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Risking It

(Stolen Moments #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  130 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
500-mile road trip! Mission? Get over the guy you kinda-sorta hooked up with. Problem? He's your new road-trip companion.

Bribed by her bestie to go on a stupid soul-searching road trip to get over The Turd, Jane is sooo not into spending four days visiting tacky Florida stops and, ugh, journaling it. A librarian hiding behind the stereotype, she'd rather veg and read, than
Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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Claire Robinson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "You're a talker, aren't you..?" Stars!

Risking It is the second book in Angela Quarles Stolen Moments series, I haven’t read its predecessor, and it can absolutely be read as a standalone.

And what a treat my first read by this author was, I read Risking It in one sitting, which wasn’t a massive struggle because it was a short read, but it grabbed me from the beginning and I just couldn’t put Jane and Aiden’s book down.

This is a fun interlude with a player. Nothing more…

Road-Trip, that tr
Rady Reads
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Peeps this story was one truly refreshing read. I laughed quite a lot with both characters during their somewhat odd journey to Atlanta. Both characters were interesting personalities. Jane - the grey mouse - librarian who always has got her nose stuck in the books and Aiden - the hot player slowly charming into your panties. Their attraction is feelable through the pages of the whole book. Both of them are totally different but opposites attract each other right? The problem? She doesn't do pla ...more
Angela Quarles
Oct 15, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is book 2 in a standalone series. Each book encompasses the full romance--no cliffhangers!

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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An eclectic road trip with all the feels…

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!

I enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to this, the second in the series. While I expected another well-written and good story, I was blown away by how much it struck a chord with me. I’m normally not a huge fan of misunderstandings as the basis for a plot but this story was so real and the characters so heartwarming and fun that I am thankful I didn’t let that bias prevent me from devouring one of the best titles I've
Regina Yau
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I only read a select handful of Romance authors - authors who write heroes who respect women (and practice it in their courting of the heroine) and heroines who know their own minds and have their own distinct personalities, lives, and dreams.

Bonus points if:

1. I can really relate to the heroine of the story because it means I'm totally immersed and can empathise with how she feels.

2. The relationship depicted is a healthy one with two people who talk to each other and have grown-up attitudes (y
Lauren loves llamas
Jane is an introvert in the truest sense of the word. Being around people - even her best friend - tires her out, and her idea of the perfect vacation is spending the day in bed reading. So when her best friend challenges her to a crazy roadside attraction road trip to get over a one-night stand, she agrees reluctantly, expecting that she’ll hurry through her daily itinerary and then spend the rest of the day reading in her hotel room. Until that one night stand misses his flight and ends up hit ...more
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As the second book in the Stolen Moments series, I did not expect this book to live up to the standards of the first one. But it was just as real, sexy and fun as the original!

This book was even more realistic, at least to me, in that the female protagonist is a librarian and all-around book nerd. The male protagonist is a bar owner, as well as a member of the hurling team that we origin
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
What starts as a mix-message- misunderstood one night stand leads Jane's quirky friend to outline a road trip for Jane which becomes high jacked by said misunderstood one night stand named Aiden. Jane and Aiden had a cute chemistry that they hid well as they quietly shared similar interests. Aiden can't exactly come out and say how he truly feels, thinks or his vast knowledge of the same classics that librarian Jane love without losing his man card- he thinks. Their road trip was very interestin ...more
Christi Fowler
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Genre: Romance - Sports
Stand-Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: - Yes - Book 2 in the Stolen Moments series
POV: Jane and Aiden
Steam Level: Toasty

Risking It was a perfect mix of humor, steam, and introspection. Both Jane and Aiden have been hurt in the past and are scarily attracted to each other. But Jane ghosted Aiden and he wants to know why. Both want to get over the other before anything even started. I love Angela Quarles' use of the road trip as a journey, both literally and metaphorically. T
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
After reading Angela Quarles book Earning It, I knew I would want to continue reading this series. Earning It continues to tell the story of another player on the FL Hurling team. Aiden, a known man-whore meets Jane, a librarian at an after game party. Both feel an attraction but each acts outside their comfort zone. Jane decides to go for a one night stand and Aiden decides hold off. This misunderstanding causes some hurt feelings on both side.
When the 2 are thrown together on a road trip that
4.5 stars

This story was delightfully sexy, quirky, and so much fun! It’s the second book in the Stolen Moments series but it can totally be read as a standalone.

