Passionate Addiction : Reckless Beat

  • by Eden Summers
  • Narrated by D. C. Cole, Josie Minor
  • Series: Reckless Beat
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Rock Star Romance Reality Escape

This is a nice continuation in the "Reckless Beat" series. Each book focuses on a band member and "Passionate Addiction" shows the love story of Blake and Gabi. I liked that this couple built a "friend" relationship before becoming a couple. Their story is built on friendship, forgiveness, and trust.

This book (as well as book 1) is the type of book that I call a "reality escape". It's written well, keeps your attention, has likable characters, and yet is very predictable and has circumstances that feel a bit askew. Despite this, it held my in interest. Each of the characters have such unique personalities and this enhances the story.

The narrators read this book very well. I enjoyed the dual narration. Their accents weren't "spot on" but I can deal with that, however I get a kick out of the way D.C. Cole says the word "didn't". Most of us pronounce it like 'did-ent' he pronounces it like 'did-nent'. Very unique. I smiled every time he said it. Lol. 😋

Note: This book (and series) is definitely for adults only because of the sexual content and language.

My thanks to the author for providing me this audio book. It was a pleasure to review.


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- 🇺🇸DARA

3 Star

I liked the plot, the bad boy rocker and the regular girl and I liked that he was so broken in the beginning and he is looking for help (from the intro). I am not a fan of insta-love and I know these two have been talking for 4 year and just haven't actually met but it still felt like insta-love but not in an really bad way. This book has a lot of emotional ups and downs and this couple has a lot of issues that I felt should have been dealt with before the I loves you's started flying.

Eight minutes into this audiobook and I hated Blake. I knew it would take a complete 100% change for this character would redeem himself for me and honestly he got better and I felt for him because of what he had been through but I just couldn't come back from my initial opinion of him. He starts off as an arrogant douche,seriously! For example, he is contemplating the girl he's never met in person and says he's head over heals in love with her "someone who may likely be a 500lb yeti"and "Yeti or not he would always love her although his interest may change from the sexually charged emotions that kept him hard at night to a brotherly affection if she resembled an NFL linebacker". Sorry but I need a likable male lead and that is not the way to my heart. I know that I may be being a bit harsh on his characters and I do believe I might have felt different if I had read the book and not listened to the audiobook. Gabi was a fun and sweet character. I loved that she was from Australia and her past was heartbreaking. So in the end I have to say everything about this book is 50/50 for me and I truly believe the narration had a huge part in that. Maybe with a change in narration I would have felt completely different.

I thought Josie Minor did a great job. I enjoyed her accent and her male voice too. BUT... yes there is a but (remember 50/50) D.C. Cole in my opinion was the wrong casting choice for Blake. He sounds almost like an older cowboy (which is awesome) but not for a young hot rock star and his Gabi was not good, yes I'm sorry I had to say it (i'm usually not so harsh in my reviews of narration but I honestly couldn't come up with a nice word to describe how I feel about it) because I don't know what kind of accent he was trying to give her "WHEN" he gave her one but it was not Australian. While he is a really good narrator I just think he was the wrong choice for this book.

I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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- Cyndi Marie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2017
  • Publisher: Eden Summers