A woman unable to connect, struggling to hide another part of her. A man burning to learn her truth, and make her whole. Through explosive passion and deep exploration, they are about to take the greatest risk of all. But will they be able to take that leap, and come out on the other side together? In this next passionate novel in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley delivers a stunningly romantic and intensely sexy novel that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Praise for Kristen Ashley
“Fans of Ashley’s work will delight in this gritty finale to an intense series.” – Library Journal on The Greatest Risk
“Passionate, wildly sensual, and boundary pushing, but oh-so addictive!” – Aestas Book Blog (5 Stars) on The Deep End
“I adore Kristen Ashley’s books. Her stories grab you by the throat from page one and…continue to dwell in your mind days after you’ve finished the story.” ―Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author
“Kristen Ashley’s books are addicting!” ―Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
“Kristen Ashley captivates.” ―Publishers Weekly
“There is something about Ashley’s books that I find crackalicious.” ―Kati Brown, Dear Author
When you pick up an Ashley book, you know you’re in for plenty of
gut-punching emotion, elaborate family drama and sizzling sex,” ―RT
“Reading a Kristen Ashley book, it’s a journey, an adventure, a nonstop romantic thrill ride that is absolutely unparalleled in the romance world.” ―Aestas Book Blog
“Nobody starts a book off better than Kristen Ashley. And while I’m on it, nobody ends a book like Kristen Ashley, either. Precious. Poetic. Perfect.” ―Maryse’s Book Blog
Top customer reviews
I will be the first to admit, my first foray into this series didn’t really go well- at all- much to my extreme disappointment. I heard great things about the second book in the series though, so I decided to give the series another chance. I am so glad that I did!
This series is set in the world of the exclusive Bee’s Honey club so of course the theme of sexual exploration is a big part of the story. But The Greatest Risk is about so much more than that! It’s about trust, finding self-worth, and breaking free from the prison of the past to find a future that you never dreamed of.
Sixx and Stellan are a Mistress and Master at the Honey, and both have very strong personalities. Sixx has been attracted to him for years but has always found one excuse or another to avoid acting on it. She has many acquaintances in her life, but her only true friend is Aryas, another Master at the club. Aryas sees a bit too much for her comfort level at times and he pushes her to take a chance on actually being happy for a change, but Sixx isn’t wired that way.
Her childhood gave her a different frame of reference on life than most, and her existence to this point has been all about just that- existing. She keeps people at arm’s length with the Sixx persona in effort to protect herself and those around her. Stellan is a force to be reckoned with though. He is not a man to back down from pursuing what he wants, and he definitely wants Sixx. But he is also smart enough to realize that he has to make his approach carefully because he will only have one shot at making her his own. He does the research and quietly observes for months, and when he finally makes his move, he is able to catch the notoriously wary woman off guard in a good way and leaves her stunned at her own reaction to both his proposal and his over-the-top gift to her.
And so begins the war of wills! Stellan goes all in with his quest to find Simone, the real heart of Sixx that she has buried beneath her carefully crafted walls, but he has his work cut out for him. She has lived a life that has taught her love isn’t safe if it exists at all, and for every step forward that they take, they also take 3 steps back. Add in that they are both tops although it becomes obvious that she is a switch only when it comes to him, and Stellan definitely needs to be creative when it comes to truly fulfilling her needs. Her MO is to run scared every time things get too real though, and it happens pretty often! Fortunately Stellan recognizes the signs, and I loved the way that he handles her freak out moments. He finds just the right mix of straight talk, strength, dominance, and acceptance to pull her out of her own head when she needs it, and he also gives her the quiet and space she needs to process it all too when he sees right through to the heart of the issues that are weighing her down. These two people truly are the other half of each other.
Despite the fact she is absolutely terrified of the prospect of finding true happiness only to have it ripped away from her, she slowly finds herself starting to believe in it. At times the journey was a bit frustrating for everyone – including me- but it is a journey that I thoroughly enjoyed and that is still forefront in my mind after finishing the book. This story definitely had some elements that I never would have dreamed up, but even though it surprised me from time to time there was nothing that sent me running screaming in the other direction. Familiar faces from other stories both within the series and from other series make appearances and made me smile. The narrative contained some of the lightness, camaraderie and sassy attitude of the Rock Chick series that I love so much to offset the heavier, sometimes darker and more emotional moments too.
So suffice it to say I am thrilled that I gave this series another shot because Simone and Stellan’s journey was well worth it!
OMG, I loved this story about Stellan and Sixx. It is a different read from most of Kristen Ashley’s books. I found that each book in the series was better than the one before but they are all excellent. Probably because I grew to love each character and each book seemed like reading about old friends.
KA does it again ,I loved every page mourned after it was finished just because I finished.this author is the absolute best ever all her books are keepers forever and rereads ,repeadily.I loved sixx and stellyn,loved the set up for maddox,diesel and Molly just know their story is cooking somewhere.as a K.A .biggest fan ever I can’t get enough…MORE KRISTEN ASHLEY IS THE BEST WRITER IN THE WORLD..HANDS DOWN THE BEST..