Tuesday, January 12, 2016

#Review: Worth the Risk by Savannah Stuart - 4.5 Wine Glasses

8255018Title: WORTH THE RISK
Series: Miami Scorcher #2
Author: Savannah Stuart
Format: Kindle, 182 Pages
Published: KR Press, LLC (August 14, 2015)
Links:  Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

One man is getting in the way of her revenge…her mate.

Werewolf Marisol Cabrera has one goal in life: kill the man who murdered her entire pack. When she meets alpha werewolf Stephan and realizes he’s her mate, all her carefully laid plans dissipate in seconds. By all accounts, she should hate Stephan and everything he stands for. After all, he’s a dirty arms dealer doing business with her mortal enemy. Unfortunately, every time the dominating wolf gets close, she can’t deny her growing attraction for the last man in the world she expected to want.

But things aren’t what they seem…

Undercover DEA agent Stephan Lazos is about to make the biggest bust of his career, but everything that can go wrong, does. He never expected to discover his mate while on the job. She saves his life and his cover when he almost shifts in the middle of a crowded Miami nightclub, but that doesn’t mean he trusts her. The clock is ticking and if he doesn’t figure out what secrets the sexy she-wolf is keeping from him, he might not just lose his job, but his life in the process.

Linda's Thoughts:
A year ago, she'd have opened her arms to him and bonded with him before falling in love. A year ago she'd been so secure in who she was and her place in the world, that she'd have known that the love would eventually come with the mating -that nature would work itself out. A year ago, she'd been stupid and naive.

WORTH THE RISK by Savannah Stuart is a steamy, fast-paced, high stakes paranormal shifter romance  - and I loved it! There's just enough suspense added in to keep the reader glued to the pages. It's a relatively quick read at just 182 Pages, but it doesn't feel rushed at all and the characters and storyline are fully fleshed out. It can be enjoyed as a standalone, but there is a pseudo cliffhanger ending that will make you want to pick up the next installment next!

This was the story of two wolf-shifters: Marisol Cabrera and Stephan Lazos. Marisol is on a mission to take out the man who ruthlessly murdered her entire pack. She has tracked him to Miami and now just needs a little help from fate to give her the opportunity she needs. She doesn't have time now for discovering her mate, especially since he's obviously a dirty arms dealer in cahoots with her target!

Undercover DEA agent has painstakingly laid all the groundwork to decisively take down the biggest, most unscrupulous target of his career. This is most definitely not the time to have him finally locate his mate! However, his inner wolf strongly says otherwise. Little does he know that his mate has designs of her own!

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from WORTH THE RISK:

"Are you okay now?" she asked. Hell, she wasn't sure if she was okay. She felt as if she could crawl right out of her skin and all they'd done was kiss.
"If I tell you no, will you keep kissing me?"

"You're very quiet," she murmured.
"That's because I'm the big bad wolf," he growled playfully.

"She said her pack died."
"She didn't say."
"And you didn't ask?" Thomas' gravelly voice was incredulous.
"It's complicated."
"I'll bet. You stink of sex. Is the reason you haven't asked because you haven't come up for air?"

Savannah Stuart is the pseudonym of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus. Under this name, she writes slightly hotter romance than her mainstream books. Katie is one of my favorite authors.

This story is solid from start to finish with conflicts, passion, engaging characters and the perfect mix of a steamy romance and an adrenaline rush. Rest assured that the end result is a highly-satisfying HEA ending with a setup for future books. I highly recommend WORTH THE RISK to anyone who enjoys racy, suspenseful paranormal shifter romances!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Unleashed Temptation (Book #1)
Worth the Risk (Book #2)
Power Unleashed (Book #3)
Dangerous Craving (Book #4)
Desire Unleashed (Book #5)

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