Risk Factors

Risk Factors

by Calisa Rhose

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ISBN-13: 9781616504496
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/04/2013
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 197
File size: 842 KB

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Risk Factors 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MJSchillerAuthor More than 1 year ago
No RISK FACTORS When Choosing This Heartwarming Tale! I loved this story! Connor was a sweetie, and even though he was hot and cold with Viv, it was still believable. We don't always act in a predictable manner, especially when our hearts are involved. The interplay with Janna and Connor was heartwarming and the interactions between Connor and Viv were hot! I love that he was an EMT, strong, but caring, prrrowww! I enjoyed reading this and was really rooting for this couple to get together. I found it hard to put down the further in I got into the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have read love the characters and rhe story is very believable cant wait for the next one
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Risk Factors is the story of Viv and Connor. Dr. Vivian Dane is a veterinarian with world famous wildlife parents who will never let her forget that she is just a “pet doctor” and a disappointment to them. Connor McKay is a handsome but gruff EMT. After being abandoned by his mother and wife, Connor doesn’t find trust an easy thing to give. The only people he lets in are his young daughter, Janna, and his foster parents and even then it is totally on his terms. When Connor and Viv meet initially, he thinks she is an incompetent nurse, but later finds her a warm and caring vet. Despite their initial attraction, Connor makes Viv feel she isn’t good enough due to his reluctance to trust her. Calisa Rhose does a great job of painting a clear picture of the insecurities both characters have that make a real loving and adult relationship difficult. There were so many things to love about Risk Factors, but the best one by far was little Janna. Viv describes her perfectly as a “7-year-old going on 21” and she is as adorable as can be with her people and wild fashion sense. Connor and Viv were great characters, but at times I just wanted to shake them to make them realize they were perfect for one another. They both have careers that involve taking care of others, yet neither of them takes time to take care of themselves. Despite her issues, Viv is a strong woman with a soft heart and it was great to watch her finally stand up for herself and realize she is great as she is; and when Connor realizes it, I almost cried. Calisa Rhose truly brought these characters to life and created an evocative story of longing, love and desire.
carmenstefanescu More than 1 year ago
Risk Factors is not only a story of a romance, but a story of love. Well plotted and extremely engaging this novel is more than your typical romance, it's full of vivid images and a story so engrossing that I couldn't put it down. The author, Calisa Rhose, has a great handle on her characters' personalities and uses them to tell a lively and creative tale of perseverance, and love. The characters are memorable and realistic. I could easily bond to them, especially to Vivian. Here’s how Connor McKay sees Vivian first: "A woman sat flat on her fanny, legs stretched out on either side of a Husky looking dog.” And how Vivian Dane, a veterinarian, sees him: tall, handsome, and ripped, with a startled golden gaze. Connor’s typical male attitude that only his is the best solution to problems and only his point of view is right, hides his emotional hurt after being left by Janna’s mother, Robin. Both he and Vivian come laden with their own worries, failures, disappointments and mutual emotional bruises. Sweet Janna, Connor’s daughter, and Skittles the pet are characters that create a perfect equilibrium in the story. Funny and mischievous they come to counter balance the deep emotion quakes Connor and Viv pass through. How I loved Janna’s words to Vivian, “Bye, Doctor Dane. Thank you for helping Skittles. She said it really hurts.” “Did Skittles happen to tell you where the pain is?” - Skittles being a skunk! As always, I don't want to go into details about the story, as I hate spoilers, but it was good, really good. I didn't mind following the multiple characters, they were interesting, even with all their flaws. The characters are very human like you and me. I’m fed up with the feisty heroine and the brooding hero. Here you meet real people with their desires, dreams, flaws and accomplishments. There was just something about the Calisa Rhose's writing style that slowly sucked me in. I highly recommend this book to every fan of clean, sweet romance.
JoanneWadsworth More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful story with characters who will pull at your heartstrings. Connor is a single father who has issues from being abandoned as a child, and Viv is the local vet who comes to his rescue when his daughter's pet needs medical attention. Viv too has abandonment issues, but together they might just be exactly what the other needs to work through it all. This was an emotional story with a twist I didn't quite see coming, and I thank the author for such a fabulous read.
Missy_Snark More than 1 year ago
Risk Factors is the second novel I've reviewed by Calisa Rhose. Like Home, Risk Factors is a sweet romance with wonderful small town aura, although, this story is set in a more contemporary setting. The author delivers clear language and a direct storytelling style to deliver an engrossing tale of two people who overcome their differences to fall in love. Vivian Dane is a veterinarian specialized into domestic pets who has taken over her uncle's practice. The heroine is a compassionate and courageous lady. As the story open, the reader finds her volunteering at the scene of a major auto accident, treating dogs and cattle who have been injured or traumatized. There she meets hunky hero Connor McKay, EMT paramedic, amidst the chaos. Vivian has a quirky sense of humor, which she often uses as a self-defense mechanism. She suffers self-esteem issues thanks to the number her snotty globe-trotting wildlife vet parents have done on her. It makes her passive aggressive at times and slow to stand up for herself when she should, but she grows as the story progresses. Viv learns to value herself for what she's accomplished and provides caring medical treatment for the small town pets people bring to her practice throughout the story. Connor is handsome, brave and committed. Daily, he puts his life on the line to rescue strangers. He is also a dedicated single father to his daughter, Janna aka Jelly Bean. The blurb description made me worry the child would be on the spoiled side but she winds up being absolutely adorable. The girl and her pet skunk, Skittles, bring a touch of whimsy to the story. I loved the child and the mother/daughter bond that formed between Janna and Vivian. Unfortunately, Connor has some deep-seated trust issues. As a child, his mother abandoned him and then later his wife played the same dirty trick on Connor and his newborn daughter. The hero's resultant mentality turns him into an irrationally overprotective father who is determined to prevent his daughter from ever being hurt. He does so by trying to stop Janna from ever bonding with anyone other than him. Connor and Viv's insecurities represent the internal conflict of the story, causing most of their misunderstandings and arguments. For external conflict, Rhose utilizes an eclectic mix of human and animal emergencies help drive the story and keep everything on an even kneel. The charisma between the hero and heroine sizzles even though love scenes are sweet. Rhose delivers an extremely satisfying story for anyone interested in sweet small town romances with plenty of action. I don't hesitate to recommend Risk Factors. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.