Reckless

Reckless

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by Amanda Quick
     
 

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Reckless--Phoebe Layton had always imagined Gabriel Banner a brave and valiant knight, which was why she went to him when she was in desperate need of help. but when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams. She fears she's made a

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Reckless--Phoebe Layton had always imagined Gabriel Banner a brave and valiant knight, which was why she went to him when she was in desperate need of help. but when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams. She fears she's made a dreadful mistake when Gabriel sweeps her into his arms and passionately embraces her. Yet it's a kiss that seals her fate. Now Gabriel must possess her -- even if he has to slay a dragon to do it!

*A New York Times Bestseller


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bestselling author Quick's ( Rendezvous ) latest lovers are a pair of bibliophiles whose engaging qualities should help her many devoted fans overlook this work's fatal flaw: it is an unconvincing attempt to draw a parallel between a Regency romance heroine and a medieval hero on a quest. Lady Phoebe Layton's ``quest'' is to track down the person who killed her suitor, Neil Baxter, and to ``bring the villain to justice.'' Neil was making his fortune in the South Seas, where he reportedly was killed by a pirate who stole an old and valuable book she gave him; rumor says the book is back in England. Ignoring the fact that real questers don't delegate, Phoebe persuades fellow book collector Gabriel Banner, Earl of Wylde, to find the rare tome and the murderer. Phoebe's growing attachment to Gabriel prompts him to consider using her to seek revenge on her father, who, eight years earlier, ruined Gabriel and drove him out of England--to the South Seas. Quick expends little effort on this revenge scheme, which is in no danger of coming to fruition; as a result this fantasy castle seems built on a foundation of sand. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307575692
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/13/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
33,499
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Amanda Quick, a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, is a bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romances. There are over twenty-five million copies of her books in print, including Seduction, Surrender, Scandal, Rendezvous, Ravished, Reckless, Dangerous, Deception, Desire, Mistress, Mystique, Mischief, Affair, With This Ring, and I Thee Wed. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Frank.


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Reckless 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 71 reviews.
Av1dReader More than 1 year ago
The "Amanda Quick" books are always a delight to read. But, the publisher could have done a much better job with this conversion to e-book. There were typos every 3 or 4 pages. My favorite was the word "carnage" for "carriage." Often these typos looked like a paper version was scanned and the OCR was never checked. I would have expected better from Random House.
LuckyWanderGirl More than 1 year ago
I could only read the first few pages of this book before I had to stop because of all of the spelling and grammar errors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I want to respond the feminist's opinion. Though I have not read this book and was only browsing, this review(her review) caught my eye. Unless I'm mistaken and really don't know history but did women in the 19th century women have rights? I think not. They were property of their fathers and eventually their husbands, the mere fact that this women (Phoebe) COULD SEEK the help of a male without a man's permission speaks volumes. I think her review was not based on what the book was about but more on personal problem. Save the reviews that tell me your social believes....I want to know what the book is about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that overall the book was pretty good. Thought it could have had a few more twists and turns in it, a little more vengeance and a little more strength from the leading lady. Liked the idea about the manuscripts being a big part of the book. Not a bad book, but it could have been better.
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Quick goes back to a time when womn had no rights and gives us the kind of women that changed that. Her books are entertaining without being insipid. The romances are fun and sexy. The men are strong enough to be able to not fold with a strong woman. They do not become patsies. The male and female protagonists often battle for dominance and they both win. Quick is one of my favorite authors. This book will not fail you!
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Amarillis More than 1 year ago
The story was interesting, but different from what I was expecting. I listened to the audiobook version and did not care for the narrator.
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