Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Risk the Fall by Riley Hart Release Blitz

He tasted like Riven. I didn’t know how to explain it other than that—maybe broken dreams fused together by the hope I tried to feed him.


I’ve never been great at letting people in. Life is easier if I bury my feelings. People tend to let you down, which is only proven when my best friend, Rex, accidentally kills a man and lets me take the fall.

When I get out of prison, the last thing I want is to go back to Clayton, Oregon, but it’s where my grandma lives, the only person who’s always had my back. My plan is to stay out of trouble, steer clear of my old crew, save up, and the second we can, leave town for good.


I want nothing to do with my family and their illegal activities. With Riven back, I worry things will get worse. He and Rex have always brought out the worst in each other, but then I discover Riven went to prison for something my brother did, and my family isn’t happy to have him home.

Riven wants nothing to do with me, and I don’t blame him. But like a moth to the flame, I’m drawn to him. It starts out as mutual lust, Riven sating the pleasure he craves, while I get to fulfill my first-crush fantasies. But with every moment, I see there’s more to Riv than anyone knows.

Not everyone would see him as a good man, but to me, he’s the boy who used to try to keep my family’s lifestyle from becoming mine.

And now he’s the man who risked his heart to fall in love with me… and the one who’d risk more to protect me.

Risk the Fall is an ex-best friend’s brother romance that contains violence, drug use, crime, and death of a non-main character.


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Risk the Fall by Riley Hart

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“The only thing that matters to me is that no one else touches you. If they do, there will be a problem.”     “You think I’m yours? You own me?”     “Don’t worry, Riv. You own me too.”

“The only thing that matters to me is that no one else touches you. If they do, there will be a problem.”

“You think I’m yours? You own me?”

“Don’t worry, Riv. You own me too.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Risk the Fall wasn't what I was expecting but it was everything I needed. I was so completely invested in Riven and Parrish. I was on an emotional rollercoaster, and it was so good.

Riven did his time in prison for something he didn't do but took the blame for anyway. Now that he's out, he wants nothing to do with the people who took those last six years from him. But when he starts his construction job, the man leading the crew is none other than Parrish, the brother and son of the men he took the fall for. Not wanting to lose his job and put his parole at risk, Riven just wants to put his head down and do his work but something about Parrish has Riven dropping the walls around him to let the man in.

Risk the Fall is such a gritty, raw read. My heart broke for Riven and I found myself so emotional over these characters.

This is quite a gritty read, and it took me a while to establish a strong connection with Riven, but by the end I was shedding tears on his behalf! I could see this book as a film, or part of a TV series – it is harsh, rough, and until we meet Parrish, it is difficult to see many redeeming features in Riven. He is, however, unable to deny the care and respect that Parrish shows him, and even more once he finds out the truth.

If you like your stories real and tough, then this will definitely fit the bill. It deals with some difficult issues and provides plenty of angst to the reader – alongside a really rather wonderful love story.

Thank you, Riley Hart, for pushing my boundaries and giving me a really good read!



Author Bio

Riley Hart

RILEY HART’s love of all things romance shines brightly in everything she writes. Her primary focus is Male/Male romance but under various pen names, her prose has touched practically every part of the spectrum of love and relationships. The common theme that ties them all together is stories told from the heart.

A hopeless romantic herself, Riley is a lover of character-driven plots, many with flawed and relatable characters. She strives to create stories that readers can not only fall in love with, but also see themselves in. Real characters and real love blended together equal the ultimate Riley Hart experience.

When Riley isn’t creating her next story, you can find her reading, traveling, or dreaming about reading or traveling, spending time with her two snarky kids, and swoony husband.

Riley Hart is represented by Jane Dystel at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Management. She’s a 2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Of Sunlight and Stardust.

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