Monday, March 12, 2018

His Risk

GIVEAWAY
GRAY, SHELLEY SHEPARD
HIS RISK

The Amish of Hart County series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray continues, this time featuring an undercover DEA agent who will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.

Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother's illness can bring him back to Hart county. Now as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he's finally found.

Alice shouldn't like -- or want -- Calvin. He's English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can't help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he's worthy of her, she's torn between surrendering between her growing feelings and steering clear of him.

When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can't help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she's lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

My Review:

Love the title tie-in to this story. It can be spun in so many different ways -- all of them connecting in a profound way as characters discover the meaning of self-worth and sacrifice. Shelley Shepard Gray knows how to create a page-turning read. This time it is delivered in a delicious suspense/Amish blend and I do so love that combination!

Calvin is so...burdened. He has fought his way up from the devastating results of a tragic childhood but he feels like he's lost himself somewhere along the way. He doesn't know how to be anyone but the undercover gang member he portrays. Until Alice.

Smothered by family love, Alice has lived a sheltered life, despite a challenging rumspringa. She's all sweetness and light with a surprising flash of fire and grit. Cal's intrigued. So is Alice. He reminds her of her rebellious teen years though she thought that she buried that part of her after a fateful night when she was seventeen. But, somehow, she can't help being drawn to the complicated ex-Amish man.

Two secondary characters captured my heart as well. Their lives mesh with Alice's and Cal's as the plot twists and turns to a crescendo of an exciting climax. Another stunning addition to The Amish of Hart County series.

Book provided courtesy of Avon Inspire and Litfuse Publicity Group.


GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of His Risk, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 18 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

In addition to the giveaway here on Best Reads, the publisher and Litfuse are running another giveaway. Details follow.

Enter to win a copy of His Risk. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced March 28 on the Litfuse blog!

36 comments:

  1. The only one of this series I have is "The Gift" I had won on a Goodreads giveaway. Of course simply being a Shelley Shepard Gray novel, it's already on my must-read list along with the rest of them :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh yes, thanks for the heads up on the Litfuse five book giveaway contest!

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    2. It's the kind of series you can read out of order. I love anything by Shelley Shepard Gray! Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I love that it's the federal agent brother. One of my favorite tropes within Amish fiction is Englischer/Amish hero and heroine. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It poses all kinds of challenges, doesn't it? Good luck,Terrill.

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  3. Sounds like one I sure need to read. Thank you, Kav! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  4. I am looking forward to the continuation of this very good Amish series, which is a little unusual with the strong suspense story line. Historical or Amish, Shelley's books are consistently good reads, in my opinion! Thanks!

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    1. I totally agree...and that reminds me that I still have one historical to catch up with -- Love Held Captive from her Lone Star heroes series. Good luck, CC.

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  5. Finally a series I'm actually caught up on! (gasp) I surprise my own self sometimes. ;-) I'm so ready for this one!
    Beautiful review BTW!

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    1. LOL -- impressive since she publishes the books pretty close together. Good luck, Diana.

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    2. Diane, being caught up with a series is always a pipe dream for me. I always seem to be a book or two behind. When I am caught up before the next release, it's cause for celebration! 😜

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    3. Kav and Terrill, I think it's bc these books are a bit shorter in length than the usual 360-400 pg books I normally read. Or it may just be because I love Shelley Shepard Gray. For whatever reason, it's definitely cause for celebration! ��

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  6. Looks really great 👌
    Thanks for sharing your review and giveaway and the other giveaway
    This would be a great book 📓 to win
    Thanks iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Lots of chances to win this one. It's a great book, but then all of Shelley Shepard Gray's books are. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. They sound it for sure
      Thanks

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  7. I have read all but this one. Every time a new one of hers comes out it's one the must read list. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I totally agree. She's a definite must read author. Good luck, Kim.

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  8. Sounds really good! Thank you for the chance! Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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    1. You're welcome, Becky. Good luck!

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  9. Great book. I stayed up to finish. We are book twins again. 🤗

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    1. Kindred reading buddies, that's us. :-)

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  10. Absolutely love Shelley Shepard Gray's books and can't wait for the opportunity to read "HIS RISK". Thank you for your review which has me definitely wanting to read more about Calvin and Alice. Appreciate the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. What's not to love, right? Good luck, Kay.

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  11. I love Shelley's books! I've only read Her Secret from this series so I definitely need this one. Thanks so much for your review and the chance.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's an awesome series. Good luck, Pam.

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  12. Would love to win a copy of this book, thank you for the chance.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck!

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  13. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I met Shelley Shepard Gray at CFRR last year and she was so sweet. I've read a couple of her books and loved them.
    whthomas13 (AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Eeeeepppppp!!!!!! I'm in awe. I can't even imagine....I'd be so tongue-tied I'd probably sputter and promptly faint dead away. LOL Good luck, Winnie.

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    2. Kav, she was one of the featured speakers, and she did such a great job. I'm an introvert, so I had to really force myself to talk to the authors, but they were all so sweet and friendly. Such fun!!

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    3. Wow -- I still would have been star-struck. Might have needed you to hold me up while I stalked...er approached...the authors. :-)

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  14. We could have held each other up as we stalked! :-)

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  15. I loved the first book, Her Secret. The Gift is in my TBR pile somewhere that I will get to. All the books in this series sound great. I have them on my to read wish list and I'm looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the review.
    kmgervais54(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. And there's another one coming out in the summer, I think! I don't know how she does it! Good luck, Karen.

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