Author: Megan Derr
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: London Burden
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/15/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Gay, Gay Fiction, Menage/Poly, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Kipling doesn’t regret murdering his Alpha. Anything is better than continuing to live as a roughskin, subjected to brutal pit fights and abuse day after day. But constantly running for his life, always looking over his shoulder, and having nowhere to call home isn’t much better.
When he finds an abandoned cabin in the mountains, it seems the ideal place to hide until his pack gives up the search. All he needs is supplies, and a quick trip into town should take care of that. Instead of supplies, however, he encounters Tori, who seems like everything Kipling has ever wanted—and far too good to be true.
And if Tori’s not a trap then he, and his beautiful dragons, are just one more obstacle to be taken down by Kipling’s pack.
Kipling is a wolf in Blue Pack. That is the same pack as Johnnie’s bar co-owner Peyton escaped. It is also the same pack talked about in Ruffskin. In Ruffskin, we know that the alpha and all the prospective alphas, except Ruff, were slaughtered. Turns out Kipling is one of the wolves responsible for that slaughter. He is named in Ruffskin, but we don’t get to know him and his reasons until this book, Risk it All.
The title is apt because Kipling did risk everything in order to free his pack from the evil wolves who were in charge. In return, he is now on the run for his life, literally. He expects that he has sacrificed his own life for his pack. He was a pit fighter, a roughskin. He isn’t a wolf anyone is going to miss. He is only good for fighting in the pit. He is trained only to fight in the pit. He is property and nothing more.
Enter Tori and his twin dragons. We met Tori in Sword of the King when he came to the aid of our heroes Blaze, Ken, et al. We know he is a member of clan Cross, but he was disgraced. We also know he is owner to two very powerful dragons.
When Tori and Kipling cross paths, the chemistry is off the charts. I addition they need each other.
I can’t say that I ever felt the love between these two. Their connection is more one of passion than emotion. However, there is a definite connection. They are good for each other.
Risk it All builds on the world that has already been established in the first 7 books in the series. It can stand on its own, however, you will get more out of it if you have read the rest of the series.
Risk it All is a quick read, but one any fan of the Dance with the Devil world will want to read.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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