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 characters who do not shy away from dealing with the ups and downs of the issues in their lives; alcohol abuse, single parenting and being the child of a drug abuser. The hard work of each character, as well as their strength, are keys to how Jackson and Gabby seek to accept and move forward with their lives.
Leaning on each other to make themselves better and happier, Gabby and Jackson captured my heart and I rooted for them harder than any two characters. They navigated their relationship on a road marked with numerous highs and lows. Ms Beck does not allow Jackson's or Gabby's journey to be neat and clean. She allows readers to see the ugliness, the hardships and the tough, tough decisions each need to make.
Each book in Ms Beck's St. James Series is a five star read, but WORTH THE RISK is my favorite. I highly recommend this book as well as the other two books in the St. James series.