Local realtor, Marissa McCall, knew the latest victim, Staci, for most of her life. They were close friends up until the seventh grade when Staci stole her first boyfriend and attempted to steal every boyfriend she'd ever had after that. They had been fierce competitors in the real estate market as well, but she would have never wished her dead...especially not viciously murdered.
Whilst still contemplating the shocking news, Marissa took an unexpected call from her ex-boyfriend, Aaron Mathews, whom she hadn't seen in almost 20 years. He wanted to view a house, which was a standard request to any realtor, but this house was different. Aaron was interested in the house next door to Marissa's.
She really didn't want to see him again, never mind live next door to him, but she needed the business and wanted to prove that she had moved on with her life. She remained professional and booked the appointment for the following day.
Marissa was shell shocked when she left the office that afternoon. Things like this just didn't happen in her world. Plus, there was the fact that she was going to see Aaron Mathews in the morning. That thought was unnerving and left her feeling shaken. She had to wonder, too, if he had called Staci before he called her. Was it possible he had been involved in Staci's death?
What was Aaron's true motive to moving back into town? Would Marissa's feelings for Aaron resurface tomorrow? Was she safe?
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By Natalie on 18-11-17
Good for Sexy Romance Lovers.
I was provided a free copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.
Risky Business is the third book in the author's Bad Boy Romance series. I'd not heard of this series before but it sounded right up my street so I was more than happy to listen to the audiobook and review it.
The story follows Marissa, a real estate agent who is left anxious when fellow realtors begin to be murdered during open house events. She runs into her childhood ex-boyfriend, Aaron Matthews, a former sports player who coincidently wants to buy the house next door to her.
The Good Stuff
I liked the mystery/crime side of this story, it wasn't just a hot romance, it had parts that started you guessing too. I maybe would have liked a little more guessing to do but I was satisfied.
I really liked Marrissa's character. She was a fairly strong female lead who liked to prove herself as such.
This was a nice, fairly short story to listen to. It was an easy listen while I was walking the dog in the morning or walking home from work. I looked forward to putting my earphones in and listening to the book at every opportunity.
The actress was good and really got stuck in the story. She displayed the emotions and goings on really well.
Although the story behind the murders was good, I guessed the killer as they were introduced. There wasn't really a red herring in the story, One was suggested, however, Marrissa worked out for herself quite early in the story that it couldn't have been them. I'd have maybe liked a little more questioning on that story.
Although I liked Aaron, he wasn't my favorite book boyfriend. In some parts, he was quite sulky and manipulative. Probably showing that he's not the perfect man, but at these points, he really annoyed me.
At some points, the audio did sound a little off. I don't know what was wrong with it, it just didn't sound as clear as some other ones I'd listened to.
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By DK on 09-01-18
Thriller–I Was On the Edge of my Seat, so to speak
🏚 This is a great short romance/thriller. Realtors in the area are being murdered. Marissa McCall is on edge as she hosts open houses. She was very familiar with the 2nd victim, a competitor in school as well as the real estate business. A boy she knew from junior high has recently moved back to the area and Marissa doesn't know what to think.
I'm forgiving of this storyline because it held this incredibly hot book together. It held my interest. If only the 20-something year old main character didn't keep flashing back to "when we were in 7th grade she stole my boyfriend" and was a bit more mature, I would have given it 5 stars.
Lissa Blackwell's performance is smooth and believable. 4 stars
Overall 4 stars
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By Amazon Customer on 14-12-17
Ok, I'm not sure what happened to my original review but I am writing it once again...unfortunately a shorter version this time.
I enjoyed this story. A serial killer is on the loose killing realtors. Although I had an idea of whom the serial killer was I was still surprised once it was revealed. Aaron & Marissa have some great chemistry, it was a great read...I would love to read the first 2 books. I would recommend this book! :)
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