Friday, June 1, 2018

A Risk Worth Taking by Brynn Kelly ~ Review

He can’t outrun himself…

Legionnaire Jamie Armstrong lives in the shadows. A medic haunted by his mistakes, he knows better than to hope for redemption. But his latest mission brings a threat he doesn’t see coming—an attraction as irresistible as it is dangerous. Hacker Samira Desta is a woman he swore to forget, but as a key witness to a deadly conspiracy, Samira is his to protect.

But the woman he rescues might be the one who saves him

After a year in hiding, Samira’s worst fears come true when her cover is blown and the unlikeliest of allies comes to her aid—the secretive Scot with whom she shared one unforgettable night. Hunted by lethal forces and losing the battle against their desire, Jamie and Samira make a desperate play to take the fight to their enemy—but those at greatest risk of ruin may be themselves…

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I really enjoyed the first book in this series.  And, while this book stands alone, I think it's easier to find the flow of this novel if you've read the previous books.  I did miss book 2 and 2.5 so that may explain part of why I just didn't get into this as much as I wanted to.

It's a good story with strong characters.  From the first page, things are moving and in flux.  Samira is in hiding.  Someone wants her dead and the information she can access destroyed.  She's been hiding for a year and uses her paranoia to help her survive.  A computer expert, she gets technology and she uses that to help her plan ahead and get away from those that chase her.  But from the moment she is running again, things are a mess going from bad to worse.  Enter a lover from a year ago and things could get interesting.

Jamie is a legionnaire.  Choices in his past have left him a solider hiding from his pain.  Yeah, he slept with Samira and he really hopes she doesn't bring that up.  He's there to get her to a friend and then he's out of there.  But his past keeps popping up until he can't keep things from Samira.  But he'll do what it takes to keep her safe.

I like both characters.  They are well written.  The story flows along fine.  I guess my issue is that this story is heavy on the suspense and light on the romance.  And I really am a romance reader at heart.  So, while I enjoy suspense around my romance, I prefer more romance than this one offers. 

If you've followed the series or the author, you're going to love it.  If you are a suspense reader that doesn't mind a little romance on the side, you'll love it.  But as for this reader, it just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be.


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