She’s looking for a fresh start. He’s still mourning the past. Will a short-term summer arrangement open them up to a beautiful future together?
Elise Aki desperately needs a stroke of luck. Grieving after a painful breakup forced her into couch surfing, the strong-willed teacher craves a fill-in before her new job begins in the fall. So the live-in nanny gig she lands feels like a godsend… until her charge’s handsome single dad comes home and assumes she’s a thief.
Roman Emerson never wants to feel the agony of loss again. Dedicated to his mute daughter, the alarmed father confronts the stranger rifling through their belongings only to be met by a nose-bruising punch. And even after discovering his mom hired the curvy knockout with a mean right hook, he’s certain his unwanted attraction makes her a not-so-good fit for their heartbroken household.
Determined to prove she’s capable, Elise steps up to the challenge of caring for the cute kid and her overprotective parent. And though Roman tries to trust his gorgeous housemate, he struggles with a fierce need to guard his traumatized child and safeguard his fragile heart.
Can two wounded fighters learn to read the love growing between them?
Risking Forever is the spicy second book in The Emerson Family of Shattered Cove contemporary romance series. If you like relatable characters, emotional connections, and charming small towns, then you’ll adore A. M. Kusi’s path to passion.
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4.5 Heart Review by Ashley
I love this husband and wife writing duo. Their books always touch on something that makes you pause and look at how you're living your own life. And Risking Forever was no exception.
I really liked Elise. She was smart and sassy. And even though she was down on her luck, she never counted herself out. Especially since she landed her dream job, just not the dream boss. Roman was a tough shell to crack at first. He was angry and rude and downright mean sometimes. But Elise managed to keep her cool and little by little, he started to thaw.
There was no denying the chemistry between these two. I kept waiting for that bubble to burst and when it did...whoa hot! More than that though, I loved how they saw each other's pain, loss and grief and didn't try to change it, because there was nothing that could. They just gave each other a soft, safe place to lay it. But sometimes, the silence spoke louder than words ever could.
Elise and Roman's sunshine-grumpy romance checked all the boxes. It was tender and sexy, witty and heartfelt and laced with its moments of miscommunication and drama. There was just something about the way this was written that had me torn between wanting to devour it and trying to read more slowly so it wouldn't end.
About the Author
A.M. Kusi is the pen name of a husband and wife team. We enjoy writing romance novels that are inspired by our own experiences as an interracial/multicultural couple.
Our novels are about strong women and the sexy heroes they fall in love with, are emotionally satisfying, and always have a happy ending.
Connect with A.M. Kusi: https://amkusi.com/newtous/