Not Without Risk

Silhouette Intimate Moments #647
June, 1995
ISBN: 0-373-07647-9
251 pages
HERO: Police Detective James Keegan
HEROINE: Emily Marshall, Teacher
LOCATION: St. Simone, Florida
NOT WITHOUT RISK and A MAN TO DIE FOR were reissued by HQN in 2010 in a 2-in-1 called NOWHERE TO RUN
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It began as nothing more than a day’s pleasure cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But then Emily Marshall stumbled into a deadly maze of drug smuggling and murder — and discovered that the only person who could help her was the man who had once torn her heart to shreds…

Jim Keegan was sure he was over this woman — until a passionate interlude at an isolated beach house showed him the truth he’d been hiding from for so long. Now he knew exactly what he had lost when he walked away from her — and what he would lose forever if he couldn’t save her….


“Ms. Brockmann has a real talent for creating appealing lovers who will win your heart completely.” 4 Stars. Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times


  • My original title was WORTH THE RISK.
  • This is the first of two books that take place in St. Simone, Florida. A MAN TO DIE FOR tells the story of Detective Felipe Salazar, Jim Keegan’s partner.
  • Heroine Emily Marshall’s parents own a beach house on Siesta Key, off Sarasota. (My parents own a condo there!) (2013 update: And I now live there!) (2017 update! I’ve fled the barrier island to a small house on the mainland, near my parents!)
  • The cover art for NOT WITHOUT RISK is one of my least favorites of all my books. (Who are those people on the cover?!) (2017 update: this reissue has a new cover!)