Worth the Risk

Worth the Risk

by K. Bromberg

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Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg

From New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new, sexy standalone about taking chances and finding love when it's least expected. Or wanted.
This whole contest was supposed to be easy. I know, I know. Famous last words.
It's a long story, but I messed up at work. Big time. To earn back the trust of my boss, I promised to save one of our magazines. Yep. That Hot Dad contest you've seen advertised all over the place was my idea. And if I'm successful, if I'm able to increase our online readership, then I get a shot at my dream job.
But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number ten, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell?
Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. And while we might be older now, I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart, who hardened him, and who left him alone to raise the cutest little boy I've ever seen.
But I don't want a relationship. And I definitely don't fall for single dads with baggage. Even ones with chiseled abs and killer smiles.
But he got to me. They got to me. He and his son and their messy, crazy life. But I got to him too. I see the stolen glances. I feel the walls he built start to crumble. I recognize that there's an unexpected beauty to the chaos in his life.
And now that the contest is about to end, we're left to decide whether the last six months were just fun or if what we have is worth risking it all?
(formerly titled Cockpit)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159005601
Publisher: JKB Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: K. Bromberg's Everyday Heroes Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,176
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love. A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow. Since publishing her first book on whim in 2013, Kristy has sold over one and a half million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in 2018. With her imagination always in overdrive, she is currently scheming, plotting, and swooning over her latest hero. You can find out more about him or chat with Kristy on any of her social media accounts. The easiest way to stay up to date on new releases and upcoming novels is to sign up for her newsletter (http://bit.ly/254MWtI) or text KBromberg to 77948 to receive text alerts when a new book releases.

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Worth the Risk 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This author never diasppoints. Loved the length and content of this book. Watching Gray and Sid grow up together was wonderful.
Anonymous 12 months ago
This book was very well written and a great read!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Absolutely love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Kristi, you feel every emotion. A must read!
JerseyGirl-NM More than 1 year ago
Worth the Risk is worth the wait! Another Malone brother that will steal your heart, while melting it! You will fall in love, cover to cover, hard and fast, and beg for more! This is the reason K. Bromberg is my go to author, she always delievers and never disappoints, consuming every emotion!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I loved this entire series and all 3 brothers. I think Grayson was my favorite though. Definitely "worth the read"...... over and over again.
Lisa_Loves_Literature 9 months ago
Now first off, the cover doesn't match the first two in the series. And I get why the author changed, although honestly, since there was the hot dad contest that Grayson was in, the original cover would still have worked in my opinion. I have to say after reading/listening to this one though, it is probably my favorite. And the reason for that is that Luke, Grayson's 8 year old son, totally steals the story/show/book. He made me cry whenever he asked his dad about getting him a mom, made me laugh with his talk about innies and outies, and I smiled so much when he asked Sidney to go the picnic with him and his grandma. In fact I was a little disappointed that the little epilogue didn't actually have him in it really. It took a bit of time, almost halfway through the book before we got into any steamy stuff though, but once we did, it was the usual good stuff from this author. Even when Grayson and Sidney tried to keep telling each other it was only a sexual/friends with benefits relationship, you could tell how much each wanted more than that. I was so mad that Sidney never said anything about how if she helped save this magazine she'd be getting her own magazine to run. Although I feel like Grayson should have realized that. And in a way, he did, only he was just assuming she was just like his ex and would leave. But then when she showed in so many ways that she was different from his ex, he made me so mad for not giving her a chance! For not asking her to stay, for not telling her that he chose her! As much as I loved Luke, and that he totally made the book over the top perfect for me, I also feel like we got so much more interaction with all three of the Malone brothers in this book. Not that we didn't have them before, but I just feel like this one had more of them. The three of them together was so much fun. I loved how they teased and tortured one another. Of course you have to adore their mother and how she just wants to get all her boys hooked up. But then I loved how his father really was a great influence in this one. I also like how Sidney's father was at the end too. Such a great wrap-up to such a great series, but a series of standalones, that can be read in any order and as far apart as you want. Although if you get the time, and you can, I'd suggest listening/reading them all right in a row!