Reckless In Love: The Maverick Billionaires #2 by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully

Reckless In Love: The Maverick Billionaires #2 by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully

Contemporary romance on the blog today with the second installment of the Maverick Billionaires series from Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully.  Please read on for my review of

Reckless in Love

The Maverick Billionaires are a group of five friends that bonded over rough childhoods and have always remained loyal. This is Sebastian’s story. An uptight yet sexy man with control issues, and a surprising lack of self-confidence.  Catching sight of a sculpture at the end of the first book, he is determined to commission work from the artist.  He’s a man of contradictions, a media mogul that rarely shares his own story.

Charlie Ballard makes beauty from discards. Her sculptures are constructed with reclaimed materials, a ‘junkyard artist’. Watching her mother Francine deal with debilitating pain is always on her mind, but the grin and bear it is strong in this one.  Despite her  obvious talent, she always expects “those who matter” will never accept her art. Easy to like, she’s a girl you want to know.

Oh how I wished  these two TALKED to one another more, instead of use their red-hot attraction to speak for them.  Mired in his own questions and insecurities, Sebastian was all too willing to take Charlie’s “I’m okay” as truth. Simply connecting the dots would have shown him it really wasn’t.  Oh, their attraction was red-hot, but a bit more demonstrated understanding would let me believe in their potential.

Eva Kaminsky is the narrator for this book, and workmanlike is the best descriptive I have. It isn’t often that I feel two narrators are required, but this book needed  the interplay and emotional component  present with a male voice in the mix.  Not a bad performance by any means, it was solid and I always knew who was portrayed. I wanted more emotional inflection and variation. I couldn’t stop listening, however, hoping to see these two find a connection that felt as real emotionally as it did physically.

Stars:  Overall 4 Narration 3  Story 3.75

Reckless In Love: The Maverick Billionaires #2 by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully

Title: Reckless In Love
Author: Bella Andre, Jennifer Skully
Series: The Maverick Billionaires #2
Also in this series: Breathless In Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Published by: Maverick Oak Press, Self-Produced
ISBN: 1938127706
Published on: 8 November, 2015
Format:Audiobook
Source: Audible Communications Team
Pages: 448
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 9 minutes
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

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Sebastian Montgomery rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful media moguls in the world. Yet beneath the seemingly perfect façade of his life, the past still haunts him. Because when he lost his parents in his teens, he also lost his faith in love. When he discovers Charlie Ballard and her incredible metal sculptures, he is awed, inspired—and he can’t help feeling things he swore never to let himself feel again. Soon, Sebastian wants not only Charlie’s art, he wants her as a woman, too. More than he’s ever wanted anything in his life. And what a Maverick wants, he always gets…

For Charlie, Sebastian offers the commission of a lifetime. Creating a magnificent sculpture for his new headquarters is a dream come true, but falling for the spellbinding billionaire isn’t part of the plan...until his luscious kisses entice her into total recklessness. He fascinates and captivates her, and as Charlie learns more about the dark depths of Sebastian’s past, all she wants is to heal him with her love. But can a man who has grown up thinking love is toxic ever believe that true love is real?

A copy of this title was provided via Audible Communications Team for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Bella Andre

Having sold more than 2 million books, New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Bella Andre’s novels have appeared on Top 5 lists at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s Sullivan series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia from June 2013 through May 2014.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages, and her Sullivan books are already Top 20 bestsellers in Brazil. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. She has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in 2012 on her publishing success.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

About Jennifer Skully

If you like your romantic suspense fast-paced and laced with humor, try award-winning author Jennifer Skully. Jennifer adores quirky characters. The whackier the better! And you’ll find a whole cast of them in each and every Jennifer Skully book. Of course, being in the same body with alter ego Jasmine Haynes, she doesn’t let you down on the hot, sexy love scenes either.

After a long hiatus, Jennifer Skully is back!

 

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