Friday, October 14, 2016

Risking Love

GIVEAWAY

ANDERSON, BRENDA S.
RISKING LOVE

She holds the key to his heart, and his home. Can she risk falling in love with a man whose house she may have to take away?

Bank employee Lissa Morgan likes all the columns of her life to add up. From her job to romance, every major decision is planned out. But before she can go out on a date with Mr. Perfect, she attends a charity auction with her meddling mom who wins Lissa a date with thrill-seeker Caleb Johnson.

Caleb lived for adventure until heart disease stole his wife's life. Then debt closed his business and now threatens to take his home. With a toddler to raise, he vows that his risk-taking days are over. But then he meets the cautious yet curious Lissa Morgan and decides it's time to take one more risk -- this time on love.

When Lissa Learns the extent of Caleb's debt, she wonders if she can collect on his heart if she forecloses on his home. And why is she falling for the wrong man -- one who challenges her to leap from her orderly life and into his waiting arms?

My Review:

When opposites attract, angst rules...at least in a Brenda Anderson novel! And angst is definitely what she serves up in this compelling contemporary romance. Along with a whole lot of heart. But goodness, she kept me on tenterhooks because there is a love triangle and we all know how I am adverse to love triangles but I totally got Lissa's dilemma with this one. It's a heart/head matter -- which will she let lead her? And let's not forget to add God to the mix.

Lissa is a woman with a desperate need to be in control. She yearns for a predictable, safe life with an equally predictable and safe man. Ho hum. And she thinks she might just be on the verge of having that when daredevil Caleb crosses her path. Attraction battles with outright fear. Let the fireworks begin. Along with sweet  and tender moments. Not to mention the incredibly shivery toe-curling ones. Blissful sigh. I need a moment to collect myself because Caleb is droolworthy hero material. And I absolutely love that he doesn't have it all together. He's a real guy facing real issues with all the frustrations and difficulties that entails. But his financial struggles don't make him any less of a hero in my eyes.

Naturally the course of true love never runs smooth and I might have had a few meltdowns and more than one venting session during the course of this read. And I won't mention that scenes that drove me to smother my blood-curdling screams of frustration with my pillow.

An exciting start to Anderson's Where The Heart Is contemporary romance series.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Risking Love please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 16 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

 

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like an entertaining book....ups and downs.....oh boy! Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Melanie. Good luck.

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  2. I always Brenda's books. Sounds like a great new series.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Isn't she a great storyteller? Tons of realism and faith in her stories. And I'm super excited because this is a contemporary romance series. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  3. Kav, your reviews always bring a huge smile to my face! :D Thank you for this very gracious review! Sending hugs from windy Minnesota!

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    1. Receiving hugs right now...along with a few gusts. Brrr. It's such a good story, Brenda, it was fun to write the review.

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  4. Oh my goodness, blood curdling screams...just in time for Halloween! You made me laugh and I definitely want to read this book! 😉 Thank you Kav.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. I do tend to get a tad caught up in a story. Good luck, Diane.

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  5. I saw Brenda's cover reveal awhile back and was looking forward to her this contemporary romance. I haven't read anything by her yet, so this might be a nice into. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. And it's the first in a new series so that's a bonus. Good luck, Terrill.

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  6. Would love to read. TY
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I haven't had the chance to read any of Brenda Anderson's books yet, but this one sounds just as good as her previous ones!
    Thanks for the chance!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Samantha. Good luck.

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  8. It's always fun to start a new series!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Especially when you love the first book...so much more romantical angst to come. Good luck, Patty.

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  9. Our church library readers love Christian romance fiction, especially one little lady who is 94.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. We're never too old for romance! Good luck, Janet.

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  10. Love discovering new-to-me authors!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. I haven't read a book by Brenda Anderson before. The cover looks like a movie poster. So cute.
    Dianna

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    1. Isn't the cover great? Good luck, Dianna.

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  12. I haven't read any of Brenda's books yet. Risking Love sounds like a great one to begin with. Thanks for this review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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