A Risk Worth Taking

A Risk Worth Taking

by Brynn Kelly

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ISBN-13: 9781488029318
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: The Legionnaires , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 144,568
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

As a journalist Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life romantic thrillers, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. A New Zealander, Brynn is a RITA® winner and an RT Reviewers' Choice Awards nominee.

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A Risk Worth Taking 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Annette5151 More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced story with romance thrown in. This is the first book in this series i’ve read, I did feel a little confused almost like I started in the middle of something. Maybe if I had read the previous ones, I wouldn’t have felt that way. Still a good story!
readerphan More than 1 year ago
Kelly is a new to me author not having read the previous books in the Legionnaires series since I didn't know A Risk Worth Taking was part of one. As I got into the book I realized there was a lot of background information I was missing. While some of it was slipped in during the telling there was a lot that wasn't which made it a more difficult read. The story is a romantic suspense and starts out in Tuscany where Samira is isolated and has been in hiding. While she is forced to run again she has no idea what she'll be up against with few people to support her or for her to turn to and trust. Jamie, her one night stand from a year ago, becomes her knight in shining armor or does he, when she gets herself to London. He has his own demons that he's battling and does a good job of hiding them or does he? Samira has panic attacks and not at the most opportune moments. The descriptions of the land, the homes and hotel along with the chases, the deception, the crimes and criminal elements made me feel like I was there - whether in Tuscany, London or Scotland! Taking down a major American politician isn't easy. There's a lot of cyber intrigue going on that was sometimes difficult to follow not only by me but Jamie too. My heart was often in my throat not knowing what would happen next. Would the good guys be able to keep one step ahead of the bad guys or are they outplayed and out numbered? There's family and friends, colleagues, injuries, intrigue, fear, sadness, anger, hurt, accents, truths and lies along with some romance and even love. The story flowed smoothly for the most part except where I was missing key information. There is some closure but the book ended too abruptly for me. I would have loved an epilogue unless there are to be more books in the series. I look forward to reading the other books in the Legionnaires series and hope I get the background information I'm looking for. Favorite Quote: Behind her, a man shouted. Indecipherable but panicked. She straightened, her spine prickling. Border guards, coming for her? More shouts. A clunk. Clattering. Hissing. Ahead, people began turning. People began running. I was provided an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.
gigiluvsbooks2 More than 1 year ago
He can’t outrun himself… Legionnaire Jamie Armstrong lives in the shadows. A medic haunted by his mistakes, he knows better than to hope for redemption. But his latest mission brings a threat he doesn’t see coming—an attraction as irresistible as it is dangerous. Hacker Samira Desta is a woman he swore to forget, but as a key witness to a deadly conspiracy, Samira is his to protect. But the woman he rescues might be the one who saves him After a year in hiding, Samira’s worst fears come true when her cover is blown and the unlikeliest of allies comes to her aid—the secretive Scot with whom she shared one unforgettable night. Hunted by lethal forces and losing the battle against their desire, Jamie and Samira make a desperate play to take the fight to their enemy—but those at greatest risk of ruin may be themselves… Review: Fast paced and don't blink or you will miss something book. This is my first book in this series and by this Author. It was expertly written and had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. Like I said this is the first in the series I had read and while I was not totally lost, I think I would have enjoyed the story more by reading the other books first. I did like Samira and Jamie, both are extremely likeable, smart and capable. I especially liked the exciting ending of the story. 3.5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
Mamapeachie More than 1 year ago
This was a fast-paced and intense book that was so much fun to read! In fact, I had a hard time putting it down until I was done with it. There were a lot of characters introduced in the book that I knew they must have been from back stories that I hadn't read and came to find out that this was the 3rd installment in the Legionnaires series. It can definitely be read as a stand alone even though it is part of the series, although the characters did intrigue me and made me want to read their stories. Samira has been in hiding for over a year, running for her life, and the anxiety and fear that she experiences is well conveyed to the reader. The fact that she is so computer savvy is an integral part of the story. As she is drawn back to the UK by a post card she receives, she runs into Jamie Armstrong, an acquaintance from her time in hiding. Jamie is a French Foreign Legion soldier and has thrown himself into the Legion as a way to atone for his past sins. The connection he has with Samira, to keep her safe, is revealed in more detail through out the story. I loved the way the author was able to keep me speculating about what was going to happen, and the fact that those guesses weren't always totally correct, right up until the end, kept me riveted on the story. I enjoyed the story line and characters so much that I purchased the first 2 installments in the Legionnaire series. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from Net Gallery. Subsequently I have already purchased my own copy of the book and will read it again in the order of the books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was provided an advance copy for a honest review. Guilt, grief, paranoia, & espionage. That's just in the first chapter! I found myself on a rollercoaster ride of intrigue, and wonderment, never knowing where Brynn Kelly was going to take me and the characters. Jamie, and Samira were beautifully written. They both were very self-aware of their flaws, and fears. Only being able to see their strengths through the eyes of the other. Their love grew slowly, and beautifuly. I highly recommend this book.
