Today, I’m super excited to share a sweet romance by a fellow Lyrical Press author, Calisa Rhose. It was my privilege to interview Calisa a few weeks ago. Now I get to give my quick and dirty review of Risk Factors. Enjoy!
Viv’s a veterinarian and Connor’s an EMT. They both have interesting jobs that show up on the page in a realistic way showing Calisa did her homework. The high-stakes medical jobs also lend dimension to Viv and Connor’s romance.
Both Viv and Connor are dealing with family issues that keep driving them apart despite a passionate attraction that keeps yanking them back together. Viv is sweet and compassionate, a little clumsy, and a lot damaged by parents who pretty much ignored her while they focused on their careers as high-profile wild-animal rescue workers. Connor is hot, emotionally damaged from his ex-wife leaving him and abandoning their baby for “greener pastures,” and utterly devoted to his 7 yo daughter, Janna (Jelly Bean). Janna is so much more than an addition to the story. She’s super cute and plays a vital role in Viv and Connor’s romance.
Risk Factors is a sweet read with lots of excellent emotion and real-world pet and human medical emergencies. There was high drama and some steamy-but-still-sweet physical romance. I highly recommend Risk Factors for fans of sweet romance, romance with a kid in the story, and romance centering on characters working in the medical field. It’s the perfect read for those who like small-town contemporary romances, too. There’s just so much for everyone in this sweet read.
Here is normally where I would post a few of my favorite lines, but I’ve had some technical difficulties this week and, well, let’s just say I’m thrilled to have been able to get my usual Friday post up. I promise you, though, if you pick up your copy of Risk Factors, you’ll find some gems of writing in there!
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