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Published by Self Published on October 27th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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A heart-wrenching breakup, an accident… a loss.
Stretching out my right hand, I am reminded of the worst year of my life and all the dreams that faded in one awful weekend.
For six months I was numb.
And then I met a man.
An intense, complex, emotion extracting, sinful man.
If there's one thing I notice it’s the piercing gaze he is giving me.
So piercing because of Golden Eyes.
But what my heart doesn’t know…is he here to save me or is he the one who needs saving?
“Where are you going?” My feet stop at the step I’m on when I see him. He’s about twenty steps below me.
Asher stops his descent and slowly turns around. The sun has already set, so it’s hard to make out his expression in the evening light. From his posture, it looks like he’s mad.
“Who’s Adam?” His voice is thick with inquisition.
Okay. That is the last thing I expected out of his mouth. “Why do you care about Adam?”
Asher doesn’t move and neither do I. We have a stand still on the steps while I try to figure out how he even knows about Adam. And, seriously, why does he care?
“I gave your name to the man at the hotel. He said you were staying in Adam Reingold’s room.” Asher crosses his arms in front of his chest. “Are you married?”
My brows lower over my eyes lids while I try to figure out this guy. “If I were, do you think I’d be all dressed up, ready for you to take me to dinner?”
Asher doesn’t miss a beat before answering. “Yes.”
His answer leaves me speechless but only for a second. “No. I’m not married.”
“No. But would it matter?”
“Only if you lied about having them.”
I feel like I’m on trial. I guess it’s normal to ask someone you’re about to go to dinner with if they’re already taken. Maybe I should reciprocate. I cross my arms over my chest. “What about you?”
Asher cocks his head to the side. “What about me?”
He balks as if the idea is ludicrous. “No.”
“Boyfriend?” I ask in attempt to lighten the mood.
At this, Asher lets out a laugh and releases his arms. “Never.”
I walk down the stairs until I am two steps above him, making me slightly taller than him. The perfect height to appraise. Leah says he’s hot but that’s not the word. Asher is the most perfectly created person I’ve even seen. His smooth skin is evident even in the darkness of the night, and the perfect structure of his face is outlined in the moonlight.
“You confuse the hell out of me.” It’s true. I thought he was mean but then he was nice. I thought he wanted to take me out and now he’s running away.
Asher looks into my eyes and I stand here, awaiting his response. Usually I’m not so brazen with men. I’m not shy. I just don’t have the time for games. I should go back to the room and take Leah out to dinner. But first, I need answers.
“What is it you want from me?”
“I’m trying to figure out if I can trust you.” His words are light, like a whisper.
“Trust me?” I let out a slight laugh. “You don’t even know me. And I don’t know you. How am I supposed to trust you?”
Asher lets out a deep breath. “That’s why you intrigue me.”
If I had a nickel for every time this guy baffled me I’d have . . . a quarter. Yeah, not so dramatic when I put it that way.
I take a step back and up, away from him. “Here’s the deal. I had a crap year. Like, a total crap year, so I don’t have any room for games. I got all dressed up and I’m going out to dinner tonight, with or without you. And since I’m never going to see you again it really doesn’t matter to me either way.”
Asher places his hands in his pockets and leans back on his heels. His mouth widens in a smile. “Since you put it that way, it looks like I’m taking you out to dinner.”
RECKLESS ABANDON IN FIVE WORDS
Yellow – Each book in the Abandon series will feature a rose of a different color. In this novel, the rose is yellow with red tips. It is symbolic for falling in-love. Reckless Abandon is a love story. It takes you into the hardest parts of falling in-love, beyond the kisses and first night in each other’s arms. It takes you into the soul of trust, choices, betrayal and forgiveness.
Musical – Alexander and Emma have a difficult time expressing their feelings. They do so with music. Whether it is playing an instrument together in a tantric dance of emotion or writing song lyrics to one another in a shared notebook, they use music as a crutch to display their true desires.
Tragic -Reckless Abandon is about reinventing oneself after tragedy. In the prologue, Emma Paige experiences an event that alters her life on three levels – her love life, her family life and her career. Six months later, she is struggling to find her place in the world when the future she planned is no longer the one she will have. Over the course of the novel we watch Emma, as she grows from broken to whole and her reasons for finding the person she truly is.
Trust – We all have trust issues. Some big, some small… but they’re all there. How do you know someone loves you for the person you are rather than the things you have or how you look? How do you know if the person you give yourself to won’t leave you when you least expect it? In Reckless Abandon we experience various levels of giving parts of yourself away to someone and what it takes to fully trust them with your soul.
Beautiful – If not from the cover alone, one step inside the pages, and you will experience the beauty of Capri, Italy through the eyes of Emma Paige. In all of the Abandon series novels, the locations are characters in and of themselves. This novel features Capri, a place near and dear to my heart and New York City – my home.
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