RELEASE BLITZ ~ Calculated Risk by Rachael Duncan



Title: Calculated Risk
Author: Rachael Duncan


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 7, 2016


I thought the ring on my finger would do the trick and keep men away. All I wanted was to save my heart from shattering–again. The truth is, I’m not married. The ring was just a ploy–a ploy to keep me safe, protected from pain.
But then Marcus Riley came along with his goofy pick-up lines, and he saw right through the facade. He knew the truth, and he wanted me. God help me, I wanted him too–in so many ways. But love is a risk, a painful, scary risk. One I’m too afraid to take.
He’s the one risk worth taking.

But it just might come at a price.

“Once again, Rachael Duncan has delivered a novel that is impossible to put down with witty characters, suspense, and a few plot twists that will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath, begging for mercy, and/or throwing your Kindle.” -5 star review from JB McGee


“Calculated Risk did not disappoint, its was beautifully written, full of love, angst, heartbreak and some suspense.” -4.5 star review


“I read this book within 4 hours! I love everything about this book!!” -5-star review




I want to yell. I want to cuss. I want to hit and lash out at them in the most violent of ways, but I’m too broken. Because in the last few minutes, all of my dreams came crashing down. What I once thought was perfect was all a lie. A repulsive, cut you to your soul kind of lie.





Calculated Risk is the first book from Rachael Duncan that I’ve read and I’m happy to say it was a really great read.

I loved Marcus, he was goofy, sweet, loyal, hot and overall a really good guy.
I got a little frustrated at times with Lydia but could understand her and her concerns to a degree.

The banter between the couple was funny and I especially liked their texting back and forth – and that Lydia had him marked as ‘Stalker’ when it came to her contacts!! They had a real connection from the first time they met and the fact that Marcus didn’t give up and let Lydia off the hook, pursuing her without pushing her made me like him even more. I liked that when they did decide to see where things could go they didn’t rush things and that they spent time getting to know each other. When they came together (pun most definitely intended!) they were hot, heavy and voracious.

The supporting cast of friends and family made for good reading and I’m looking to finding out more about Lydia’s gal pals in future books.

If there was one thing that I wasn’t a fan of it was the drama towards the end. I felt it could have been worked in a little better as, IMO, it just kinda dropped in out of nowhere – I could have run with it easier if there had been any mention/interaction with the OW beforehand – but, in saying that, it didn’t take too much from the story overall for me

I give Calculated Risk 4 solid * – this is a book I’d definitely reread.


Stalker: Caught ya.

My brows furrow in confusion as I try to figure out what he’s talking about.
After several seconds and still no clue, I text him back.

Me: Caught me what?

Stalker: Thinking about me.

With a grin, I respond.

Me: What makes you so sure I was thinking about you?

Stalker: Because I was thinking of you.


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.



Rafflecopter giveaway




About Book Loving Pixies

We live to read!!! Our favourite genre is PNR - yep, we are more than happy to admit that we are complete #parawhores...... saying that, we will read and review a real mix of genres - from the better known authors to new-to-us authors and everything in between. We hope you like our posts/reviews and enjoy our blog. Thanks for stopping by our site!!!

Posted on 09/11/2016, in Authors & Books, Blitz, Blurb, Endorsements, Excerpt, Giveaway, New Releases, Recommended, Reviews, Teaser and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

N.M. Catalano Writer/Author

Adult Content, 18+ Only

Lisa * My Everyday Life

Life Itself is the proper binge. Julia Child

Exile on Peachtree Street

Hunter S. Jones. Author. Atlanta


Speaking Out on the Unspeakable

Get Weekly Erotic Tales

Erotica, Writing About Writing Sex, and Much More!


Fictional characters non-fictional feelings

...Burns Through Her Bookshelf

Voracious reader, book lover, spastic blogger, audiologist. These things are some of me, but not the sum of me.

DPAPA's Living A Flip Flop Life

Living a flip flop life!

Pink Ink

Ten authors, four countries, one blog.

After Dark Book Lovers


Book Loving Pixies

We live to read ~ we love to read!!!!

Love Words & Books Blog

Keep Reading, Keep Dreaming...

Rusty's Reading

A place to spotlight books and authors

Rumpled Sheets Blog


Storytime with John

Pull up and listen...I've got a funny one for ya...

Best-Selling Romance Author

So, I Read This Book Today

Editing, Proofreading, Reviewing and Other Stuff


Passions For Books, Writing and Music-however it manifests itself

Mallery Malone

Romance with a little heat



LYNN A REYNOLDS. This site is for those readers 18 years old +.

Living with Cats

Just another weblog

%d bloggers like this: