Risk: a Romantic Military Suspense novel

Deep 8 novel

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Pub Date 25 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 01 Oct 2023

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She created a game-changing nuclear weapon. He must keep her safe from a powerful enemy. As embers ignite between them, will their passion lead to an explosive meltdown?

Former MI-6 agent, Campbell Creighton never backs down from a challenge. So, when his childhood friend disappears, he’s thrust into a dangerous mission to find her. But when he discovers her connection to an AI nuclear weapon that someone will kill for, he’ll risk everything to keep her safe while hiding his feelings for her.

Nuclear physicist Dr. Quinn Donovan is determined and unyielding. So when her top-secret lab comes under attack, she embarks on a perilous journey to locate her brother and save their revolutionary program. But her plans take an expected turn when her rescuer saves her life and reignites feelings she’d buried deep inside.

As Campbell follows the leads to uncover the identity of the enemy, his feelings for Quinn surge through him. Despite Quinn’s trust issues after being betrayed in her previous marriage, she’s unable to resist her overwhelming feelings for Campbell.

In a world of high-stake political intrigue and deadly espionage, can they unravel the program’s secrets and outsmart the enemy while navigating the treacherous terrain of their newfound love?

RISK is a captivating and heart-pounding story in the Deep 8 series. If you like edge-of-your-seat action, thrilling romance, and characters you can root for, then you’ll love Kenzie Macallan’s story with an enthralling and unforgettable journey of survival.

Buy RISK to infuse your passion!

*This book can be read as a standalone.

She created a game-changing nuclear weapon. He must keep her safe from a powerful enemy. As embers ignite between them, will their passion lead to an explosive meltdown?

Former MI-6 agent, Campbell...

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Deep 8 continues its shady business as Cam & Qiunn find love while on the run. I love the banter even when things look bad. The bond between the three with Liam is beautiful. Suspense & lots of steamy moments to keep us entertained. A true review of my ARC.

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Another brilliant romantic suspense, I love these kind of books, they just keep me hooked till the very end. I loved all the ups and downs, twists and turns, really had my heart pounding at times with some of the spicy action!

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This is a Romantic Suspense, and this is the 4th book in A Deep 8 series. I have read the first three books in this series before picking up this book, but I do think you can read this book as a standalone. I loved the characters in this book, but I did wish the characters in the other book would have showed up more in this book. This book is a fast paced action packed book. I loved the connection between the two main characters. There were some really great twists in this book. I received an ARC of this book. This review is my own honest opinion about the book like all my reviews are.

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Risk, is a great suspense romance novel that kept me guessing who the mole is throughout the whole book. Cam and Quinn were next door neighbors since childhood. Cam is best friends with Quinn's brother. The bond that the three shares is strong and is needed to get them through this ordeal in one piece. I love a brainy twist to my romance novels. Risk, did not disappoint there. I love reading this book and can't wait for the net book in this series.

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An exciting, fast-paced romantic adventure. I enjoyed the suspense and action. I think I would have liked it even more if I had read the previous ones in this series. I did skip over the steamy scenes. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.

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Risk, A Deep 8 Novel by Kensie Macallan, is unexpectedly amusingly entertaining, as well as rife with intrigue and suspense. The chemistry is off the charts while the action is nonstop. There is something for everyone in this book, including romance in the midst of the chaos.

This ARC book was complimentary and provided by the Publisher through NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.

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I enjoyed Quinn and Campbells story.
It was a good read with lots of action and suspense. This was my first read by this author but I will definitely be going back and checking out the rest of this series. It was well written and very enjoyable.
Many thanks to Netgalley for the chance to read and review this one.

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I can’t say enough about how great this book was! You have three best friends who grew up together in Scotland and they drifted apart as they got older. They never forgot each other and the unbreakable friendship they have. When Quinn is in danger and needs help she calls on the only person she can rely on other than her brother who has gone missing. Cam never expected to get a call from Quinn and it end up with her being taken while they are talking. Cam has always loved Quinn but held back his true feelings. Those feelings are now in full force with her being in danger and he is no longer holding them back. Will she return those feelings while they try to stay alive? This is a fast paced action romance that I couldn’t put down! I was given an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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WOW what a story if you didn't believe that things in the world where corrupt and that AI could be scary if used the wrong way then read this book and you will be terrified After saying that it is at heart a romantic suspense with lots in the romance department. While it can be read as a stand alone it is a far better rad if read in the context of the series.

This is the story of Quinn Donovan her and her brother Liam are the geniuses behind the AI technology that everyone wants to keep them safe they always work in different labs when Quinn's lab is attacked she calls on her brothers friend Campbell Creighton. Can Campbell get to her in time can they find out who is behind the raid all while falling in love You will have to read to see but be warned this is one book that once you start it you won't want to put it own so you could have a sleepless night ahead of you

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Risk is the latest release by Kenzie Macallan. The world as we know it maybe coming to an end, if the enemy get their hands on a groundbreaking weapon that a brother and sister duo of scientists created. Can they figure out who the deadly enemy is before it is too late? Read Risk by Kenzie Macallan to find out.
I really enjoyed reading this story. It pulled me into a world full of danger, filled with unforgettable characters, and a love story woven in. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a romance with tons of action

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Fabulous Romantic Suspense!!

Brother and sister duo, Quinn and Liam, are brilliant technologically and on a project which may change the world. This means they are garnering much attention from the “bad guys”. When Quinn is taken from her lab, which would be impenetrable, it becomes apparent there is a mole.

Campbell was their best friend since childhood. He has been attracted to Quinn but never acted on it. Now that she leaves him a message prior to being taken, all bets are off. MBK Global Security is on the hunt, and Campbell is determined to see to her safety, personally.

Politics, betrayal, high-tech, AI and a romance which is a long time coming. A delightful array of “dad” jokes / puns break the tension as they work to finish their project and keep it out of the wrong hands.

Thoroughly enjoyed this one!

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Risk is a novel that brings suspense in the classic form of scientists creating a top-secret AI program intending to save lives, only to have other parties try to steal and use that device for their gain. With enemies just one step behind them, and one step closer to getting their hands on the program, our heroes must race to uncover who is behind the attack on the lab and who is betraying them from within.

What initially caught my interest at the beginning of the book was the idea that Quinn and Liam were creating an AI that could do more than what we (the general public in the real world) initially thought AI could do/could be used for. It's both an interesting and spine-chilling thought, to be honest.

I also enjoyed the dynamic between the characters, specifically between the three musketeers, even though the camaraderie between the MI6 team gave me a few chuckle-out-loud moments. With that being said though, there were two minor speedbumps that I encountered in the first half of the book that kind of slowed down the reading process.

- Quinn and Cam's relationship felt like it was happening very fast (almost instant attraction despite the history) given the circumstances
- The info dumping/reiterating how smart the Donovan siblings are. (more so in the first half of the book, not a problem afterwards)

Aside from those minor speedbumps, I still enjoyed the book and would recommend giving it a try.

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Thank you to Kenzie Macallan, BooksGoSocial, and NetGalley for providing me with an ebook copy of Risk: A Romantic Military Suspense Novel for me to read and review. What a great story! This story kept me on my toes! It is filled with action, suspense, mystery, romance, and some spice. This was a new to me author with a writing and plot style that really reminded me of Kat Martin and I loved every page! The character personalities were written excellently with the character development and growth being so closely tied to the plot. This was one of those books I was just itching to pick back up in the moments I wasn't able to be reading. I can't wait to go back and read the other books in the series as well as Macallan's other previous books! Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a fast paced romantic, suspenseful adventure.

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"Risk," a heart-pounding installment in Kenzie Macallan's Deep 8 series, takes readers on a thrilling ride through a world of high-stake political intrigue, deadly espionage, and, most importantly, the intoxicating flames of passion.

At the center of this gripping story are two compelling characters. Campbell Creighton, a former MI-6 agent, is a man who never shies away from a challenge. When his childhood friend disappears, he embarks on a perilous mission that uncovers a web of secrets tied to an AI nuclear weapon. His mission takes a dangerous turn when he must protect the brilliant nuclear physicist, Dr. Quinn Donovan, from powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to acquire her revolutionary creation.

Quinn Donovan is a determined and unyielding scientist who, despite her trust issues from a past betrayal, finds herself unable to resist the overwhelming attraction she feels for Campbell. Their connection sparks with an intensity that matches the high-stakes game they're caught up in.

As Campbell and Quinn navigate the treacherous terrain of espionage and political maneuvering, their relationship deepens, despite the inherent risks. The chemistry between them crackles with undeniable heat, adding an extra layer of tension to an already suspenseful plot.

"Risk" has the ability to seamlessly blend edge-of-your-seat action with thrilling romance. The pacing is relentless, and the stakes continue to escalate, making it nearly impossible to put the book down. Macallan's writing keeps you on the edge of your seat, eager to uncover the next twist in the plot.

While it's part of a series, readers can dive into "Risk" without prior knowledge of the Deep 8 world, and they'll still find themselves immersed in a gripping and complete story.

