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ARC Review: Worth the Risk by Jamie Beck

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Worth the Risk

ARC Review: Worth the Risk by Jamie Beck
by Jamie Beck
Published by Montlake Romance
on November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 304
Format: e-book
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 5 Stars



When Jackson St. James decided that six weeks in Vermont’s Green Mountains would help him get his life together, he didn’t anticipate replacing his craving for whiskey with a craving for his alluring new landlord, Gabby. Now, instead of prioritizing his sobriety and the resolution of the lawsuit threatening his business, he’s making excuses to spend time with the spunky young landscaper whose candor is more than a little addictive.

Gabby Bouchard refuses to let her pill-popping mother and unreliable baby daddy turn her into a cynic, so she doesn’t fight her attraction to her enigmatic new tenant. Although Jackson’s smile rarely reaches his eyes, his generosity and dependability make her willing to overlook his demons. But once she convinces him to give in to temptation, Gabby’s jealous ex threatens to disrupt the life she has built for herself and her son.

With so much at stake, Gabby and Jackson must decide if love is worth the risk.

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Worth the Risk by Jamie Beck is the third installment of the St. James Series. Full of sweetness, heartbreak, and challenges, I left the series with a sense of closure. All the characters had their stories told, secrets came out and into the open, and true love finds all. Read the rest of my review below.

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“How does one rebuild broken trust?”

Jackson was complex


He has demons…a lot of them. They come in the form of his family members and his ex. Yes, alcohol is probably his main problem, but let’s just say he almost became a shell of a man. But, he is getting treatment and honestly I can totally understand his motive for self medicating. Nobody is perfect and I loved that this story portrayed that.

It’s all about character growth

It all revolved on deep family issues on both Jackson’s and Gabby’s end. David’s addiction and Gabby’s feelings about addiction. They couldn’t be more different, but yet so perfect for each other.

Trust also plays a major issue this time around. Both Jackson and Gabby go round and round with the trust merry-go-round. I loved that they both brought something different to the table. They both stood to lose something in the game of love.

It may sound sappy but they really needed each other to heal and to come to terms with their problems. Gabby’s mom plays a crucial role in hers and I couldn’t be sadder at the eventual outcome of that storyline. I was really hoping…but I guess it was all meant to be.

Pulling on my heartstings

If anything, this was a major pulling of the heartstrings story. Gabby’s son couldn’t be any cuter and Jackson’s ability to make friends with him was so cute. Major hostility on my end towards Gabby’s baby daddy, I mean, that guy sucks. I was happy to know that even though he is still a class A jerk, he might have redeemed himself (a little!) towards the end.

I’m so glad everything turned out well for St.Jame’s. I can see why Jackson was left for last.

A little note…

It would help to read this series in order.

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