Series: Bomb Squad #1
on August 19th, 2014
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Welcome to Destiny Falls, New York, home of the Bomb Squad—an ice hockey team full of rugged military heroes. But the season’s biggest match-up isn’t on the ice as one of their own prepares to go head to head with his new boss…
Allison Whitely’s ex left her with a mountain of debt and Cloud Nine, a struggling boat rental business. With zero job skills, her only hope of getting back in the black lies in a brooding ex-soldier who has her seeing red…
Theo Lacroix’s teammates are counting on their star player to help them win an upcoming high profile hockey game. But when a sexy tornado of a woman sweeps into town and expects him to help her with Cloud Nine, Theo is tempted to skate away from it all.
Theo vowed to never again be someone’s knight in shining armor, but his feelings—and desire—for Allison are becoming harder to ignore. He longs to save her, but to win Allison’s love, he’ll have to throw out his old playbook and take the ultimate risk…playing from the heart.
Risky Business is the first book in Melissa Cutler’s new series Bomb Squad. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the characters in this sweet romance.
In this first story, we meet Allison Whitely and Theo Lacroix. Allison’s ex-husband was recently imprisoned for embezzlement and left her with their newborn child, a ton of debt, and Cloud Nine which is a boat rental business. Theo is a member of the Bomb Squad hockey team which is made up of injured military heroes and works at Cloud Nine.
Allison has no job skills but needs to turn Cloud Nine into a success to support herself and her baby but also to help rebuild her confidence since her divorce. Theo does not want to be anyone’s hero and tries to ignore Allison and her need for his guidance in the business, but his feelings for her grow and he can’t stop himself from becoming her knight in shining armor.
Allison is a wonderful match for Theo and throws him for a loop at every turn of their relationship. It was refreshing to see a strong female character learn to stand on her own after so much negativity in her past.
I’m anxious to read the other stories Ms. Cutler is developing around the secondary characters introduced in this book. I think this will be one of her best series yet!