In short, Aiden and Jane had a fun night together, but strange and great thing, they only netflix’ed and chill, literally, and to them it was enough to know there could be more between them. However and apparently because no one taught them how to communicate, and because you know, pride and prejudice before getting to know people, the
Kristen Holt
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is not often that I find a book or an author from one of my freebies that I like well enough that I’m encouraged to purchase more from the author. Too frequently, the free offerings are too short or too awful or too cliche, and don’t inspire any sense of curiosity or loyalty. Certainly, they don’t encourage me to spend money on other works.

I am happy to say that this is not the case with Angela Quarles.

This is the 2nd book I’ve read of hers, and her stories are funny, irreverent, and bliste
Lynn Lim
WOW! I love a great romantic comedy, and this fabulous book certainly fit that category!
Jane has a “thing” for Aiden, and has for a while. Then that night happened, the night they were going to finally…. they fell asleep watching TV. Jane realizes, Aiden is never going to feel for her, the way she feels for him. Her friend forces her to take a road trip, visiting places that will make her get over Aiden. Starting at his bar, where she will burn……. Stop, no spoilers. But, how is she supposed to g
Lisa Marie Barrera
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Angela Quarles Did it Again in this Book RISKING IT!! Aiden and Jane Story is very a unconventional way of getting to know each other after one night leaving a After Party. It's Entertaining and has you wanting to know what is going to happen between a Sexy Playboy Player & a Insecure "Stays-her-Shell" Librarian. It takes Jane's Best Friend Claire to plan her a car trip from Sarasota, FL to Atlanta, GA where the players have a Championship Game to play. It's a 5 day trip to get Jane ou ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Risking It is a sweet, sexy, quirky road trip!

Jane has been tasked by her over protective best friend to take a road trip to cleanse her of the man who hurt her (The Turd), when he, get this, didn't make a move during the night they spent together. You see, Jane is a sweet, dorky librarian with lots of insecurities, so when she spent a fun night with a charming playboy, she naturally expected him to make a move, and for once in her safe, boring life, she was planning on doing something out of he
Christi Snow
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Review:
ROAD TRIP...gah, I do love this trope (are there even enough of them to be considered a trope? If not, we need to remedy that, because books like this are awesome...think When Harry Met Sally...)

So, anyway...this story. Jane and Aiden had a single night together that affected them both equally but for different reasons. As a result, they are both trying to get over the other one (there's a lot of assumptions and miscommunications from that night that have to be sorted). But somehow in
Jeannie Zelos
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Risking It, A Romantic Comedy, Angela Quarles

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance

I liked the sound of this but...though it wasn't a bad read there wasn't that magic spark that keeps me glued to the story. 
Its well paced, original story-line but i just didn't feel the magic, didn't feel the sizzle between the characters, and there wasn't have the tension I need in a romance, the conflict, the angst and agony. 
Even when they weren't getting along it was all so muted, and the whole
Pelusa Rivera
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Received and ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This was a cute story, I did not know that it was a second part of a series, not that I anything in story indicated that this was the second, however as I received the ARC it indicated second in series. I plan on reading the first book, because I did enjoy this Author. So we meet Jane, who is a shy librarian, and unfortunately had met Aiden in a party and he is opposite to her, he is outgoing and a man-whore. Jane was attracted to Aiden and thou ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book
This is my first time reading a book by Angela Quartes and OMG it was
wonderful, I LOVED Aiden and Jane's story. What starts out with a night
of wonderful chemistry and connection turns into a huge misunderstanding.
Both Jane and Aiden are confused, Aiden cannot forget her, He cant sleep
he cant hookup with another woman, He cannot get this girl out of his head for
weeks now. And all they did was sleep together, Literately.
Jane is an introv
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Risking It by Angela Quarles is book Two in the "Stolen Moments" series. This is the story of Jane and Aiden. I have read the previous book but this is easily a standalone book if you choose to do so. Jane is the bookish nerd type while Aiden is the jock type who doesn't commit. When Jane set to head to Atlanta to clear her mind of Aiden fate interrupts it seems to have Aiden in need of a ride. So Jane has to accept him as a passenger where they start to learn more about the other person and ha ...more
T. Rosado
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, arc, rom-com

