Guest Post: Risky Business by Amy Andrews

Risky Business by Amy Andrews

Risky Business by Amy Andrews

From bestselling author Amy Andrews comes a new single-title romance about putting pleasure before business, and the risks we all need to take when we find someone worth risking everything for.

Samantha Evans’s life is going to hell. Not only has she rage-quit her beloved, high-powered job, but she is suddenly afflicted by hormones, free time, and an unavoidable, unignorable, undeniably gorgeous irritant in the form of Nick Hawke, her extreme sports star neighbour, who has come home to take over the reins of his grandmother’s second-hand bookshop. Sam needs something to keep her from begging for her old job back until she’s good and sure her boss understands how wrong he was, and taking a low-risk, low-stress job helping Nick at the bookstore might be just the thing.

After all, it’s not like Nick is the right guy to help her with her hormones. He’ll just be fun to look at while she searches for the one.

Nick has six months to get over an injury before Everest and a big, fat contract beckon. That means no sports, no danger and, above all else, no risks. It means playing it safe. And Nick Hawke doesn’t do safe. So he’s going to need something to stave off the boredom while selling books he doesn’t read to people who wouldn’t know a carabineer from a crochet hook. What could be safer than hiring a cranky, unemployed accountant to help run the bookstore? Sam is efficient and methodical and messing up her neat, post-it note world could be a fun way to pass the time….

Risky Business mixes the classic romance of Philadelphia Story, the humour and wit of When Harry Met Sally, and a strong, contemporary Australian setting to create a delightful, irresistible, utterly satisfying treat of a novel.

The Rubenesque Heroine
Samantha in Risky Business is not your usual romance book skinny-minny. She has an average size 14 figure and feels every one of those sizes. Speaking as someone who’s never ever been in the range of skinny, I can relate to Sam. I can relate to her hang ups and her genuine confusion when a bone fide sex god takes an interest to her. She’s spent so many years screwed up about herself she honestly can’t understand what a man who could give Hugh Jackman a run for his money sees in her.
But Nick is interested.

‘Hey, trust me. If I think you’re sexy there’ll be others.’
She gaped at him. She understood compliments slipped off Nick’s tongue easily — that’s the kind of guy he was. But decades of thinking herself average had never allowed for the possibility of sexy. It was just too foreign to her.
And it wasn’t right for him to mess with her head.
‘You think I’m sexy?’ She frowned at him but he stood uncowed, his arms folded as if he was waiting for the penny to drop. She hoped he wasn’t holding his breath.
‘Okay,’ she sighed. ‘I’ll bite…why?’
‘Besides your Rubenesque qualities?’
‘That’s just code for fat,’ she dismissed.
‘No it’s not.’ Nick shook his head. ‘Jesus, why can’t women just take a damn compliment?’
‘Reuben’s models were fat,’ Sam said stubbornly.
‘They were curvaceous.’
‘They had cellulite.’
‘They were round and soft and female. They were sexy. You can’t see the beauty in them?’
‘Cellulite is never sexy.’
Nick shook his head. ‘Women are so screwed up.’

Nick’s right – women are screwed up and sadly, it takes Sam time to get used to the idea of his interest. Time and some hot and smexy heavy petting that breaks every rule they put in place!

So let’s hear it for the Rubenesque heroine and the men who can’t get enough of them!

Have you read any good books that feature heroines who can’t fit into a size zero?

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  1. Thanks for featuring Amy for the tour!


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