BOOK REVIEW: Risk Taker by Sonia Stanizzo

Title: Risk Taker
Author: Sonia Stanizzo
Publication: July 16, 2021
Publisher: Jrl Publishing
Genre: Romance
Pages: 296

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

He’s everything she’s turned her back on.
And she’s everything he didn’t know he wanted…

On a night she’d rather forget, aspiring makeup artist, Holly Ainsworth meets actor Ethan Doyle. 

Holly wants to keep her distance from Ethan, but working on his movie set has thrown them together. And she vows not to fall for his gorgeous looks and heated stares—it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

As hard as she fights, it’s not long until she can’t ignore the attraction when he’s near, and soon forgets the promises she’s made to herself.

The chemistry between them ignites but they realise their lives are heading in different directions. Ethan wants fame and fortune. Holly wants obscurity and simplicity.

Ethan and Holly are just another tragic love story… or are they?


**A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Recently an author emailed me and asked if I would read her most current book that she has coming out.  I jumped at the chance.  I have read her other 3 books that she has written and I love her books.  I was giddy with excitement to start it and downloaded it immediately to my kindle when I got it.  

Holly is in Syndey after fleeing Melbourne after a nasty breakup and a slight fallout with her parents.  She wants to be able to support herself.  She went to a fancy dress party thinking she was finally going to take a plunge with a guy she liked. Things didn’t turn out how she planned.  On her way home, she stumbles upon a movie set and sent she is dressed as a hook they thought she was hook #3.  Things from there were not as she was expecting as she caught the eye of the leading man Ethan Doyle.   This book was so good.  I read it in 2.5 days.  It was that good.  I liked how Holly wanted nothing more than to support herself and not count on her parents for money.  She wanted to do what she wanted to do and didn’t want to follow the path that her parents had made for her.  

While Ethan was a famous movie star, the author made him have real problems.  He was very poor growing up and wanted to help his family.  He fought depression when he was young and still saw a counselor.  Holly just wanted to prove to herself that she could do it.  She desperately wanted her parent’s affection and approval for what she did, just like any normal child would.  I spent the entire time giggling with this book.  It was a comedy of errors and kept me laughing the whole way. This book was a sweet romance that I would read again.  I will be looking forward to any more books by the author and hoping I can review them!!


Pick up your copy of Risk Taker by Sonia Stanizzo on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and check your local bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. You can check out more from author Sonia Stanizzo on her website HERE.

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