Not Without Risk

Not Without Risk

by Sarah Grimm


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Six agonizing months after a slug collapsed his lung, Sergeant Justin Harrison manages to return to the one place where he shines-the San Diego homicide division. Nothing will stand in the way of proving he is fit for active duty. Especially not the long-legged brunette who just stumbled into his crime scene.

Photographer Paige Conroy spent years hiding from her past. Then a late night telephone call brings it crashing back. An old friend is in town and needs her help. When she arrives at his hotel room four hours later, he's dead. Suddenly, she's the target of a madman, and Paige must turn to Sergeant Harrison for protection.

But who is the bigger threat to her... the faceless assailant she fears will steal her life or the dark-eyed detective she knows could steal her heart?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483990408
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/30/2013
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

As a young girl, Sarah Grimm always had a story to tell. At times they were funny, other times scary, but they were always happily-ever-after.

Sarah spent years scribbling in notebooks, filling the pages with partial chapters and the margins with titles and story ideas. She told friends that the characters spoke to her, and that she was compelled to get their stories on paper. Eventually, she sat down at a computer and wrote her first complete tale of dangerously sexy suspense. That book, Not Without Risk, is a 2011 Readers Favorite Award Winner.

Sarah lives in West Michigan with her husband, two sons and three mini schnauzers. Between mom's taxi service, parts runs and answering the phone for the family marine repair business, Sarah can be found curled in her favorite chair, crafting her next novel.

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Not Without Risk 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Paige Conroy receives a call from her past and discovers an old friend dead.  Enter homicide cop Justin Harrison just now back on the job after being shot.  There is an instant mind blowing connection between the two but he doesn’t do love and she doesn’t do cops after losing her cop fiancé on the job three years earlier.  Problem is she now has a stalker and it is up to Justin to keep her alive.  Can he keep her and his heart safe? I really got a kick out of this.  The characters were real and the interaction between Justin and Paige was intense. If you want a quick romantic suspense read I recommend Not Without Risk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous romantic suspense full of hot action, nail-biting suspense, and a brilliantly twisted climax! Justin is everything you could want in a hero--complex, protective, and struck dumb by the force of his attraction to Paige. I can't say enough about Paige. I loved her! Gorgeous, independent, wounded enough to be interesting, and with a steel core you can't help but admire. The two together steamed up the pages, and I cannot wait to read more by the talented Ms. Grimm!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One very good book hope you write more with this character very sexy and loved the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sergeant Justin Harrison is on his first day back to work after getting shot and he's called to a murder.  He wasn't expecting a long-legged brunette who just stumbled into his crime scene. Paige Conroy is a photographer who found an old friend dead in his hotel room.  It seems that her past was coming back to haunt her.  Can Sergeant Harrison protect her or does she need protection for her heart from him?  Sarah Grimm has done it again.  A terrific mystery that will have you guessing till the end.  And some sizzling sexual tension.  If you like a romantic suspense you will enjoy this book.    
Lisahelo08 More than 1 year ago
This is a great story with a good blend of suspense and romance. I love the twist in the story. I look forward to reading more by Sarah Grimm.
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SallyPinkReviews More than 1 year ago
Grimm crafts an edge-of-your seat romantic suspense with "Not Without Risk." Photographer Paige Conroy finds an old friend, Leroy St. John, dead in a hotel room. Unknown to her, she's opened up a can of worms. Can Detective Justin Harrison keep her safe? Set in present day San Diego, CA, Grimm puts the reader right into the action when detective Justin Harrison and his partner are called out to the scene of a murder. As he investigates, he learns the victim, St. John, is a cop from back East. A local photographer, Paige Conroy, found the body. When Justin meets Paige, the sparks fly. Justin and Paige acknowledge their physical attraction, but each have emotional hang-ups. The danger increases when Paige is sent an email with pictures of her apartment - taken at night when she was sleeping. Spooked, Paige goes to the police - and Justin. Justin is determined to put the clues together, but remains stymied. When Paige's classic car is blown up, Justin throws professional caution to the wind and insists Paige stay with him for her safety. Justin's partner, Allan, is concerned Justin is blurring the lines between his job and his heart. Paige holds the key to cracking the case, but can Justin solve it before he loses his heart - and his objectivity? Grimm's writing is sharp. The plot is tight with several twists and turns that will keep the reader on their toes. Grimm engages the reader immediately, placing them in the scene with Justin. The dialogue is crisp. The descriptions are spot on, never lingering, and there's the perfect blend to set the scenes. Both Justin and Paige are compelling characters. Paige has been hurt before. She was once engaged to a police officer who put the job before her. Her fiancé died performing his job, and Paige is reluctant to commit to Justin emotionally. She's uncertain if Justin is worth the risk. Justin is deeply committed to his job. Unfortunately, he received a bullet wound while off duty and the effects of the injury are still lingering. Justin's never really let a woman into his life. The danger Paige faces easily brings out all his protective instincts, yet letting Paige into his heart is not without risk. The novel is sophisticated for romance readers. Grimm's love scenes are sensual, full of heat, and capture the intense connection between Paige and Justin. "Not Without Risk" is a heart pounding suspense that does not disappoint.
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