About His Risk

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His Risk book cover via AmazonNew York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray brings us another compelling suspense in her Amish of Hart County series, this time featuring an undercover English DEA agent who will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.

Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring him back to Hart County. Now, as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he’s finally found.

Alice shouldn’t like—or want—Calvin. He’s English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can’t help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he’s worthy of her, she’s torn between surrendering to her growing feelings and steering clear of him.

When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

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My Review

Overall, I very much enjoyed His Risk. While not my most favorite in the series (and for once I read them all already!), it certainly proved gripping. Further, it gave what I felt (in my limited knowledge) to be a realistic portrayal of gang life and the impact that has on those both inside and outside.

{spoiler alert} The one beef I had with His Risk was that Calvin didn’t show any inclination to rejoin the Amish church by the end of the book. That would typically be fine with me, but if he were truly serious about a relationship with Alice — his not joining the church would have significant repercussions, up to and including his future wife’s shunning. That definitely needed more fleshing out. {/spoiler alert}

3.5 stars out of 5; a worthwhile read, though as mentioned, weaker than earlier books.

I received a free copy of the book from Litfuse. All opinions are my own.

About Shelley Shepard Gray

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Shelley Shepard Gray author picture via AmazonShelley Shepard Gray lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. A busy wife and mother of two, she spends her days writing and keeping track of her two teenagers. Her two dogs keep her company when she writes in her basement.

Shelley enjoys writing about the Amish and visits Amish communities in Adams and Holmes counties several times a year. When not spending time with her family or writing, she serves on several committees in her church.

She also bakes a lot, loves coconut cream pie, and will hardly ever pull weeds, mow the yard, or drive in the snow.

Shelley also spends a lot of time on line! Please visit her website, www.shelleyshepardgray.com to find out her latest news…or become her friend on Facebook.