4.5 Stars!

I enjoyed this story SO MUCH! After reading the first book in this series, I wasn't so sure about taking a leap into this next one. I'm so happy that I didn't let my initial hesitation stop me from continuing on. This book immediately snagged my attention and kept me riveted for nearly the entire time. Quarles managed to endear me to both the H/h, which can be a difficult feat. I'm very picky when it comes to heroines and Jane was a joy to follow. She was a bit quirky and had some of t
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fun, sweet and steamy read! This author was new to me when I read the first book in this series and I was pleasantly surprised with the writing, the storyline, the development of the characters and how much I absolutely loved it! Well, this second book in this series is just as good if not better! The supporting characters are well written which adds to the overall enjoyment of the storyline. Aiden and Jane were very easy to relate to -- they're the kind of characters that you want as fri ...more
Laila Viking
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is written in dual POV, which I like because it gives the thoughts and feelings of both the main characters to the reader. There are twists and turns that are unsuspected and emotional ups and downs. Hot chemistry and steaming scenes. The story has suspence, lust, love and a emotional roller coaster.
Jane and Aiden are the main characters in this story. They are the opposite of each other. They are well described and develops nicely. The story is captivating and flows nicely of the pa
Jennifer Smith
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you’re looking for a weekend get away inside of a book, look no further. Risking It was enchanting and had me laughing out loud to the point my family shhh’d me! Aiden and Jane are both genuine, fallible, and utterly lovable. The intimacy was so genuinely deep and perfectly steamy. Rarely do you come across a quick romance read with deep well rounded characters. It was refreshing. “She waits in her quiet space, and I hope to God I can find the right words so I can be in that space alongside h ...more
Emily Goodman
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Risking It is Angela Quarles second book in the Stolen Moments series featuring yet another one of her hurling players. Aiden and Jane couldn’t be more wrong for each other. Aiden, a man who loves to hit it hard both on and off the field is slightly more daring than Jane, a fellow book nerd whose set on dating dry spell. Although fate intervenes with these two as it takes me on a road trip of self discovery. Quarles pairs the funny with the steamy making this novel completely irresistible! If yo ...more
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I liked it more than the first book in the series because I really loved Aiden and Janes bonding through their roadtrip. Normally I'm not a huge fan of roadtrip stories but this one was great. Only the ending wasn't my favorite, again! They never shared 'I love yous' and it ended with Jane thinking something along the line of 'I think I'm in love'. It was just too HFN for me, I like my endings with more closure. I think they are meant to be but still, I wanted more.
I wasn't that impressed by this story. I didn't agree with Claire's interference in Jane's love life, nor did I agree with Jane's actions in just disappearing on Aiden. I liked how much of a gentleman he was, as well as how much of a good sport he was about the dumpster incident. The story was redeemed by the "falling in love journey" that we got to watch them take. Hopefully, this was just a "weak link" story in the series.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Risking It is the second delightful romantic comedy in the Stolen Moments series written by author Angela Quarles. I really liked this couple. Thanks to NetGalley and Season Publishing for the advance copy.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Risking It’ is the sequel to “Earning It” and the second installment in the Stolen Moments series by Angela Quarles. So far, the series focuses on two members of an Irish Hurling team based in Sarasota, FL. And, while it could work as a standalone story, I strongly recommend reading them in order since the same people and events are referenced in both works and they go in chronological order. I found the series because I seriously adore Angela Quarles and am always eager to read her latest book ...more
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a funny and cute story!
The heroine, Jane, is a booknerd who works at the local library. She has that booknerd stereotype: shy, cute, makes jokes about books and all those stuffs. Her best friend Claire motivates her to make a road trip to loosen up herself and also to finally purge The Turd, aka Aiden out of her system..
The thing between Jane and Aiden was only a one night stand. He's a player, a womanizer, a heartbreaker and when she found out that, she ran away the next morning.

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“She breaks the silence with a breathy, "Oh my God"

Yeah. No shit. Because I’m about to blow, and all I’ve done is grind myself against her like three times. I’m afraid to count cuz it might only be twice. Jesus”
“Jane takes a step toward me. And another.
And then she, well…throws herself on me. No lie.
I catch her and fall back against the elevator wall with an oof. Her hand twisted into my T-shirt, she pulls me down, and our mouths crash.
Fuck yeah. All of my pent-up need for this woman unleashes in that moment, whipping through me.”
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