He's been her ultimate untouchable desire.
Nothing says happy birthday like a rock god flying thousands of miles to surprise a woman he's never met. But that's exactly what happens to Gabi Smith when she gives her long distance best friend a flippant invitation to her laid back girls' night out. She never expected to turn on the dance floor and find Blake Kennedy's gaze holding her body captive.
She's his everything and he's never laid eyes on her.
Gabi means more to Blake than life itself. She's his strength, his savior, and the only person who helped to vanquish his demons. No one means more to him than his angel. So when things between them start to sizzle, he's ready to fight for the future he never thought he would deserve.
Skeletons from his past will threaten his only chance at love....
Blake has come a long way - with Gabi's help - to leave the hell of his youth behind him, but sometimes memories don't want to stay buried. Determined to stand on his own for once, Blake is willing to stretch the truth to keep his troubles from burdening the woman he adores.
Little white lies can create black holes in any relationship. Only time will tell if an Aussie with a heart of gold will forgive her bad-boy boyfriend or if the deceit will end his passionate addiction.
©2013 Eden Summers (P)2017 Eden Summers
Absolutely love this book! Love that he fell hard for her before the physical attraction! Can't wait to read abt the other rock gods!
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I haven't listened to the first book in the series; however, this story was a great stand alone, with no cliffhangers and HEA! Blake is a member of the Reckless Beat band who has worked hard to overcome a drug addiction. He turns towards an online group for support where he meets Gabi through one of the online chat rooms. She's there to listen, support, and help him through the hard times. Gabi's passion to help others overcome their addiction is fueled by the loss of her brother who died of an overdose. Blake and Gabi develop a special friendship that continues for several years, and when they finally meet in person the sparks and chemistry fly. These friends to lovers relationships is going great until Blake's past catches up to him. He wants to handle the situation secretly, so he pulls back from Gabi out of guilt. She senses something is wrong but will she be able to break through his walls before it destroys their relationship? This rock romance was an emotional roller coaster, and the narrators both did a great job! I received this audio book free for an honest review.
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I loved this as much as the first in the series. I totally dug the love between Gabby and Blake and how they both really trusted each other from the beginning. Now, of course, there needs to be drama, so enter the ex-from-hell. She's a poor little rich girl you'll love to hate in this refreshing love story set in the world of sex, drugs and rock and roll. It was nice to experience a story where the "dumb move" wasn't "Who the hell would do that?" stupid, and the reaction to it wasn't a ridiculously inappropriate freak out. The love story is a bit fairy-tale-ish while still maintaining a grip on reality. I also love the supporting characters, and I'm intrigued about what might be coming around the bend. I am really looking forward to more in this series!
DC Cole keeps getting better and better. He gives great gritty rock star, though I am sure he is awesome in other genres as well. I loved Josie Minor as Gabby. She was perfect. I liked the two as a team. Their voices complemented each other nicely. Overall, a great listening experience.
I enjoyed this audiobook very much, and this second book in the series is well done. This story is about Blake and Gabi, the rockstar who overcame his addiction with the help of a girl from Australia. Reckless Beat is in Australia and Blake travels to meet Gabi in person to celebrate her birthday. They have only known each other over Skype and email, so when Blake first sees her in person he falls head over heels (Gabi already loved him). As they work out their romance and relationship, the sexy is hot and steamy. Can they make it together? That's the question of this book.
The narration on this was amazing! First time hearing Josie Minor and wow! Her and DC Cole were just gold together. I tend to be very cautious with dual narrations because they don't always work for me. When you have narrators that create such realistic and vivid characters, they need a co-narrator to do the same, yet stay true to the characters personality, and match. And, these two definitely did that. Just really good. I really can't say enough about what a great job they did.
I enjoyed this story better than the first, enjoyed listening to the whole thing even when I wanted to shake the characters at times. But, Josie and DC really brought the characters to life and made you like them.
Passionate Addiction is the 2nd book in an entertaining Reckless Beat series by Eden Summers. I loved Blind Attraction (the first book in this series) and really wasn't sure I could like any of the others better. This is a good follow up book.
Eden Summers is an author whom I've read before. Both the narrators brought something special to the story. I would definitely listen to them again. I found this story to be original and I really liked it how long distance friendship led to love. There were some unexpected twists as well. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.
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Eden Summers... you've won me over with this book. No instant-love here. A skillfully built history that lead into a passionate relationship. The anticipation of what they were heading for hurt to the point of wanting to stop... but of course, I couldn't do that! It was like when I cover my eyes when watching a part of a movie that I don't really want to see. The train wreck coming and Blake wasn't going to stop it. But I knew why, too. Stupid, but men can be like that. Arghh! This was such a tender love story with all the steam and spice! Love this band and I bet I know who's story is next...
D.C. Cole has a smexy voice! His young Aussie woman though? Eh... not so much. (Bet he doesn't get asked for THAT very often). Josie Minor voiced a fabulous Gabi, but her women's voices came across as teenage and her male vocal parts were, uh... too high? Doesn't matter because most of it was Gabi's voice, which she did very well, and the story far outweighed any picking apart of the narrative.
WAVING TWO THUMBS UP!
When Blake surprised Gabi for her birthday
First time I`ve listen to any of Josie`s work and I really got a kick listening to an Aussie in a book, I think she did a wicked job. You have a new fan Josie, I`ll be following your work that's for sure.
As for DC Cole well what more can I say, he is the epitome of a Rock Star, he oozes sex appeal. His Aussie accent wasn't the best but after listening to the whole audiobook I really don't think it was even required. It could have all been done without it I personally think, Josie slayed the Aussie parts (her character is the Australian) and that's all that was really required.
Really enjoyed listening to them together
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What another sexy read in the Reckless Beat series!! This is the 2nd book in the series. I love reading about all the band members. They are so hot! I'm a sucker for rocker stories!! I love their relationship and their banter back and forth and how they're always giving each other a hard time but in the end they're a true family that has each other's back. I love Blake's and Gabi's story!! Blake seems so tough on the outside but he's got such a heart of gold. I can't wait to to read about the rest of the band members!! I listened on audible and the narrators are awesome!! Love the dual POV!!
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