Blackmail never felt so right.
Celia Grant has spent the last ten years keeping her past at bay, building her Hollywood reputation as America’s Sweetheart. When ex-boyfriend Ryan Harrington threatens to reveal her darkest secrets, she has no choice but to return to Demo, Kansas, and the people she left behind. In exchange for Ryan’s silence, she will appear in a reality television show that promises to save his family’s legacy.
Ryan Harrington knows an opportunity when he sees one, and using Celia to save his family is one he can’t ignore. But he didn’t count on the pull they still have on each other.
Celia reminds herself that she and Ryan were never destined to have a happily ever after ending like in the movies she stars in. But even as the ghosts of her past refuse to be suppressed any longer, she finds herself tempted by the hopes of a love she never thought she could have. Between secrets, fame, and love, Celia’s made the riskiest return of all.
The center of the United States and LA clash in this adorable romance. Risky Return has a whole lot of fighting, a whole lot is a secrets, and a whole lot of adorable moments.
Celia and Ryan are all headstrong to start, both trying to escape a past that hurt them in one form or another. It was fun to watch them rekindle their spark and see that maybe not all good things end. I liked seeing that regardless of time a relationship can sometimes still survive. Plus, I really liked Ryan and his hunky self!
That being said, I unfortunately felt it was a lot of Ryan and Celia yelling at each other over and over about the same things. It doesn’t mean it was a bad story, I just felt I was doing a lot of flipping to get to the juicer parts of the story. Also, even though I was happy with how they ended up, I think I personally was hoping for a different end.
Overall it was a cute fairy tale story with all the horrors of being famous. Risky Return is a story about being able to bend for the people who mean the most to you but also not letting yourself be stepped on. All around… cute story.