dthompson1016 More than 1 year ago
Whew! I’ll admit this book had a sort of slow start for me, although it was still interesting. However, as I got further along in the story line I couldn’t put it down and ended up finishing it in one day! A Risk Worth Taking quickly became a riveting page turner that kept me on edge. Filled with drama and action until the very end, we see just how far you have to go to expose the truth. I love how well written this book is! The conversation flows seamlessly and the more sensual scenes were just enough to paint a picture without making the storyline turn into erotica. This is one of the best romantic suspense novels I have read in a while, and I would definitely recommend this to lovers of the genre.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Great read by a new-to-me author! A wild ride from start to finish, the whole premise was also quite scary. Could it actually happen? Samira was a strong character who didn’t realize her strengths, especially after she was thrown into a situation not of her making. I loved how smart she was. Jaime was a perfect complement to her, helping her get out of some situations, while her strength got him out of others. This is part of a series, which I didn’t realize initially, but it didn’t hinder my enjoyment in any way, it just made me want to go back and find out more about the other characters. I am also curious as to whether there will be a next book, because I can see a couple characters that deserve a more detailed story. This was a really enjoyable read and I flew through the pages. The characters were well-written and the story line was one I could immerse myself in. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys strong, smart characters and a fast-paced story. #ARiskWorthTaking
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author and it won't be my last. Although this is part of a series, it worked on it own but I will definitely be reading the first two. I really enjoyed this story line, the pace of it and the characters especially. I am a fan of romantic suspense and this book pushes all the right buttons for that trope.
Boohimdanno More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 stars Brynn Kelly is able to make characters who are in a fictional over the top world and make them feel real. They deal with real life issues that weighed down a persons mind and soul. A Risk Worth Taking is a fast pace story that is able to focus on characters development while they are running from bullets. This story can be read as a stand alone novel but it won't pack as much of a punch. Readers are in a wild ride that is worth of sleepless night. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin for the advance copy of Brynn Kelly A Risk Worth Taking (The Legionnaires #3)
onemused More than 1 year ago
"A Risk Worth Taking" was an intriguing romantic suspense that had me captivated from beginning to end. It feels like it is begging to be made into a movie! Although it's the third in a series, I started it without knowing that, and I absolutely did not feel like I was missing anything. Samira is a technology expert who has been on the run for a few years- ever since her fiance, Latif, turned whistle-blower. Unfortunately, his decisions led to his wrongful death, and Samira knows she will be next- if they can find her. After an urgent postcard arrives from a friend she and Latif used to be closed to, Samira ventures out of hiding- and just in time- to figure out how to get the evidence they need to close the case. Luckily, when she lands in the UK, she is found by Jamie, a former fling after Latif's death. Still feeling engaged to Latif, Samira did not want to act on any more serious feelings. Together, Jamie and Samira follow the clues to get the evidence they need to prove wrongdoing and for her to finally be able to come out hiding. Always on their toes, they are chased at every corner and must think fast to avoid capture. This was such an intense book that it was hard to put down! The suspense was absolutely there, and it felt in line with Jack Reacher and similar thrillers. And regarding the romance, there was was so much tension you could cut it with a knife! I almost wish there had been more of the romance, but the action really took the front seat- so much happening! This book was absolutely packed! Overall, I think it was a great romantic suspense- I loved both the main characters, and their journey was absolutely enthralling. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Susan5847 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't aware until after I finished A Risk Worth Taking that it was the third book in a series. You can read it as a stand-alone with no problem but I enjoyed it so much that I plan on ordering the earlier books in the series. The action in this novel starts on the first page and stays at a high level until the end. I must admit that I was tense throughout the entire book and couldn't it down until the end. Thanks to the publisher for this wonderful book that caused me to miss lots of sleep. Samira is a computer expert with secret knowledge about a government official in the US. She has been in hiding for a year and as the book begins, her cover is blown and the bad guys are outside her hiding place. She manages to escape and when she gets to London, where she feels she'll be safe, she needs to be rescued again - this time by one of the Legionnaires - Jamie, who she had spent some time with earlier (I guess in one of the earlier books). As they both try to keep one step ahead of the people who want to kill her and keep her from sharing her files, the suspense ramps up and stays at a high level. At the same time, there is a sweet love story between Samira and Jamie. This was a fantastic book. You won't want to skim it because there is so much suspense on every page. This is definitely a must read by a new amazing author. I read an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.