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 girl’s 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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Passionate Addiction is the tantalizing second novel in the Reckless Beat series by Eden Summers and is a passionate and emotional romance that gives its predecessor a run for its money with its electricity, sass and flair!
Having connected through an online support group for individuals with addictions, Gabi Smith and Blake Kennedy have been best friends for years, speaking every day online and over the phone but never meeting face to face. The will happen when one of them are a member of an internationally renowned rock band and the other a humble girl from Australia still saddened by her beloved brother’s death due to drugs. Yet all that changes when Blake surprises the girl he’s loved for years and fly’s to Australia to crash her birthday party! She’s been his best friend, confidant and the most important person in his life since they first spoke, while Gabi has secretly fantasied about the unattainable rock star who owns her heart. Sparks fly as soon as they lay eyes on each other and as they embark on a whirlwind romance, have Blake and Gabi just begun their happily ever after or will the secrets of Blake’s past tear them apart?
My goodness does Eden Summers know how to write delicious, sexy, and emotion filled tales! Every part of this sexy book bled through to me; I felt the giddy anticipation as Blake prepares to meet Gabi for the first time in the flesh, I felt the deep, powerful love that burned between them as they finally acted on the years long love and desire they had for the other and I felt every painful thought and emotion Gabi went through when Blake hurt her. The characters came to life and the story were so well told and vibrant. I love these rockers and the gals in their lives—Blake, Mitch, Mason, Sean, Ryan, Leah, Alana, Gabi….they’re all such perfect additions to the NA world.
Considering how deeply in love with each other Blake and Gabi, in some senses the relationship and romance between them may have seemed too quick, but Summers give Blake and Gabi this solid foundation of friendship and years of correspondence online and over the phone. They fell in love before they ever met the other in person, so in Passionate Addiction, all we're seeing is them finally being able to be physical and intimate with the person they’ve loved for such a long time.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the interactions between Gabi and Blake as well as all the other characters throughout Passionate Addiction. Having met Blake in the first novel, he really was so much softer and sweeter than I was expecting. I loved the dedicated, determined side of him we met in this novel and honestly thought Gabi was a worthy match for him. I thought it was super sweet the way they met and loved how Eden Summers gave them an almost fairytale like story....with a lot of angst, emotion and drama woven in that is.
Finishing up nicely, Passionate Addiction sets up the next full length novel in the series, Sidney and Masons story Undesired Lust wonderfully and leaves me keen to read the short novella Reckless Weekend next!
Source: Sent for review by author (Thank you Eden!)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Kindle ebook
Release Date: November 14th 2013
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Final Thoughts: Another great tale--I loved it!