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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Robin Bielman has written such a compelling, fun and sexy novell

Robin Bielman has written such a compelling, fun and sexy novella with WORTH THE RISK! I truly enjoyed every moment of this contemporary romance, from the earliest pages where Samantha Bennett and Dean Malloy cross paths again for the first time in five years...to the f...
Robin Bielman has written such a compelling, fun and sexy novella with WORTH THE RISK! I truly enjoyed every moment of this contemporary romance, from the earliest pages where Samantha Bennett and Dean Malloy cross paths again for the first time in five years...to the final chapter where we get to see the resolution of their love story.

The pages in between are packed with both steamy scenes and the dramatic tension that comes from two hardworking, passionate people who are competing for the same job. I really had no idea which of the two would earn the contract until it was revealed, so that mystery kept me turning pages until late into the night. Plus, the "hot sauce kissing scene" was fantastic! A highly recommended romantic read!!

posted by MarilynBrant33 on June 12, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This series introduced me to the whole heritage architecture the

This series introduced me to the whole heritage architecture theme - the fixing up of old historic buildings, landmarks, and in the case roads, to bring the back to life again. Samantha has a passion for the industry that seems to be unmatched. But the reason she found ...
This series introduced me to the whole heritage architecture theme - the fixing up of old historic buildings, landmarks, and in the case roads, to bring the back to life again. Samantha has a passion for the industry that seems to be unmatched. But the reason she found that passion may just cause her to lose out on the biggest job of her career (more about that later). Sam is a very fun woman with a lot of personality and I really liked her, but she was just a tad one dimensional - I didn't see a lot of development in her and I crave that in a story. 




Now Dean on the other hand was quite a character. While he was a bit too confident for my tastes, he was definitely that way for a reason. I don't think the man had ever lost in his life! Of course, Sam may just be the first thing he really wants and can't have. This leads to a very interesting weekend stand agreement - this seems to be a new trend in writing and I'm starting to like it. It's a great starting point that is more believable than a one-night stand love story. 




I also like that these two books have at least mentioned the state of some of our historic landmarks. I don't know if that was Robin Bielman's intent, but she mentions things just enough to make you think about it a little - but she steers far from banging you in the head with it. I enjoyed book two a little more, but I just bonded with those characters better. Worth the Risk is a very good place to start. 




*This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 

posted by Jasmyn9 on May 16, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Second chances romance

    Interesting premise - two rivals for a contract to direct the historical restoration of Route 66 meet. He's the son of the owner of the company that is awarding the contract, but broke away from his father's company and is now trying to convince his father to award the contract for his small but upcoming firm that is willing to push the envelope with new techniques. He's the adventure risk taker, and apparantly well off (despite the "my firm needs this" plotline), since he can afford rides in the vomit-commet (weightless airplane) for a spur of the moment date, and meets up with her later on a private charter aircraft.

    She's smart, pretty, but never really got over her carefree summer of adventure with him that inspired her current career choice, or her father's anger that she didn't stay under his thumb at a prestigious law firm. However,she's determined to win the Route 66 contract to cement her position as an environmentally conscious historic preservationist, and thrown off balance in meeting her competition for the contract, because he's the same guy who left her years ago, and never called.

    Lots of name dropping about interesting places and sites, but overall the story feels a bit choppy. There's not enough background on some af the dramatic angst that drives the two main characters, and minimal character development for her. As a female lawyer, strong enough to break with her father, and a strong contender for the contract, she seems too split on the romantic front -- telling herself "no" about repeating a relationship with someone who hurt her emotionally five years before, but then engaging in four-minute-long kisses with the same guy in a hotel bar, and falling into passionate sex with him back at her hotel room.

    This one's ok for a light read (only 111 pages), but not enough fascination with these characters to want more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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