She was mine before I ever laid eyes on her.
It took an instant to know we were meant to be.
She wanted an escape and my arms were wide open.
She endured a life of pain. I could give her solace.
She saw baggage. I saw hope and connection.
But most of all, to her, I was forbidden.
I wanted her more because of it.
And just when I thought I had her, we were ripped apart.
One innocent act to escape forced our families onto a collision course.
I was fooled into believing she could risk everything for me.
Her hands were tied.
She was more of a prisoner than I'd ever thought possible.
She was just out of reach.
And watching, waiting and wishing wouldn’t bring her back to me.
But people like us never got lifetimes of happiness.
We didn’t get fairy tale endings.
Our love story was destined to end in tragedy.
Risk Me is a full length (60,000 words) steamy standalone romance with no cheating, no cliffhanger, and a happy ever after ending. Includes Unbind Me, the Prequel. Content and Trigger Warning: Contains sensitive, potentially polarizing topics, and dark story elements that may be disturbing to some readers. Intended for 18+ readers.
About the Author
From Author Bella Love-Wins.
I love writing steamy, high-action romance stories about firefighters, billionaires, shifters, and alpha males who know what they want and aren't afraid of laying claim to the women who catch their interest. I love a happy ever after ending. I enjoy reading, hiking, the countryside, and traveling to destinations unspoiled by commercial tourism, like Las Vegas. :)
Like so many characters in my novels, I enjoy action, romance and unexpected love connections that take your breath away. For the next while, you'll find me plotting and writing about my latest stories on my Macbook.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story had so much potential, but never made it. The whole story of Nicky was too detailed, then when Thea and LeVan finally get together, the story is rushed, and then ends abruptly. Found myself skipping pages, which I never do.
Stars: For overall story Chilies: For heat between the sheets/or anywhere else Chapters: 30 chapters Ending: No Cliffhangers, No Cheating, HEA Characters: Melody Kent – Mother Dorothea ‘Thea’ Kent – Main character Nicky Kent – Thea’s baby brother; special needs Alice Winston – Housekeeper LeVan Vanderbuilt – Beautiful boy of St. Gabriel Mrs. Lewis – LeVan’s Aunt Tisha; Vice Principal of Thea’s school Harry Vanderbuilt – LeVan’s younger brother Dr. Braxton Vanderbuilt – LeVan’s Dad; doctor Jack – Melody’s husband at the end of the prequel Grace Winston – Alice Winston’s daughter; nursing student/Nicky’s temporary caregiver Toya Vanderbuilt – LeVan’s Mother Naomi ‘Virtue’ – College BFF Deb Stone – New girl at college dorms; traitor Mac & Sly – LeVan’s business partners and friends Review: What a hell of a story! This one I couldn’t put down to even eat dinner. It is so amazing. I absolutely love Thea and Levan!! The sacrifices they make in order to be together and for Nicky is heart wrenching. How they end up together at the end after everything they are dealt with and still working through is so inspiring…not to mention HOT AS H*LL! YOU MUST READ THIS NOVEL!! Bella Love-Wins never disappoints me and this is another piece of work that I will be reflecting on days later…I just know it! ARC read in exchange for honest review.
These two ladies had already stolen my heart once I had the chance to read their previous book. But when I knew that they would get together and create another masterpiece I was delighted to put my claws on it. I've said it previously that these two had a gift with words that will knock your socks off in a sec. Their writting is beautiful, heartfelt, intense and raw. Each chapter will hook you up because you'll feel the need to keep going and going. You'll see for yourself. Risk Me is their latest release and it's the second book from the Vegas Knights series. But let me give you an advise. In order for you to understand this book you need to read Ruin Me first, because despite both books are standalones, reading them in order will give you the answers. But here's the catch, you have to read Unbind Me first as well because this book is the prequel to Risk me. I've wanted to know about these two since I ended Ruin Me and I couldn't wait any longer. This book tells the stories of LeVan and Thea. LeVan wantes to persue his gift since he was a boy. He wanted to practice his craft and become the most powerful Mentalist/Magician in the world. Since he can remember he loved Thea but this can't always be what we desire. Thea was neglected and abused by her horrible mother. Not only did she treated her like garbage but also did the same to her little brother Nicky. The only thing that put a smile on her fave was LeVan. I'm speechless. I'm overwhelmed. I'm happy... I freaking loved this book. The plot is intense and beautiful. Very well written and the time line worked perfectly. The interation between the characters is sweet, raw, hot and breathtaking. The way the story progressed left me anxious, sad, happy and hot, all at once and I didn't know how to deal with it. This book brought love, family bonds, friendship, desire as well as madness, craziness, malice and so much more. I knew that I would love this series but I can't find a word to describe it. Bella and Shiloh you girls rock. We can see that you guys put your hearts into this your books and that made me love your writing even more. Can't wait for Sly's book... I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. Wow! This second book in the Vegas Knights series is just as gripping as the first. In this story we meet LeVan and Thea. LeVan first appears on Ruin Me. Mac's story. He and Mac met in New Orleans before going to Vegas. Thea and LeVan met in high school but did not start to date until Thea graduated and starting working at a dress shop. The story covers a lot of issues that they must face and is such an emotional read at times. Thea has to deal with an abusive mother who not only verbally abuses her but also her brother who has some developmental challenges. LeVan tries to help Thea and begins to fall in love with her from the start. They face an uphill battle when her mother learns that the two are dating. Thea and LeVan continue to see each other while in college until her mother finds out and makes her choose between LeVan and her brother, Micky. The two are forced to stay away for some time but promise to wait for once another. I was so happy when they meet again after Thea's mother is no longer around to keep them apart and I loved the way this book was so well written. It truly pulled my in from the beginning and held me until the very end. I really felt for Thea and all she had to go through in order to finally get the HEA she deserved.
Wow. This book is amazing. I could not put it down. LeVan and Thea stole my heart in the beginning and did not give it back till the end. I loved how Thea’s brother was included in every decision that they made. I can not express how fantastic the book is. You will definitely not be disappointed in reading it. Favorite quote: LeVan ~ “She’d devastated me, but she’d done that pretty much from the start.” I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.