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(Dare to Risk #4)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Josh Morgan swore he’d never return to Washington State. But when he gets a letter from the man, he learns is his father; he has no choice.

Shaw Seymour has had a hell of a year. She was framed and almost lost her license to practice law. With distrust at an all-time high, she’s learned to keep others at arm’s length.

When Shaw’s assigned to handle an
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Published October 16th 2019
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Kari Hansen
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Teddy knows that his time here on earth is drawing to a close but before that happens, he must right the wrongs of the past. In order to do this, he must acknowledge the illegitimate son he never claimed and ensure that he gets a second chance with the only woman he has ever loved.

Josh is shocked and feels betrayed by the news that Teddy is his father, but he is just as shocked to find out that the lawyer handling the estate is Shaw, the woman he loved and left years ago to join the
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just like the title, this book definitely had me consumed right from the start. Secrets are spewed out, emotional intrigue has you trying to guess outcomes while plotting by a dying man trying to set things right stirs up feelings. And of course, there’s always the villain.

James: the ‘legitimate’ son who had a parting of the way with his dad. How will he accept his dad’s gift to the brother he never knew?

Josh: the son of an affair, who never knew his real father until he’
Nancy Culclasure
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daniele Pays’ romantic suspense is tale of generational secret love, broken trust and betrayal. Pays leads the reader on a journey of twists and turns as Josh Morgan and Shaw (Shawnie) Seymour, secret, young lovers torn apart in the name of love, are reunited for a second chance at happily ever after. The couple is propelled towards love by the same man who separated them, Josh’s undeclared father, Teddy Ward. Eight years after parting—Josh to the military where he served as a Seal, and Shaw to ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm already a big fan of Danielle Pays, as I'm addicted to her writing in HUGE ways, however, Consumed took me a bit to get into to be honest. The backstory on Shawnie, aka Shaw, the heroine is that a boy named Josh broke her heart to pieces, then she was framed for something she didn't do at her last job, which almost lost her her license as an attorney, plus further cemented her distrust of men. Josh left Shaw broken when he decided to leave her, and join the Navy SEALS, though she didn't know ...more
Lori Porter
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a great book! It’s filled with betrayal, loss and love. Josh gets the shock of his life when his “uncle” tells him he’s actually his father. He’s back at Teddy’s, his fathers, ranch and remembers visiting once as a young man and loving it. He also remembers Shawnie. He has many regrets about that summer but none as meaningful as leaving her was. Shaw as she’s called now is an attorney. When she’s given Teddy as a client, she remembers him fondly from visiting the horse ranch as well but ...more
Vicki Stephens
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Consumed is a wonderful second chance romance which is part of the Dare to Risk series by Danielle Pays. The primary characters are Shaw (Shawnee), who is an attorney representing an estate inheritance for Josh, Shaw’ first love, who finds out his true father is a man who owns and wills a horse ranch to Josh upon his death. The will is contested at Josh’s true father’s death and Shaw legally assists him to keep his inheritance. Ten years prior, his father had separated Josh and Shaw who had been ...more
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a really good story about a former SEAL (Josh) who comes home to find out he is sole heir to the ranch owned by a man he didn't know was his father, even though he has a half-brother (who received nothing and is VERY angry). Shaw is the girl he loved and left eight years before to join the Navy even though there were many promises of love and the hope of a future together. Shaw is now a lawyer and is assigned the real estate case concerning the will and the ranch ownership. Shaw and Josh ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Josh Morgan is returning to the one place he always felt at home, until he left the one person that meant everything to him. Josh Morgan has just found out that the man he thought was his father wasn’t. Now he has a lot of changes to get used to because what he thought was his life has now changed.

Shawnee Seymour has had a rough time in the past year that she has to overcome, but nothing compared to what she will have to overcome in the near future, her past. A history that she reall
Deborah Cantillo
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Danielle Pays has written another suspense filled book in the Dare to Risk series. Consumed is Shawnie's, now known as Shaw, story. Shawnie and Josh are young when their love is torn apart by a person they both trusted, only to have that person bring them back together again ten years later. Amid truth breaking through years of lies, heartbreak over the years lost, new family found, death, love being rekindled, threats, danger and sabotage, there is a great story. I began reading this book and f ...more
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Consumed is a beautiful second chance romance with lots of suspense to keep you guessing what will happen next!

Shaw had her heart broken once by Josh and even though ten years later they are forced back together she refuses to have her heart broken again. Shaw held tough to keeping Josh at arms length, but one kiss had her melting the walls she threw up. Josh has made a lot of mistakes in his life and views Shaw as his biggest one. He's steadfast on showing her she can count on him now. But, so
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josh spend one summer at his uncles ranch and fell in love with Shaw until his uncle sent him away to the military now eight years later he is summoned back to the ranch where he learns his dying uncle is really his father and is leaving the ranch to him. The lawyer assigned to take care of the will is non other than Shaw and when his half brother protest the will he and Shaw have to spend time together something she is not happy about since he left her years ago breaking her heart. There is rom ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. Josh Morgan swore he'd never return to Washington State, but has to go when he gets a letter from the man he learns is his father. Shawnie Seymour has had a crazy year. She was framed and almost lost her license to practice law. When Shawnie's (Shaw) assigned to handle an estate matter, she didn't think it would be Josh, the guy that broke her heart years ago. Josh is surprised to see Shawnie, but he's got a second chance, and he's not going to let it go. Josh and Shawnie's ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book four in the Dare to Risk series, each book is a standalone but it is well worth picking up the series and settling yourself in for some fantastic reading. This book is about Josh and Shaw's journey to possibly a HEA. Both of these characters have pasts and events that have left them scarred and jaded. Shaw is assigned to an estate case which just happens to involve Josh. Should be straight forward, right? Wrong, on all kinds of levels. Enjoy!

