Lorelei’s Lit Lair Recommends Worth The Risk, Plus Giveaway!

I’ve had mworth-the-risky eye on the handsome and charming Jackson since the St. James series began. I noticed the warning signs of a problem with Jackson in Worth The Wait and gradually saw him spiral downhill in Worth The Trouble. He thought he didn’t have a drinking problem, mainly to numb his troubles. But as his life becomes affected by his actions, he now faces a lawsuit and also the growing concern of his loving family.
In Worth The Risk, Jackson is headed to Vermont for six weeks to clear his mind, get his life back on track, and work on remaining sober with the help of counseling.
If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, this is just enough for you to know how this story begins. It stands alone fine, but I do hope you read David and Cat’s stories, which I enjoyed as well.

When Jackson arrives in Vermont, he doesn’t anticipate to fall for the smart and attractive single mother, Gabby Bouchard, who happens to be his new landlord. She’s young, beautiful and spontaneous. The attraction is mutual. It’s Fall in Vermont, and lots of things need to be taken care of around the property, so Jackson is always happy to lend a helping hand. (wink, wink!)
 I loved how frank and open Jackson and Gabby’s dialogues were. I also enjoyed their teasing and banter. Gabby’s son, Luc, totally stole my heart. He’s only three, and is a terror. Boy, did he make everyone sweat and laugh! But trouble is always around the corner to test Jackson and challenge Gabby. Other characters try to plant that seed of doubt into Gabby’s mind about Jackson’s problems, mainly her dad,  Luc’s jealous father who’s the town sheriff, and Gabby’s mom, who has serious issues.

I’d classify the St. James series as fiction with heart. It has a beautiful romance, but there’s more serious topics and conflicts to be resolved before Jackson and Gabby can have their happy ending. I was  really engaged throughout the story. I must say while I enjoyed the first two stories in this series, author Jamie Beck’s writing has blossomed in every aspect, especially in the narrative and banter in Worth The Risk.

One of my favorite scenes:


Jamie Beck has another series, which is lighter and fun. Be sure to check the Sterling Canyon Novels, which I  also highly recommend.

About the Author

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JAMIE BECK is a former attorney with a passion for inventing realistic and heartwarming stories about love and redemption, including her popular St. James and Sterling Canyon series. She’s also a Romance Writers of America Honor Roll author, and board member of the Connecticut Romance Writers of America. In addition to writing novels, she enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking, and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family. Fans can learn more about her on the web (www.jamiebeck.com) and she loves interacting with everyone on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JamieBeckBooks).




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8 thoughts on “Lorelei’s Lit Lair Recommends Worth The Risk, Plus Giveaway!

  1. No exaggeration – Worth The Risk is not only my favorite Jamie Beck book (I have read them all) but it was, without question, my favorite book of 2016. I absolutely LOVED Jackson and Gabby’s story!
    Thank you for doing this giveaway! 🙂

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