Not Without Risk by Sarah Grimm

I can remember one day a couple of years ago when Sarah Grimm tweeted something like, “I just found a print copy of Not Without Risk in my glove compartment. Should I give it away?”

I answered back, “pickmepickmepickme!”

Little did I know what a treat I was in for. I made friend and got a great book in the process. But now…now Not Without Risk has a fabulous new look to go with the fabulous characters.


So tell me, have you met Sgt. Justin Harrison?

~◊~◊~◊~ Character Interview:  Sergeant Justin Harrison ~◊~◊~◊~


(Yes, I know this is Ty Herndon, but he makes an awesome Justin, don’t you think?)

What is Not Without Risk about?

Murder. Proving to myself and my colleagues that I was fit to return to active duty after a .38 punctured my lung. And how a sexy brunette, with the longest legs I’ve ever had the pleasure of having wrapped around my hips, changed everything.

What did you think the first time you saw the heroine, Paige?

That she was stunning—and that it had been far too long since I’d been with a woman.

What was your second thought?

She could be a killer.

Why did you become a cop?

I have no stomach for people who take advantage of others weaknesses or misfortune for their own gain. I can’t stand violence against others, especially women. And when bad things happen, someone needs to help restore order, solve the puzzle and uncover the identity of the bad guy. I’m very good with puzzles.

What do you like most about Paige?

Her courage and strength. Even injured and bleeding, facing the knowledge that someone wanted her dead—would stop at nothing to see it happen—Paige didn’t break.

If you could change one thing about her, what would it be?

Why would I want to change her?

What is your biggest fear?

That I won’t be able to protect Paige. I pushed myself, my body, too hard in order to get back to the job—the thing that defines who I am. Then I met Paige, and discovered something more important than being a cop. Injured, exhausted and facing one of the toughest cases of my career…I don’t know if I can do it, if I can solve it before the killer gets his hands on her. But I have to. I can’t lose the woman who’s shown me I have worth other than the job—the woman I’ve come to need as much as my next lung full of air.

~◊~◊~◊~Blurb ~◊~◊~◊~

The last thing he wanted was what he needed most…

Six agonizing months after a slug collapsed his lung, Sergeant Justin Harrison manages to return to the one place where he shines—the San Diego homicide division. Nothing will stand in the way of proving he is fit for active duty. Especially not the long-legged brunette who just stumbled into his crime scene.

Photographer Paige Conroy spent years hiding from her past. Then a late night telephone call brings it crashing back. An old friend is in town and needs her help. When she arrives at his hotel room four hours later, he’s dead. Suddenly, she’s the target of a madman, and Paige must turn to Sergeant Harrison for protection.

But who is the bigger threat to her… the faceless assailant she fears will steal her life or the dark-eyed detective she knows could steal her heart?

~◊~◊~◊~ My Review ~◊~◊~◊~

I LOVED this book!! First and foremost this is a romance novel. And it delivers! Paige and Justin are perfect for each other. A cop who doesn’t believe in love and a woman who doesn’t date cops. Add in a murder mystery and a killer on the loose, and you have a recipe for a great read. Grimm’s characters are real, the novel gritty yet true to the genre. The book focuses on the characters and how the forces around them pull them together even as they fight against the attraction they have for one another. The love scenes are HOT. But it should come with a warning–Caution: contents of this book are hard to resist. May cause late nights and continual reading! You won’t be able to put it down!

~◊~◊~◊~Buy Links~◊~◊~◊~ :

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Here’s the cover again…can’t enough of that modern art.



12 thoughts on “Not Without Risk by Sarah Grimm

  1. Oh, sounds yummilicious! Murder, Intrigue, Romance…everything I like in a book! Thanks for sharing Justin with us Sarah. Can’t wait to read more!

  2. Ladies, I started reading this last night and am bleary-eyed today because I didn’t want to turn off the Kindle. (Glances at clock) Is it bedtime yet? Love the cover!! Good luck with your re-release, darlin’.

    1. Awe, thanks Vonnie! I’m sorry you’re blurry-eyed…no, maybe I’m not. *grin* Can’t wait to hear what you think of Justin and Paige!

      1. Blurry eyed with that cover is not a good idea! :) Rest up, Vonnie so you can stare at Justin’s chest, er…the new cover some more! :)

  3. Such a good, good book. So, so gooooood! I totally agree with Vonnie. It’s a can’t put it downer…but all Sarah’s books tend to do that to me. I LOVE THAT COVER! You know I do. I actually have the swag card sitting on my dresser and look at it every day. :-) Great way to start the morning! Great post, you guys!

    1. Thanks, AJ!! I was just thinking about that swag card the other morning. I need to find it and put it on MY dresser. :)

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