Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk

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by Elaine Raco Chase, Chase
     
 

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Shortly after Quintin Ward stormed into her office to accuse her of leading his teenage son astray, an overwhelming attraction drove Stephanie Brandt into the brash stranger's arms. How had one of Nashville's most successful talent agents inspired a teenage employee's mad crush? Now she was trapped between two men, and wanting them both - one as a son, the other as a…  See more details below

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Shortly after Quintin Ward stormed into her office to accuse her of leading his teenage son astray, an overwhelming attraction drove Stephanie Brandt into the brash stranger's arms. How had one of Nashville's most successful talent agents inspired a teenage employee's mad crush? Now she was trapped between two men, and wanting them both - one as a son, the other as a lover....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786217373
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
LARGEPRINT
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.90(d)

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CALCULATED RISK 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skipped though the sex scenes to descriptive for my taste. With that exception it was a good story. I realize that appeals to many but sex should be love making and that should be private.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent fun novel with lusty sex scenes tempered by lots.of love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved reading the book and even after finishing it I still wanted more.
AndMilesToGo More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the world of puppy love by a teenager with a giant crush on his female boss. It's hysterical the antics that poor Stevie goes thru to make seventeen year old Rob see that she doesn't fit in with the high school girls. Meanwhile, sexual tension between Stevie and Rob's dad, Quintin hit like an earthquake. Sexy, fast-paced dialogue, superior to most romances...enjoy!
AnnabelleLeeOyea More than 1 year ago
Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE anything that deals with music. This is the first book that I have read that deals with the producing/management side of it. This book was HOT! I absolutely loved the plot of it being tied up between a 17 year old boy and his father. I loved the fear, the sadness, the love, the compassion that this book showed. Elaine Raco Chase is such an amazing author and comes up with the best stories ever! I love how this book has the steamy scenes in it that do not go too far over the top. Such an amazing read!!
Joni78 More than 1 year ago
Another GREAT read by Elaine Raco Chase. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet and romantic story. Some of the language was a bit awkward and the author tended to over describe the setting/background at times. Overall, better than I expected for a free ebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes me feel horny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes me want to have sex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The characters were so easy to fall in love with!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stevie and Quintin's love story was quite funny and hard to put down. A great read.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review Stars:  Overall  4 Narration 4 Story 4 I love improbable and fantastical premises in romance:  the ability to dive into another person’s life and experiences with situations that I would never encounter in my quiet little life.  Even more interesting and enjoyable for me are the stories that take an almost credible situation, and spin it into a story that is engaging, well told and has moments of laugh out loud humor.   Elaine Raco Chase has managed to check off all those little boxes in this story, cleverly narrated by Sheila Book.   Stephanie (Stevie) is a woman who worked diligently to make it in the boy’s club world of Nashville Music producing.  A mailroom intern,  lost in the throes of his first major crush has brought his father to confronting her about her lascivious intentions.  While Stevie is understandably distraught at the negative attention, she also is aware that this is a phase for the boy, if only the father will see that.  A cockeyed plan is hatched to break the teen’s crush…yet all is never quite that simple.  More suited to the father than the teen son, Stevie’s thoughts and attraction is turned to the father, electricity is clearly defined and the steam rampant in the latter half of the story.   Sheila Book is the narrative voice in this story, and she manages to incorporate small tempo and pacing changes with minor pitch inflections to narrate the story.  Additionally, interior monologues are treated with an ‘open room echo effect’ that distinguishes the perspective. I’m slightly torn about the technique, it took several instances for it not to become a jarring change in the listen, but once acclimated the distinction was clear and felt more natural.    I’ve repeatedly asserted that Chase writes a fabulous dialogue that is loaded with witty repartee, clever comebacks and feels completely natural.  There is no lack of that skill in this story, with dialogue that ping-pomgs back and forth between the speakers, incorporating snarky and smart responses, double entendre and several moments for processing for both parties.   These are purely fun and light romances that are heavy on description and scene establishment, solid character building and sexual tension and engagement that adds steam and substance to a very enjoyable listen. I received an AudioBook from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
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This book had a very interesting start in the way the characters initially met but I think it just proves that you can't help who you fall in love with. It was a good read and I definitely recommend it!
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