Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Review: Risky Business by Amy Andrews

Title: Risky Business
Author: Amy Andrews
Genre: Romance/Rom-com
Publication Date: 1st July 2014
Pages: 257
Book Source: Escape Publishing & NetGalley

Synopsis: Samantha Evans’s life is going to hell. Not only has she rage-quit her beloved, high-powered job, but she is suddenly afflicted by hormones, free time, and an unavoidable, unignorable, undeniably gorgeous irritant in the form of Nick Hawke, her extreme sports star neighbour, who has come home to take over the reins of his grandmother's second-hand bookshop. Sam needs something to keep her from begging for her old job back until she's good and sure her boss understands how wrong he was, and taking a low-risk, low-stress job helping Nick at the bookstore might be just the thing. 

After all, it's not like Nick is the right guy to help her with her hormones. He'll just be fun to look at while she searches for the one. 

Nick has six months to get over an injury before Everest and a big, fat contract beckon. That means no sports, no danger and, above all else, no risks. It means playing it safe. And Nick Hawke doesn’t do safe. So he’s going to need something to stave off the boredom while selling books he doesn't read to people who wouldn't know a carabineer from a crochet hook. What could be safer than hiring a cranky, unemployed accountant to help run the bookstore? Sam is efficient and methodical and messing up her neat, post-it note world could be a fun way to pass the time….

My Thoughts: 
Fun, fun, fun ... Risky Business is a winning combination of sizzle, sex and hilarity and Amy Andrews totally rocks the natural, laugh-out-loud dialogue. 

I loved the contemporary setting, Brisbane (where I live) and even more perfect ... a book store, Birdie's secondhand romance bookstore *sighworthy* - the almost tangible smell of aged ink on weathered paper. And pepermint. Two aromas synonymous with the shop.

Sensible, career focused, romance reading Samantha, of the body image issues and talking, tap dancing eggs HA. And then there's sexy, risk-taking Nick. After Nick's grandmother Birdie passes away he swaps his extreme sports career for running the bookstore while he recuperates from injury. 

Despite Nick and Samantha's instant attraction I loved how naturally things progressed between them. Samantha's many blind date dramas cracked me up, not to mention the whole vibrator, vodka, Tim Tam scene. As much as I cringed over her self-deprecating comments, I adored Nick for building her up. 

Have to say I was deliriously happy for Samantha (and myself) when her eggs finally shut the hell up with their cheeping ;) 

Connect with Amy Andrews

Risky Business


  1. LOL, you get the award for blog post that made me laugh first today ;-) Adding it to my wish list!

    1. Yay, I got your message that you bought it, enjoy and hope those talking eggs don't drive you crazy ;)

  2. Replies
    1. Fun and hot lol. Thanks for stopping by Julie

  3. You make a good argument for reading this book, sounds fun. Might give it a go, has some things in its favour.

    1. Let me know if you do pick it up Kathryn, Amy is a local too.

  4. This sounds wonderful and perfect for summer. I love when a book is sexy and funny.

    1. I like a good laugh to break all the hotness ;)

  5. Can I have Nick, or at least the model on the cover?

  6. I am about to start this one....looking forward to it!


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