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?
Review by: Erin
This book was addictive. From the first word, I was hooked and had to know the fate of Charlotte and Nate. The twists and turns this story took kept me firmly enthralled. The love these two characters share gets off course and tragic events lead Charlotte back to the man she never stopped loving. This book touches close to home and had me taking a second look at personal circumstances. A wonderful read full of all the feels.
Review by: Amy E
The characters in this book we're realistic, that's what I liked most about the story. They made mistakes, owned up to them, and went about fixing them. I felt like I was listening to a girlfriend fill me in on her life, rather than reading a book.
The storyline flowed smoothly but came across as slightly predictable. While I enjoyed it there wasn't much that surprised me. Charlotte and Nate's story needed just a little something more.
Overall a good read with fun, relatable characters.
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.