Risk ItSeries: Rule Breakers #4
by Jennifer Chance
Published by Random House, Loveswept on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
As dominating in business as he is in bed, Rand Sterling Winston IV always gets what he wants. And even before he realizes that she’s scammed him into paying triple the cost for her friend’s painting, he wants Dani Michaels. To catch her alone, Rand demands that she personally deliver his purchase. The attraction between them is immediate and electric, and he knows she feels it, too. So when the part-time petty thief rebuffs his advances, he gives her a choice: a night in jail or an evening with him.
Despite her checkered past, Dani has never met someone like Rand: brooding, intense, and oh so tempting. Only a man with a broken soul could make control feel this dangerous. Still, when Rand proposes a no-strings, no-holds-barred affair, Dani’s more than a little intrigued. It’ll be the trickiest con she’s ever run and a chance to indulge her steamiest fantasies—nothing more. But as their encounters grow increasingly intimate, Dani uncovers a vulnerable side to Rand’s steely exterior and opens her heart to the ultimate risk.
As the last book in the Rule Breakers series, this one was THE BEST and it can be read as a stand alone. I recommend this book to my friends who like heroines who are strong, wild, smart, and slightly on the wrong side of the law. Toss in the hot billionaire (I have a weak spot for those – call me easy) and I ran through this book as fast as my tired eyes let me. Please say I have you intrigued. If not, keep reading… or just keep reading anyways.
Rand Sterling Winston IV – sounds pretentious, doesn’t it? I really thought I was going to have a hard time reading a romance where the hot guy’s name was “Rand”. But I had read the teaser chapter for Risk It in the previous book and nothing was going to stop me from reading this story. Rand’s first name could have been “Toilet” and somehow, someway he still would have made me forget his horrible name. The man was sex in a suit and commanded a room when he entered his first scene. He made the perfect “mark” for our petty thief, Dani.
Dani, looking to both have fun at a snobby, rich guy’s expense and make some money for her friend, manages to sell a painting to Rand at three times it’s value. Call it predictable, call it an over-used story plot, but the game is on between Rand and Dani on who can one up the other.
What makes this book different than all the other stories of games between lovers are the characters. I think you have a good idea about Rand. And there is even more to his controlling personality. But Dani is the one I loved the most. She is absolutely brilliant in her loyalty to family and friends. She’s cunning yet vulnerable. It’s the vulnerable side of her that you see sneak out as the story progresses to the end. Will Dani or won’t she? Will they or won’t they? Those are the questions!
The story goes fast and at only around 217 “epages”, it will be a quick page turner. I don’t remember ever being bored and the ending came way too quickly for my liking. I really enjoyed the depth to this story (it isn’t always just about romance, you know) and I wanted more! But the way the story was, I think it was fantastic just the way it was written; the perfect ending to the series.