate his plans in the naughtiest ways...  I guess I'm not in Paris anymore. Emily Gardner has returned to her hometown in Kansas to collect her things after her mother's death. But the moment she steps back into the town, it's like the past has swallowed her up. Memories of her wild and reckless teenaged years. Of her father's disappointment. But it's her childhood crush who wakens something even deeper in Emily... Mitch Taylor believes in having a Plan. His life, his business¿all neat and orderly. But with Emily's return comes a whirlwind of feelings and temptations. Risk. Longing. And ultimately, a desire so strong that Mitch can't help but succumb to it. But Emily won't be tied down. Not to anything or anyone. And with one night of forbidden, sensual delight, all of Mitch's careful control will come completely undone... Review: An enjoyable romance, complicated by the past and misunderstandings. I have enjoyed previous stories of Ms. St. Claire's and was excited to read this for review.   If you have read the authors Black Opal series this is much different.  This is a contemporary romance with none of the suspense or action of her other books.  This is not to say that it is bad, I really liked it, it was a much more emotional story.  This is a stand alone title and the author gives us a well-rounded story with a satisfying ending. Poor Emily grows up in a small town where every move is scrutinized and she does act out as a child to get her Father's attention.  Now, an adult Emily comes home to pack up things she wants to take back with her to Paris.  Emily is bombarded with all her past hurts and memories when she comes home and though she secretly hopes things will be different with her family, it seems as if nothing has changed.  I felt so bad for Emily, she is still the girl who wants her Dad's love and attention and I so wanted to smack all of them for not treating her better.  One good thing in her coming home is her and Mitch meeting again.  They have both had secret crushes on each other since they were kids and now that they are both adults, they act on that attraction.  Mitch is a stand-up guy, but he has his own past hurts that sometimes blinds him to the possibilities between him and Emily.  Add to it some unprotected sex and a whole new complication is added onto their tenuous relationship.  I thought the author did a great job showing the strained relationship between not only Emily and Mitch, but with Emily and her Dad and Brother. This story is filled with great emotion and it really tugs on your heart-strings. 4Stars
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta: *Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review Her Forbidden Risk is an Entangled: Brazen standalone book that should appeal to lovers of contemporary romance with a strong sensual twist. It's not aimed at those looking for a suspense-driven plot, but instead, gives readers a sweet story about misunderstandings and the mistakes we often make.  When young, we often dream and fantasize about what love could be, but growing up, the reality is often very different. If we are very lucky, it's possible that a second chance could change everything. Emily grew up in a quiet, sleepy town full of twitching curtains and dare I say... nosey neighbors. It was the sort of place where conforming seemed like the right thing to do. But Emily was never going to be that sort of girl! No, Emily felt different right from the start. She yearned to explore the world beyond her front fence. She had never intended to rebel, but having a brother who was a perfect "A" student, and always feeling somewhat excluded meant that Emily occasionally acted reckless. Unfortunately, there's no way anyone in the small town will ever forget her teenage antics! All grown up with a career she's proud of, she comes home to help pack up her late grandmother's things and ends up firmly back in the gossip monger's sights. Emily isn't staying that long though. She just wants to get in, get done, and get out! The problem is, her brother's best friend, Mitch, is still as tempting as ever...  Emily always had a soft spot for the gorgeous Mitch, but he never saw her as a woman. Or did he? Mitch may have kept his distance before, but when he meets Emily again, all bets are off. She may have been a bit of a hellion in the past, but Emily is all woman, and right now, Mitch would do anything to get her to notice him! Tori St. Claire has written a sweet story about two people reconnecting and learning things about themselves and each other, while discovering things that perhaps they had avoided.  The hero and heroine are clearly meant for each other, but I personally struggled at times to really like Emily. She comes from a privileged background but does not seem to appreciate it, and this came across as slightly selfish to me as a reader.  Every good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. In Her Forbidden Risk, much of the story depended on previous events, and that made it feel like some of the beginning was missing to me. Both Emily and Mitch are torn apart emotionally by the traumas that their mothers generated in their pasts, and it has profoundly impacted their lives and viewpoints. Emily's issues are somewhat skirted over as she struggles to reconnect with her father, and only Mitch seems to actually confront his feelings.  There is a happy ending, but I will admit that it wasn't quite the epilogue that I wanted. What has got me incredibly curious though, is Andre - Emily's friend and business partner. I'm hoping the author will explore him some more, and give readers his story! Her Forbidden Risk is well-written and I found it very easy to follow. I confess to reading it in one sitting as I was interested to see how it would all turn out.  All in all, this was an enjoyable read and bound to be a hit with lovers of romance!
