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Risky Restoration: A Novel by E.F. Dodd is a blustery contemporary romance filled with unforgettable moments and resonant characters. Kesler —known to friends as “Kez”— seems to live an accomplished life. She has her law practice and is surrounded by good friends. But she still can’t move on from her former relationship. When she researches online about Miller, her ex, she finds out that he is with someone else and about to get married.

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RISKY RESTORATION finds new love for heartbroken female stalker Author E.F. Dodd has crafted a clever and engaging romance novel with RISKY RESTORATION, populated by (mostly) likable characters. When independent Southern Belle Kesler “Kez” Walsh discovers her ex-boyfriend Miller is getting married, she gathers two of her BFFs and makes a pilgrimage to Rochester, NY to crash his high school reunion to see if he’s really moved on. Spoiler alert: He hasn’t.

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Editor’s Pick for “outstanding quality” Dodd’s debut novel, a contemporary romance that glows with heat, heart, and heroes readers will fall in love with, introduces Kesler, a lawyer with great friends, her own practice, and one not-so-tiny flaw: she can’t quite get over her ex, Miller. It’s not cyber-stalking if the stalkee doesn’t know about it, right? When Kesler—“Kez” to her friends—stumbles across the earth-shattering news that he’s now engaged and his high school reunion is coming up, she throws a half-plan together to go up to Rochester, New York, his hometown, to see if she can get closure.

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A woman’s search for closure with an ex is upturned by a hot new man in this romance novel. North Carolina native Kesler “Kez” Walsh was sure that her handsome, funny, and bright law school boyfriend, Miller Thompson, was ideal husband material. But after graduation, Miller left the South, returning to Rochester, New York, while Kez took a good job in Charlotte. After many arguments and drunken phone calls from Miller claiming his love, they couldn’t resolve the long-distance problem and broke up.

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Risky Restoration is a romance novel whose trio of girlfriends deal with relationship issues, pushing through their fears to get what they want. In E. F. Dodd’s romance novel Risky Restoration, a woman still reeling from an old break-up decides to reconcile herself to her past, only to find that her future may be much more satisfying. Kez and Miller broke up years ago. Kez blocked his number and email, but that hasn’t stopped her from occasionally doing some online investigating into her ex’s new life.

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(Reviewed: October, 2021) Risky Restoration is a romance novel about a scorned woman seeking closure from her last relationship. Kesler “Kez” Walsh is pessimistically navigating relationships since being burned by her college sweetheart, Miller Thompson. Then, after another failed relationship, she finds herself surfing the Internet to learn what her ex has been up to lately—only to discover that Miller is marrying Callie, the bartender from the bar they frequented when they were a couple.

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