Review of The Risk of Happiness

The Risk of Happiness: The Punk Rocker (The New York Artists Series) by [Goldstein, Cathrine ]

The Risk of Happiness

Cathrine Goldstein

The New York Artists Series

The Wild Rose Press


Blurb: Bad boy punk rock star Reale Lynxx never expected to see his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Simmons, again. And after she’d stomped on his heart and walked out on him six years ago, he’s not so sure he wants to. Certainly Reale never imagined he would rescue Amanda and her son, Johnny, from drowning. But all it takes is one evening with her and Reale is ready to leave the past behind and try again.
Amanda never meant to hurt Reale and happily jumps heart-first into rebuilding their relationship. But when she confesses she left him to secretly raise their son, Reale grows livid, fighting her and gaining custody of Johnny…

When Reale realizes he was wrong for taking Johnny away, he tries to win Amanda back. But can she forgive the man who took her son? And can she ever trust Reale again, no matter how much she loves him?


Can you forgive someone for taking away five years of being with your child? Can you forgive someone for being upset that you’ve taken away five years of your boyfriend being with his child when he decides to get his lawyers to take away your child?

These are the questions that make up The Risk of Happiness.

I thought Mandy was extremely controlling as well as a helicopter parent, Reale was wishy washy, Johnny was spoiled, and I wanted some rock ‘n roll.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some sweet moments here. Some edifying moments. But I never really felt any zing between Reale and Mandy.

For me this came down to a Your Mileage May Vary kind of review.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


3 thoughts on “Review of The Risk of Happiness

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