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Risky Business

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  94 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
From bestselling author Amy Andrews comes a new single-title romance about putting pleasure before business, and the risks we all need to take when we find someone worth risking everything for.

Samantha Evans’s life is going to hell. Not only has she rage-quit her beloved, high-powered job, but she is suddenly afflicted by hormones, free time, and an unavoidable, unignorab
ebook, 257 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Escape Publishing
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Sam Still Reading
Jul 12, 2014 Sam Still Reading rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance fans
Recommended to Sam Still Reading by: have always wanted to read a book by this author
Amy Andrews is one of the authors on my ‘must try’ list – so many people within my social media spectrum reckon her writing is awesome – but I’d never got around to it. After kicking myself thoroughly for waiting so long, I’d suggest that you jump into reading Risky Business quick-sticks if you enjoy witty romantic comedies with great characters, loads of sexual tension and of course, a happily ever after. There are many nods to popular rom-coms like Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally ...more
Romancing the Book
Nov 04, 2015 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewed by Amy W
Book provided by NetGalley
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

When you put a career woman determined to fulfill the needs of her biological clock in the same orbit with a man renowned for taking risks and committed to an adventurous lifestyle, there’s bound to be an explosion.

All Samantha Evans can focus on is finding the perfect man to father her child. She hasn’t worked out all the details about how she will handle the challenges of motherhood, but as a career woman, she is
Heather andrews
May 24, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Poor Nick sometimes I wonder why the boy tries to understand the female mind, "no it's not." Nick shook his head. "Jesus, why can't women just take a damn compliment?" I mean he gets all offended over certain things, "Nick blanched. "Nice is an insult to sex. Flowers are nice. Puppies are nice. Sex should not be nice." Sometimes the boy just goes too far and it makes for one hell of a funny scene, "Sam...Jesus! If I'd have known you were going to have to wipe yourself out with vodka to use the d ...more
Jun 24, 2014 Helen rated it it was amazing
This is a great story it will have you smiling and laughing out loud throughout as Samantha realizes that her eggs are talking to her and she needs to have a baby at the age of 30 her eggs are dying and after the death of her friend Birdie who runs the local second hand romance bookstore she starts to get desperate then in walks Nick who could double for Hugh Jackman Birdie's grandson and her sometime neighbour when he is not out doing extreme sports Nick needs to take some time off after an inj ...more
this was definitely a fun read but there were some points in it, that did not work for me. nevertheless, I think it is a keeper

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Jul 03, 2014 Kirke rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

I loved this book! It was such a breath of fresh air after reading some crappy or mediocre books the last couple of weeks. This is pure chicklit romance and it reminded me why I love this genre so much. With any book that has romance in it you know how it's going to end. I mean nobody wants to read a romance novel that will leave them sad or malcontent with the ending. It's the setting and the story in between the beginning and the end that determines how good of a book this is.

This is
Sep 28, 2016 Cc rated it really liked it
Really cute. Females, we can be so screwed up about our body.
Aug 12, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it
A humor filled romance that will appeal to many readers. The hero and heroine are miles apart on what they want in a relationship but it is fun to see how they bridge the gap to find love.

Samantha Evans has a high paying high demanding job and loves it, that is until her boss employs his nephew who does not have the knowledge or experience she has, but promotes him anyway, so she quits soon after. She believes that her boss will eventually want her back to clean up the mess but in the meantime s
Cassandra O'Leary
Jul 06, 2014 Cassandra O'Leary rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic comedy or chick lit style story from Amy Andrews. Like her previous stand-alone title, Holding Out For A Hero, this book features some very funny dialogue and a heroine with some 'balls' (if I can say that about a female character!). This was a laugh out loud story, when reading on the train. This is a big thumbs-up from me.

Samantha, the heroine, leaves her high-flying law career when the ignorant nephew of the boss snags her prized job and corner office. Bidi
OMG, what a great book. I’ve come to realise that Amy Andrews does not write a bad book. I laughed all the way through this one.

Samantha is a 30 year old career woman who realises that her eggs are talking to her and she has decided that she needs to have a baby. The problem with this though is that she is a failure at relationships and she has body issues. Sam does like to spend time in the second hand bookshop run by her friend Birdie reading romance novels.

Enter her sometimes neighbour, the e
Nov 22, 2014 marlin1 rated it really liked it
Samantha Evans is an accountant in a high powered job but lately her 'chirping eggs' having been sending her into a spin. Her boss suggests that she 'takes a holiday' but she resigns in a huff.
Meanwhile her good friend Birdie who runs the 2nd hand book shop (which is Sam's 2nd home) dies unexpectedly and Birdie's grandson Nick, takes over the shop. Nick is actually Sam's neighbour but not around much as he is often gallivanting around the world as an extreme sports star. This is an opportune bre
Jul 22, 2014 Sheree rated it really liked it
Fun, fun, fun ... Risky Business is a winning combination of sizzle, sex and hilarity and Amy Andrews totally rocks the natural, laugh-out-loud dialogue.

I loved the contemporary setting, Brisbane (where I live) and even more perfect ... a book store, Birdie's secondhand romance bookstore *sighworthy* - the almost tangible smell of aged ink on weathered paper. And pepermint. Two aromas synonymous with the shop.

Sensible, career focused, romance reading Samantha, of the body image issues and talki
Roz ~ My Written Romance
I received an eARC of Risky Business from the publisher, Escape Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 5 out of 5

I love Amy Andrews! It’s no secret. I always enjoy picking up my Kindle or one of the paperbacks when I know it is one of her stories, because I can pretty much guarantee that I will love it.

That was the case yet again with Risky Business. I had so much fun while I was reading this book, I wanted to let everyone know. So I began live tweeting as I read.
Jul 01, 2014 Connie rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC copy from Netgalley for a honest review. Loved it. First book for me by this author but I can say I definitely liked the writing style. Storyline was a well written romantic comedy that easily had me entertained, laughing out loud and swept in from the beginning. As I was reading the book, page after page I kept think Good Lord what is going to happen next. I would recommend as a must read book.
Jul 29, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
A cracking story that was a good laugh and a great read. It was great to read a book set in Brisbane.
Sharyn O'neill
Nov 17, 2014 Sharyn O'neill rated it really liked it
This has all the elements of a great book. Lots of laughs, a few tears, real people emotions, and the kind of book shop I would love to have in my neighborhood.
Jacquie Underdown
Sep 10, 2015 Jacquie Underdown rated it it was amazing
Cute, funny and clever. Wonderfully sweet story.
Dec 27, 2014 Mo_Better rated it liked it
Really slow to start and get going. Sam was a little too insecure and neurotic for me but I really enjoyed Nick. It has some truly funny moments and a lot of tender moments. Overall it was entertaining, if not a bit boring in the beginning.
Mar 23, 2016 Marie rated it really liked it
This book needed editing, badly. The story was good, the characters were, too. There were some
places where I found it a bit repetitive, though.
Cara Group
May 13, 2015 Cara Group rated it liked it
This is a cute, but weird story. It got to be a bit much with the "eggs", but overall an enjoyable book.
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Amy Andrews is a multi-published, award- winning author of 50+ romance novels across both traditional and digital platforms. She writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon, Entangled, Harper Collins Australia, Momentum Publishing, Escape Publishing and Tule. She's sold in excess of a million books worldwide and has been translated into over a dozen languages. In her spare time she is a PICU nurse and mot ...more
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