Worth the Risk
When Jackson St. James decided that six weeks in Vermont’s Green Mountains would help him get his life together, he didn’t anticipate replacing his craving for whiskey with a craving for his alluring new landlord, Gabby. Now, instead of prioritizing his sobriety and the resolution of the lawsuit threatening his business, he’s making excuses to spend time with the spunky yo...more
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I have become quite attached to the St. James siblings since the first book in this series. Full of secrets, heartbreak and betrayal, the St. James have had a lot to overcome since the death of their mother. This is the final book in the series and the one I have been most looking forward to. Younger brother to David and older brother to Cat, Jackson seemed to be getting more an more out of ...more
Then after 30%, it started to go flat. I was expecting a lot from Jackson to be mature. Sadly his character developed to be a reluctant, defensive hero. It took forever for him to acknowldege his problem. He was in denial as alcoholic big time.
I still can tolerate Gabby. Even though she is somet ...more
Worth the Risk was about Jackson St. James and I was really happy I finally got to read/listen to it. Jackson was interesting to say the least. I liked him but I have no idea if it was my favorite book out of the trilogy but it was enjoyable.
First, I didn't really like the narrator for the kindle version. Yeah, for some reason my audible app just didn't want to work today so it was kind of frustrating. The guy just kind of seemed bored reading the bo ...more
I have no idea why this book got so many 5 star reviews because it was as depressing and silly as hell. I mean, why did Jackson drive from Connecticut to Vermont and rent a family’s carriage house and see a doctor there when he could have done it at home? And, holy crap, it was about time the “big” secret came out, since it was being held by David and his father through all three books. A secret that caused a rift in the family. A secret that sent Jackson spiraling into the ...more
I liked this 3rd book as the story made sense and wrapped everything nicely. Of course I would like to keep knowing what's happening with all the characters but I'm satisfied.
Again it was good dialogue, and wasn't afraid to say the tough things or have the conversations that we know what we want them to say. Basically they weren't stupid. It was realistic and interesting.
Will read more by this author
And I enjoyed the audio readers as well. ...more
Of the two protagonists, I like her better. At twenty two, I was in a bad relationship myself and was nowhere near capable of making good life choices. So I can kind of understand, if not approve of her choices. But her choices were dicey. You are the sole parent available to your child. Why would you, as a mother leave yo ...more
Worth the risk is part of the St James series. It can be read as a standalone however I probably would not recommend it because you are then going to want to go back and read the other books. This book is ...more
Almost 3 days. Just a bad record for me.
It started with solid 4 stars, than 3, I finally 2.. o less
Annoying heroine (the H has problems with alcohol, she asked him every second if he have been drinking.. every fucking second), just for this I was about to strangle her.
Jackson was pretty good, ex manwhore, alcoholic, but good guy, patient.
This book was boring, too much inner dialogues.. huh... I should dnf but..
Jackson's story; to be an alcoholic or not? All of this book is wrapped around an issue that really doesn't seem to be an issue. I just didn't get it. The sex scenes are all alike in all of these books; no imagination, and too much of it to the point of skipping it over until the actual storyline kicks back into place. Disappointed. ...more
Cat’s story was good, but I would not choose this series to read again.
I’ve read dozens of modern romance series including two others by author Jamie Beck and I have to admit her St. James series is unique. What’s unique about it that the three St. James siblings, David, Jackson and Catalina whose romantic lives the three book series is based upon are not the heroes of the stories. Oh the St. James siblings are decent people for the most part but they are emotionally closed off, damaged millennials. ...more
WORTH THE RISK was quite an emotional read. Well written with believable characters, Jamie Beck presents readers with a book which will keep their attention from beginning to end.
This author has the uncanny ability to put her finger on the pulse of timely, sensitive issues which many people deal with in their daily lives. She treats these issues with compassion, understanding and realism.
Jackson and Gabby are charact ...more
I won a kindle copy of Worth the Risk in a Goodreads Giveaway. My expectation leaned toward mystery rather than romance. Even so, I was intrigued by the opening scenes, written to hook the reader with a steady build up of suspense. Good writing and worth the read for those who enjoy the genre.
I really like these books. Great storylines, the characters were lovable, and I found myself identified with some of them and the circumstances they were facing and struggling with. Besides the great story, these books are excellent for reflection.
Jackson is my fav. I have loved all the books in the series but this one was amazing. Emotionally heartbreaking moments and swoon worthy want to have your own Jackson moments. You'll laugh and want to cry. Well written book. I highly recommend Jamie Beck's books to all. ...more
My love for Jackson does not negate my love for Gabby. She is a spitfire and has such a huge heart. When we meet Gabby, she’s learned to put up some shields and is no longer a pushover. She’s been u ...more
hence 3 not 5*.
Book 1 ______ Worth the Wait ________________ David and Vivi
Book 2 ______ Worth the Trouble _____________ Cat and Hank
Book 3 ______ Worth the Risk ________________ Jackson and Gabby
Anyway, the story has Jackson at his lowest. This was part ...more
This is going to be another one of those times when I'm going to rate a book based only on the quality of the writing and the story, even though I honestly didn't like it. The reason for this is I can recognize that my dislike of the book is totally a personal issue and it wouldn't be fair to give it a poor rating based on personal preferences without taking into consideration that it is a well written book. I just didn't connect with the story, didn't connect with the characters, dislike ...more
Jackson bumps into Gabby again when he arrives at the house he has rented for the next few weeks, from there they begin this push and pull of ...more
Jackson St. James needs help. He is on the verge of becoming an alcoholic and his brother and sister and best friend intervene. As a result, he is off on a six-week journey to figure him ...more
Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than three million cop ...more