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Risking It All

Risking It All - Jennifer  Schmidt *sigh* Best Friends Forever to Lovers....

In college, Kennedy makes it clear to Memphis she will not sleep with him. In return, he offers to be her friend. What starts as a simple friendship becomes a 12 year best friends forever relationship.

Kennedy dates, Memphis dates, they see each other every time they get a chance. If they don't see each other, they text, they call, they mail, etc. Nothing can set them apart.

Kennedy is in a relationship of two years with Dr. Brooks. He's handsome and has everything going for him, the only problem is Kennedy is not anywhere in his list of priorities. Yet, Kennedy thinks she still loves him and puts up with him.

Memphis is not in any relationship. His relationships last no longer than two weeks before he moves on to the next woman he wants to bed. He does not like Brooks. He can't accept that Kennedy is not a priority for Brooks, and doesn't waste an opportunity to tell Kennedy she can do better.

The thing is, every time Kennedy dates someone, Memphis always finds a flaw and a good reason why she can do better.

Kennedy wants to travel but she can't really afford it, so Memphis works out a "deal" for some photographs he has to take, and invites Kennedy to come with him to Alaska. He leaves out the "minor" detail about the resort being a romantic getaway.

Kennedy leaves with Memphis without second thoughts after the big fight she has with Brooks. Come on, Brooks turned out MIA at her very first art gallery show. She can't forgive him, and Memphis doesn't waste time to add a little wood to the fire, if you ask me.

Now put together 12 years of longing, an irreversable kiss, one cabin, one bedroom... helloooo??

Overall I really enjoyed this story. I debated whether it was a 4 vs 5 stars, it was that hard to decide. Yes, eventually I will read it again. Memphis is that guy one can't ever forget. He's an Alpha, he's a bad boy, a biker, a photographer, a sweetheart... gods, I can go on and on. I LOVED him!!!

Now, Kennedy...she was alright. She did get on my nerves with all the freaking tears. Sheesh, this woman cried for everything. It got better towards the end.

I know other readers were a bit annoyed by her not making a decision to choose between Brooks and Kennedy, but that didn't really bother me. I understood why that was a hard choice for her. Again, for me it was all those tears that had me going.

Last, the only other thing that kind of got me was although the book is written in third person, the point of view was always Kennedy's. I think this is the reason why the book turned out a 4 stars for me. Since this was a third person point of view I'd expected to see Memphis' point of view, I would've LOVED to see that, but it never came.

Ooh and let me not forget, the sex scenes were hawt. There's one in the bathroom of the restaurant where Kennedy is suppossed to be having dinner with Brooks, but Memphis happens to be there with someone else... oh my, oh my, my favorite line is when Memphis says: "Mine". *fans self*


Kennedy Monroe barely got her foot in her college dorm her freshman year before she was being warned about a certain dark-haired, blue-eyed self-proclaimed Casanova. There were only so many tales of heartache – and incredibly steamy nights – she could listen to before she started to believe them. But after a run in with the most sought after college womanizer, her ill feelings toward him change and soon a friendship forms that surprises everyone.

Twelve years later Kennedy and Memphis Adams are closer than ever - and only friends despite what those around them think, including Kennedy’s boyfriend Ian Brooks. When Kennedy accepts an invitation to vacation in Alaska from Memphis, her relationship with Brooks is tested as is her restraint when it comes to the desire she has always had for her best friend.

Alone with Memphis in Alaska, Kennedy finds it increasingly harder to ignore temptation and wants nothing more than to give into her secret desires with the one man that has always been off limits. But is one night of passion worth the possible risk of losing their friendship over?

Feeling torn between doing the right thing and doing what she wants, Kennedy fears losing her best friend. She knows she needs to sort out her feelings for the two men in her life and deal with the consequences of her actions, but how can she when everything seems to be falling apart so fast? And how much can Memphis take before he’s pushed too far and can no longer take Kennedy’s inability to make a decision about what and who she wants?

Kennedy discovers the harsh reality of how one night can change everything and leave her risking it all.