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Worth the Risk by Karen Erickson Review

Title: Worth the Risk

Author: Karen Erickson

First published July 10, 2012

252 pages, ebook

ISBN: 9781609288570 (ISBN10: 1609288572)

Rating: 3.86


Hunter Worth has always been a man of action. As the head of Worth Luxury Goods, he’s used to getting what he wants, when he wants it.

And right now, there’s only one thing on his agenda – Gracie Hayes. As a member of his marketing team, she’s always caught his eye, but she’s always been off limits.

That is until Hunter decides to take matters into his own hands. But Gracie is no pushover.

She’s worked hard to get where she is, and she’s not about to let a fling with the boss jeopardize everything she’s built. Even if Hunter is the most tempting man she’s ever met.

As Hunter and Gracie dance around each other, the tension between them grows hotter and hotter. But when Hunter realizes that he’s fallen for Gracie, he knows he has to convince her that he’s worth the risk.

Can he prove to her that he’s not just a playboy, but a man who’s truly in love? Or will Gracie continue to resist his charms?

If you love a sexy, bossy hero and a strong, independent heroine, then you won’t be able to resist Worth the Risk.

About the Author

Karen Erickson, an acclaimed author who has made it to the USA Today bestseller list, lives with her loved ones in the heart of California. Her ultimate aspiration of crafting romantic stories and breathing life into her characters has been fulfilled.

In addition to Karen, Monica Murphy, who has also achieved the distinction of being a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, is another pseudonym she writes under.

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Editoral Review

Karen Erickson’s Worth the Risk is a contemporary romance novel that was first published on July 10, 2012. The book is the first in the “Taking the Score” series and follows the story of two people who are trying to overcome their pasts and start anew.

The author, Karen Erickson, has written several books in the romance genre and is known for her steamy and emotional writing style. Worth the Risk is no exception, as it explores themes of love, trust, and second chances.

The novel tells the story of Sophie Caldwell, a widowed mother of two who is struggling to make ends meet. When she meets Alex Bishop, a successful businessman who is also dealing with his own personal demons, they are immediately drawn to each other.

As they navigate their relationship, they must confront their pasts and overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. The setting of the book is in a small town in California, where the characters are surrounded by the natural beauty of the area.

Erickson’s writing is engaging and heartfelt, with well-developed characters that readers can easily connect with. The pacing of the book is steady, with enough twists and turns to keep readers engaged, but not so many that the story becomes convoluted.

One of the strengths of Worth the Risk is the way the author explores the emotional depth of the characters. Erickson does an excellent job of showing the vulnerabilities and fears that Sophie and Alex have, which makes their journey all the more rewarding.

The themes of the book, including the importance of family, forgiveness, and taking risks, are universal and relatable. Erickson also touches on issues such as grief, self-doubt, and addiction, which adds a layer of complexity to the story.

However, one of the weaknesses of the book is that the plot is somewhat predictable. Readers who are familiar with the romance genre may find some aspects of the story to be formulaic.

Despite this, Worth the Risk is an enjoyable read that will appeal to fans of contemporary romance. The book is well-written, with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion.

Overall, I would recommend Worth the Risk to anyone looking for a heartwarming and emotional romance novel. It earns 4 out of 5 stars for its strong character development, engaging writing style, and relatable themes.