Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Random Review: Up For The Challenge by Riley Hart & Devon McCormack #Review #Giveaway

Authors: Riley Hart & Devon McCormack
Book: Up For The Challenge
Self Published
Publication Date: September 18, 2017
Length: 246 pages

Reviewed by Jenn



I’m not used to anyone having the upper hand over me, and in a single night, Sean Wright rescues me twice. That’s why he intrigues me—why for the first time, I want another man. I’m used to getting what I want, and I don’t plan to let anything stop me. Only…he continues to get the best of me, and it only makes me want him more. When I start to see Sean’s not just good looks, hot sex, and constant competition, I realize I’m in over my head…and I might like it. He makes me laugh and he understands the pain I feel over my past, a pain we share. Even more than that, somehow, Sean *gets* me, but I’m not going to lie and pretend that giving my heart doesn’t scare me.


The night I rescued the presumably straight Ethan Harris…twice, I figured that would be the last time I saw him. However, he keeps finding his way back into my life and into my bed. Guess he wasn’t as straight as I thought. Ethan’s full of surprises, though, and being bi is just one of them. As cocky as he can be, he’s also sharp and witty...and even when he’s being his most arrogant self, he’s charming as hell. He likes to win, but so do I. However, as we get to know each other, I realize there’s more to us than the games we play in and out of the bedroom. It’s a game neither of us have played before—one we could both wind up losing. And with our hearts on the line, the real question is, when push comes to shove, are we both UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?


I always love when Riley Hart and Devon McCormack come out with a new collaboration! I know it's going to be fun, sexy, witty, full of banter and always mixed with the perfect amount of heart. They did that in spades with their newest release.

Ethan Harris is a winner, who loves to win! He's cocky and has a big ego, but he also has the goods to back both up. Ethan is a highly successful architect and loves his job, he loves to play and he loves women! He has been on his own for a long time and is good at taking care of himself until one night he needs saving....twice!

Sean Wright is a guy who happens to be in the right place at the right time....twice! Saving Ethan was doing what just seems to come naturally for Sean and he thought that would be the end of it. What he wasn't expecting was for the presumably straight Ethan to show up again. Ethan may love to win, but Sean keeps scoring points in a game that neither is exactly sure of which they're playing.

I loved these guys so much, there are so many quotable moments in this book that I wish I could share! There is a loneliness that I sense in both Sean and Ethan and I really loved watching their friendship grow. These characters LIKE each other so much and that's such a refreshing thing to see, to see them having fun as they fall in love. There's a bit of serendipity to this story that you have to read to find out, but it was the loveliest touch to this book! Another great collab from two of my favorite authors!


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