Risking It All
When Risking It All by Christi Barth caught my eye on Netgalley, I was intrigued and interested in the blurb.How could I not be it had the manly hero and the reserved heroine. I decided to give it a shot, but in the end something kept me from loving this story. It was very well written and interesting, but something was missing for me.
Griffin had a massive hero complex that grated on me at times, especially when he vehemently denied it most of the book. And Chloe was so closed off and did not take any risks or variations in her schedule or routine. I know they both went through a lot to get them to these particular places in their lives, but they both seemed defined by their pasts instead of in spite of them.
Griffin and his buddies were close after their experiences but sometimes they were overly close. They talked about anything and everything with each other and in their blog. I could only imagine what it would feel like to be with a guy and have your fights or dirty laundry aired to the other 4 mates or worse on the blog, but I can only imagine that it would cause some massive issues. And his hang ups over Chloe and the way he treated her when he found out was atrocious. And then to discuss it with his friends in front of someone else I almost stopped reading there. Being a hero is about more that rescuing people it is about how you treat people too and this almost killed the book for me. I did press on and was able to forgive him like Chloe was. In the end I enjoyed the book but I did not love it. Overall it was a sweet, fun, easy read that I enjoyed but could not get over some of the roadblocks and issues that the characters had.
A review copy was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.
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