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
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
Published on: 8 November, 2015
Source: Audible Communications Team
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 9 minutes
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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.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: