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Risking It All by Stephanie Harte

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Rating: 4 /5

About The Book

Gemma is about to risk it all for the man she loves. Will she survive entering into a life of crime?Gemma has always been there for Nathan. He’s the love of her life and she made acommitment to him, one she’d never consider breaking… until smooth-talking gangster Alfie Watson comes into their lives and changes everything.Alfie doesn’t care about true love–he wants Gemma, and the gangster always gets what he wants. When Nathan ends up owing him money, Alfie gets payback by recruiting Gemma to carry out a jewellery heist. To everyone’s surprise, she’s a natural. Until Alfie forgives Nathan’s debt, she has no choice but to accompany the gangster on more and more daring heists–even though one slip-up could cost her everything. Nathan might have fallen under Alfie’s spell, but it doesn’t take long for him to realise that he needs to save Gemma from his own mistakes if their marriage is to have any chance of surviving. But when that means taking on the East End’s most notorious gangster at his own game, will he find himself up to the challenge?

My Thoughts

Gemma loves her husband with all his faults, she knows theirs is not a happy marriage since they have fought so many times that she is not scared of anything, until Alfie. Alfie is a “business man” who wants his money back and every day that the returning is delayed the taxes grow, how will Gemma and Nathan’s love and life survive this kind of pressure without risking it all?
This had been a complicated read, it doesn’t fit in only one category or emotion, it’s a twisted and dark read about marriage, gangs and sacrifice. What would you do for your marriage and the love of your life? Would you follow them till the end of the world knowing that their flaws will risk all you have, even your life? I’ll admit that I don’t think I will. For the first moment Gemma seems to be a brave and intelligent woman with her husband Nathan being her weakness. He is a gambler and is not ready to admit it or heal, that’s how all this story will begin. He is in high debt with a dangerous shark who will ask for more money than he will ever have. So, Gemma and Nathan will have to follow all Alfie’s rules and instructions if they don’t want to be killed. I could understand Gemma’s following situation if Nathan was more approachable, but I never felt any deep emotions from him, only the need to play and not be killed. That’s mainly why I have biased feelings about this book, the atmosphere and pressure of the story is amazing, but I don’t fully understand Gemma’s decisions, I would had left Nathan a long time ago, I don’t think he is capable of stop playing.
But, yes, there’s a but, the story is addictive and dark, you can feel the tension and fear on your skin all the time and you’ll have to read the story to decide what would you do in Gemma’s case, follow the love of your life or try to stay alive?
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About The Author

Stephanie Hart is a debut author writing in the gang lit genre. She lives in London with her family.