Reckless (Benson's Boys, #1)

Reckless (Benson's Boys, #1)

by janet elizabeth henderson

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BN ID: 2940152860450
Publisher: janet elizabeth henderson
Publication date: 07/24/2016
Series: Benson's Boys , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 39,266
File size: 384 KB

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Reckless 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
I’ve been through a chunk of Henderson’s books lately, appreciating the quirky humor, characters that are just fractionally over the top, with humor and heart that is apparent in every connection. Now she’s moved some of her characters to London as Lake Benson’s security business is expanding and growing. Starting with a failed kidnapping attempt in which Megan, the wrong twin, was grabbed and extricated herself through sheer luck and bravado, the current mission is to shut down a sex-slaver’s business. Megan is Claire’s twin: fiercely loyal and protective, and at a bit of loose ends. She’s burned through several different jobs, nothing has stuck, and now she is in London at the Benson Securities offices. She wants to help, but her impetuous nature and bravado, despite having very good intentions, are needing controlling. Dmitri is a former military man, now allied with Benson security in the search for his sister Grabbed a year ago by their current target, her trail has run cold. Assimilating himself into the team and tasked with managing Megan, he’s singularly focused on finding his sister. Their target is ruthless, deadly and quick moving, and the necessity of bringing his entire operation to a halt, not just grab him, is a master-class in interagency cooperation and patience. Dmitri and Megan’s connection is electric, while he goes all alpha she’s fighting the attraction and connection, especially when she is feeling constrained. They are supremely well-suited as he balances her impulsiveness, when he’s not been tased, bound, gagged and stuffed in a trunk. Starting off a bit slowly, the story rolls forward, gaining momentum and characters along the way. With moments from old friends and foes (Callum, Rachel and Joe) and new entrant into the mix, the severely social phobic Julia who spends more time trying to be invisible while she manages to organize even the craziest requests, as well as the manga-themed computer whiz Elle, the story mixes laugh till you cry moments with friendship, action, heart wrenching stories and the uncanny ability to keep readers engaged and wanting to know more. Not for those who can’t appreciate humor that has moments of Benny Hill mixed in with the true hearts and emotions of a cast of characters that are full of surprises. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally loved this bokk. Great new author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories that make me laugh and cry. When it starts me laughing in the first 10 pages and keeps it rolling , I 'm sure I' ve found an outhor who will keep me waitng for her next book. Thank you for a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reading this author. Enjoyable read Dimitri and Megan were so funny together. When all the woman put their heads together and made a difference in the actions that the men were planning was something else. Don't want to give to much of the story away just buy the book and see for yourself. I preordered the next book that is just how much I liked this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all of Ms. Henderson's books and saw that her new book was available - but it got held up for a few days. Frantically e-mailing Ms. Henderson she managed to get the book truly available and it was well worth the wait. I am finding it difficult waiting for her next book... Please write faster!
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
When I finished reading this I tweeted: Loved it from start to finish - what an enthralling, suspense filled romance yet with plenty of laugh out loud moments! Superb!! I think that sums it up for me :) OK, no, I won't leave my review quite that brief but you get what I mean . . . This is an action packed adventure written with complex characters, suspense filled scenarios, danger round every corner, romances reluctantly developing and a very humorous, laugh out loud thread running throughout it. It deals with the very serious matter of the abduction and enslavement of young women and the efforts to discover and recover one such woman, by her brother, Dimitri and to prevent the revenge capture of the wife of the man who helped free another such victim. When the wife's twin sister, Megan, is taken by mistake she is thrust into the midst of the adventure. I had never read anything by this author before but she had me totally absorbed into the story and giggling away with some of the brilliant dialogue exchanges. There's a total range of characters, from the feisty, stubborn and independent Megan who is determined to prove she can protect herself and save her sister to the shy, hiding behind the plants or under the desk, Julia who still manages to make quips to keep the alpha males focussed on the tasks in hand and is superb at organising everything . . . and the men - domineering, sometimes chauvinistic but always protective but again each with their own quirks. One highly memorable scene in this is when trying to hide from the baddies, Megan finds she has a very upset digestive system after eating a Chinese meal and her body inadvertently reveals her hiding place in a very loud and odorous manner! I've got to assume the next book in this series will be about Julia and Joe's mission to rescue her Gran from prison in Peru - and I can't wait to read it! I thoroughly enjoyed this story and really want to read any sequels to see how things develop for them all in future!
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
My Rating: 4.5 Favorite Quotes: Just because I don't think anorexia is a lifestyle choice doesn't make me fat. You should try eating sometime, it might improve your disposition. Megan's stomach rumbled again. Loudly. This wasn't good. So much for not making a sound. She closed her eyes, tried to calm her stomach and think thoughts that made her invisible. That's when she farted. It wasn't silent. Megan dropped her head to her knees. If the bad guys didn't get her, she'd die of humiliation. 'Do I get a poison dart pen and camera shoe?' She really hoped she did. So far being a gun-for-hire did not live up to the hype. The two old men were dressed in white y-front underpants with white vests tucked into them. They still wore brown socks and brown loafers. They looked like the scrawny chickens you found hanging in windows in Chinatown... The brothers at least had the decency to look embarrassed. 'We were fighting.' Bill pointed at the two long poles on the mat. 'Ninja style.' It's no wonder he's taken to a life of crime. There can't be many career options open to you when you're called Fritz. His head was shaved bald and tattooed with Nazi symbols. Very attractive - not. His smile was a leer that oozed toxic waste. Does this mean you're starting a women-only part of the operation? Like Charlie's Angels? Will you be Bosley? My Review: Reckless was my first Janet Elizabeth Henderson read and I ardently adored her sense of humor. I enjoyed her amusing style so keenly; I sought out her Facebook page and giggled at her posts. Romantic suspense is not my typical genre as I am far too lazy to follow the complex schemes and action, but this one had been billed as comedic - so I hopped on. While I did get lost a few times in the complicated underpinnings of the crimes, various organizations, and the detailed tactical planning on bringing them down - I state again - I'm lazy - Ms. Henderson's quirky characters and their clever rapid-fire banter kept me more than interested. A budding romance and a few steamy sensual scenes were also well served and kept me invested in the story - hmm, funny how that always seems to work.