From the peaks of erotic ecstasyto the point of no return . . .
Power. Passion. Pleasure beyond imagining. Billionaire playboy Rafe Contini offers all thisand moreto the beautiful Nicole Parrish, a young American traveler with a taste for adventure that matches his own. From the private yachts of Monte Carlo to the palatial estates of Geneva to the glittering penthouses of Bangkok, Rafe has shown her a world of unimaginable sensual delights. Now, he is ready to take her to the next daring level. Of danger. Of desire. Of deliciously erotic self-discovery.
Nicole has never known a man as sexy, as strongor as commandingas Rafe Contini. Night after steamy night, he turns up the heat, tests her boundaries, and pushes the limits of her body and soul to the point of sweetest agony. But when this masterful lover sweeps her away to a secluded island getawaywhere anything can and will happenNicole must decide just how far she wants to take this game. And just how much she can bend Rafe's rules . . .
About the Author
C.C. Gibbs is the pen name of New York Times bestselling author Susan Johnson. She divides her time between the Midwest and Northern California, and considers the life of a writer the best of all possible worlds. Bringing characters to life allows her imagination full rein and researching books is great fun!
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AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4 There is a recurring trope of late: the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous with the women who are befuddled and bedazzled by it all. C.C. Gibbs takes those elements and makes me actually CARE about the characters, even if this was something I would generally steer away from. The second in her reckless series, initially I felt like I had jumped into the deep end without floaties, but this soon resolved with my interest in the characters and their current moments A rich and seemingly carefree playboy, Rafe Contini is a jetsetting rich man, alpha and dominant, with a plethora of options, yet he’s chosen Nicole. An American on her ‘grand tour’ if such a thing includes decadence, luxury and a smattering of danger, perhaps even some obsession with the man in charge. But all is not smooth: someone is threatening Rafe, and he will provide all the distractions possible, in and out of the bedroom, to keep Nicole safe and out of harm’s way. Told in a multiple, third person POV, I found that the connection between Rafe and Nicole was a bit harder to grasp – and I am thinking it’s more a function of not knowing the first book in the series to have that background, so I can’t fault the writing, The style is a bit jarring at first, setting the narrators and getting familiar with the voices, but the narration provided by Chelsea Hatfield did allow for some subtle changes in delivery style (above and beyond tone and pitch) that settled those people firmly in my mind. And then the action started – fast paced and quickly evolving, that brought us away from Rafe and Nicole in a private setting, and moved us into the struggles between Rafe and Zhou, the threats and the ‘why’. Throughout the story, Hatfield manages to not stumble or falter, distinct voices assigned to a particular character, along with patois, delivery speed and emphasis all held steady and provided another entrée into the characters. Well-modulated, consistent and never stumbling over the rather proper (as is appropriate for European / non-native English speakers) conversation stylings brought, along with the wonderful descriptions, a sense of Europe and the playgrounds of the rich and freewheeling. To have best appreciated this story, I’ll have to go back and grab the first, but as an uninitiated introduction to this story and couple, I was hooked and more than curious. I understand from some research that a third book is in the works…sign me Up! I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways. It was a very interesting read. I enjoyed that a bit of the bad boy along with a wonderful woman and also having him with the power.
The Reckless series was wonderful! Loved Rafe and Nicole love story but I have to admit sometimes I wanted to tape her mouth shut.