Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Review: Reckless BK 3 – Reckless Passion © Amanda Young

Title: Reckless BK 111 – Reckless Passion

Author: Amanda Young

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC

Main Character: Beau Bradbury & Adam Winger

Book III in the Reckless series

Beau Bradbury has it all. He’s good looking, owns a lucrative business, and has an endless supply of hunks vying for his attention. His skinny, uptight personal assistant shouldn’t rate a bleep on his radar. Nevertheless, there’s just something about Adam that Beau can’t resist.

One night of drunken passion leads to nearly a year of secret trysts during office hours. Adam keeps his private life confidential, while Beau pretends to want nothing more than a good time. It’s a good arrangement, until a simple phone call ruins the status quo and makes Beau green with envy.

Frustrated that Adam might be seeing someone else, Beau tries to put his attraction to the younger man behind him. However, all that changes with the introduction of Adam’s son. Instantly smitten with the sweet little boy, Beau is all the more driven to claim Adam for his own. All he has to do is convince his wary lover to open his heart and trust that there’s more to Beau than his playboy persona suggests.



After draining the glass, he topped it off yet again. A pleasant buzz built as he drank his fill. Thoughts of work circled around and around in an endless loop. With no easy solution in sight, his business woes slowly dissolved and were replaced by Beau’s favorite mental candy these days.

Adam Winger.

Having hired the young man as his personal assistant the month before, Beau was still on his best behavior around the guy. At twenty-one, Adam was a prime specimen of male virility. Twelve years older than Adam, Beau normally felt like a perverted chicken hawk for lusting after the younger man. At the moment, he just felt horny and in need of some TLC.

However, he had no intention of acting on his desire to fuck Adam’s pert little ass into next week. That didn’t mean he couldn’t think about it all he wanted, though. No one ever needed to know who he was fantasizing about on the rare occasions when he rubbed one out.

It wasn’t that he lacked for company so much as he was sick of the club scene. Taking care of his own needs was simpler than bringing someone home for the night, then having to kick them out the following morning. His taste in men invariably meant he chose the clingiest guy available, someone he’d have to pry out of his life with a crowbar, regardless of how quickly the other man had agreed to casual sex the night before.

Being a wealthy business owner had drawbacks as well as perks.

Those who weren’t swayed by his bank account would usually drop and spread ’em for his blond good looks or the body he religiously exercised. Single and in his thirties, Beau had no intention of letting an ounce of fat touch his short and stocky frame. If he weren’t careful, it would be too damn easy to go from solid to flabby.

Perish the thought. A fat ass wouldn’t catch the attention of anyone, regardless of how much I’m worth.

Beau closed his eyes. His mind flashed from one improper image to another. Adam taking advantage of Beau’s home gym, his pale skin glistening as he made use of the treadmill. Sweaty black curls clung to the sides of his heart-shaped face. Beau was half convinced the man’s tiny running shorts and nearly transparent tank tops were designed as punishment for horny, leering men of his ilk. Learning Adam dressed to the left, and had surprisingly large balls for a man his size, had been worth the torment.
Another image came of Adam decked out to the nines in a formfitting rented tux, his cheeks tinged with pink from all the compliments he’d received during the last party at the club. The coquettish looks and bashful blushing had only made Beau want to bend Adam over the nearest booth and fuck him all the more.

Beau palmed his cock through the slick fabric of his slacks. Christ, he ached. It’d been too long since he’d gotten laid. That was going to have to change. Soon.

A quiet knock sounded on the door, followed by Adam’s deep voice. “Boss?”

“It’s open.” Beau yanked his hand away from his dick and brushed his bangs out of his eyes. He hoped his face wasn’t as red as it felt.

Adam opened the door and then strode into the room carrying his laptop. His curls stuck up in spiky little ringlets, as if he’d been running his fingers through them. Dressed casually, Adam wore a pair of snug chinos and a faded black T-shirt. “Hey, I was just going through your calendar for this month, and it looks like you’re double booked for the thirtieth.”

Reckless Passion © Amanda Young



When business man Beau Bradbury finds his mind straying from the job at hand – that is running is nightclub business – he ends up not thinking of the mundane, but of his newest assistant, Adam Winger.

Beau is attracted to everything about Adam, from his mannerism to the little nuances that Adam has about himself. Beau however is not looking for anything permanent all he wants is to sample the goods while making sure he does not end up losing a damn good assistant because of it.

