Calculated Risk

· The Risk Series: A Bree and Tanner Thriller Book 1 · Sold by Harlequin
8 reviews

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She thought she was finally safe,

But her past won’t let her go.

Sheriff’s deputy Tanner Dempsey is just doing his job when he stops a shoplifter trying to steal diapers and formula. But something about this frightened young woman makes him want to do more. Bree Daniels is grateful for Tanner’s help, but there’s so much she can never tell him… The truth is dangerous to everyone she lets into her life—and could be lethal to Tanner.

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8 reviews
Kristen Lewendon
June 30, 2019
I could not read this book fast enough. I was instantly captivated and needed to know the rest of the story NOW. Bree’s guarded because that’s the only way she’s ever known how to live her life, and it’s made her so strong and independent. Tanner embodies all the best noble characteristics the words “cop” and “cowboy” conjure up. It feels a little like maybe this story borrowed from the script pages of Live Free or Die Hard and Eagle Eye, though without all the explosions and most of the dying. I’m even audacious enough to suggests that there’s hints of Showtime in here. I like to hope that if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. I can’t wait to read more of this series. Once these two learn to fully trust one another they’re going to make a formidable team. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author.
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Becky Baldridge
June 19, 2019
Calculated Risk is a great start to another page-turner of a series from Janie Crouch. This one focuses on one couple throughout the series, but we still get a conclusion at the end of the book, so it's a win-win, especially since I really want more of Bree and Tanner. This first book felt like it just touched the tip of the iceberg of their relationship, so I'll be interested to see what's next for them. As far as this book, we know what the big bad is but not everyone is who they seem, and the tension level steadily rises as the story progresses - something this author has proven quite good at. We even get a twist or two and a bit of heart-racing danger along the way to keep the blood pumping. To sum it up, Calculated Risk has everything I've come to expect from this author - suspense, danger, a thought provoking storyline, and a bit of romance to spice things up. I can't wait to see what's next for this couple.
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Cheryl McCullough
June 24, 2019
(4.5) I personally feel this should have gone into a bigger book, not a harlequin intrigue, maybe there Mira where its a longer book, although this is book 1 in a series, yippie. This is non stop action and you need to start swimming from the word go. You get the information when Bree shares it. This makes me look at my phone with another set of eyes and even makes me investigate a little deeper what charities I give to. This is heavy on the action and a sweet romance. A nice change from some of the hot n heavy crammed into a thin book. I did figure out who the "helper" was of the organization before it was made known. (no spoilers) As always thank you Janie Crouch for an awesome read and I look forward to the rest of the series. Thank you for the arc! All thoughts and opinions are my own and were unsolicited.
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About the author

USA TODAY and award-winning author Janie Crouch has loved to read romance her whole life. She cut her teeth on Harlequin Romances as a teen, then moved on to a passion for romantic suspense as an adult. Janie lives with her husband and four children in Germany, in support of her husband's U.S. Department of Defense job. Janie enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movies of all kinds, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. For more:

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