Series: Tampa Suns Hockey #2
on April 30th, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
She’s his brother’s nanny...and totally off-limits.
In an effort to escape her overprotective mother, Cassie moves to Tampa to decide her future and claim her independence. When she lands a job as a live-in nanny to adorable twin infants, she’s convinced she’s on the right track.
Until she meets her new roommate: Tom. He’s an off-the-charts gorgeous neurologist (are they even allowed to be that sexy?) her boss’ brother, and also her aunt’s best friend. There are way too many points of contact for them to take the risk...but Cassie can’t help but fantasize what contact with him would feel like.
Tom knows the stakes, but Cassie’s vibrant spirit strikes a chord in his heart and he can’t stay away. But just when they start to think they’re moving in sync, the unthinkable happens. Did taking the risk create a chasm too wide to bridge?
**Risky Move is a standalone book in the Tampa Suns Hockey series. This sweet and spicy full-length novel can be read on its own—no cliffhanger, no cheating and a guaranteed Happily Ever After.
You may enjoy meeting and following a growing group of friends connected by the Tampa Suns professional hockey team. Some characters are introduced in the Clearing the Ice Trilogy and Healthy Scratch.*
Being a fan and long time reader of Robyn Ryan, I was elated to find out that we’d be getting Tom’s story as he was a pivotal character from the Clearing The Ice series. While you don’t need to read the series to read this, I highly recommend you do – mostly because I LOVED it. Risky Move is a part of the spin-off Tampa Suns Hockey series and Ryan continues to bridge the two series with this story. In this case, the series is further connected with Laurens’ niece Cassie at the front and center in this story. There’s a slight forbidden element to this story, but mostly in the mind of our heroine.
When Cassie moves to Tampa Bay she’s come from a slightly sheltered life, one driven by parental expectations ( her mother) and her own immediate lack of direction. She’s barely twenty and doesn’t have a good idea what she wants to do, but she’s great with kids and the Chadwicks’ twins give her an immediate influx of confidence. She and Tom share an immediate connection and she’s not sure she can do anything about it.
Cassie has a very active inner dialogue which I enjoyed immensely. She a really well-developed character, if a bit naive at times, but Ryan is a master with story and character development. She quickly feels like a family member but as her circle widens, she learns some lessons about trust and accountability. Unlike the build-up of her relationship with “her munchkins”, she and Tom’s relationship is a sweet slow burn. As for Tom, he is everything I expected him to be, and more. I loved the trajectory of their connection and how he forges it.
I really enjoyed what this story gave us and it remains apparent that Ryan loves the sport. The teams’ dynamics are almost as important as the individuals the story is focused on. Risky Move is yet another stellar romance from Robyn Ryan.
~Review by Cyndi