Things goes better than even Beau would have imagined – because he goes right from a fantasy to the real thing all in the space of an afternoon and he still have his assistant at the end of it. Yet Beau is still not satisfied.

As much has Adam loves his job there is something about his boss that he just cannot resist. With passions running high Adam  is definately surprised that their first afternoon delight has lasted so long – all of a year, and yet he was literally at the same place that he was a year ago when it comes to how close he had gotten to Beau.

Beau is not the most important part of Adam’s life however and that person must always take first priority in Adam life – no matter how much he loves his job. When a personal matter has Adam hightailing it home and does not make an appearance for a day or three Beau gets concern and goes calling- what he find is not only a surprise but a rather pleasant one at that.

With a change of heart of how he wants his relationship to go with Adam – he has to find a way to get Adam to realize that they have a chance at a good thing. Fate steps in and plays an unfair hand to one of these guys, but it was just the advantage one needed to make his move.

RECKLESS PASSION is the third book in the Reckless series and I am having only sweet thoughts about this one. Beau from the previous two books in the series was more of a hard ass than the more laid back beau that I got in this book.

I was a little thrown by that to be honest but once I saw that this was just a side of Beau that I was just never exposed to I  was good to carry on. Beau love men, from the first few scenes it feels like he thinks of nothing else except getting a hot hunky guy into his bed, even his exercise regime is geared towards this. The only down side to all that for Beau is get rid of the guy the next morning or even the same night if truth be told.

Beau knows the fact that he is rich is the biggest calling card for most of his hook ups – he knows nothing about Adam however to make that judgment, he only knows he wants him and needs to get into his pants.

I like Adam from the moment I met him, even the fact that he gave it up so easily to Beau did not change my mind about how great a guy he is. His character is wonderfully developed and done in such a way that it feels personal – so  I struggled with him, I wanted the best for him – but more than anything else I wanted him to have a little fun.

Beau and Adam together are fast and furious, their lust was all about spontaneity and I was so all about that…

With Beau’s nephew, Cory making an appearance and the business of the club being introduce I got to see where Cory was at with his love life as well as how plans were going for the growth of the club.

Amanda Young is a really difficult author for me to review – I have actually read most of her books and have reviewed quite a few of them, I stopped awhile ago because she is an author that just gets it right for me and sometimes that hard to put into word.

In RECKLESS PASSION she has a wonderful playful side to her characters and she does not try to reinvent the wheel with her plot, she developed on what’s already known and she tosses in some hotter than hell smut and some realistic scenario.

I absolutely enjoyed this series and RECKLESS PASSION was a wonderful third book to this series. 


8 Speak To Me:

Chris on 1 December 2009 at 19:28 said...

*drools all over EH's blog because of cover*

Smokinhotbooks on 1 December 2009 at 21:09 said...

OMFG this book sounds hot. I'm at work, I need to calm down or I'll get weird looks :)

Amanda Young on 1 December 2009 at 22:27 said...

Thank you so much for such a long, well thought out review. I alway enjoy hearing what you think.

Also, you make a very good point about Beau being shown slightly different in this story than in the previous ones. That's a good catch.

In the first two stories, Beau was primarily seen as a stern father figure. He was seen through Cody's eyes, so I think it was a more one dimensional view of him then what's shown in RP.

Anyway, thanks again! I really appreciate that you took the time to read my work and give your take on it. Constructive feedback is always welcome. :D

Erotic Horizon on 1 December 2009 at 22:46 said...


*slapping furiously***.. Get off my place with your drool..

He's mine all mine - How cute is he...


Erotic Horizon on 1 December 2009 at 22:47 said...


You should definately not be reading my blog at work - Just the covers alone with get you in trouble...

Check in later...

Reckless is definately a series to try out..


Erotic Horizon on 1 December 2009 at 22:51 said...


Another winner is this book - I like it. I hope it's not the last book in the series...

I did think that about Beau as well, even in the scene where Cody and Beau had that chat, there was a subtle change in his mannerism to Cody - but with Adam he was all man on the hunt...

Well wrtitten..

It is so not a hardship to review your work.. it is what it is and I love it..

Thanks for coming by...


Amanda Young on 1 December 2009 at 23:45 said...

Nope, this isn't the last book in the series. I'm planning on one more story. The next and final story will belong to Milo, Dante's younger brother. I'm working on it now.

Erotic Horizon on 2 December 2009 at 00:22 said...

I am so pleased it's not the last one -I did like that little teaser... Milo does sound independent and strong headed...

I am looking forward to the man or men that you pair him with....