I received a free copy of thi
Sondra Olbrias
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josh and Shawnie met as teenagers and fell in love. Josh left her behind to join the seals. Shawnie tried to move on and became the lawyer she always wanted to be. 10 years later Josh inherits a ranch from his uncle the father he never knew he had. Thanks to the meddlesome old man Shawnie is the lawyer assigned to the case. James his half brother is a dangerous man lost in anger and jelousy. They have to work thru the hurt while staying safe from constant threats. I have recieved a free arc copy ...more
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This a sweet, second chance romance.

There's not much back story on the main characters, though it is clear that there was a lot of history between them. With so many situations popping up in the present that keep them in constant contact with each other, old feelings re-emerge and give them hope for another chance to make their love a forever kind this time around.

I liked the banter and pace of the novel, though I really would have wanted a little more details from the pa
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this new "Dare to Risk" story! It's a romantic and suspenseful story that keeps you completely hooked. This is Josh and Shaw's story. These two were in love when he leaves to join the military, breaking her heart in the process. Now she is an attorney and he is back after being summed by the man he thought was his uncle. What a battle he has to face to win her back. The twist and turns are great!!! Great chemistry between the characters in this fast paced story. This is a wild nicely d ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Captivating storyline with lost young love, betrayal, and revenge. This book grabs your attention from the beginning with Josh and Shaw, well developed characters that have always loved each other but life got in the way. True to form this storyline kept you in suspense and wanting to get to the end and see if everyone either has a HEA or their comeuppance. Enjoyed this book great addition to this series.

I received a free copy of this ARC book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Love Reading
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderfully told story. I love second chance stories and this one was written very well. You could feel the pain and love with the characters. It was not a simple story by any means. This book has a little of everything mystery, love, steam, action and a second chance. I can't wait for the next book. I wonder if we will find out more about James.
I received this book as an ARC but I am leaving a review voluntarily.
Debra Richardson
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A phenomenal book four in the Dare to Risk series! It is a and second chance romance that is well written with twists and turns, suspense, danger, intrigue, and steamy scenes. The characters are relatable, broken, but strong and great together. It is an emotionally deep read that will keep you enthralled until the very last page longing for more. I look forward to the next book. Definitely recommended!

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Carol Peake
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in the series and he only gets better !
After Shawnie has got her life back on track after the scandal that nearly lost her licence to practice law she is pulled back to a past she had tried to forget and the man that broke her heart.
A dying man's last wish finds her facing the past she has tried to forget .
As she tries to guard her heart she is pulled into a dangerous situation that could hurt her physically and break her heart all over again .
Heather Wamboldt
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Consumed is the fourth book in the Dare to Risk series. I loved this romantic suspense story. The characters in this book are so well defined that you can see them and feel their pain as the story unfolds. A past filled with secrets and heartbreak; present-day brings secrets revealed, danger, and intrigue; will they have a future?

I read and reviewed this book with no obligation.
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Well it could have been that this was a fourth book in series but it was the first one for me, so maybe I didn't get into the characters as others have because to me they didn't do it for me. We have secrets, lies betrayals.. But I needed the main characters to have more umpf.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
After reading Played, I was excited to read Shaw's story. It's an interesting addition to this series of interconnected standalones. Talk about drama! The romance between our MCs was like a rollercoaster ride; with lots of crying, lots of angst. And some decent smexiness. Somehow, it all worked out in the end and our MCs got their HEA.
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in this phenomenal series, and is Josh and Shaw’s turn. This is a well written fast paced story which is emotional, intriguing, heartbreaking, as well as having secrets, deception, suspense, and love, which all lead to a fantastic 2nd chance romance. I was totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner, and I highly recommend this talented authors’ work for all.

Anne Streaton
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josh and Shaw met when they were younger. He left to join the navy and Shaw studied law. They met up again when Teddy, Josh's biological father, left him the ranch. This caused problems with his half-brother and led to crimes being committed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved how memories played an important role.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest voluntary review.
Jeanne Richardson
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book I've read written by Danielle Pays; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic romantic suspense. Lots of twists and turns, drama and heat. Great chemistry between the characters!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not familiar with this author but I loved this book. The plot line was easy to follow and relatively unique. I enjoyed the characters and the heart of the story.

I am leaving an honest review in echange for this ARC.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Engaging, second chance romance story that is filled with drama, suspense and twists, and turns. Intriguing characters. The well-written book kept my attention throughout, enjoyed reading. I have voluntarily chosen to read and review this book.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Please give the book a go I really did enjoy it, you will definitely not be disappointed, maybe a big time jump for an extra epilogue would of been nice

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