Monday, August 14, 2017

Book Review, Giveaway: 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.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

I’m Ella’s favorite uncle… There aren’t a whole lot of guys who would perform the Frozen soundtrack for a fourteen-month-old with as much accuracy as me.

Scarlett is a serial dater. I don’t think I’ve seen any of her relationships last longer than a couple weeks. Her philosophy is if it’s not perfect in the beginning, it’s bound to be a disaster in the end.

It’s official; she’s castrated me and turned me into a chick. I’ve never second-guessed myself so much in my life…

The urge to look it up on my phone has my fingers twitching, but I know that’s a terrible idea. No matter what symptoms you have, the internet will always have you convinced it’s a tumor and you’re going to die.

You’ll be everything you are now, but more…. Because you’ll be a survivor.

Paige, you’re everything to me. You make air worth breathing, sights worth seeing, and life worth living.

My Review:

Paige was gun shy and skittish about relationships and gave the sweet, sexy, and tenacious Sean an extremely hard time.  Paige was a prickly character, hampered by excessive pride, terminal stubbornness, and a smart-ass attitude.  Her obstinacy was ridiculous and self-defeating.  But regardless, Sean was smitten and seemed practically obsessed with her, and as they had mutual friends, he continued to pursue her while being just a few steps back from junior stalker status.  She has acted disgusted and uninterested in his quips and pickup lines laced with crude and sexy innuendos, although she was similarly attracted.  Sean was adorable and while his lines were cheesy, they also made me smile.  Once Paige expelled the stick she had wedged up her behind, I enjoyed this couple immensely with their playful teasing, amusing banter, and their game of random facts and random questions.  Everything was going well until devastating news was received.  

The storyline alternated between amusing and clever humor, sizzling sensual scenes, and an angst fest; so in essence, it was an emotive roller coaster - but well worth the ride.  Rachael Duncan has mad skills and provided an insightful, heart squeezing and engaging story.  I have enjoyed all the books in this series and look forward to many more, as there are several remaining friends to examine and dispatch to the land of happy ever after.

Empress DJ

“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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