Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Book Review: A Risk Worth Taking

Another Harlequin book for you today!

A Risk Worth Taking - Brynn Kelly

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…

This is the third book in the Legionnaires series and normally I read books that are stand alone, but this one doesn't feel real stand alone. I felt out of place for the first third of the book because Jamie and Samira kept referring to time in France and I had no idea what had happened, so I've wondered if I would have liked them as a couple more had I had that back story. Probably not crucial but for a good chunk of the book I felt like I was missing part of the story, even the entire reason Samira is in hiding in the first place.

So we have Samira, seemingly in hiding, and she finds herself heading to London after her little home in Italy is rushed in the dark of the night. The book finds her being saved by Jamie and in the throes of an exciting get away chase through London in the back of an ambulance. We get snippets of Jamie's past life as people repay favors, to much chagrin, in order for him to get Samira to a safe spot... wherever that is. Lots of exciting suspense, chases, gun shots, drugs, and long simmering brewing romance between our two main characters.

For being a romantic suspense, I kind of wanted more romance but the suspense overtook it in this book. In the end Samira pulls it together but her character and the panic attacks were almost too much for someone who has been in hiding and in danger for so long. I liked Jamie, even with all of his faults, because his character felt realistic. Your heart breaks for him because you can tell he was meant to be a doctor but those opportunities are dashed because of poor choices in tense situations, which seems silly to say he went from a doctor to a soldier and that was an easier pace for him.

Overall I'm giving this one a solid 3.5 stars. I liked the book but I don't know that I have to run out to read the previous two or the next ones. I likely wouldn't turn them down but I'm not going to go out of my way to track them down. If you're a fan of romantic suspense or a political suspense with a little romance, this is your newest read.
   

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.