Review – Ten Reasons to Stay (The Risky Hearts Duet #1) by Candace Knoebel


Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
Series: The Risky Hearts Duet #1 – Standalone
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon


One day a week—Thursdays—my husband and I could do whatever or whomever we pleased.

Protection was non-negotiable.

And no matter what, we had to be home by midnight.

Jack was the one who wanted an open marriage, but we were supposed to keep things simple. No strings. No commitments. It seemed so easy… until it wasn’t.

Devilishly handsome Cole Blackwater was only supposed to be a fling, but everything about him made me feel alive. Wanted. Seen. When I realized he was my husband’s boss, I should have broken things off right then… but I didn’t.

One day a week, I could pretend that I was his and he was mine… until Cole wanted more.

But how could I decide between the man I’d promised to love, honor, and cherish, and the man who tempted me to break every single vow I’d made?


Oh my freaking goodness this story was incredible and I think that it is my favorite Candace Knoebel book to date! The moment I read the blurb for this story I was hooked and then within the first few pages I knew I wasn’t putting it down until I reached the end, even if I had some things I needed to do. Nothing mattered in those few hours it took me to devour this deliciously steamy romance that set my heart on fire.

Ten Reasons to Stay, the first standalone book in The Risky Hearts Duet, had me dropping my jaw time and time again. I absolutely loved Corrine and Cole’s hot and heavy chemistry and I was rooting for them right from the very beginning, especially since I very much disliked her husband Jack. I mean who even suggests an open marriage anyways and then gets mad at his wife for having her own fling. Talk about a double standard. It’s like come on he was already cheating on her before the arrangement even began. which is probably why I could hardly stand him. This story will have you experiencing a whirlwind of emotions that you won’t know how to feel. You will laugh, cry and swoon while you read this beautifully captivating tale about forbidden love. Readers will discover that you first love might not always be your last love!

While this book might not be for everyone, it was certain one that kept my attention from start to finish and I already cannot wait to get my hands on Five Reasons to Go, the next installment in The Risky Hearts Duet!



About Candace Knoebel 

Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She’s a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror.

With two completed series, her work ranges from  paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance. Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children.

Connect with the author: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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