Monday, July 9, 2012

Recommended Read - Worth the Risk by Karen Erickson & Giveaway

Image from Karen Erickson's website
Worth the Risk is book two in the Worth it series. I enjoyed every moment. I hated to see it end, but I desperately wanted to know how Gracie and Hunter would find their HEA.

Gracie is independent and never wants to get close to anyone, ever. Gracie's decisions to push Hunter away stem from her past. A few times I wanted to shake some sense into her. However, in her defense, I knew what was going on in Hunter's mind and how he felt about her. She didn't have that comfort so her hesitant behavior is justified. She is a vibrant character who is strong.

Hunter doesn't understand how his brother, Alex, can settle down with one woman for the rest of his life, which makes it even better as he falls hard for Gracie. He's the take charge type who has everything in control, but he can control nothing with Gracie. 

The chemistry between these two heats up the pages. Hunter is downright yummy. They kept me enthralled. I couldn't put the book down. 

I love that more of Rhett, the younger brother, is shown. He's grown in maturity from book one, Worth the Scandal. I can't wait for his book, Worth the Challenge. The glimpse of Rhett is just enough to make you eager for his book.

I recommend this book to any reader look for a sexy, contemporary romance. Definitely worth reading. 

To celebrate the release tomorrow I'm giving away one eBook of Worth the Risk from either Kindle or Nook (winner's choice). Enter below for your chance to win. Winner will be announced Wednesday. 

Note: I requested an ARC of this book from the author.

Blurb from Karen Erickson’s website:

How to make a strong man fall hard? Refuse him.

Hunter Worth lives life to the absolute fullest. As vicepresident and head of brand marketing for Worth Luxury Goods, he’s brought hisfamily’s business firmly into the twenty-first century. Ruthless yet charming,he’s now set his sights on the sexiest member of the marketing team. Firstthing on his agenda? Seduction.

Gracie Hayes needs her job at Worth—and she’s not about tolet the gorgeous owner and her direct boss distract her—again. Orphaned, andwith a rough childhood behind her, she’s worked too hard to compromiseeverything for a fling, no matter how tempting. Independent, strong andresourceful, she will fight off Hunter. She has to.

Flirting, stolen kisses, a few nights of scorching hotsex…Hunter has all that in mind and more with the delicious Gracie. He neverfigures he’d fall in love or that she’d deny him. How will Hunter convinceGracie he’s the one for her?

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  1. Thanks for the review Stephanie. I love sexy contemporary romance well I love all romance what every the genre. This book sounds good.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my review. Sexy contemporary romance is a favorite of mine. As long as I'm guaranteed a happy ending, I'm a happy reader so I read across the romance genre too.

  2. l love a happy ending in a book. whatever the genre. im a cover love to. i like to see the cover match the story. enjoyed the interview. sounds like a good story. l like it when hero and heroine fit together

    1. Thanks for reading my review. I love a good cover too. I've been drawn to a book before simply because the cover caught my eye. Happy endings are a must for me when I read.

      Don't forget to enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win the book.

  3. Love Karen's books! She was another author I found with a free read through Amazon.

    1. I love her books too! It's great the authors you can find with free reads on Amazon.

  4. Great post!! Thanks for the chance to win!! New follower!! I have this series in my TBR pile waiting for me to catch up and read so I am definitely looking forward to winning!! I love HEA.
    I tried to sign up for emil but it kept giving me an error--I will try later. Thanks again.

    1. I'm glad you stopped by the blog. Thanks for following! My TBR pile seems to grow and grow no matter how fast I read. Too many great books to read and just not enough time to read them.

      I'm sorry the email sign up didn't work. I know I hate when a website's link doesn't work. I have it fixed now. Please let me know if you have any more problems.