#5StarReview – At Her Own Risk by Rachael Duncan


Title: At Her Own Risk

Author: Rachael Duncan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: August 14, 2017


That’s all it was supposed to be. No strings attached, no feelings, no heartache. 

But if I thought Sean Riley would be content having only parts of me, I was dead wrong. His persistence wore me down and I found myself in the one situation I was trying to avoid. 

Little does he know a life with me will lead to nothing but disappointment and heartbreak. He’s a good man and deserves everything I can’t give him. Not because I don’t want to, but because I’m unable. 

Pushing him away in the beginning was to protect me, now I’m trying to protect him as I gear up for the fight of my life. 

A fight I could lose. 

Getting into a relationship was my risk, but as things get worse, I’m not the only one who will have something to lose. 

I just hope it’s worth it.
Paige didn’t do relationships because she didn’t want heartache. Sean Riley has been interested in whatever he can get with Paige. Sean has been interested in Paige for a while and is very persistent in his goal to get the girl.  Paige finally caves but only agrees to no strings attached, just sex. But Sean isn’t content with this plan and is working on wearing her down.  Paige fears that she will be nothing but a disappointment to Sean.  Is Sean worth the risk?

This was a great book. I love Sean and Paige together, if only Paige will take the risk. There is a back and forth rhythm going on throughout the book. She gives in and then gets clear headed and tries taking steps back. It’s a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed and I cried. I read it cover to cover and was hooked. I love some of Sean ideas to get closer to Paige without her realizing that she is giving into the idea of them dating or being in a relationship with him. I really loved this one. I am rooting for these two and hoping Paige realizes that Sean is worth the risk. One click this one ASAP!

“Come back to me,” I finally plead.
She looks into my eyes and there’s so much pain I can’t stand it. “I don’t know how.” Her voice is strained as she tries to hold back the tears.
“Let me help you.” I cup her face and she leans into it.
“I just want to stop feeling this way and I can’t.” A tear falls down her cheek.
“Like what?”
She pauses and says, “Empty.”


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.