Review: Risk and Reward by Alisha Rai + Giveaway

Risk & Reward (Bedroom Games #2) by Alisha RaiWhen we first met these childhood sweethearts in Play With Me Tatiana had struck an erotic deal with Wyatt in order to keep him from putting her brother in jail. That deal led to the two rediscovering each other and reconnecting not only sexually, but emotionally. Now it’s seven months later and while their sex life is just as exciting as ever, they now have to figure out how to navigate the land mines of their new relationship.

Tatiana and Wyatt are bound and determined to make it work. Traveling back and forth between San Francisco and Las Vegas to see each other, going out on dates, having plenty of smoking hot sexy times and trying to keep their irritations and annoyances to themselves. It’s working so far, both are happy to be back together and can hardly keep their hands off each other, but everything comes to a head when Tatiana’s family comes to Vegas to visit. Wyatt has never had a comfortable relationship with them and now one of the things that came between them in their past is about to come between them again. If they let it.

While book one was all about these two reacquainting themselves with each other (and let me tell you, their idea of getting to know each other again is dirty, dirty, dirty) book two is about them actually working on their relationship outside of the bedroom. Yes, there is just as many super sexy times, but now they have to learn to figure out their problems without resorting to shutting each other up with sex. They also start to work through the reasons why they split up so long ago and have to make a conscious decision to talk things out and change the way they work on their problems. I thought this continuation of their love story was very well written. There is a nice balance between sex and emotions. There are a lot of sex scenes, but it never felt like they were thrown in for no reason.  With book one the author gave a very good look into their past so that readers had an understanding that this has never been a vanilla couple content with the missionary position in the dark of night.  They play hard and lusty. Sex doesn’t seem to have ever been their problem, its communication.

I think what I liked about this story the most is that there wasn’t a bad guy or good guy, by the end each had owned up to the fact that they make mistakes. Their complete willingness to work on their problems to make their relationship healthy was just as sexy as the dirty talk. I can’t wait to visit this couple again and see how far they’ve come. Final Grade- B

Favorite Quote:

“You always have to sweet talk me.”

“Fine.” He leaned back , his smile lascivious. “Baby, it’s a felony for a woman to look as good as you. But if you want to suck my dick, I’ll get you off with a warning.”

“You are possibly the worst sweet-talker I’ve ever heard.”

Lazily, he rubbed his thumb over his bottom lip. “My mouth is better suited to other activities. I’ve demonstrated that.”

Rating: B
Risk and Reward by Alisha Rai
August 20th 2013 by Samhain
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Alisha Rai would like to give away two ebook copies of Risk and Reward. Your comment on this review is your entry. Good luck! Don’t worry, if you haven’t read the first book, we’ll buy you a copy as well. You can read the Fiction Vixen review of Play With Me.

Open to all. You have until end of day August 16 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.

No purchase necessary to win, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within 72 hours of the announcement, they forfeit their prize(s). Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.

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  1. Justine says

    I hope SF and Vegas give the story a strong sense of place. I like when settings help to cement the emotional storyline.

  2. Timitra says

    I’ve read the first in this series and really enjoyed it so I’m definitely looking forward to reading Risk and Reward…thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  3. KellyM says

    I read Night Whispers earlier this year and really enjoyed that book by Alisha Rai. I am really looking forward to reading this series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Amanda Hutter says

    I’m literally on my way to buy “Play With Me” RIGHT NOW!! These books are right up my alley & it’s very hard for me to find ones I really enjoy & connect with 😀
    Ps. Not for suck ups…but I’m SO grateful to have found!!! Idk what I’d do without it!!

  5. says

    Ack! I always wanted to read the first book, and it was on my list of ones to buy … then promptly forgot to do so! After reading about this second one, I can’t wait to read them both. Sounds awesome – thanks for the great review.

  6. Sandypo says

    Why does every author have the man run his thumb against the woman’s bottom lip? What’s up with that? I hope they all wash their hands… :>

  7. Helen Marie says

    I haven’t read any of Alisha’s books yet. Looks so good!
    Thanking you for the giveaway!!

  8. Maureen says

    I have not read any stories from this author but after your review I am definitely interested in this couple.

  9. Denise Van Plew says

    Haven’t read the first one so I had to read your review and I like reading when people have to work on the relationship side of coming together. thanks

  10. Danielle H says

    I haven’t read either book. But it looks interesting. Would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Michelle the Romance Witch says

    positively love Alsiah Rai and i cannot wait to read the second in this continuing storyline. thanks for the great review and the awesome chance to win. Keep the awesome reviews coming!