Sunday, December 7, 2014

Review: RISK by Cora Brent

RISK (Gentry Boys, #2)
by Cora Brent
Genre: Contemporary Romance/NA

“I’d seen enough of Creed Gentry to know he might be the worst thing I could do. Yet one lustful glance from him scrambled every piece of sanity I owned.” 

My life hasn’t been uneventful and a few things should have sunk in by now. I’m a tired age twenty one with a laundry list of heartbreaks. Most of all I know what carnage comes from carelessly risking the heart. So what drives me to jump into bed with a brooding player who can barely carry a conversation? 
It was supposed to be just one night. 
One night of weakness, of passion, of every impulse I’d struggled to contain. 
Yet I can’t stop myself from going back for more. 

Violence had always found us Gentrys but this time I’d put the price on my own head. It was my cross to bear. No flinching allowed. 
There was only room for me, my brothers, and the resolve to survive. That’s all there ever had been. 
There was certainly no reason for more than than a quick and dirty time with any girl, no matter how much she turned my head around. 
I shouldn’t hold on to her for more than a few hours. I shouldn’t even think about it. This thing could finish us both. 
It doesn’t matter. She’s all I want.

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"I'd seen enough of Creed Gentry to know he might be the worst thing I could do. Yet one lustful glance from him scrambled every piece of sanity I owned."

I love nothing more than a damaged hero that melts my heart who despite his brooding temper, deep down he's one heck of a man; a man that knows how to talk, touch and treat a woman. Such a man is Creed - he stole my heart in RISK. Sorry Cord, but you have to move over, he took your spot on my favorite man-candy bench ;)

Truly and Creed are two damaged souls that suffered through many tragedies in their young age. Truly is Say's co-worker and it was just a matter of time when she and Creed (Say's boyfriend, Cord, older brother) collide. Their encounter in the bar was epic and even I felt their sizzling chemistry. 

"I was so wet I was afraid I might drown."

I loved their confrontations. Every word - even though he's all about less is more - was precise and made the other want to rip his/her clothes off. Both usually don't do relationships; they've trust issues and more skeletons in the closet then you'd think. Therefore, both were surprised when they came back for more despite Truly's angst to get hurt again.

"I just didn't have the space in my heart for it anymore; no room for one bad piece of business after another, all of them attached to men."

After their first time they craved for more... craved each other.

"This chick was't like my usual options. Yeah, she was gorgeous and hotter than pure hell but there was something else about her that made me think I was damn lucky she was letting me in."

I adored this book!! I adored the characters!! I adored Creed.... he's so far my favorite of the Gentry boys.

I've to mention that this book has a back-story which is linked to DRAW; therefore, I advise you to read it before.

I not only liked their slow-building love story but also the angst and doubts I could feel from the characters while reading. Creed, as well as his brothers, have had one hell of a childhood and his demons are brutal. To numb himself, getting rid of the voices and dreams, he drinks but when he meets Truly there's no need for it. All he seems to need is her, her touch, and her love. 

Page by page I was falling more for Creed. At the beginning I thought 'Mmh, let's see how this brother turns out to be' and I've to admit he fully surprised me. In book one we barely get an idea of who he really is - he's like a closed book, talks little to nothing and keeps his distance from people. He's only close and open with his brothers. One could feel there's way more to Creed than meets the eye and I'm happy to confirm there's way way more!

He made me laugh, swoon and feel. It was such a great story and the build-up to a certain event made me very emotional - I was afraid for Creed and hoped to god he makes it out alive!

"I watched her face as I moved in and out of her body. I was trying to remember remember everything about the way she felt. I also wanted her to remember everything about me. For the first time in my life I wasn't just fucking a woman; I was loving her."

This is a contemporary romance filled with some angst, lots of steam, laughter and a good dose of awesomeness. I love this series and recommend it whenever I can. As said earlier, I advise to read DRAW first to know the back story why Creed 'volunteered', risking everything he just found.

*** 4.5-5 Stars ***

Buy links:
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**** Purchase links and review of DRAW (Gentry Boys, #1) here. ****

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