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Risky Surrender (Take a Risk) by Robin Bielman:

Lucy Davenport made a promise to her father and husband right before they died and she’s vowed to keep it at any cost. But when she draws unwanted attention to her secret plans, she’s forced to risk everything she’s kept guarded. Because the man standing in her way threatens not only her goal, but the walls she’s carefully constructed around her heart.

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Overview


Risky Surrender (Take a Risk) by Robin Bielman:

Lucy Davenport made a promise to her father and husband right before they died and she’s vowed to keep it at any cost. But when she draws unwanted attention to her secret plans, she’s forced to risk everything she’s kept guarded. Because the man standing in her way threatens not only her goal, but the walls she’s carefully constructed around her heart.

Keats McCall is an environmental preservationist navigating the globe on behalf of heritage protection. When he catches Lucy 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 keep an eye on her. But what he isn't prepared for is just how close he wants to get.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622662395
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/26/2013
  • Series: Take a Risk
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 76,952
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she’s feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she’s not reading or writing her next story, she’s spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons, most likely watching, playing, or discussing baseball. She drives too fast, drinks too much caffeine, and if every day were Cupcake Day, she’d be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers.
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  • Posted September 29, 2013

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    Although this is the second book in the series it can be read as

    Although this is the second book in the series it can be read as a stand alone and well, I might just have to read the first book because of its loveable characters.

    This was a great read and it was a great short read indeed! I think it’s a novella for this whole series but all is great! I absolutely loved Kissing the Maid of Honor and I’m getting into her other book: Yours at Midnight. And absolutely can’t wait for Her Accidental Boyfriend~

    So as you read the synopsis Lucy is a solo archaeologist digging up artifacts and is even called a thief for taking historical objects from its home sites. Well, they weren’t uncovered by the Historic Society and so she took it upon herself to find them, so why not take them? But anyways, that’s her job and she’s on her last mission to retrieve a statue she’s promised to find and then move on with her life and no one is going to stop her from finding it! Not even the handsomely rich and all-in-your-business Keats McCall. Well, there’s lots of tension and irritation in between but all is going in a great direction~

    McCall is very much into Lucy from his first sight of her at an event out in the open waters. She very much stole his heart and an object she found on the Historic ship they were on! So when they met again he knew what she was up to and he’s got a plan to keep her close to find out what she’s going to steal now besides more of him. And he does it in style of course! Bribing her of a comfortable bed, because she’s a traveler and money is low, but also with some great food. But his intentions are even more risky, making her open up to him and trust him enough to let her treasure hunting days end, and maybe even stay beside him forever.

    I really like how we got to see both POVs from these characters. It really made the story great and enjoyable knowing their feelings and intentions. But then it did make matters worse because they kept those thoughts to themselves!!! On the other hand we wouldn’t have all these great sexually driven tensions leading to great explosions~ LOL

    But from these POVs, I found I really adore McCall. His thought process is what I really loved about him. He was willing to wait it out with Lucy to tell him her thoughts and reasons as to why she was where she was. Even if he already knew why she was there, he was patient enough to wait her out and trust her. But also at the same time showing her the land and the people that live in the area and convincing her to the importance of preserving historic sites and its treasures. He is just amazing.

    But also, since this was a short story the pace for the characters’ development was good. It wasn’t rushed but wasn’t slow either. And of course the relationship development worked well because the tension has been there since their last encounter.

    So, this really is a great read. :D

    If you want to know, this has very hot tensions, a very cold and lonesome archaeologist, a very conversational preservationist being all-in-your business, a lot of disagreeing and pushes and pulling, a small fire that caused a tumble to the ground and some very close action *wink wink*, some sneaking around and digging for treasure, plus some secrets and pain exposed, and dangers abound. Oh, and some high treetop action!

    This eARC was provided by Entangled: Bliss Publisher.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    I really enjoyed Robin's latest book. Read all of them and like

    I really enjoyed Robin's latest book. Read all of them and like each one better each time. Risky Surrender I found to be a quick read-thoroughly absorbing. Love the characters, their attraction to each other and love reading how the action will play out. Can't wait for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2013

    Straight up I loved this book. I'm a big fan of Robin Bielman an

    Straight up I loved this book. I'm a big fan of Robin Bielman and loved Worth the Risk. I was equally anticipating Risky Surrender
    and Ms Bielman again delivers.

