Reckless [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307575692
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 29,564
  • File size: 3 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2001

    i want to respond

    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.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Publisher was sloppy with this one.

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

    Many Mistakes

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    An Unusual Tale

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Great

    Sounds great

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Great writer!

    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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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Different

    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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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    I really enjoyed this book!! One of Amanda Quicks best!

    This was one of the very few books that, when I was finished, I immediately started to re-read it. The characters are great. It is funny, exciting, and very romantic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2006

    Outstanding

    I love this book, i found myself unable to put it down. phobe is feisty and very headstrong, its a love story but perhaps not the most romantic and thats what makes it all the more better. great characters, storyline and ending, 10/10 i would love a sequel......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2002

    Wonderful!

    I loved this book to the max! I consider myself a regular reader on Amanda's books, and I can say with all my heart that this was one of her bests! It has danger, romance, and makes you smile when you notice that their similar interests go beyond each other.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2000

    Great!!

    This is definatly a book you cant put down!! I would consider this one of her best yet. Though Im sure Ill think the same of the next one I read of hers!! You dont need to think twice about reading this one, just do it! GREAT WORK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2000

    FEAMLES AREN'T THIS WEAK!

    Why is it that all her female characters are always in some type of trouble and need a man to get them out of it?! Females weren't that weak back then. The romance in this story relies solely on the male for it's relief. I feel so angry when i read a story like this. Consider a more active role for your women.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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