Tuesday, May 13, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Risk of a Lifetime"

Risk of a Lifetime by Claudia Shelton
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite (April 14, 2014) 
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Three years ago, Marcy Bradley let the man she loved go so he could follow his career dream of being an FBI agent. She sent divorce papers. He signed. She never filed them.  Injured during his last assignment, FBI Special Agent Jean Bernard—JB—Bradley questions the integrity of his fellow agents. A few days recuperation back in his hometown will give him the perspective he needs. The added bonus is it’ll give him time to convince his ex-wife to come back to him, despite his life of risk. But when Marcy experiences a slew of unexplained accidents, JB realizes he brought the danger to her doorstep.  With a killer after them, Marcy and JB run for their lives, escaping to a lakeside cabin. Their love is rekindled, and JB realizes they’re still married, but will there be time for their passion amidst the explosions and gunshots?

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Pat's Review:

This novel opens with a bank robbery gone very wrong, and doesn't slow down till the last page. I realized I was holding my breath in some chapters.

Marcy Bradley's bad day, just got a whole lot worse. Bad enough to be a hostage in a bank robbery, but to look down the street while she is negotiating with the police for the robber, and see the tall muscular form of her ex-husband heading toward the bank.  Jean Bernard Bradley, known as JB is a deep undercover FBI agent known for his bravery and willingness to do what needed to be done to save lives. Now she had to worry about him getting shot  trying to save her!  He does protect her, but in the process both of them are injured by an unknown gunman.

JB and Marcy have been divorced for three years. She had packed his duffle bag and set it on the porch, and locked him out. Not because she didn't love him, but that she loved him too much. He was born to be a lawman, it's all he knew how to do, and Marcy's Dad was killed in the line of duty when she was a child. She fell apart every time she knew JB was in danger, and worse if he was injured. Neither of them could live that way.  He went away, not answering any of her calls or messages until she sent divorce papers, those he signed and sent back. But she is keeping a secret known only to a few select people. She never signed or filed the papers.  They are still married.

JB is staying in Crayton till the mysterious shooter is apprehended. After a series of accidents aimed at Marcy, they both know there is more to this scenario. JB won't leave her side. Marcy is a marriage counselor, and the thought of an angry, or mentally disturbed client worries them both, not to mention JB has put a lot of angry criminals behind bars. The situation escalates and they only have each other, and finally a time to talk.  Just when they realize they never stopped loving each other, one or both is in danger of being killed.

This novel is heart pounding, exciting, and a surprise to the end.  Watching JB and Marcy finally admitting their mistakes, and their love for each other makes this a very romantic read.  Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genre's, and Risk of a Lifetime is a winner.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) This sounds like a great book -- it's on my list now! 

Do you love romantic suspense? What is it about the genre that you love?


Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Sophia Rose said...

I love second chance romance and it sounds even better b/c its paired with suspense. Thanks for sharing, Pat!