Calculated Risk by Marie James
As the fixer for Blackbridge Security, Quinten Lake is the man that comes in and cleans up after people make stupid decisions.
Which means he didn’t want to be the one teaching lustful women gun safety.
There were guys on the team better suited for the task.
Get in and get out, that’s his motto, something he lives by not only at work but also in his personal life.
And he could be doing just that if it weren’t for the internet.
But if #BlackbridgeSpecial wasn’t trending online he would’ve never met Hayden Prescott.
He wouldn’t be wondering why she won’t make eye contact with him.
He’s supposed to teach her the skills to protect herself, but his ego is encouraging him to be her means of protection.
She isn’t impressed, and he’s left wondering if she’ll ever open her eyes and finally see him.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Calculated Risk is a fun addition to the Blackbridge Security series. I love that as much as the team is a family and they take their job to teach and protect seriously, they are all so different.
Case in point, Quinten. A natural fixer who wants no part in teaching the class he finds himself in front of. But it does bring him face to face with Hayden. To say they got off on the wrong foot is a BIG understatement. Their first- and second- meetings were full of tension and a bit of hostility. I liked that for as shy as Hayden was, she had no trouble putting Quinten in his place for the way he treated her.
I enjoyed seeing Hayden's confidence grow, her come out of her shell more as she spent more time with Quinten. But when an unexpected threat puts her in the cross hairs, it was all Quinten could do to make sure his woman was safe. Of course the team a BBS rallied and worked to get to the bottom of just what was going on and why Hayden was a target. And when the answers came out...just wow!
Hayden and Quinten's quasi enemies-to-lovers romance had it all. There was wit and charm, steam and humor (thanks Puff Daddy), danger and romance, I couldn't get enough and dare I say, this might be my favorite in the series. AND! The way Marie James planted the seeds for the next book has me itching to get back to St. Louis!
About the Author
Let's see...where to begin...
I'm inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.
I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)
We have two boys we're doing our best to raise as respectful gentleman.
I have a master's degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full-time in June of 2019. So that means there's usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.
If I'm not writing; I'm reading.
My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I'm reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it's gotten me exactly where I need to be!)
I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.
Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/398SnB5
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