Risking It All – Jennifer Schmidt – 3 stars

September 17, 2012 NetGalley, Uncategorized 0

Risking It All

I am going to start this review with a huge warning –

If you have a hard line towards infidelity then this is not the book for you. The female lead does cheat on her boyfriend and even though it was understandable I do know some people have a hard line on cheating.

Kennedy has had a major crush on her friend Memphis since they first met.  She’s always wished for more but didn’t expect it because he hasn’t ever hinted that he wanted anything other than their incredible friendship.  She’s  been involved with Brooks for a few years now but isn’t happy with the way he treats her.  When Memphis offers her a chance to go to Alaska, like she’s always dreamed of doing. she jumps at the chance.  She’s hoping that some time apart from Brooks will do her a world of good.  While in Alaska some doors open and true feelings are expressed but nothing is resolved.

Memphis is a great catch and I found myself saying “Come see me instead…  I’ll not waver in what I want from you…”  I liked that he put it on the line with her but when she wasn’t quite willing to make up her mind that he walked away from her.  He deserved better but at the same time he knew things weren’t broken off with Brooks completely when he made his move.  I was happy to see the ending that occured but I just wasn’t completely happy with Kennedy.

Brooks..  can I just say total freakin’ asshole??  I mean come on…  your GF has a major art show and your happy little ass couldn’t be there for her?  I mean one freakin night but…  I forgot…  He’s a self-centered asshole but at the same time she should have broke it off with him rather than cheat.  I didn’t like him but I also think that Kennedy was a waffling idiot when it came to the two men in her life.

I did have major problems with Kennedy and her inability to take a stand until forced at the end to wake up to what she was losing.  I was happy when the resolution came but damn if I didn’t feel that she deserved to lose it all since she wasn’t really willing to risk everything when the initial push came.  I mean Memphis was amazing and I adored his treatment of her plus his attitude towards the asshole that was Brooks..  

Nice read and thanks to NetGalley.com and The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

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