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I thought the ring on my finger would do the trick and keep men away. All I wanted was to save my heart from shattering--again. The truth is, I'm not married. The ring was just a ploy--a ploy to keep me safe, protected from pain.
But then Marcus Riley came along with his goofy pick-up lines, and he saw right through the facade. He knew the truth, and he wanted me. God help me, I wanted him too--in so many ways. But love is a risk, a painful, scary risk. One I'm too afraid to take.
Unless...He's the one risk worth taking.But it just might come at a price.
I liked the plot of the story and I thought it was written well, though some parts were pretty predictable. I loved Marcus. He was charming and witty. He just had one of those laid back personalities that made it really easy to connect with him. I can’t say the same about Lydia. At first I really felt bad for her and what she went through but as her relationship with Marcus progressed, she got really annoying. Yeah, she went through a lot but when she decided to move on and take “risks” then I felt like that should have been her moving forward from the past. I don’t feel like that is what she did, not completely anyways. Trust was clearly an issue and I don’t understand how she could let their relationship progress the way that it did with her past demons sitting right there at the forefront. I don’t feel like she gave Marcus an honest chance. Which brings me to the one thing that frustrated me about Marcus. He was too forgiving of her when she threw those accusations at him. I understand that he loved her, there was no denying that, but she didn’t think twice about what happened before she reacted, which made no sense considering the amount of time that they did spent together. Overall though I thought it was a pretty good read and not a bad start to this new series.
“Once again, Rachael Duncan has delivered a novel that is impossible to put down with witty characters, suspense, and a few plot twists that will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath, begging for mercy, and/or throwing your Kindle.” -5 star review from JB McGee
“Calculated Risk did not disappoint, its was beautifully written, full of love, angst, heartbreak and some suspense.” -4.5 star review
“I read this book within 4 hours! I love everything about this book!!” -5-star review
I want to yell. I want to cuss. I want to hit and lash out at them in the most violent of ways, but I’m too broken. Because in the last few minutes, all of my dreams came crashing down. What I once thought was perfect was all a lie. A repulsive, cut you to your soul kind of lie.
Stalker: Caught ya.
My brows furrow in confusion as I try to figure out what he’s talking about. After several seconds and still no clue, I text him back.
Me: Caught me what?
Stalker: Thinking about me.
With a grin, I respond.
Me: What makes you so sure I was thinking about you?
Stalker: Because I was thinking of you.