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Worth the Risk is DEFINITELY a book that is worth the risk if you have never read any of K. Bromberg's books! It is a funny, frustrating, heartbreaking, sweet cry of a story. Grayson Malone is a hero...but don't ask him or he'll tell you different. His biggest fan is his 8 year old son, Luke. Being both a single dad and a medieval pilot brings along a lot of responsibility, stress, and baggage. Sidney Thorton is back in her hometown trying to right a wrong career move when she realizes that that one wrong move might have been the rightest wrong she ever made. I knew that I was going to love this story but I didn't realize that I was going to LOVE this story! Grayson was frustrating but he had his reasons and I can't fault him for feeling the way that he did. Of course, a little communication would have helped but then we wouldn't have all the angst that we love to hate, right? Sidney...I know that some would say that she was selfish and entitled and while I kind of see that I more so saw where she had grown up some and while she still had her moments, she wasn't the same girl with a silver spoon in her hand that she was in high school. Then we have Luke. Oh. My. Goodness. How anyone wouldn't fall right in love with him I will never know. He is 8 and while he knows he is loved by his dad, there is nothing like a mother's love and he longs for it. He broke my heart and he made me literally laugh out loud. This may just be the best book I've read this year so far.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
Worth the Risk is the third book in the Everyday Heroes series, and the final Malone brother is fixing to meet his match, ready or not here she comes. This is the story of Grayson Malone and Sidney Thorton and a "Hot Dad Contest" her magazine is sponsoring. Poor Grayson he doesn't even know how he got entered into the contest, he doesn't like anything to put him in the limelight. This doesn't stop Sidney from moving forward with her plans for him to be the winner, after all he is hot, sexy, single, a rescue pilot and a father to a very cute, smart little boy named Luke. In other words Grayson Malone is the whole package and Sidney just needs him to get on board with the idea of winning the contest, there is a lot riding on her making this a success. This is a great book loaded with family, friends and secondary characters that are a very important part of the story. You need to get your tissues ready because there are parts in this book that will give you all the feels and if you are like me you will shed a few tears. Five "choose me" stars and I highly recommend this book to all romance lovers!
TLBC More than 1 year ago
Five Stars! I have fallen in love with all the Malones, but I have to say Grayson is hands down my favorite!! *swoon* K. Bromberg never disappoints when she writes a novel. I think we have all been wondering about Grayson and his story since the beginning. This single dad romance was everything! Grayson and Luke Malone stole my heart right from the get go. Grayson tries so hard to be the best father he can be for Luke. It broke my heart seeing his little boy desperately craving that maternal figure in his life, but Grayson was burned deeply by Luke's mother, and Grayson has every reason to protect his heart along with his sons. "I'll never allow myself to strive for a happily ever after because that means I'd have to depend on someone else to get it." Grayson's brothers entered this hot rescue pilot into a "Hot Dad" contest with a local magazine without his knowledge. This is not something for a man that likes to keep a low profile and a private life. He's resisted spotlight for as long as he could. In walks Sidney Thorton, everything Grayson has sworn off. She reminds him too much of Claire. The woman who left him and their son. Only Sidney isn't that stuck uprich girl that cares more about money than anything else. Shes only in town because her father wants her to save the magazine and if she completes the task she can work her dream job at Haute magazine. With some help of her co worker Rissa they corner Grayson into following through with the contest. Sparks fly between Grayson and Sidney. The chemistry between the two is incredibly INTENSE! But can Grayson get over his hangups and chose to love again? Will Sidney prove to be like Claire and leave? "Love. It's a wrecking ball flying through the air, and you, my friend, have been hit with it." "I love you d*mn it, and I don't have a f*cking clue what to do about it other than to ask you to choose me. To tell me I'm worth the risk." K. Bromberg never disappoints and is always throwing in her witty one liners. I have fallen in love with these everyday heroes, (but are they really?) and can't wait to see what she brings us next. Pick up this book and see where their story goes! You wont regret it!!
