Monday, May 21, 2018

Blog Tour: A Risk Worth Taking by Brynn Kelly

Author: Brynn Kelly
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: May 29, 2018

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…

A Risk Worth Taking is definitely a book worth reading.  It's a fast paced adventure that will suck you right in and hours will pass before you come up for air.  The story involves Samira, a techie who is on the run because she is a witness in a conspiracy.  When she gets a mysterious note telling her there is tangible evidence to help her come out of hiding, she finds it's not safe enough.  Jamie comes to the rescue and will do anything to help her.

I did ultimately enjoy the story.  I liked the fast pace of the story.  It really took off running and didn't let up until the end.  The characters are constantly on the move.  I felt like I was watching a Jason Bourne movie.  I enjoyed the characters.  Jamie was my favorite.  I loved his humor.  Samira was a fascinating character.  She speaks many languages, is an amazingly smart hacker yet she also battles panic attacks.  Unfortunately, they often crop up at the most inconvenient times.  I would have liked to see a bit more romance between Jamie and Samira.  I felt like she was still really pining for her dead fiance and it kept both of them from being all in. Their relationship lacked the heat I like to see in a romantic suspense.

This book is the third book in the series. Unfortunately, I don't think it held up very well as a stand alone.  I did read the first book, Deception Island, but missed the second book, Edge of Truth I definitely think I would have benefited from reading the preceding book.  Honestly, I really had no clear understanding why Samira was in hiding throughout most of the story.  I just knew who she was running from.  I felt like the author was assuming I had prior knowledge of the story arc  from the previous book.  I would have liked more recap in the beginning.    Despite that, I do recommend the book.  It was an exciting read.

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About Brynn Kelly

As a journalist Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life novels, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. A New Zealander, Brynn is an RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards nominee and a former Golden Heart® nominee, and has won the Valerie Parv Award, the Koru and the Pacific Hearts Award.

Connect with Brynn

Brynn Kelly’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 21st: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, May 23rd: Stranded in Chaos
Friday, May 25th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Monday, May 28th: Books & Bindings
Tuesday, May 29th: Mystery Suspense Reviews
Wednesday, May 30th: OMG Reads – excerpt
Friday, June 1st: Stuck in Books
Friday, June 1st: @brokenteepee
Monday, June 4th: Tales of a Book Addict
Tuesday, June 5th: @book_hangover88 
Wednesday, June 6th: @novelgrounds
Thursday, June 7th: @sarahandherbookshelves
Friday, June 8th: Romancing the Book
Monday, June 11th: The Romance Dish
Tuesday, June 12th: @jesssiereads
Wednesday, June 13th: Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, June 14th: @bookishaurora
Thursday, June 14th: @_literary_dreamer_ 
Friday, June 15th: @booknerdingout
Friday, June 15th: @remarkablylisa

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