Review: One Last Risk by Nancy Stopper

April 17, 2017

One Last Risk by Nancy Stopper
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone - Oak Grove #1
Release - April 18, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 275 pages

A guilt-driven firefighter, a widowed mother, neither is ready for love, but love has other plans.

Firefighter Lucas Bennett had the carefree life he’d always wanted until a deadly blaze took the life of his company mate and best friend. Blaming himself was easy but pulling himself from the tailspin of guilt proved to be much harder. The fog of sadness and guilt pushed him down a dangerous path until he nearly died fighting the beast. Forced to stop and reevaluate his life, he decided to make a change before it was too late.

A fire took almost everything from Sarah Robinson—her husband and her home—leaving her to raise their precious daughter alone. Everywhere she looked held memories of her husband, pouring salt on her ever-present wound. Unable to live any longer around the memories of her husband, she and her daughter moved to Oak Grove, far away from the grief of the past. All Sarah needed was the chance to start a new life for her and her daughter.

A car accident on a dark, rainy night put Lucas and Sarah on a collision course neither of them expected… with questions they’re not ready to answer. Can a single mother open her broken heart for a second chance at love? Will a broken firefighter risk his heart for what might be his only chance at forever? Are each of them willing to take one last risk to be together? His risk. Her reward. Together, they’ll mend each other's broken hearts.

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MY REVIEW

3 "Firefighter for me" stars

If you're looking for something light and sweet, then ONE LAST RISK may be the book for you.

Lucas Bennett always knew he wanted to be a firefighter and he was amazing at his job. Life was good until the fire he loved to fight took the life of his best friend. Through his grief, he became lost and adrift until he met her... Sarah.

Sarah Robinson was looking for a new start. After losing both her husband and her home, she moved to Oak Grove with her daughter for a fresh start. She soon found that starting over wasn't easy, but letting Lucas in brought her her first taste of happiness from a man since she lost her husband. Will these two find a way to let go of the pain from their pasts in order to embrace a future together?

Although this story dealt with lost, it really was a light read. It was about dealing with loss, letting go of the guilt, leaning on family, and finding love.

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