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This steamy romance is the story of Emily and Mitch. Emily has returned home to a place where she felt she was never wanted to pack up some belongings and leave again. Encountering her brother's friend Mitch puts a damper on her plans of a quick retreat when the sparks fly between them. Will past hurts get in the way of making a new future with Mitch at her side? I really enjoyed this story! Mitch is a successful, handsome and determined business man. He knows Emily's past as a girl who always walked on the wild side but he sees in her now a mature woman, one who has gotten his full attention. Emily is also an engaging character, equally as successful now as Mitch but hiding the hurts that she suffered as a teenager. Her relationship with her brother and father teems with resentment and anger even now and overcoming those feelings of inadequacy is crucial to her moving forward with her life. The sexual chemistry between Mitch and Emily, suppressed as youths, comes to the forefront and the resulting love scenes between them are well written and seductive. I really liked how Mitch treated Emily and that he was on her side all the time. Overall I found this to be an entertaining story, with interesting characters, steamy love scenes and a satisfying happy ever after ending. 4 stars!
JaneyC More than 1 year ago
3.5 inky hair stars Emily Gardner finds herself back home in Kansas to tie up loose ends following her Mother's death. Having attended college in London and about to establish a new business with her best friend, Andre, in Paris, she doesn't plan on hanging around. Especially given the outcast feeling she got the minute she set foot in the small town. Mitch Taylor is Emily's brother's best friend. He had always held a very silent torch for Emily when they were growing up, and her return has set his pulse racing. He was your archetypal hunk, complete with inky hair and turquoise eyes, who couldn’t believe the quirky, rebellious Emily could be any more alluring to him. I enjoyed watching these two light the spark that had started so long ago. There was believable steam, and Mitch came across as an ultra endearing character. Emily, not so much. Her issues ran deep..with her Dad, her brother and the entire town! I did find her a tad irritating, so I guess that didn’t help glue the story for me. I enjoyed Emily’s best friend, Andre’s character. It would be great to dip into his interesting life story at some point. Even with my slight aversion to the h, I found this an easy, v sexy read, that wouldn’t disappoint. ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - Judged. Stars. Emily and Mitch’s story is one most of us know and love, as her older brother’s best friend Mitch has been off-limits, in all the fun ways, he has however always been there for her in all the important ways. She’s trouble. Always has been. She’ll never settle down. However after years away from home, and returning under duress Emily decides to push some of Mitch’s buttons and see where it leads, she’s not staying in town for long, so what harm can come from a little fun between the sheets with her long-term crush, before she waves adios again! ”I’ve wanted to do this for so long,” … “So goddamn long.” As you would expect, things don’t quite go as Emily was initially hoped, and rather than breeze in and out as quickly as she possibly can, she finds herself drawn more and more back into the town and the people, people that she feels unjustly judged her in the past. Take the risk. She’ll be good for you. I liked this book, it was well written, and the storyline flowed extremely well, but on the flip-side I found most of the characters to be excessively judgmental, and overly dramatic, for a lot of it. For most of the story either Mitch, Emily or the both of them were in the middle of a melt-down about something or another. I also struggled to understand the depth of the effect of Emily’s daddy issues somewhat, and it seemed a little overplayed for the most part. Andre was the only calming influence throughout the whole thing. This is my first book by this author, it may not have 100% worked for me this time, but I would happily pick up another title by Tori St. Claire. I hope that this book will be expanded upon, and turned into a series. There are secondary characters that have stories to be told, and I hope in particular Emily’s best friend Andre, and her brother take centre stage at some point. ”I’m not afraid of wanting you, Emily.” ARC generously provided by Entangled, in exchange for the above honest review.