Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman was a good read. It was different than the other books I have read lately because the hero and heroine’s jobs were not what I typically read about. Lucy is an archaeologist and Keats is an environmental preservationist.They first meet when Lucy steals an ancient emerald. Time passes and they meet again when Lucy shows up on a historic site that Keats’ company is preserving. He knows she is up to no good and is determined to find out what it is. He follows the “keep your enemies closer” mentality and does what he can to distract her. He didn’t plan on falling for her, though.
Robin does a really nice job with Risky Surrender considering it is a short story (109 pages) which means there is a lot to pack in when you have a shorter time frame to develop the plot and characters. The plot was perfect for the length of the book and I was able to get to know and relate to the characters just fine. The build up of the relationship was believable and the intimate scenes were very well done and appropriate for the story and characters. I enjoyed the easy, flirtatious behavior between Keats and Lucy. In real life many times at the beginning of a relationship we don’t know how far to push things and sometimes pull back after we think we went too far too soon. This was true of Lucy, which I liked.
I enjoyed the appearance of Sam and Dean from Worth the Risk. If you are looking for an entertaining, quick, contemporary romance without the typical hero and heroine, I recommend you try Risky Surrender.
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About the Book:
Archeologist Lucy Davenport made a promise to retrieve an elusive piece of history buried in the walls of an iconic Indian village. But when she draws unwanted attention that interferes with her secret plans, she’s forced to risk it all with a man who 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 something. 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.