Monday, March 6, 2017

Risk and Reward by Rachael Duncan

Title: Risk and Reward
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2017
Grass isn't always greener...
I never dreamed this would become my reality. 
But it is.
After feeling neglected and alone for far too long, I end it,
Blindsiding my husband in the process. 
He's hurt, torn, and confused, 
Never expecting me to leave.
His pain tears at my heart, begs me to stay.
And I almost do.
Moving on isn't as easy as it seems.
The memories tap at my conscience,
Reminding me of what I'm missing,
What I used to have.
But, I walked away,
From the man I promised forever,
Possibly making the worst mistake of my life.
I've let go, given myself a promise of a new life, new hope.
But does the other side have more risk than reward?

Rachael Duncan writes the hard, yet beautiful truth of marriage in her most recent release Risk and Reward.  Risk and Reward is the second book in her Risk Series and can be read as a standalone.  However, Calculated Risk involves the exact same set of friends so if you are like me and don’t want to miss a love story, then one click both!  They are well worth they buy.

Duncan’s Risk and Reward is set around Charlotte and her husband Nate’s marriage.  While their love originated on a happily ever after, the years of marriage have been hard on them.  Separated by work, a childless marriage and living through the day to day actions of being married, Charlotte decides life does look greener on the other side, until it doesn’t any longer.

I identified so much with Charlotte in this novel. Having been married for over 15 years, I understood exactly where Charlotte was coming from and felt like Duncan did a great job at showing the truths to a marriage where there is love, yet also unhappiness.  I loved seeing Charlotte grow stronger with each day pushing herself to new experiences, yet also being reflective in her own truths and faults.  I found her character really complex and interesting to read.  

Risk and Reward was definitely a book I could easily suggest for a reader friend to pick up. It contains such a heartfelt love story that I am sure any reader would love to own. Pick up your copy now.

It’s easy to recognize the bad when you’re in the moment. All the good is erased and you’re blinded by the negative. Each fight, every moment of hurt starts as a small scab. If taken care of, it’ll heal. But the more you pick, the worse it gets until it festers and infects everything. Is that what I let happen to my marriage? What if I had tried to fix my initial hurt instead of internalizing and letting it fester?
Rachael Duncan is an Army wife and mother to two beautiful girls. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's the author of Tackled by Love, The Lies and Truth Series, and Hopeless Vows.

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