    The tension sizzles between Keats McCall and Lucy Davenport. The setting is gorgeous! The dialogue is snappy,
    the characters are people I really enjoyed meeting. McCall is one hot tamale! I particularly loved the tree-top scene which
    is now on my bucket list to do. I really liked Lucy. She was vulnerable but tough. Watching McCall peel away her layers was
     a joy to read. The chemistry between the characters flamed up the pages. I so enjoyed meeting up with Dean and Sam from
    Worth the Risk.
    If you want a fast, fun, flirty read then this book is for you.

    It is certainly on my too-read again list

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

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    **Review Copy Provided By Publisher** So I'll admit that I went

    **Review Copy Provided By Publisher**

    So I'll admit that I went out and bought the first book in the series to read before reading this one because I was intrigued by the description and in doing so meeting Keats McCall (and BTW, I love the name) - so I was intrigued about him from then. Although, I will admit, that if I hadn't been introduced to him in the book, I might not have been as interested in him, because I think his characterization in the book itself was lacking something. But Lucy was an intriguing character - she kind of reminded me of Anne Hathaway as the cat burgler in the most recent Batman movie...yes, I know a weird comparison, but hey it works...

    the story of Keats and Lucy was mildly entertaining and slightly different from a lot of the contemporary romances out there, but Lucy def. had a few TSTL moments which irked me (hey, what can i say, they really irk me). And the evil/bad guy just didn't really intrigue me - I think that storyline needed to be more developed - in the short context of the book, it was just too empty (for lack of a better word). But don't get me wrong, the story wasn't bad - it was just lacking in a few places...but overall, I gave it 3 stars and will likely be checking out more by the author in the future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    Risky Surrender was an enjoyable read, but felt a bit uneven.

    Risky Surrender was an enjoyable read, but felt a bit uneven.




    There were some really neat things about this book. Archaeologists, in my opinion, are one profession that should definitely be featured more often in romance books (Indiana Jones, anyone?) and I loved the setting of an ancient Aztec village--actually, I'd like to have "seen" more of it. The hero and heroine spent a day geocaching--again, awesome. As an added bonus, they took a group of students with them, as McCall apparently does every time he's at a site near a geocache--seriously, how fabulous is this hero?




    Overall, I thought Keats McCall was definitely the stronger character of the two. He was instantly likable, and continued to behave in a consistent manner throughout the book. Although I'm still not a hundred percent sure of what his job exactly entails, it is clear that he enjoys his work and is a strong and loyal person. I loved his interactions with the other characters--his friends and coworkers Connor and Clay especially--and, of course, his growing protectiveness for Lucy really made the book.




    I found Lucy, on the other hand, to be a less consistent and sympathetic character. She spent a lot of time giving Keats mixed messages, and though she did have a difficult history, it didn't seem to warrant her attitude towards relationships in general and him in particular. I felt that he'd proven himself worthy of trust far before she came even close to giving him any, and it was frustrating.




    In a nutshell: I really enjoyed the hero, and perhaps with more page time, I could have come to appreciate Lucy's character more. I was intrigued enough to pick up a copy of the first book in the series, Worth the Risk, and am definitely interested in seeing what Ms. Bielman has in store for us next, even though this one didn't quite work for me.




    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2014

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    Keats intrigued me from the first book Worth the Risk.  I was so

    Keats intrigued me from the first book Worth the Risk.  I was so looking forward to his story.  Robin Bielman did not disappoint.  Keats and Lucy were amazing together. They had amazing chemistry.  She was so fierce and independent.  I loved her.  She was so strong but felt so loved by Keats.  He is an amazing strong male.  I am glad I read this book.  I enjoyed it even more than the first one.  Great couple with a great story!

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    This novella is packed full of action, suspense and romance betw

    This novella is packed full of action, suspense and romance between and Keats. Loved the chemistry between these two characters, sizzling right off my kindle. A real page turner. Another winner from Robin Bielman. I recommend for fun quick read.

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  • Posted May 26, 2014

    Although I read the first book in this line, Worth the Risk, I'd

    Although I read the first book in this line, Worth the Risk, I'd have to say that Robin's second book grabbed my attention and I didn't stop reading until I turned the last page. And then, I was sad that this story had ended. There was such wonderful depth of character in addition to a plot that kept me on the edge of my seat. I definitely was rooting for a solution to allow Keats and Lucy to end up together . . . the author did not disappoint. A really, really well-written story that I'm glad I got the chance to read.