BookAngel_Emma More than 1 year ago
Worth the Risk sees the last brother in the Malone family to take a chance on finding his HEA.  Grayson is a medi-vac pilot and single father of the most adorable 8-year-old boy, Luke. Grayson hasn't had it easy especially where his love life is concerned. Luke's mother, Claire, walked away from her son and Grayson when Luke was only a few months old, choosing money and status over the family she had helped create. Understandably, this has left Gray with a lot of emotional baggage; determined to protect himself and Luke from further emotional damage, he keeps all emotions firmly locked away for everyone apart from his family. Although said family are determined to crack through the barriers he has installed in order to see him happy; their first step in their plan, signing Gray up for a Hot Dad contest!!! Don't you just wish you could see the photos for this!!!! Sydney lived in Sunnyville as a teen, a privileged teen who to be cool snubbed those deemed beneath her social status including the delectable Grayson. Teenagers do some stupid shizz in the name of popularity *sigh* but that shouldn't be held against them as they mature. Unfortunately for Sydney, Grayson can't help but compare her to his ex as they were from the same social circle, ensuring Sydney has a strike against her from the very beginning. Sydney has returned to Sunnyville to help bolster the flagging family magazine that is part of her families media empire as a means to redeem herself in her father's eyes following an epic professional botch while attending a friend in need. Sydney has always had a definite path she wants her career to follow, focusing on fashion, Sydney has never felt particularly domestic or maternal; having to aid a family magazine pushes at her comfort zone. The added benefit of testing her boundaries allows Sydney to discover more about herself and re-assess her life goals. The chemistry between Gray and Sydney is electric, their attraction and heat undeniable, yet it is the ease they have in each others company that really highlights how much more could be between them if they were willing to take the chance. Regrettably, Gray's past relationship and the emotional scars he unwittingly leaves fester has the result of infecting his happiness both in the present and the possibility of an HEA. I absolutely detested the way in which Gray so easily painted Sydney with the same brush as Claire (if you know what I mean). Although Sydney may have been a little shallow and self-absorbed at the beginning it was only a reflection of the emptiness of her life, being with Gray and Luke has shown her what has been missing from her life in order for her to feel fulfilled and it isn't a power position on a fashion magazine!!!! While I loved the up-hill battle Gray and Sydney fought in order to find their way to each other and an HEA, for me, it was Grays 8-year-old son, Luke, who completely stole the show and my heart with his utter adorableness. 
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
I’m a sucker for book boyfriends who are single dads. There’s just something about an alpha male raising a child on his own that makes be swoon and warms my heart more so than any other type of romance hero. And let me tell you, Grayson Malone is one hot daddy!! So the fact that Sidney Thorton is drawn to him regardless of her aversion to anything even remotely related to having a family doesn’t surprise me nor does the ability of an 8 year old little boy to wrap her as well as everyone else around his finger as he shares his dreams for the one thing he’s always wanted - a new mommy. The idea that first impressions stick is quite evident in the story because it’s Grayson’s preconceived notions of who Sidney is that makes it extremely difficult for Sidney to get on Grayson’s good side. But despite Luke’s wishes and the evident attraction between Grayson and Sidney, the fact that Sidney reminds Grayson too much of the woman who broke his and his son’s heart is a huge roadblock for them, which means that unless Sidney can prove to Grayson that she’s not the privileged and stuck up girl she used to be, he won’t see her as worthy of a risk as big as the one he would take by making her a part of his son’s life as well as his own. I know that some readers don’t really enjoy slow burn love stories, but I actually adore them, partly because, as a reader, I ‘m with the hero and heroine as they get to know one another, decide to act on their feelings, and then create a solid relationship despite a few bumps in the road. I also find these stories more satisfying because the amount of work and effort the couple puts into creating an ‘us’ is fully illustrated, proving that it becomes more about what they mean to each other than the sexual attraction they initially felt. The Malone brothers are one delectable group of manly men; I seriously can’t choose between Grant, Grady, and Grayson because they all ooze masculinity, have professions that matter, and care for and protect their family and friends with all that they are. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading all three stories, but I have to say that little Luke stole the show and made Worth the Risk my favorite of the three! 4.5 Poison Apples
LouLouR More than 1 year ago
Worth the Risk was a lovely sweet story of taking chances, moving on, and an element of forgetting the past & mistakes. I am always partial to a single Dad, and Grayson's story was brilliant. Grayson has been entered in to a 'Hot Dad' competition for the local magazine - completely outside of his knowledge! The competition is being run by a failing magazine which Sidney has been instructed to help at for a while by her father (who owns the magazine) in order to improve ratings and get the magazine sales back up. It is a challenge for her in order to prove herself, so she can get her foot in the door at the job she really wants back in the city. She's not family orientated at all, has no interest in kids or settling down and wants to succeed at her career. When Sidney first approaches Grayson about the competition he is less than impressed. He dislikes the stuck up rich city girl, and remembers her from his childhood days. She also casts a sharp reminder of his son Luke's mother. For me it started off really well, then I found a bit of a lull midway through, where there was so much back and forth, I just wanted Grayson to get on with things! But soon, the story picked right back up, and by the last 50% of the book I was hooked and could not put it down. The book was filled with great chemistry and some lovely moments! I enjoyed seeing the characters all grow, and develop in the story. Watching their personalities shine, and seeing them learn and change. You really want the couple to work things out.... This can be read as a standalone - I have read Cuffed, but hadn't read Combust before this book, so you don't need to read them in order.
