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High Risk

(Risky Business #1)

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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Six years ago, Kiera Anders resolved to put her painful past behind her, seeking a fresh start in New York. She didn’t count on her past finding her again in the form Caleb Martin - her brother's former best friend and her first love. Now with millions to his name, a playboy reputation, and a closet full of skeletons, the cold and distant "Mr. Martin" is so different from ...more
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Published July 23rd 2020
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Brianne Klodowski
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I didn't realize that the premise was quite so steamy when I entered a Goodreads giveaway (this is how I received my copy). 😳 Anyway, I LOVED this. I totally expected a mindless, raunchy romance but this was so much more than that. This book was everything 50 Shades tried to be (although the storylines are quite similar). The characters were fun and realistic and sexy. The writing and the story were great and I pre-ordered the next book in the series when I was only 1/3 of the way into it. I kne ...more
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That Caleb, her first love, actually showed up at the pitch meeting she and her boss are at, is not what Kiera was hoping for. Nor was she expecting him to be so cold and unaffected when he sees her. Oh well, she's known as an ice queen at the office, so it should be no problem to appear just as indifferent to him as he is to her. Except not...as his proposal to her for weeks of no strings but exclusive fun indicates. Can Kiera keep her heart out of it and
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Douglas Williamson
Our hero and heroine has a past and while they claim to have moved beyond it, that is never as easy as it seems.

This is book one of the series (planned as a trilogy, I believe). A good place to start, of course, but also not a complete story. The book ends on something of a cliffhanger which is picked up in the next book.

This is a romance story with several different elements going on, but let's call it a second chance romance for simplicity. The book is well written and easy to read. The charac
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Coastie  Mom
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tam Sesto
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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So hot my book was steaming.....

I loved the book High Risk by Siena Noble. It was well written. From page one I was hooked and didn’t want it to stop. The chemistry between the characters were solid and in the case of Kiera and Caleb, the written words were smokin’. As good as the sex scenes were, the writer also took the time to build a really good storyline. She made you care about the characters and where it all was going to end up at even though we won’t find out until book 2 of the series.
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CherylB
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has all the feels: angst, sexual tension, heart ache. And BDSM and Tattoos. It does end on a cliffhanger so be warned. I was warned but got so into the book that I had forgotten. Now I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I can’t decide if I should hope it is a duet or a trilogy. Kiera and Caleb had everything until fate threw them tragedy. Caleb couldn’t deal with his presumed guilt so he pushed Kiera away. And now six plus years later they meet again and he still wants her bu ...more
Judy
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy smokes, what a great beginning of a new series! I cannot wait to see where this one goes!

Kiera and Caleb were past lovers, who were perfect for each other. Until tragedy struck and suddenly, Caleb shut her out of his life. Karma has a sense of humor and here we are six years later and who shows up in Kiera's life again, but Caleb! There he is in all his gorgeousness at a business meeting. Of course she can't resist being with him again, because what they had together was chemistry like no o
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Jocelyne
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Risky Business Trilogy. The story ends with a cliffhanger. Caleb and Kiera's second chance to love is intriguing. Caleb is intriguing and secretive, dominant and dark. Kiera is a lovely woman, strong, and independent. Their D/s relationship is unexpected, and their chemistry sizzling hot. The story is told with a single POV, Keira's. The storyline is intriguing, and slow paced. Caleb and Kiera share a traumatizing secret past. The back and forth, past to present, te ...more
Terri Zumbrook
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I felt a kind of tension the entire time I read this book. It just kept me on the edge of my seat in so many ways. There are things being slowly revealed in this first book that foreshadow something maybe “earth shattering”. Instead of being slowly revealed as time progresses, the hidden secrets keep getting more complex, not easier to understand. The intrigue keeps building and the emotional entanglements are confusing, but I am compelled to know what is going to happen. I need to read the next ...more
Amii
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars! I really enjoyed this book, it is a slow burner but if you stick with it you’ll love it. I really like Keira’s character, she’s really headstrong and knows what she wants. Caleb is a strong dominant man that clearly knows what he wants but has that mysterious thing going on. I didn’t know this wasn’t a stand alone so I was gutted when the book ended and can’t wait for the next book! If you want a great steamy romance with some light BDSM and some heartbreak along the way then give thi ...more
Laure
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kiera Anders and Caleb Martin had just begun a relationship when tragedy ripped them apart. Six years later the company Kiera works for is pitching a new account, and Caleb appears at the meeting.