In "Risk," Kenzie Macallan has crafted an enthralling and unforgettable journey of survival, love, and espionage. If you're a fan of stories that keep you guessing, characters you can root for, and romance that sizzles amidst danger, then "Risk" should be at the top of your reading list. Dive into this captivating adventure and prepare to be thoroughly entertained.

"A heart-pounding blend of espionage, suspense, and scorching romance that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page."

"Kenzie Macallan's 'Risk' is a masterclass in romantic military suspense, with a plot so gripping you won't want to put it down."

"An electrifying thriller that explores the dangerous intersection of love and espionage. 'Risk' is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and suspense."

"Campbell and Quinn's smoldering chemistry leaps off the page in this high-stakes, action-packed romance. 'Risk' is a must-read for fans of the genre."

"Kenzie Macallan delivers a thrilling story of trust, betrayal, and forbidden attraction in 'Risk.' Her characters are complex, and the plot is unputdownable."

"With its heart-racing plot and sizzling romance, 'Risk' is a captivating addition to the Deep 8 series. Macallan proves once again that she's a master of the genre."

"A pulse-pounding page-turner that will leave you breathless. 'Risk' is a perfect blend of suspense and romance, making it impossible to resist."

"Kenzie Macallan weaves a web of secrets, danger, and desire in 'Risk.' It's a compelling story that will keep you guessing until the final revelation."

"The chemistry between Campbell and Quinn is magnetic in 'Risk.' Macallan's storytelling prowess shines in this thrilling tale of love and espionage."

"Prepare to be hooked from the first chapter. 'Risk' is a rollercoaster ride of passion, danger, and intrigue that will leave you eagerly awaiting the next installment."

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Evidently this is next to the last in this series. But I wasn't lost. This is my first book for this author. I really enjoyed getting to know the main character, Campbell., and his quirky love interest, Quinn. This is a non stop adventure in the intrigue world of computer science. Lots of action. Not a lot of technical jargon. There are some steamy scenes of the unmarried couple, I did enjoy the story and skipped the steamy part
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with guidelines.

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I received an arc from NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
This book was a Must read for me and had me at every twist and turn. Lots of action and romance all entwined in a governmental or weapons of war scenario.
Definitely would recommend this book to those that love action and romance all in one. Five stars for sure!

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I love Kenzie's writing and this series always pulls me in. She writes these books right up my alley that I have such a hard time finding with other authors, so I love when she puts a new book out.

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Kenzie Macallan, a new writer and a new read on my list. Heading into her Deep 8 series way down the list to her fourth book “Risk”, with Campbell Creighton laying down his life for his Quinn Donovan.

With AI being the hot topic of the current world, Kenzie weaves an intriguing story around this very concept, and if we are talking about AI, then politics, conspiracies, power, money and betrayal are not far behind. With technology outspacing humans, it’s a power struggle for survival of the fastest and the richest!

Genius brother and sister duo, Liam and Quin are working on an AI nuclear weapon in a top secret location that is compromised. With her brother MIA, Quinn reaches out to her trusted friend and security specialist, Campbell Creighton for help before being kidnapped. The burden of rescue now falls on Cam and his team of special operatives, to thwart whatever the political and power plan was set in operation. And Cam will need his head in the game, if he wants to protect his heart and life, Quinn to bring her back safely.

A fairly new Indie writer in my opinion, “Risk” starts off a bit slow but gets going as we get into the fifth chapter and onwards. She has the imagination and the forte to narrate a story with a genuine plot, keeping the flow of the story interesting and making sure the chemistry among the characters is strong enough to carry the storyline.

Kenzie Macallan is an author to look out for and she’s caught enough of my attention to add her to my list.

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A bit convoluted and with so many players, it was a little difficult to follow for a newbie to her series, Risk was, nevertheless, a fun story. Campbell was a great character - a bit scarred, a hero complex who has loved Quinn, a brilliant scientist, since they were children. Quinn and her brother have developed a program that will end wars if used correctly and annihilate everyone who is in the path if used for nefarious reasons. The story starts with a bang as Quinn is kidnapped and she manages to get through to Campbell and saved. And then, they need to find the culprit who is hunting her and her brother. Campbell is part of a group of security specialists (and I have to admit, this story has made me curious about the series as a whole so good job there!) and through twists and turns, we get a happily for now. Fun, exciting with really nice romance.

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I really enjoyed this book, it has believable characters and a great story, it all worked for me from cover to cover. It was a completely addictive read

It moved along at a great pace and I thought it was a real page turner.

On the run for their lives, the story was packed full of espionage and action

It was a romantic and sexy story with a brilliant storyline

You were left guessing who to trust and what to do next

A really, really good and exciting read – I loved it!

It is 5 stars from me – very highly recommended!

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