mrsdiddy More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! When I went into this book, I had not read it's two predecessors about our hero's brothers. So, honestly, I had no idea what to expect other than the fantastic writing of K. Bromberg. I loved it! Grayson is a single dad (one of my favorite tropes) who was wronged by his ex years ago, but never really got over it. Sidney, who coincidentally used to know Grayson in high school, returns to the small town where she grew up after screwing up and being banished to fix her mistakes by her father. When these two reunite, it isn't exactly happy. In fact, Grayson slams the door on Sidney's face, literally. This book is so good. Grayson and Sidney are complex and flawed and yet they will make you fall in love with them, even when you don't really lie them at certain times. Bromberg kept the secondary characters in the background which allowed Sid and Gray's relationship to grow organically. The plot is good - single dad, opposites attract with a side of redemption and growth. I loved Luke (Gray's kid). His role in the book was perfect and a little heartbreaking. A really great book that will make you swoon.
sweetfae More than 1 year ago
K. Bromberg has done it again, she has reduced me to tears and made me fall in love. Oh...my...goodness...Worth the Risk is beyond fantastic. If I could give 6 stars I would. This book took me on a journey of love, heartache, and letting go. For some reason, it didn't even compute with me that this was about the little brother from Cuffed and Combust. At least not until the end. I know, I'm clueless. But that didn't detract from the story at all. These can definitely be read as a standalone. Sydney is selfish, self-absorbed, and clueless about it. She's the type of character that I love to hate. Grayson is a DILF. He's also heroic, closed off, and angry. And man, can the man dirty talk. He's perfectly swoon worthy. The banter between the two of them was fantastic. There was definitely a feeling of "enemies to lovers." The chemistry between them was just as hot, with sexual tension for days. The best part? You got to watch both characters grow and evolve. They also had intricate backstories that added depth to their journies. The secondary characters were just as great. Yes, this book has angst. But K. Bromberg knows how to use that angst to pull the feels from you and invest you into the story. And I was invested. I was literally on the edge of my seat thinking "will they? won't they?." Over and over again, she's able to make me feel--tears, laughter, anger. You name it she's probably drawn it out of me emotion wise. And sometimes in a single book! Everyone's going to want to pick this one up. It's so worth it. I voluntarily read an advanced reader's copy of this book.
