Worth the Risk – Karis Walsh

Worth the RiskJamie is a workaholic and a player. She is obsessively good at her jobs an investment analyst but the rest of her life is closed down. A difficult childhood, loss, responsibility and pain have all closed her off until she barely registers any form of emotional contact. Women are there to be used, her work is her life. It is how she maintains her façade while writhing with guilt on the inside.

Kate appears to be cool, calm and collected, yet approachable and endearing. It is all a show however, just as much as her dressage outfit or her horses plaited mane. She has come up from the servants quarters with parents determined to make her into an Olympic show jumper. Chameleon like, she has a face, an outfit, a manner and a character for every occasion.

When Jamie takes on the side project of assessing Kates’ bid for investment funding they are brought together like oil and water, opposing magnetic poles. Between their fears, their fighting and their flirting will they stay safe in their closed off worlds or risk everything for happiness?


The setting of this novel is exquisite, based on Karis Walsh’s own background in horsemanship and knowledge of showjumping. It provides a wonderful plot to the story, a great backdrop to the characters and an interesting insight for those of us who don’t know that world.

Jamie and Kate are intriguing characters. Well rounded and layered their backgrounds are unusual and their self protective behaviors are both frustrating and amusing to watch. They are both vulnerable and yet strong, independent and powerful in their own way. The romantic plot revolves around their mutual attraction and yet their public personas frequently repulse each other.

Karis Walsh biogI loved how Ms Walsh demonstrated and developed the relationship between Jamie and her niece, Kate and the riding group, and how that thread of caring is the core that shows these women their real personalities.

Another great book by Karis Walsh. Well written, well paced, amusing and warming. Definitely a hit for me.


Product info:

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • First published 2012
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QP5VJ2
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