Author: Maya Banks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http:/www.samhainpublishing.com
Rating: 4 LYRES
Sheriff J.T. Summers is so screwed. His best friend’s little sister Nikki Durant is after him and will stop at nothing, even getting arrested to be close to him. He has been avoiding her for weeks and had stopped going home, sleeping at the station, all to no avail. Now Nikki has upped the ante and is moving into his territory in addition to enlisting the help of his friends. What’s a man to do? Her brother Lucas trusted him to take care of her while he was in the service and J.T. could not betray that trust. However, Nikki who has always loved J.T. has some plans of her own that involve getting naked with the very elusive Sheriff.
J.T.’s first experience with a very determined Nikki ends up with her being the winner in the sexual stakes and that only makes her accelerate the campaign to win him lock stock and barrel. He knows that she won’t stay in the small town of Barley where she grew up because she always leaves and he’s not sure that he wants to get involved in a temporary affair as he’s looking to settle down. Then J.T. realizes that he didn’t want to let her go but suddenly she becomes very elusive and wouldn‘t have anything to do with him. J.T. decides to turn the tables and take the battle of the sexes into Nikki’s court. Will J.T. and Nikki have their happy ever after? You will have to read the book to find out.
What I liked most about Reckless were the characterizations. J.T. and Nikki were well drawn and seem made for each other and the secondary characters played their supporting roles very well, without intruding on the romance. The story, although short, had a lot of action and was nicely paced. The sex was hot enough to singe the pages when Nikki and J.T. got together and there was enough of a story to hold my interest in the book until the end. Altogether I found this book to be a very good read and would recommend it to fans and new readers of Maya Banks’ writing.