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Pursuing your best friend's dad is never a good idea, but Cameron Motel is feeling reckless. His life is about to change, and Luke is older, attractive...and he represents something Cameron has never had before.

Stability.

Luke didn't mean to get involved with his son's best friend, but Cameron needed a strong hand and Luke was willing to deliver on his promises.

This thing between them is supposed to be a secret, but something as big as love can't stay hidden for long. Then a single phone call sends Cameron farther away from home than he'd ever planned to go, and Luke's subconscious keeps him grounded in the past unable to move on.

Cameron is gone, and to get him back Luke needs to do something big, something bold, something...reckless.

©2020 Kate Hawthorne (P)2020 Kate Hawthorne

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A sweet medium angst, opposites attract, age gap romance!

This was a sweet age gap opposites attract romance.

Evan Carolina performed an amazing audio delivery and narration and really brought the characters to life.
I was blown away by his ability to project different characters do well.
It was truly a transcendent experience listening to his narration.

The author does an amazing job of creating such beautifully flawed characters who are perfect in their own way.
The characters are complex, well fleshed out and so very real.

The writing style was enjoyable and compelling.

Definitely recommend this if you like a sweet contemporary age gap, taboo romance.
I am definitely looking forward to listening to the next in this series!

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Outstanding

This was outstanding. I seriously loved Luke and Cam’s story! Luke is Cam’s best friends dad. They start a hot and steamy affair that quickly evolves. This was an amazing age gap, kinky romance. Sooo good! Flipping fantastic!!

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I don't think AMAZING covers it.

I'd already read this entire series, so when author Kate Hawthorne announced it would be moving to an audiobook I was nearly vibrating with excitement. And then came the clips and samples of this narrator hired... Evan Carolina BLEW ME AWAY. Audiobooks in general are fairly hit and miss with me, regardless of the voice, some narrators legitimately sound like robots reading. Not Evan Carolina, nope. Not only is his voice smooth and soothing, but he brings these characters to life in a way that is truly unique to this story. Bratty teenage son? Nailed it. Controlled Dom? All over that sinfully deep timber. Shy, yet curious sub with a tinge of brat? You guessed it, PERFECTION.
Reckless is the story of Mr. Alexander (which will only be heard in my head as Evan purring from now on) and his son's best friend, Cameron as they explore the angst of an age-gap, somewhat forbidden relationship with BDSM elements. The story was HOT, full of steam, tender moments, and so much swoon I nearly melted. Add in Evan's voice and it was one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to. I cannot wait for the rest of this series to come to Audible. Not only have I found a a renewed love for this series, but I have now found another narrator to add to my one-click list when partnered with my favorite authors.

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An incredible, emotional romance

I adored the Kindle version of this book, and listening to Evan Carolina bring Luke and Cameron to life was even better! If I ever had doubts about how snarky Cam was, the way Evan narrated him cleared that up in a hurry. His brash, determined pursuit of Luke in the beginning made me smile, and I loved how hot their chemistry was right from the start. Luke was understandably hesitant to pursue something with a much younger man, but wow was it satisfying when the two of them came together. Kate writes the most incredible sex scenes, and listening to every vivid detail was mind-blowing in the extreme. What started out as a strictly physical relationship quickly turned into a hazy middle ground of unspoken feelings. There were so many reasons for Cam and Luke to not be together, and the unexpected reveal of their relationship certainly didn't help.

I love how complex and emotional this book was. Luke and Cam experienced loss, change, and self discovery all in a short period of time. Their reactions weren't always perfect; sometimes they had misunderstandings and hurt each others' feelings. They didn't always make the best decisions, but underneath it all was a deep layer of intimacy and warmth that tied Luke and Cameron together when the world tried to force them apart. Even when Luke doubted that he could give Cam what he deserved, even when Cam was lost and so desperately lonely that he lashed out at Luke, they didn't give up on each other. At the end of the day, Luke and Cam made choices and sacrifices to be together. Their happily ever after was hard fought and well-deserved.

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Fantastic listen!!

I loved this audiobook. The narration worked for me and the storyline was an age gap which is my favorite 😃 I am looking forward to the next book in the series!! The characters are flawed and believable and the storyline sucked me in!

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Absolute Fire

I was already a Kate Hawthorne fan and loved Reckless. Evan Carolina’s voice is addicting. I could listen to him read the phone book and probably still be turned on. Evan does an amazing job bringing Kate’s characters and words to life. I highly recommend this audio book.

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  • 02-15-21

Love this book and absolutely adore Evan’s talent!

