Reckless by Nicole Edwards Release Date: October 27, 2015 Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited Contemporary Romance M/M Book #1 in the Pier 70 series Number of Pages: 343 Kindle Edition Source: purchased from Amazon Rating: XXX Read 1/7/17 to 1/9/17
Although I loved both Cam and Gannon, I didn’t feel I got to know Gannon as well. The story focuses a lot on Cam’s relationship issues and problems. Gannon’s issues are written about, but we don’t get to see them the way we see Cam’s. (Sure, we see Gannon’s water issues…I’m talking relationship issues.) There’s even a part of the book that Gannon and his BFF Milly discuss the fact that Cam didn’t really acknowledge Gannon’s feelings when they had a big fight. But it never got brought up again. That was disappointing.
Now, I don’t want you to think I didn’t enjoy this book. I actually really liked the story and getting to know the guys at Pier 70. I’m looking forward to learning more about all of them, especially Hudson and Teague. The relationship Cam’s dad has with him and all of the other guys is wonderful and it was great to read about such a supportive dad when the mom isn’t around. We don’t really get to meet Cam’s sister and her family in any significant way. It makes me wonder if she’ll be involved in future stories. If not, she was really a throw-away character.
I guess what it comes down to is depth. I love ALL the characters, even those I didn’t see too much, and the story line. There were quite a few warm-fuzzy moments that really gave me an attachment to both Cam and Gannon. And the chemistry between the two is off the charts…hot, hot, hot. Yet as a whole I felt there was a lot more to the story if we could have just seen one or two more layers down.
As many of you know, I am reading all of Nicole Edwards’ books in order of publication. Although all of her books can be read at standalone, I find I love the crossovers through the different series so I’m enjoying reading them in order. This book absolutely can be read without reading any of her other books. It truly stands very strongly as the first of a series and not one of a sub-series.
Don’t forget: Today is publication day for A List of Cages. A must read for 2017!