*I received a free copy of A Beautiful Risk from Caleo Press via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *A Beautiful Risk by Colette Dixon
Series: Love at Lincolnfield #1
Published by Caleo Press on August 13, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She's the hospital's HR director. He's the new risk manager. He's also her wildest fantasy...
Is her wildest fantasy worth the risk?
A fantasy about a stranger who kissed her in the thermal baths helps Passi overcome the climax-killing side effects of the medication she needs to deal with the loss of her little boy. When the same man becomes the hospital’s new risk manager, and she sends him an email meant for her best friend detailing the fantasy, things begin to heat up in a way she never expected.
Single dad, Magnus, is intrigued by the woman at the baths and even more so when he discovers he was responsible for her breakthrough climax. But she’s now his HR director, and the reason she needs the medication means she won’t date guys like him. Their desire must remain in the realm of her fantasy letters unless she can risk her heart on all he has to offer.
A Beautiful Risk is the first book in the Love at Lincolnfield series, heart-warming, hot page turners about the love lives of men and women who work at a Chicago hospital. Read them all in any order.
A Beautiful Risk is a well-written, compelling story with engaging characters! This was a great introduction to CDixon and I look forward to continuing the Love at Lincolnfield series.
When we first meet Passi, she’s spending the day at a spa attempting to keep her mind off a terribly tragic anniversary. We also meet Magnus there since they happened to bump into each other…literally. These two have an immediate chemistry, share a little flirtation, and a hot kiss but neither expect to see one another again. However, the following Monday, Passi learns Magnus is the new Risk Manager at her hospital.
The relationship between these two is full of starts and stutters. They’ve both been burned by love and Passi suffered an even more traumatic experience so they’re both justifiably cautious. Magnus is more amenable to jumping in but Passi has some misconceptions about herself, due to her past, that must be overcome first.
CDixon wove their pasts and presents together well, relating how their pasts affected how they felt about love and commitment in the present. With work in common, Passi being the HR Manager, they were able to get better acquainted. And despite their insta-chemistry, the romance between them blossomed realistically.
Both Magnus and Passi had issues to overcome, even if Passi’s were more overt, before a solid relationship could flourish. Passi knew she had issues but it took Magnus a little while to realize his own. CDixon had them experience epiphanies and deal with things in a genuine way. She also made family and friends integral in Passi and Magnus’ lives, which I appreciated.
My only issue with A Beautiful Risk is that it was told in 3rd person. CDixon did use dual POV but the 3rd person kept me from feeling as connected and invested in the characters. This is purely a personal preference, not a knock against the story. I simply prefer the intimacy of first person.
CDixon is a new-to-me author and one I’m happy to have met. I’ll absolutely continue this series.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 New Release Challenge
- COYER Summer 2019