Release Blitz & Review: Calculated Risk by Rachael Duncan

Title: Calculated Risk
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2016

I thought the ring on my finger would do the trick and keep men away. All I wanted was to save my heart from shattering–again. The truth is, I’m not married. The ring was just a ploy–a ploy to keep me safe, protected from pain.
But then Marcus Riley came along with his goofy pick-up lines, and he saw right through the facade. He knew the truth, and he wanted me. God help me, I wanted him too–in so many ways. But love is a risk, a painful, scary risk. One I’m too afraid to take.
He’s the one risk worth taking.
But it just might come at a price.
This book introduced me to this author and I am delighted with her work.
Lydia is a young interior designer who has been burnt in the personal relationship aspect of her life. She finds it hard to trust any male enough to go out with them.
Marcus is a twenty-seven-year-old policeman in the same town and fights to get Lydia to give them a chance. His cheesy pick-up lines, determination and resilience are all needed in his quest to conquer Lydia’s heart.
The characters are easy to relate to and more than once I felt I could have either clapped them on the back or for some slapped them on the back-not so gently!
I enjoyed this easy to read, fast-paced story. It has some serious issues like adultery and parental relationships but also has a quirky tough of humour which makes the book so light and I always enjoy humour in the stories I read.
Reviewed by Robyn
LLEP Review Team

“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.

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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