Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Release Blitz: At Her Own Risk by Rachael Duncan

Title: At Her Own Risk
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: August 14, 2017



That’s all it was supposed to be. No strings attached, no feelings, no heartache. 

But if I thought Sean Riley would be content having only parts of me, I was dead wrong. His persistence wore me down and I found myself in the one situation I was trying to avoid. 

Little does he know a life with me will lead to nothing but disappointment and heartbreak. He’s a good man and deserves everything I can’t give him. Not because I don’t want to, but because I’m unable. 

Pushing him away in the beginning was to protect me, now I’m trying to protect him as I gear up for the fight of my life. 

A fight I could lose. 

Getting into a relationship was my risk, but as things get worse, I’m not the only one who will have something to lose. 

I just hope it’s worth it.

4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

I don’t intend to break your heart, but you forget your feelings aren’t the only ones on the line
Holy Hell, damn that Sean Riley, he just goes straight to my heart. 
Okay so reading the synopsis I figured this was going to be a one sided story, boy was I WRONG! This was a dual POV and let me tell you. Sean’s POV totally sucked me in. 
Paige Stewart and Sean Riley have been dancing around each other for a few years. Sean’s brother dated and is now married to one of Paige’s best friends which means they are constantly around each other. They sexual tension between the two is crazy and Sean has been chasing Paige since the day he met her. Finally Paige gives in and the two decide on a “friends with benefits” type of thing. 
What got me with this book was Sean; this guy wanted this woman, he pursued her relentlessly, he cared about her, he LOVED her. There wasn’t a time in this book where he didn’t make his true feelings known. While it may make him sound a little like a wuss, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m so sick of reading books where the guy wants the girl but he tries to hold back. Sean said “to hell with all of that.” This guy put his heart on the line and never took it off. Of course a curve ball is thrown at the two of them, and it comes in the form of Cancer. Sean is not only fighting Paige to make her see how much he wants her but now he’s fighting her to allow him to fight with her. 
This book was sweet, funny, and emotional. I’ll admit there was more than one occasion when I had to blink back tears. I don’t typically appreciate it when book makes me want to shed a tear but this one I didn’t mind. 
I don’t know that I would say this is a series but there is at least one other book (featuring Sean’s brother and his now wife); but I don’t think you need to read that book to appreciate or follow this least I didn’t. I do intend to go back and read that one though (Calculated Risk). The whole Charlotte and Scarlett (two of Paige’s friends) confused me a bit (I couldn’t seem to keep them straight) but that wasn’t a major factor. 

Overall, a good read that I finished in one day. 

“Come back to me,” I finally plead.
She looks into my eyes and there’s so much pain I can’t stand it. “I don’t know how.” Her voice is strained as she tries to hold back the tears.
“Let me help you.” I cup her face and she leans into it.
“I just want to stop feeling this way and I can’t.” A tear falls down her cheek.
“Like what?”
She pauses and says, “Empty.”

Rachael Duncan is an Army wife and mother to two beautiful girls. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's the author of Tackled by Love, The Lies and Truth Series, and Hopeless Vows.


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