I’m excited to have author Jennifer Chance on the blog today 🙂 She’s giving us the 5 top reasons why we should RISK IT and sharing her latest release of the same name. What do you think of her smexy cover?
Afterward, please take a moment and enter her awesome giveaway! The link is at the end of the post.
Title: Top 5 Reasons why you should read RISK IT
Hello, Christine! Thanks so much for hosting me today. For today’s post I wanted to return to a format I enjoyed with one of my very first blogs for the Rule Breakers series, which challenged me to come up with not one, but FIVE reasons to read the book. So I thought I’d set myself that challenge again for RISK IT, the last book in the Rule Breakers series.
Here are the top five reasons to read it!
- Because that cover will be on your Kindle FOREVER
Seriously, the cover of RISK IT? It’s the first time I just stared at a cover and thought: Oh. My. There’s the hint of the billionaire bad boy, there’s the shadowy treatment that implies there are darker depths to this character you may need to watch out for… and there’s the fact that he’s not wearing pants. Really and truly, this cover is a total win.
- Because it’s a billionaire and a bad girl who don’t have hearts of gold
Rand and Dani aren’t going to win any awards for Mr. and Ms. Congeniality. They go after what they want, they protect what’s theirs, and they’re aren’t above a little dirty pool to get the upper hand. In fact, Dani literally hustles a pool game at one point in the book just to keep her skills sharp. They each have their weak points, which they take turns exploiting in the other, until a final series of confrontations forces them to realize how much they mean to each other. But they still aren’t above a double cross, even then.
- Because it’s the end of the series!
Barring a wedding book ;), this is the end of the road for the fabulous foursome of the Boston brownstone. Dani’s played a part in each of the preceding books, always on hand to throw in a wise-assed comment or get someone out of a bind using her unique skills. Now she gets her own story, and meets her match in a man who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
- Because it’s all about the ties that bind
Dani and Rand are all tangled up in each other, but some of their issues stem from their own seriously dysfunctional families at both ends of the socio-economic scale. In order to figure out how to connect with each other, they must come to terms with how they connect with their own pasts, and in some ways overcome the shadows of those pasts that still linger today.
There’s also other types of ties that bind in the story, too. Just sayin’. J
- Because in the end, it’s a wish come true romance
With Risk It, the story is a little edgier, the characters a little darker, but their romance is still at the heart of the matter. Who hasn’t thought about being the woman with kick-ass confidence and slightly illegal skills? Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to have a billionaire bad boy fall in love with you? If falling in love with love is one of your favorite ways to spend a few hours, pull up a chair and read awhile!
Rule Breakers # 4
By: Jennifer Chance
Releasing June 2nd, 2015
Jennifer Chance’s Rule Breakers series turns up the heat as a wealthy playboy and a beautiful con artist engage in a high-stakes game of seduction.
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.
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Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/119761-rule-breakers
From the tousled curls of his jet-black hair, and his sculpted lips and cheekbones, to the drape of the One-Percenter suit beneath his gorgeous wool coat, everything about Rand Sterling Winston IV was icy perfection. Even the sidewalk salt on his shoes looked like decorator frosting. Still, Dani would bet serious money that the man’s veneer was as fake as her knockoff Blahniks, meticulously designed to hide his true colors. She didn’t know what danger lurked behind Winston’s aloof facade, but it snagged her attention, making it almost impossible for her to focus on anything else. The guy was like black ice, she decided. Cold and slick on the surface, dark and dirty underneath. The perfect kind of target for a frigid Boston night.
Glancing up from her papers, Dani looked past Winston once more to the wall of paintings beyond, completely unsurprised to feel the man’s gaze narrow on her across the room. Frauds knew when they were being checked out. So did control freaks. She amended her assessment to add that to the tally of Winston’s impressive list of qualities.
Still, that stare was her cue. Clutching her clipboard officiously, she stepped out from behind the counter to stride across the gallery floor. Just as she reached Tall, Dark, and Loaded, however, she met his gaze for half a second, then veered out of the way.
He hadn’t expected to have to speak to get her attention, she knew. His beautiful face looked more surprised than it probably had at any point in the last six months. Score one for her side. “I’m sorry, sir,” Dani said. “If you’ll excuse me. I have to remove a painting.”
“Remove one?” He frowned at her, the sheer command in his voice keeping her in place as much as the subtle shift of his body. He was taller than she’d expected. At five foot ten without the stilettos, Dani wasn’t used to having anyone look down at her, and she didn’t have to feign the chilliness of her smile as Winston blocked her path, reminding her of her initial evaluation of him. Black ice could be deceptive, too, and Silver Spoon seemed a lot more treacherous up close than he had from across the room. Her pulse was thrumming now, all senses on alert.
“Yes. Now, if you’ll excuse me—”
Winston’s smile curved the edge of his mouth, his eyes predatory. “But the showing has only just started. Surely you can’t have a buyer so soon.”
Dani’s return smile was all teeth. “I apologize, but”—she waved her hand over her clipboard —“I’m afraid we do. A bid for twice this piece’s stated price has come in from one of our wealthiest patrons.” She turned and studied the painting dispassionately. “He was quite insistent that it come off the wall immediately.”
“I seriously doubt he is your wealthiest patron here tonight.” The cool, condescending voice dripped money, but it wasn’t Winston who spoke this time. Dani glanced over to his lapdog, surprised to see intelligence flicker in the woman’s jaded eyes. “Except we only stopped in because of the wind, and now we’re leaving.”
Dani lifted her own eyebrow in perfect counterpoint. “I am so relieved to hear that.”
“Why that piece?”
She turned back to her mark, who wasn’t looking at her anymore, but at the small painting on the wall. “It’s amateurish at best.”
“Raw, I believe were his words. Yes . . .” Dani returned her gaze to the wall with equal gravity. “Dark. Forbidden.” She sensed the moment when Winston’s attention slipped off the painting and rested once more on her face. She met his cold eyes without flinching, her manner still polite but firm. “Who’s to say what captures an art lover’s interest though? Now thank you, but I must—”
“Triple the price.” His voice was bored, but Dani froze. Just as her own internal script demanded, her mouth opened in a soft O before she attempted speech again.
“I’m sorry, sir?”
“Rand . . .” Ice Barbie was tugging at his arm. “We’re already late.”
But Rand ignored her. He pulled a card out of his jacket, which he flourished at Dani. When she didn’t make a move for it, he slid it onto her clipboard. Even his fingers were beautiful, she realized. Long and hard and cruel. “I’m certain I have an account with this gallery,” he said. “If not, I will by morning. I’d like to have the painting marked as sold, to me, immediately. You can keep it on the wall.”
“Ahhh, of course Mister, hmmm . . .” Dani frowned down at the card, knowing she had already won. Now she was just pushing her luck, pretending not to recognize Rand’s name when surely she would have heard of him, if she was really an employee of the gallery. At the last minute, better judgment ruled. “Oh.” She brought her gaze up quickly, letting her eyes go wide.
“Yes, ‘Oh.’” Rand’s arm candy snorted. “Now, please, Rand, can we go?”
Rand held Dani’s gaze for a long, harrowing moment, and she forced herself not to tense up. The close was by far the most difficult part of the entire scam for her, but usually that was because she had a problem with gloating. This time, however, she wasn’t feeling cocky, exactly. Rand’s eyes were dark and challenging, the fire in their mocking depths promising the kind of pleasure Dani hadn’t experienced in a long, long time. The kind of pleasure he clearly craved, the way a drowning man craved air.
The kind of pleasure he wanted to give to her.
Black ice, baby.
Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.
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