Risking it all by Kathleen Ryder

Risking It All is a cute, short & sweet novella.  Miki J. said "This is an ideal afternoon read."

From the Blurb:

He’s the billionaire playboy with a reputation to protect.
He’s the small-town doctor with a baby in tow.
Undeniably attracted to each other, will they risk their hearts, and their families, for a future together?

When Jack Marsden, voted most eligible bachelor in Australia, returns to Wallaroo, his goal is simple: Attend his brothers society wedding, appease his mother, then get the hell out of town.

When Luke Harper accepts a six-month placement as GP in Wallaroo, it is a chance for him to recover from his sister’s death, and to bond with his new charge, his six-month-old niece, Holly.

What he didn’t expected was to run in to his old crush, Jack Marsden, looking as sexy as ever.

Jack knows that in order to be happy he has to be honest with himself, but to do so would risk hurting those he loves most, his family.

The timing had never been right for Jack and Luke, but with wedding magic in the air, will they get their own chance at happily ever after, or will the risk be too great?

Miki J's Review:

The story itself is very fast paced, in that we have instant attraction, meeting again/2nd chance and then the realisation/angst moment. The only thing that threw my out was the time line - there is a time lapse (years) from first meeting and when they meet again but no clear markers. Tidy little package – I just wish it was fleshed out a bit more, buy hey, still a sweet read. 

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

Risking It All was a cute short read, however I found it was missing linkages and the story didn't flow as well as it could have for me. Each chapter moved the characters in time and it wasn't always a good transition.  If you're looking for a quick read, this one was sweet, but I think it needed just a little more.

Rating: 3 Stars