Wow, I think these are wonderfully well written, and convincing, character with a painful past that they will try to resolve in an unusual way. Fantastic romance with some unexpected twists in the plot. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Tori
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
kiera is a 26year copywirter and is a force to be reckoning with. and now looking to at blue sky's air to her resume. Six years before she had left home to get away from the tragic deaths of her parents and brother caused by her brother's best friend and Kiera's ;s love. 6 years has left Caleb martin not only rich and handsome but also a dominate alpha that Kiera craves in her life. Can these two let go of the past and have a future together . This book had intrigue and suspense and i highly rec ...more
Pam
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Get the girl - lose the girl - get the girl - BUT from the girl's perspective.  This book delves into feelings, perceptions and has a mild cliff hanger.  Kiera and Ashlyn have a great friendship, looking forward to future books and their friendship.  Kiera and Caleb have the on/off relationship.  Their relationship has real and fake drama, fake drama got to be a little much.  This book has a very high-level view of dominance and submission - but it’s not the main subject matter of the book - not ...more
Vicki Stephens
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
High Risk is the tale of Kiera Anders, who is now a copy writer, and Caleb Martin, her first love who has accumulated money and power but has a sordid past. When they meet again their attraction is still present and they agree to a no strings relationship. This dramatic romance is full of secrets, past traumas, and sizzling sexuality. There is a cliffhanger at the end of the book and the story will continue in the next book entitled Flying High.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout
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Mary Burgess
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book one of the Risky Business Series and is a great start to this series. Caleb and Kiera were a young couple in love until the tragedy. Then they were nothing. Caleb’s Mom was an addict and he didn’t know his Dad. Kiera lost her parent’s when she was young. Six years later, they meet again and their baggage threatens their future. These two together are extremely hot and I loved them as a couple. Good read!

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Ashleigh
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I normally hate duets, trilogies, or cliff-hanger type books but I felt invested in the outcome from the very first page of this book.
It was like these were real people and this situation could be real.

Great character development, steamy sex scenes and twists and turns to be able to sink into the book.

Anxiously waiting for more of this series!

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Tammy
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in this duet and it does end on a cliffhanger. Kiera left for New York six years ago to get a fresh start but now her past is catching up with her in the form of Caleb Martin. The spark between them is still their but so much has happen and so many secrets. Will she risk everything to be with Caleb again? Fast-paced read with lots of drama, steam and emotion. Great characters with lots of depth. Looking forward to the next book.
Lucy Joyeux
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve got this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book was really good! I didn’t know what exactly to go for, since it’s a trilogy but it made me want to read it and stick with it.

What got me was the relationship and “mystery” of the two characters. Also some scenes were pretty amazing! I loved the ending and I can’t wait to read about Kiera’s next decisions!

The writing in the book was really great! It was easy to read yet captivating.
Alyssa
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
An excellent start to this new series, Siena Noble has given a hot, intensive and overall very enjoyable story. Caleb and Kiera make a great couple and I am dying to read what happens next in book #2. I hope that it is released soon

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Tiffany
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caleb and kiera were a couple until tragdey pulled them apart now six years later they meet again in a boardroom. They second ger eyes met he's she doesn't know the cold eyes looking back at her. How will this work between them?

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Debbi Taylor
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is book one in the Risky Business series, and it centres around Caleb and Kiera, it’s an excellent start with brilliant characters and a well written storyline, (that does end on a cliffhanger!) I’d definitely recommend this book, looking forward to more.

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Kelly
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh boy! What a cliffhanger. Is there an arc team for book 2? I really love the young love romance gone wrong by an accident that has you gripping the tablet trying to find out what happened. I was totally wrapped up in trying to find out what happened or is happening to Caleb that the book ended before I knew it.
Samantha Carroll
This book sucked me in from the beginning. I loved the debth of Caleb and Kiera's story. It's a great second chance romance. I also loved the bdsm undertones in the book.

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Jeanne Kotsios
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book hooked me from the get go I just couldn’t put it down I fell in love with these characters and omg what a story just a perfect

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Patricia Reynolds
This book was full of passion and angst. The two main characters have such chemistry that it keeps you turning the page wanting to see what happens but not wanting it to end.

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Brina
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
The first book in a new series I can not wait to read more of! I love these characters. They pair well together and play off each others personalities extremely well. This is going to be an exciting series to read! You will never be bored.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Thi
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This was my first read from this author and I enjoyed it very much. As soon as I started reading, I was totally engrossed and invested in Caleb and Kiera’s second chance at HEA. The ending just left me hanging! I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Elvira
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an enticingly steamy read with the characters chemistry being felt from the start. The storyline has a great flow throughout the pages.

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Elizabeth
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, own-digital
I won an advanced copy of this, but BOOK 2 DOESN'T COME OUT UNTIL TOMORROW!!!!!! I'm feeling a bit impatient. So feel free to take it as a sign that I really enjoyed the book! If you like complicated backstory with the rags to riches troupes, this is a good one for you! Happy Reading!
Cherie Maggi
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent start to a series I know I'm going to love. This is the first story I have read by this author and I'm excited to read more.
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A proud Pittsburgher, Siena Noble has explored and inhabited all kinds of fictional worlds through her writing since age ten. When she’s not busy reading, writing, or re-watching Mad Men, Siena enjoys traveling, archery, and getting lost in the woods (also known as “hiking”). She and her better half/writing buddy live together in Pittsburgh.

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