From a crumbling fairy-tale castle on the stormy Sussex coast to a dazzling, dizzying masquerade ball comes an enchanting tale of a tarnished knight, a daring maiden, and a sweet, searing storybook love…
At sixteen, Phoebe Layton had imagined that Gabriel Banner was a brave and valiant knight, a noble-hearted hero born to rescue ladies in distress. Which is why, eight years later, when she desperately needed help to carry out a vital quest, she could think of no one more suited than Gabriel.
But when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams. And when he sweeps her into a torrid and blatantly unchivalrous embrace, she can’t help but fear that she’s made a dreadful mistake. It’s a kiss that will seal Phoebe’s fate. For now the exacting Earl of Wylde has a quest of his own–to possess the most intriguing, impulsive, outrageous female he has ever met…even if he has to slay a dragon to do it.
I have loved Amanda Quick since the first book I picked up. These books were actually the first I ever read from Jayne Ann Krentz & started a lifelong love of her writing.
Reckless is definitely a favorite. I own both the print and eBook versions but don’t recall having actually read it before. Boy have I missed out!!
As with most of Jayne Ann Krentz’s historicals Reckless features a fun, intellegent woman with a penchant for trouble. It’s a fun book with a bit a suspense and lots of wit.
There’s a bit more steamy intamacy in this book than I prefer, but taking the time to skim those areas was more than worth it for the book.
One of the things I loved most about Reckless, besides the characters… and the plot… and the wit, was the reminders. Hiding in the midst of this captivating novel, Ms. Quick great advice on being married. Or even just being in a relationship. It’s usually something that hits me, more like an “Oh I should be doing that” moment.
One of my favs from Reckless is:
She had to find a way to uncover the noble, idealistic knight she knew lay beneath the cynical exterior. Raging at him and calling him a coward to his face was probably not a promising way to go about the task.
So if you’re looking for a spellbinding novel of wit and action, try Reckless, you won’t regret it!
More about Crystal Gardens…
|Source:||I purchased Reckless on May 3, 2017.|
|Publisher & Date:||November 1992 by Bantam Books|
|Genre:||Historical Romantic Suspense|
|ISBN:||055329315X (ISBN13: 9780553293159)|
|Steam:||Adult — Just a few sections with detailed intamicy.|
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.
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