The Take a Risk bundle by USA Today best selling author Robin Bielman includes three of her popular Take a Risk novellas plus an additional, never-before-published novella, One Night of Risk.
Worth the Risk
Samantha Bennett put Dean Malloy out of her mind five years ago, when he broke her heart after a summer fling. But now he’s back in her life, and ready to steal a heritage protection contract that could make or break her career-if he doesn’t steal her heart first. Samantha’s vowed to hate him, but one wild weekend could change everything.
When Keats McCall catches Lucy Davenport at his latest project, he suspects she’s up to no good. She’s secretive, sexy as hell-and has trouble written all over her. He devises a plan to keep her close so he can watch her. But what he isn’t prepared for is just how close he wants to get.
His Million Dollar Risk
Charlize Beckett is in deeeep trouble. This is her one chance to prove to her publisher dad that she’s a serious reporter, even if she has to pretend she’s someone else. And the subject of the story, Connor Gibson, is way too charming for her to maintain any objectivity, or even keep her from getting into all kinds of sexy trouble. By going off the record, Charlie is putting both her reputation and her heart on the line…
One Night of Risk
With her mom sick, good girl Malia Davis has returned to Kauai in order do something bad-retrieve a piece of crystal believed to have healing properties. She thinks her only problem is accessing the “closed to the public” temple. She’s wrong. She has an even bigger problem-former Navy SEAL and security expert Clay Doherty, the guy who broke her heart ten years ago who she still wants. Certain that Malia is up to no good, Clay will do whatever it takes to protect her…even if it means losing her for good.
Source: Big thanks to Entangled Indulgence for making the full bundle available for review
If you’re looking for an escape, like a bit of history to go along with your smart alpha men and women clever and feisty enough to match them, then this bundle is probably for you.
Worth the Risk is a competitive second chance romance, with smart Sam colliding with outdoor boy Dean. It’s full of fun and sass, a bit of yearning, plenty of good memories and lots of heat in the present. I loved reading about the two of them growing closer again after five years apart and how their interests merged. They make a really good team – even if it is a tiny bit annoying how long it takes them to realise it!
Although I did enjoy Risky Surrender it’s probably my least favourite of the four. Lucy is so anxious most of the time and I never could quite match her archeology roots with the fact she’s essentially stealing artifacts – and occasionally damaging the history she should have been wanting to explore. There were times when it seemed like the risk was more important to her than achieving her aims, which is why she always turned down McCall’s help. I did like McCall though, and once the two of them finally team up they’re great. I’d love to read more adventures with them both being on the same side.
His Million Dollar Risk is the most fun of the four, with much more of a carefree feel, even though it all starts off with a lie that means things won’t end well. I loved Charlie in her clumsy, forgetful, sweet way. She definitely teaches Connor how to relax and enjoy himself, and I loved reading about their trip along Route 66. Yes, I could always see how it was going to end, but getting there was too much fun to care. This was definitely one of my favourites – though I can’t choose between this and Worth the Risk.
I already reviewed One Night of Risk in more depth here, but to recap, this is another second chance romance, adding in another bit of attempted archeology theft. It has it’s sweet moments and a bit of a superfluous crime plot, but I really enjoyed seeing Clay go up against Malia. They’re a cute pair, especially when they can put the past behind them.
In all I really enjoyed this bundle. It has heat and chemistry, second chance romances and opposites attract, as well as a bit of action, a touch of danger and plenty of cute and fun times. The characters are likeable, the stories are readable and it all adds up to a delightful quartet of escapes.
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