Risking It All - Kathryn Shay

Risking It All

By Kathryn Shay

  • Release Date: 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Contemporary
Risking It All book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 406 Ratings)

Risking It All Kathryn Shay Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Author’s note: the original title of RISKING IT ALL was THE MAN WHO LOVED CHRISTMAS. The book has been fully revised and updated and also contains cameos from the Hidden Cove Firefighters.

She’s the only woman he can’t charm. He’s the only man she can never love.

Dylan O’Roarke has the ideal existence. As a firefighter, he’s been at the top of his game. Even when he’s reprimanded for his risk-taking, the accolades far exceed the censure. Women fall at his feet, and he always has a blond bombshell on his arm.

By-the-book Beth Winters does everything with precision and caution in her job as an EMS instructor and recruit trainer, even if she is considered stern and stoic. She has a few good friends she manages to keep some modicum of distance from. Life is best lived on its outskirts, where it can’t wound you so badly you might not survive.

The only place the two of them “lose it” is with each other. When Dylan was her student at the academy, she sought out ways to focus on his flaws. And he irritated her intentionally, snidely nicknaming her Lizzie Borden. With eight years of open animosity that rivaled that of the Hatfields and McCoys, they were both grateful when he graduated.

Years later, fate throws them together again when he’s assigned as her EMS partner to train new recruits. Working side by side with him, Beth can’t deny his rapport with the students or his warm and giving nature. And Dylan sees the vulnerable side to her, caused by a past that would level an ordinary person. When physical attraction flares between them, they can’t stop their inevitable coming together.

Falling in love isn’t in the cards for Beth and she rejects the hand they’re dealt. She can never be part of the family Dylan wants. And he can’t break down her final, indestructible wall.

Nail-biting fire scenes, sizzling sexual encounters and the revelation of background that will make you cry buckets permeate this beautiful story of compromise and undying love.

Be sure to follow up with the rest of the Rockford Fire Department Series: FEEL THE HEAT, CODE OF HONOR and NEVER FAR AWAY.

*** NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest.

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User reviews about this book

  • Risking It All

    5
    By Jan in Ky
    Beautiful and so detailed when it comes to firefighters both as trainers and as professionals on the job. Yes, you’ll need Kleenex in hand! This story is so poignant and so touching. I still don’t understand how a parent can go on after loosing a child. This story covers both the right and the wrong ways in such a manner that the reader is begging the characters to hurry up and get the reader out of her misery.
  • Risking it all

    5
    By jane2053
    Great read
  • Love all the fire books

    4
    By none open to use
    An author who delivers romance and good sex scenes.
  • Risking it all!

    5
    By 2 cats. 2 dogs.
    This book I gave a rating of 5 stars. Congratulations on a book that will jerk your heart out. I loved the characters but thought Dylan was absolutely wonderful. I read a lot but this book was definitely one to read again.
  • Risking It All

    4
    By Woodland3
    This was a very touching story. At times, I worried about the jealousy that kept popping up with the two main characters, as this doesn’t bode well for a long term relationship. In the end, I did enjoy the story.
  • Risking It All

    2
    By Shanakyle
    Meh. Wasn’t great, wasn’t terrible. Predictable, slow, boring. Unlikeable main character even after character development. Wouldn’t bother reading it.
  • Risking it ALL

    5
    By Elena Jet
    A wonderful story with the bonus of reading about what it truly takes to be a fire fighter. It is always enjoyable reading a good book but especially wonderful learning about something new.
  • 4 stars

    4
    By NewEarthorBust
    Good story.
  • I’m so sad it ended

    5
    By Mbabaanay
    I grew incredibly attached to Beth and Dylan. I also spent a large amount of timing crying. This book was a fantastic read all the way through.
  • Risking It All

    3
    By Crazy not lazy
    First of all, the author never described either main character. No hint as to age, until the last part of the book. This book dragged so much, I almost didn’t finish it. Boring! No real life fires or action. Just training recruits to be firefighters!

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