Monday, September 21, 2015

#Review: Take A Risk Bundle (One Night of Risk) by Robin Bielman - 4.5 Wine Glasses

26114720Title: Take A Risk Bundle
Author: Robin Bielman
Format: ebook
Published: September 14th 2015 by Entangled: Indulgence
ISBN: 1633753115
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Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The Take a Risk bundle by USA Today best selling author Robin Bielman includes three of her popular Take a Risk novellas plus an additional, never-before-published novella, One Night of Risk.

Worth the Risk
Samantha Bennett put Dean Malloy out of her mind five years ago, when he broke her heart after a summer fling. But now he's back in her life, and ready to steal a heritage protection contract that could make or break her career-if he doesn't steal her heart first. Samantha's vowed to hate him, but one wild weekend could change everything.

Risky Surrender
When Keats McCall catches Lucy Davenport at his latest project, he suspects she's up to no good. She's secretive, sexy as hell-and has trouble written all over her. He devises a plan to keep her close so he can watch her. But what he isn't prepared for is just how close he wants to get.

His Million Dollar Risk
Charlize Beckett is in deeeep trouble. This is her one chance to prove to her publisher dad that she's a serious reporter, even if she has to pretend she's someone else. And the subject of the story, Connor Gibson, is way too charming for her to maintain any objectivity, or even keep her from getting into all kinds of sexy trouble. By going off the record, Charlie is putting both her reputation and her heart on the line...

One Night of Risk
With her mom sick, good girl Malia Davis has returned to Kauai in order do something bad-retrieve a piece of crystal believed to have healing properties. She thinks her only problem is accessing the "closed to the public" temple. She's wrong. She has an even bigger problem-former Navy SEAL and security expert Clay Doherty, the guy who broke her heart ten years ago who she still wants. Certain that Malia is up to no good, Clay will do whatever it takes to protect her...even if it means losing her for good.

Linda's Thoughts:
“If I stay, it’s going to be in your bed.” 
Her pounding heart relaxed, the fear that he’d reject her floating away like tiny grains of sand in the wind. “I know.”
“And we’re not going to sleep.”
“I’m good with that, too.”

The TAKE A RISK BUNDLE by Robin Bielman combines all four novellas that have made up her Take a Risk series - one of which was previously unpublished up till now! Each of the stories in this heartwarming series have had an interwoven conservation message within the sweet and hot romance. They each work well as standalone stories, if that is your preference, while they share the theme of love and of heritage preservation.

This anthology includes the first-time release of ONE NIGHT OF RISK with an awesome epilogue that does a great job of wrapping up all four novellas with a pretty tidy bow. All the heroes and heroines from the previous books make an appearance in the epilogue. Did you hear my contented smile? It wouldn't have been a more perfect ending.

I have previously reviewed the first three novellas on our blog. You can find those reviews by following the links to them below:

This review will be for Book #4, ONE NIGHT OF RISK. It's the story of former Navy SEAL and security expert Clay Doherty and his childhood sweetheart, Malia Davis. As the story opens, we learn that Malia's mother is very sick and Malia has returned to Kauai, her childhood home, which is near a protected temple to harvest a healing peridot crystal to take to her mother. Malia did not expect to find her former boyfriend staying in her home and working as the World Heritage Fund's chief of  security at the shrine.

Ten years ago, Clay and Malia were young and hopelessly in love. Then, Clay, believing Malia deserved better than him, walked away in a misguided move to give her the life that was her due. Clay never thought that he would run into the girl who haunts his dreams every night again. Now, a decade later, fate has bought them both back to the lush Hawaiian island that holds so many memories and they've been granted another chance.

The tale started a little slow, but quickly snared my interest once the romance ignited making it impossible to put it down from that point forward! Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this lovely romance:

“Busted," she said. "You pretend to be all rough and tough, but on the inside you're a big softie."
"I guarantee you there is nothing soft---”

“Sex does a body good."...
"I suggest a daily dose then.”

“I'll never look at cake the same way again," he whispered in her ear.”

One of my favorite scenes involved Malia's sister's re-telling of a horrible date she had. Oh my! I've not been able to forget it. Here's a short snippet from it:

“My date the next night brought a sock puppet with him. A. Sock. Puppet. And he talked to me with it"...
"It completely freaked me out," Kalani continued. "I made it through drinks and that was more than enough. I told the guy it was a good thing he had one good hand left because if this was his usual MO for dates, he was going to need it.”

This final novella was a most perfect ending to Robin's four Take A Risk books. While they all feature a conservation theme, it is done in a subtle way, and never overwhelms the romance. I like that each has been set in different exotic or highly interesting places. If you're in the mood for a romance with a bit of intrigue and a smattering of humor, any of these books would be the perfect choice! Each will leave you with a smile on your face as Robin writes the best cloud nine endings. I highly recommend this anthology to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary romance.

1 comment:

  1. Huge thanks to Linda for reading and reviewing the bundle!! xoxo


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