10520406 More than 1 year ago
If K. Bromberg writes it, I read it. The third book in her everyday heroes series about three Malone brothers features Grayson, the medieval pilot. Grayson, as mentioned in the two earlier books about his older brothers Grant and Grady, is a single father to young Luke. Up until his own book, it was never mentioned as to why Grayson parents his son full-time alone. When the story begins, we find Grayson currently on desk duty, because he disobeyed orders while flying the medical evacuation helicopter he pilots. Grayson is struggling with the reasons he was benched, but we also find he carries a much larger chip on his shoulder about the mother of his child and her disappearance from both their lives. It is pervasive in his thoughts, and while I'm not a fan of the "richies get all the benefits and the blue-collar resentment" trope, it stands to reason why he feels this way when the reader finds out about the woman who walked out on him and his son. Sidney Thornton is that "richie" Grayson so likes to resent. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, or so Grayson thinks, she too grew up in Sunnyville and went to school with Grayson. Always part of the cool kids who didn't have to work a part time job while in high school etc, Sidney slides into adulthood on the coattails of her father's publishing business. Until, she screws up and costs the publishing company some embarrassment. Dad finally decides to teach her a lesson and sends her home to her hometown, a place where his first magazine he ever published still has its headquarters...and is struggling in the new digital age. "Help fix this magazine and prove your worth, and I'll help you get a dream job at one of your dream fashion magazines." When Sidney enters the picture, Grayson is immediately suspicious of her role in Sunnyville and everything she brings with it. His long time feelings of resentment regarding wealth, power, women, etc. all get tied up with his feelings about Sidney and what he thinks she represents. Can the two whose dreams, goals and opinions are so very different from each other initially, find a commonality in their undeniable attraction for each other? Note* Bromberg changed the name of this book at the last minute before publishing because its initial title "Cockpit", didn't seem to fit the storyline she ended up with when finishing the book. I'd have to agree, because although the three standalone books in this series were designed to focus on the careers of the brothers who are all public servants, the storyline ended up having very little to do with Grayson's job as a pilot. I feel as though the other two stories involved the careers of the brothers in more detail. Always a pleasure to read a K. Bromberg book. A solid 4 star read for me.
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
He said she was spoiled and didn't have what it took for the job she wanted. However, she could prove him wrong if she saved one of the first magazines the now huge publishing company owned. Problems: one it was back where she grew up. Two, small town USA. Three, the magazine was all about families--which was the biggest problem since she didn't have or want one. Yet all those problems were nothing compared to the man (single dad) she had to deal with for the promotion to bring the publication back to life. Sydney was the epidemy of what he hated in a woman--his baby deserting ex-wife. Sydney just happened to be the high school best friend of that ex-wife. He didn't just not want to be in the contest, he didn't want to be near her. The fact that she warred with his libido didn't help matters. Sydney has a lot to learn and this town, these people, this man, and yes, his son just might be the ones to help her do it. There is humor, steam, great characters, an adorable little boy who just wants a mom, and main characters who grow in the best ways. It isn't an easy journey but well worth the effort. A romance with all it needs to steal your heart. Reviewed for Words Turn Me On
LMDryden More than 1 year ago
A masterfully written story. One that keeps you reading well past your bedtime and will make you late for work. The interactions between Grayson and Luke are heartfelt. K. Bromberg has an amazing way of capturing a father’s love and guidance for their children. In this book, you get wonderfully written interactions between a father and his daughter, a father and his grown son, and then, that grown son raising his own. Those with older children will relive the talks they’ve had in regards to “innies” and “outies” or if your children are younger, you’ll take note. Then there is Grayson and Sidney. You are left in turbulence wondering will they take flight or be left grounded? The way that K. Bromberg gives them their wings settles you in for the bumpy but enjoyable ride. It’s worth the risk staying up late to finish another of her masterpieces.