I was so excited to get the chance to listen and review this book - I am obsessed with this series. Evan is new to me and his voice is simply amazing - his portrayal of Cameron, especially, is sexy and perfect. A must listen - even if you’ve never listed to an audiobook before I encourage you to pick this up! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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Love Evan's voice!!

Sooooo good!!! I absolutely LOVED hearing Cameron come to life. Evan is an amazing narrator and his moans are are soooo sexy!! Can't wait to hear him bring the other Motel brothers to life as well.

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Cameron & Luke

I loved Cameron and Luke’s story! With a 24 year age gap, best friend’s father, first times, power exchange and a whole ton of feelings there wasn’t anything not to love! Evan Carolina is a new narrator and I really loved the way he narrated this story. I thought the voices were spot on for the characters and his range, pace and flow of the story was great. Having not read the book prior to the audio, I always knew who was “talking” and didn’t have any issues following the story. Evan did a great job drawing me in and I felt so connected to the story. I could feel the pull these two had to each other, even though their relationship should have been a no-go. The emotional connection was so present with these two. I have to say, I loved Cameron! I was so into the way he went after what he wanted with Luke, his best friend’s Dad, and he had no problem asking for it. I love how Luke tried to be everything for Cameron even through the obstacles in their way. Those obstacles, which just about broke my heart, brought out so many emotions between Cameron and Luke, and strengthened their relationship. As we’ve come to expect from this author, the kink and steamy sexy times (holy hotness!!) was at a high level. There was so much emotion behind their kink, which emotionally elevated their relationship forward. I was so invested in Cameron and Luke finding their way, and I was a bit sad when it was over. I’m eager for the rest of this series in audio because there are so many stories I need to hear!

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So good!

Reckless is one of my favorite books of Kate’s and now with this audio, the story is so much more! Evan Carolina did a great job with Cam and Luke voices. Damn if the story is so hot and now with the sighs and moans is hotter than ever. I cannot wait for the rest of the series! I highly recommended this audiobook!

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  • sarah mitcham
  • 03-06-21

Nothing stays a secret.

Cameron Motel practically lives on his own, his father is never home and all of his older brothers moved out as soon as they could! Cameron spends a lot of time at his best friend Eddies house, Its just Eddie and his Dad Luke since Eddie's other Dad and Luke divorced. Cameron starts to flirt with Luke and before long they're in a secret relationship. Evan Csrolina did a great job with the narration. MM, Best friends Dad, Age gap, Kink. Brilliant and naughty plot, binge-listen.

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  • nolmstym
  • 02-13-21

Motel Brothers

This book is the start of the Motel brothers series. Cam is the youngest Motel and has a crush on his best friends dad. When circumstances try to separate them -can they find a way to stay together. I really liked that Cam actually acts like a 18 year old in this. He is young, so we get to see him be a little unreasonable and that was nice to see-though it made me want to smack him a few times. It felt true to the story. Loved meeting all the brothers and can't wait for their audios. This was a my first time listening to Evan narrate. He did a really good job and I'll be listening to more of his work

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  • Modwena Farrell
  • 02-12-21

I really loved this book

Cameron is the best friend of Luke's son, Eddie. The summer before both boys are due to leave for college Cameron decides that he want's Luke. Luke knows he should walk away but Cameron is so insistent and willing, What is supposed to be a secret fling gets messy as feelings get involved. I really loved this book and the narration is spot on, The relationship between the two men is exactly what both need and their separation really tugged on my heart-strings.

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  • Mama H
  • 01-28-21

Oh Mr Alexander!

I liked this story of young Cameron falling for his best friend's dad. This is the first book in series and a standalone. The story is good with some kinky times and drama but the narrator totally stole the show! And yes, in a good way! All I can think now is Cameron moaning "Mr Alexander!"
I usually like narrators with a deeper voice but this was hands down the hottest character voice in long time!

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  • AL
  • 01-27-21

Insanely hot!

Story: One of the best takes on best friend's Father I have ever read! No only is it scorching hot, but the emotional value of the book is off the charts! Both characters have so much going on and it's so perfectly presented in the story, it was difficult to put the book down! So brilliant!
Narration: Great voice and performance. It was easy to follow the story and tell the characters apart.

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  • zoe pappa
  • 01-26-21

wonderful!

What a great start to the series! I really loved the introduction of the 5 brothers in this book. It makes you want to read all the other books right away. Very interesting storyline with the Motel family and the hotel. The chemistry between Luke and Cameron was explosive. I thought that they were both realistic, with strengths and weaknesses and that they really complimented each other. I loved reading their story. The narrator was absolutely fantastic, I thought that the way he voiced the characters was really perfect.