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    Risky Surrender is the second book in the Take a Risk series. I

    Risky Surrender is the second book in the Take a Risk series. I was so happy the Keats McCall got his own story. He was introduced in Worth the Risk and is definitely a charmer. Now he's met his match. Lucy Davenport is an archeologist who searches for important artifacts. He has what she wants. These two have a fiery attraction that leads to much more. However, Lucy has a mission. Can Keats convince her to believe in him? Lucy and Keats are amazing characters. They are caring and passionate about what they do. This book is smartly written and is impossible to put down. I love the romance and humor between these two lovers. They share a love of the past. I enjoy that Robin used historical preservation as the backdrop for this book. It adds relevance to her story. The secondary characters are delightful and full of promise. I hope that Clay gets his own book very soon. I also enjoyed the cameo by Dean and Sam (Samantha). I didn't want to put this book down until I knew that Keats and Lucy had the HEA. This story will make you smile.

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  • Posted May 4, 2014

    Oh McCall...he is a treasure. This is the fifth book I have rea

    Oh McCall...he is a treasure.

    This is the fifth book I have read by Robin Bielman and the fifth I have given 5 stars. She never fails to bring a man to fall head-over-heels in love with and a lady you would want as your best friend. Keats McCall and Lucy Davenport are exactly this.

    Whilst it can be read as a standalone, I had read Worth the Risk previously and McCall did feature. He hugely surprised me and despite his wealthy playboy reputation, he is a grounded, kind, patient man with a relentless determination. And he is sexy. Oh so sexy. Archaeologist Lucy is a feisty independent lady, who has loved and lost. Her pain is her driving force and whilst not exactly all above board her heart is in the right place. McCall's historic site has something she needs but therein lies the problem. McCall.

    Their chemistry was fabulous and their growing feelings created friendship, romance, wit, intimacy and passion. The first book made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and this did exactly the same; I flicked the final page completely satisfied and with a huge happy sigh.

    This lady has a gift of creating the perfect lose-yourself romance with that air of realism that I love and Risky Surrender is a treasure I highly recommend.

    I received a copy of this courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    A fascinating setting and a well-executed story! Highly recommen

    A fascinating setting and a well-executed story! Highly recommended.

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  • Posted October 13, 2013

    I am a fan of Robin's work and this book was no disappointment.

    I am a fan of Robin's work and this book was no disappointment. I enjoyed the interaction between Lucy and Keats. There was definite chemistry there. There's one scene on the treetops that has me thinking nature might be sexy, too lol I admit that the story was a little slower to start than I'm used to but the wait was definitely worth it. The plot held substance, making it about more than just romance. If you're looking for a sweet simmer, this is the book for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Lucy Davenport is an archaeologist who hunts for historical trea

    Lucy Davenport is an archaeologist who hunts for historical treasures.  After spending her last few years repaying a debt, she is finally free, just after one more hunt.  The only thing standing in her way is Keats McCall, President of the World Heritage Fund and sex incarnate. They both fight (and do not so good a job) the growing attraction between them.  With her determination on finishing what she has set out to do, and him on protecting his latest project site, sparks are sure to fly.

    This book instantly brought back childhood dreams of being an archaeologist (I may have watched Indiana Jones one too many times.)  The chemistry between the main characters is so well done, nothing feels forced. Both characters are well flushed out.  Lucy is independent and dedicated, while at the same time unsure of her future and trying to move on from her past. McCall is used to being seen as a dollar sign to the opposite sex, until Lucy, and that excites and unnerves him.

     The flirty banter and sexual tension between Lucy and McCall seemed to wrap me up as a reader. The love scenes are scorching hot and the story its self was very interesting. This is a book that I found nearly impossible to put down, and I believe you will to.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    Risky Surrender is a short, enjoyable read. I loved the loved th

    Risky Surrender is a short, enjoyable read. I loved the loved the scene where they first met. The characters were fun and the storyline was engaging. I didn't realize Risky Surrender was part of a series, so needless to say it could also be a stand alone. Looking forward to the next novella in this series.


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  • Posted September 6, 2013

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    Let's get one thing straight, when I started Risky Surrender I d

    Let's get one thing straight, when I started Risky Surrender I didn't really know what the story was about. I kind of glanced at the book blurb, but I didn't really paid attention to the blurb. However, I saw that it was written by Robin Bielman, and I have loved the stories I have read. I figure I couldn't go wrong. Which I was correct. 

    In Risky Surrender, Robin brings us a story about a young archeologist by the name of Lucy Davenport. Lucy is after one particular artifact that will help her lay to rest the guilt she feels for losing her father and husband. Darn those past demons, they will always get you. While trying to find this particular artifact she runs into Keats McCall. The funny thing is the artifact she needs is an area where he's trying to preserve. Oh great, sounds like things will be getting a bit complicated. 

