Saturday, October 31, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW... Reckless Abandon by Jeannine Colette

We're celebrating the release of RECKLESS ABANDON by Jeannine Colette! 

RECKLESS ABANDON by Jeannine Colette
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Designed by: Okay Creations
Scheduled to release: October 27, 2015

A heart-wrenching breakup, an accident… a loss.
Stretching out my right hand, I am reminded of the worst year of my life and all the dreams that faded in one awful weekend.
For six months I was numb.
And then I met a man.
An intense, complex, emotion extracting, sinful man.
If there's one thing I notice it’s the piercing gaze he is giving me.
So piercing because of Golden Eyes.
But what my heart doesn’t know…is he here to save me or is he the one who needs saving?

Reckless Abandon is a stand-alone novel.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This Book Nerd Says: 

I read this book as a complete standalone having no more information than what the blurb provided, because of this I can say that it is indeed a great standalone read. I had one of those unexpected reactions to this story. Now maybe it was because I was a newbie to the author prior to this but either way I don't know what I expected before this but I was very happy to see that RECKLESS ABANDON didn't follow my predictions. Instead of anything typical I found a story of heartbreak and healing, love and loss and love again, and even a beautiful backstory of family (I seriously adore Emma's sister Leah). 

From the blurb I knew that there would be an accident of some sort and the book's storyline wastes no time in jumping into that background information for us. The accident is a huge shaping incident for Emma but it's not the main plot. RECKLESS ABANDON is indeed a love story and it's one of the best kinds. 

Readers who read Pure Abandon will have some previous knowledge of Asher but if you're like me and jump into this read as a standalone, you will enjoy the exotic intrigue that the guy with the golden gaze presents to us for the first half of the book. He's dark and dangerous but something about the hidden layers we know are there are so appealing that I found myself right there with Emma falling for him. But the best thing about Asher was the way he loved. There is something so deliciously alpha-male about the way he completely throws himself into loving when he decides to. 

Both Emma and Asher have broken hearts, albeit for two different reasons, and they seemed to deal with them the same way, by not dealing with the pain. I enjoyed both characters but I have to say I appreciated Emma even more after her realization of what her family was going through in silence. It added something extra and something needed to her character and I was so pleased to see that she got to have that moment. That she found her passion and exuberance again after feeling completely broken was incredibly special. 

Overall I'm giving RECKLESS ABANDON 4 golden stars!




PURE ABANDON by Jeannine Colette
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Designed by: Okay Creations
Scheduled to release: July 14, 2015

KATHRYN GRAYSON has it all—a beautiful husband, new baby, and a life most women would dream of. But after putting her career on hold for her family, Kathryn sets out to reclaim the woman she once was.

When Kathryn meets her new boss, ALEXANDER ASHER, Manhattan playboy and heir to his family’s fortune, their relationship is heated… and not in a good way. The two are at odds, playing a cat-and-mouse game that has Kathryn pouncing.

Kathryn seeks the comfort of her husband, GABRIEL MONROE, an up-and-coming attorney who seems to have less and less time for his wife as his career takes flight, leaving her dreaming about the days when their love story was a fairy tale.

After a heated argument, a box of Twinkies and a very elaborate display of white roses, Kathryn and Asher call a truce. She unravels a deeper side of him, and they develop a fierce connection that leaves Kathryn wondering what is appropriate… and what is not.

When Kathryn becomes suspicious of Gabriel’s activities, she finds herself alone and far away from home with the charismatic Asher. After a night of drama, honesty, and pure eroticism, Kathryn’s will to stay away from Asher is tempted like never before.

In a battle of self-discovery, Kathryn must choose between them. Both men are devastatingly broken by her actions—and she can only fix one of them. But when she makes her choice, will he even want her after all that’s happened?

About the Author:
Jeannine Colette is a television producer, writer, mother, and philanthropist.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She currently freelances in the television industry while attending to her children and pursuing her writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the two tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and the Hearing Health Foundation.

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