Reckless by Caitlin Ricci ~ Book Review by Caroline

30114705Title: Reckless

Author: Caitlin Ricci

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Caitlin Ricci

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/03/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, Gay Romance


When his best friend, Lee, offered him his sub as part of a bet, Colton Prier never expected more than a clean condo from the boy. But Tate Nicholson is well-trained, eager , and he likes rope play as much as Colton enjoys tying him up. It should have ended after one night, but they begin meeting in secret, and Colton can’t stop thinking about Tate. It’s a betrayal of his friendship with Lee to fall in love with Tate, but Colton can’t help wanting the sub for himself.

He’s not alone in his feelings, either. Tate thought he was happy with Lee. Not completely fulfilled, but happy enough. But as he spends more time with Colton, he realizes Lee isn’t capable of giving him what he wants anyway. Lee demands his full submission, but Tate doesn’t want to be a lifestyle sub. Colton expects his obedience at times but gives him his freedom more often than not, which is more in line with what Tate wants.

When Tate really needs his Dom and Lee isn’t around to help him, he reaches the tipping point and needs to choose who he wants to give his submission to, and to accept the consequences of his choice when he does.

My View:

Reckless is a story that drags you, makes you question the right and wrong of things, and holds you compelled until you have finished it. It was fresh, a little bit naughty and I really enjoyed it.

Colton, Lee and David are best friends, business partners and they share a love of kink. A small bet between Lee and Colton could be about to change their dynamics in ways they couldn’t have imagined and for reasons that will surprise them all. If Colton wins the bet he gets to take Grant home, one of Lee’s subs, for the weekend.

Colton wins the bet.

There is a lovely awkwardness to this story as a secret triangle forms. Lee goes through a lot of subs and isn’t looking for anyone one man in particular to settle down with. Colton has never considered settling down either, has never had any desire to – until he meets Grant – his best friends sub. Grant has watched Colton at the club, he is drawn to the fact that Colton likes to restrain, something Lee isn’t interested in so when Lee suggests Grant spends a weekend with his friend he is more than willing to go.

One night, two nights… it was never going to be enough for either Grant or Colton. There are other bets, there are other nights but then there are the nights Lee doesn’t know about and it all becomes a bit messy but you can’t lose sight of the fact that Colton sees so much more in Grant than just his submissive side and he wants it all. But will he be willing to risk everything for a man he is quickly falling in love with?

This handled a difficult situation really well. It raised questions and it answered them. It’s not your run of the mill story but it is fun, sexy and slightly reckless!


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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