Calculated Risk by Rachael Duncan- After a disastrous end to a relationship with a man she thought she would spend the rest of her life with Lydia now has decided to close herself off to love. A night out on the town with the girls changes things for her. Lydia meets Marcus at the club and she seems to have let her guard down. Marcus is funny and has told her every cheesy pick up line that has ever existed. After a dance Marcus thinks things are going well till he discovers the wedding ring on her hand. Lydia wears a wedding ring so she can keep men at bay. Marcus doesn’t mess with married women but something about Lydia’s situation doesn’t seem right. He can’t forget about her and hopes to see her again, Marcus has stirred something in Lydia but she has not gotten over what had happened to her and she is keeping her heart protected. Marcus is persistent and wants Lydia in his life. This was a cute story and I enjoyed the interaction between Marcus and Lydia. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I give this book 5 stars. A funny, cute feel good story.
Tanya Rae’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
When I first started reading Calculated Risk I didn’t like Lydia very much. She had way too much angst going on for me and drove me a little crazy but, I ended up loving her and can definitely see why she is like she is. Now Marcus he is a different story. I think I loved his character from the very beginning of him saying to Lydia “You come here often” and Lydia asking him if that is the best line he could come up with? And believe me his come on lines just get worse from there. Ha Ha! I felt that Marcus was very nice and sweet. He is very sexy and romantic! I think that everyone needs a Marcus in their life! BTW I think I do but, that isn’t part of this review.
Lydia has some very good girlfriends Charlotte, Scarlett & Paige. It looks like Charlotte is up next for a book coming in early 2017. I am also hoping that we will hear more of Marcus’ brother Sean. He is just as bad as his brother Marcus is. Of course Marcus blames his pickup lines on his brother Sean.
I really enjoyed reading Calculated Risk and I give it 4.5 Stars. I can’t wait for Charlotte’s story!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
“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.