melbel721 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved everything about this story!! First off its a K Bromberg story, so you know your getting all of her, her heart and soul reflected thru the words on every page. With this story she takes us back to Sunnyville, as we get to meet the newest of the Malone brothers, Grayson. He has become my favorite of the Malone boys, the quiet and reserved single father, wants nothing more in life than to be the best father to his son Luke, and continue on at his job as a rescue pilot. With his family living close by, Grayson is content with the quiet life he's built for he and his son, fiercely protective of Luke, he vows to never let his personal life get complicated. That is until Sidney Thorton comes knocking on his door!! Sidney Thorton, the smart and outspoken and sometimes self centered beauty works for her father at his publishing company. After missing a big meeting with a client, her father decides that Sidney needs a dose of reality to set in. Having been sheltered her whole life, never wanting for anything, her father decides its time for her to head back to Sunnyville to help rescue one of the magazines. If she can help save Modern Family she'll earn her way back into her fathers good graces. Upon returning to her small hometown and getting to work on the magazine, she decides to promote a Hot Dads contest, knowing this would bring her right back to the doorstep of her former classmate Grayson Malone!!! Grayson at first reluctant to believe her story of the contest, and his popularity in it, soon realizes his two brothers have entered him without his knowledge. After some misgivings about the contest, he decides to take part, knowing this will keep him in close proximity to the brown haired beauty. The more time they spend together, the harder it is to fight the insane amount of attraction they begin to feel for each other. But Grayson's been burned from his past relationship with Luke's mom, who up and left them both. Sidney knows how badly he's been hurt, and she knows she can't cross the line with her job. But fighting her feelings for this strong and luscious man is getting harder every day she's around him. Will they decide what they feel for each other is worth the risk, or is just something they will deny to each other?? K Bromberg tells an emotionally charged story, with two people who's lives we're headed on different paths, until fate intervened, bringing them back together again. Its romantic, touching and infused with that classic Bromberg humor, that we love so much!!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars-passionate, emotional,realistic 4.25 stars--WORTH THE RISK is the third instalment in K. Bromberg’s contemporary, adult EVERYDAY HEROES erotic romance story line. This is publishing heiress and journalist Sidney Thorton, and single father/rescue pilot Grayson Malone’s story line. WORTH THE RISK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual first person perspectives (Grayson and Sidney) WORTH THE RISK follows the acrimonious relationship between publishing heiress Sidney Thorton, and single father/rescue pilot Grayson Malone. Sidney Thorton screwed up, big time, but she wasn’t in a position to reveal the truth to the man in charge. Hoping to teach his daughter a lesson, publishing magnate Frank Thorton offers his daughter one last chance to prove she is worthy by sending her to the small town of Sunnyville, where she was born, to pick of the pieces of ‘Modern Family’ a dying magazine within the Thorton Publishing family. Enter Grayson Malone, single father and rescue pilot, and the man with whom Sidney would fall in love. What ensues is the contemptuous relationship and romance between Sidney and Grayson, and the potential fall-out as Sidney’s time in Sunnyville, draws to an end. WORTH THE RISK is an enemies to friends romance. As a teen, Sidney Thorton was a snob; a rich girl who looked down on those she deemed less worthy including our story line hero. Sidney is desperate to improve the circulation of ‘Modern Family’, and a ‘Hot Dad’ contest is just the thing. Discovering Grayson Malone was a ‘Hot Dad’ finalist, Sidney is tasked with persuading Grayson to remain in the running. Growing up in a hard working, blue-collar family of first responders Grayson Malone knows life can be hard to the people left behind but getting reacquainted with the woman that reminds him too much of his past, is something Grayons refuses to acknowledge. The relationship between Grayson and Sidney is slow to build as Sidney is tasked with convincing Grayson to accept his placement in the ‘Hot Dad’ contest. To get involved with one of the competitors could mean disqualification for Grayson, and the potential loss of respect and Sidney’s job but the sexual attraction is heavy and hot. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The secondary and supporting characters are colorful and fun. We are re-introduced to Grayson brothers: police officer Grant and his wife Emerson (Cuffed #1), fire fighter Grady and Dylan (Combust #2) as well as Sidney’s co-worker and editor in chief of Modern Family Rissa Patel, her best friend Zoey, father Frank, Grayson’s parents, and his adorable and heart breaking son Luke. WORTH THE RISK is a passionate story line; a tale of one man unable to let go of the past, and one woman who is desperately trying to prove she is worth a second chance. The premise is emotional and realistic; the characters are spirited and energetic; the romance is captivating and intense.
TheBunny1 More than 1 year ago
Grayson Malone is the 3rd of the Malone brothers and while you don't need to have read the others, it's great to get glimpses of him in the previous books and get to know him in this one. Sidney is a strong, compelling female character and you need that to balance with Gray, the man and father he is. I love that she was willing to go after what she wanted and not be afraid of a challenge. I loved the resolution that allowed her to stay and them to stay together. I enjoyed this title and I recommend it.
JerseyGirl-NM More than 1 year ago
Worth the Risk is worth the wait! Another Malone brother that will steal your heart, while melting it! You will fall in love, cover to cover, hard and fast, and beg for more! This is the reason K. Bromberg is my go to author, she always delievers and never disappoints, consuming every emotion!
