Reckless: Benson’s Boys #1 by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Being most familiar with the Invertary series from Janet Elizabeth Henderson, with its quirky Scottish humor and setting, I was curious to see just how the humor and people would translate to a different setting. An offbeat, quirky and funny story that mixes a serious theme that could easily fall off the edge into maudlin, the first of the Benson Boys series will intrigue and amuse. Please read on for my review and excerpt, check out the tour stops and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where 2 Grand Prize winners will get $10 Amazon gift cards, and 2 runners up will get winner’s choice of digital title from Janet Elizabeth Henderson’s backlist.
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.
Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Series: Benson's Boys #1
Genre: 18+ Read, Contemporary Romance, Humor elements, Suspense Elements
Published by: Self-Published
Published on: 24 July, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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About the Book:
The new London office of Benson Security hasn’t even opened its doors yet and already it’s neck deep in its first case…
If the mission doesn’t kill him, his sexy partner just might.
Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy—the head of an organisation that specializes in human trafficking and sexual slavery. They have similar motivation—Dimitri’s sister was taken by the organisation, and Megan’s sister is threatened by it. They have the same goal—eliminate their enemy and save their sisters. Given they have so much in common, you would think working together would be a piece of cake.
You would be wrong.
While Dimitri brings skills and experience from years as a US Army Ranger to their partnership, Megan brings a background in failed career choices and an ability to cause trouble wherever she goes. Yet, even with so much at stake, Dimitri can’t resist Megan’s particular brand of crazy. She’s wild, she’s sexy and she’s fearless. An irresistible combination for a man who lives his life completely in control. Now, after almost a year with one all-consuming focus, Dimitri finds himself torn between rescuing his sister and protecting the woman he wants—from herself.
Before she gets them both killed.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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