    I actually thought Risky Surrender was a delightful read. Basically, you have a nice story line that isn't too complicated and works well to give you a satisfying ending. Sometimes novellas can be little rush to get to the happy ending, but Robin manages not rush the story. Honestly, it has a nice pace. Lucy and Keats are great together. One thing Lucy isn't fawning over Keats, because he's rich and handsome. Instead she's trying to go under his radar. Yet, Keats isn't going to have that. Actually he wants to help Lucy, but she just needs to be forth coming in whats going on in her life. They do have a great dynamic together. 

    Overall, an enjoyable novella. So, if you are looking for a quick read that isn't too rushed, you might want read Risky Surrender.

    Copy provided by publisher

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    I had not read Worth the Risk - the first book in this series, b

    I had not read Worth the Risk - the first book in this series, but was still able to enjoy this romantic story on its own. I so enjoy reading a story with strong and interesting characters. Robin Bielman delivers in this one. The archeological background makes this story "not your average" romance. It did seem a bit rushed, but the tree climbing adventure and the chemistry between Lucy and McCall made up for that. Certainly a good read!
    Thanks, Robin Bielman, for another great book!

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    Risky Surrender is full of suspense, romance, and seduction. Rig

    Risky Surrender is full of suspense, romance, and seduction. Right from the start you realize that Lucy is fierce, smart, sexy, and stubborn. She is on a mission and she will not let anyone stand in her way. She did not count on Keats. Keats is sexy, hard headed, walking temptation, and stuck to her like glue. He knows she is up to something and he is not going to let compromise his project.

    This story takes you on an adventure full of danger, romance and intrigue. The attention to detail makes you feel like you are standing right beside Lucy and Keats in the hot sun. This is a story that you will not be able to put down. The characters draw you in and wrap themselves around your heart.

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted September 4, 2013

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    I didn't even realize this was a series until I went to write my

    I didn't even realize this was a series until I went to write my review - so it's safe to say this can be read as a complete stand-alone.




    I grew up loving archaeology and historical sites, so this book seemed like it would be right up my alley. Lucy is a bit of a tomb raider type - only not nearly as destructive. She prides herself on getting in and getting out with the artifact without being caught or causing any damage. Keats prides himself on restoring sites and keeping everything where it belongs - which is not in Lucy's hands. They first meet as she gets away with an artifact on his boat and when she shows up again at another preservation site, he knows he's in trouble.




    Sparks flew for Keats the moment he first met Lucy, he just didn't know who she was or how to find her (and the ring she stole). He's determined to show her that her skills can be put to a more legal use and her life should be spent with him. Lucy isn't so sure. She's used to being on her own and has quite a bit of personal baggage she carries around with her. 




    I loved their chemistry and how their interests were so similar, but still kept them in different worlds. Their relationship was a hard one to get started, and you're never quite sure if it really will succeed until the very end. With a couple outside characters that help breathe some life and humor into the story, as well as a great atmosphere this was a very enjoyable read.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

    I¿m not going to summarize the story for you. The blurb can do t

    I’m not going to summarize the story for you. The blurb can do that far better than I ever could. What I can do better than any blurb is tell you how much you’re going to LOVE this author! Robin Bielman delivers every single time. She writes these fully-drawn, multi-dimensional heroines a reader can really relate to, (and aspire to). Lucy is no exception. And her heroes...holy smokes! Her guys are amazing, sharp, witty, swoooon-inducing! Keats is the best one yet, (and I can’t wait for more).
    The plot engages from the jump. She packs so much action and emotion into her stories, there’s literally no good stopping point. Thankfully, because it’s a novella, you can read it in one sitting…and prepare…’cause you will!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    I received an ARC from author for an honest opinion. LUCY DAVEN

    I received an ARC from author for an honest opinion.

    LUCY DAVENPORT FEMALE INDIANA JONES WITHOUT THE WHIP OR HAT BUT STILL PRETTY AMAZING BOOK


    Robin Bielman knows how to write a romance novel which is light hearted as well as deep. I love the by play between the H/h. Keats and Lucy had great chemistry. It's a fun read to enjoy on a lazy day Saturday. I hope there is a story for CLAY in the future because I love me some Navy Seal.

    It broke my heart that Lucy had to go through all the tragedy in her life but I am happy she found KEATS McCall(love the name). so if you are looking something light hearted and a great romance novel with no cliff hangers and TSTL hero or heroin movements. DO NOT MISS RISKY SURREN

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