JoWebb More than 1 year ago
K Bromberg has done it again!! She NAILED Grayson's story. The heartache, the swoon, the swagger, the TEASING!!! I have a HUGE crush on any and all single father stories right now. They are my absolute favourite and Worth the Risk was no different. Luke is a typical 8-year-old boy but he's different in a way that means the most to him in his bubble. No mum. Every woman he meets or is introduced to or he even sees talking to his dad he sizes up as mother material. He's desperate for that one thing no little boy should be without. Grayson has done an AMAZING job bringing Luke up alone. He's not necessarily gone without - his urges are met and itches are scratched if you catch my meaning - but he doesn't let anyone get close and they absolutely do not meet Luke. Enter Sidney. Someone from Grayson's past that isn't thought of with fond memories but rather a bitter attachment. Here begins a back-and-forth game of cat and mouse between the pair. Neither willing to embrace their feelings and the acknowledge the chemistry between them but rather do everything they can to run the other off or annoy them to heck. But a great deal can happen in a decade and man have they both changed. What the stubborn pair refuse to realise is that they are now more aligned than ever before but they are blind to it. It takes Luke, Grayson's family and Sidney's boss to push them together. LET THE FIREWORKS BEGIN! This story had it all for me. Swoon-worthy moments, heartmelting moments, the push and pull of a fantastic enemies to lovers story. Luke was by far one of my favourite child characters in books and his quirks and heartache made me fall in love with him before I did his Dad. Grayson protected himself and Luke the best way he knew how but when those walls came crashing down it was a beautiful thing to read. My favourite of the series by far. Can't wait for more from the gang in Sunnyville.
Hollywood732 More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for Grayson Malone, and not only was he worth the risk, he was worth the wait. I, hands-down, think the best Malone brother was saved for last. I knew from Grant and Grady's books that Grayson was the single dad, and FINALLY, I got answers to my "where's Luke's momma?" question. For the record, it wasn't what I was thinking. This story was everything I love about Kristy's writing — a solid story that pulls you in and characters who get under you and demand you feel their emotions. No matter how much I tell myself I won't cry...it's all lies. At 91% I was sobbing to myself and all up in my feelings, like let me take my glasses off and just press this tissue into my eyes as hard as I can to stop the tears cry lol. Don't fear, though, Kristy makes those hard times worth it ;-) Each book in this series was a favorite until I read the next brother, but undoubtedly Grayson's story is my favorite. It's different than his brother's and his backstory left him a little more broken and hardened to finding love. Maybe it's my favorite because of Grayson's son, Luke. I'm a sucker for kids in books and Luke was a sweetheart, charming, and funny. Maybe it was Sydney and Grayson being total opposites, yet dynamite together and brought out the best in each other. I'm thinking it was all of the above.
TBranch More than 1 year ago
Just wow. This blew me away emotionally, mentally, and a little physically. Sidney was at first what everyone thought her to be - spoiled, makes an excuse for everything, has a silver spoon in her mouth, and slightly intolerable... but then you find out why she failed to make a very important meeting and you see she is none of those things. There is more to her and she is capable of growing and maturing. Being forced back to her hometown that she never looked back on after graduation is tough for anyone... imagine having your world narrowed down so you can get where you want to go? That is life altering... and then she meets Grayson Malone all over again. Gone is the gangly boy from high school and now there is this "beefcake" in front of her. Grayson is hot, yes, but he is also holding on to some old pain that he just cannot seem to let go of. Not only that, but he has his son, Luke, to worry about. Add in the pretty, privileged girl from high school who never looked his way and reminds him of Luke's mother? Ticking time bomb. Their chemistry was explosive and combustive. They knew that something was going to happen just not when or how. Toss in a contest that Sidney is putting on and Grayson is the front runner and you have interactions that just build and build and build until one of them snaps. And god was it hot and cold shower worthy. Luke... oh Luke you stole my heart when I didn't think there was any left to steal. He is quintessential to this story and family. He was so sweet and genuine and your heart broke at times and then it would heal right up. This was just a great, feel-good read!