Blog Tour: Passionate Addiction: Eden Summers

Passionate Addiction
Book 2 in the Reckless Beat rock star series
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Expected November 15, 2013
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He’s been her ultimate untouchable desire.

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.

Blind Attraction (book 1)
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Kim's 4.5 star review

He can seduce with a single glance. 

Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her savior.

She’s been sheltered from the world. 

Alana Shelton wants to spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at her most vulnerable. 

Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to tear them apart. 

He wants to teach her how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.

You saved my soul. Gave me new meaning. Fought against my demons, while I lay sleeping.~Angel of Mine by Reckless Beat

I adored Blake in Blind Attraction and was hoping that he would be the subject of book 2. So I was so excited! I love the premise of his story. It is current and relevant.

She was his savior...his best friend...his Angel. It all started in an internet support chat room. Gabi reached out to him and pulled Blake through a difficult recovery. Four years later, they finally meet in person. Their feelings that had build over time online and in calls, are all apparent as they finally come face to face. They are connected, soulmates, and have strong feelings. 

There was no question. No doubt. Fate had pushed them together, and now, he only needed to prove that he deserved to keep the gift. 

Nobody should be that sinful. A rich, talented, bad boy all rolled up into a package of I-don't-give-a-shit, I-know-how-good-I-look.

In the first book, we mostly see  Blake as a crack up who is always torturing his band mates. He's funny, flirty, and sarcastic. In this one we also see both the damaged man who feels unworthy and the one who has found purpose and love. He can be romantic, passionate, and completely swoony. But he still has demons from his past that affect his self image and threaten his happiness.  And he has to find the inner strength and will to face them. My heart broke for him at times as he struggled. 

I loved Gabi. She is supportive, caring, sassy and sweet. She compliments Blake in every way and has been his lifeline and constant support. She accepts him with his faults and tries her best to make him feel better about himself. She has had her own share of sadness in her life, but does not let it keep her down. 

Together they were simply adorable and had an easy going rapport. They were there for each other when they both needed someone. They have the intense chemistry and attraction, and the strong feelings to back it up. They are surprisingly functional and their relationship itself did not have a lot of drama or fighting. It was as if they were just meant to be and it all just clicked when they finally met. 

"The whole feverish lust and raging erection kinda puts a new spin on our friendship, doesn't it?"
"Yeah, it kinda does."
"You wanna see where it takes us?"

Everything seems perfect...except for perhaps the fact that they live on different continents. But then Blake's past comes back to haunt him just reminding him of his darkest fears and that he is unworthy. Secrets, lies, and drama spiral out of control. Poor Blake tries to make things right, but does not always make the best choices. And then the drama and angst really begin. It made me tense and frustrated, but all along I was totally invested in this couple.

You're my passionate addiction, the only high I crave....

I enjoyed seeing more in the relationship progression of Mitch and Alana from Blind Attraction. And more with the band Mason, Sean, and Ryan as well as their manager Leah. I can already see some stories swirling around with Mason and also Sean with some familiar women and Ryan is having his own issues. 

I love this series and these characters. They have depth and are truly likable. Their interactions are funny and sarcastic. They truly make a family and would do anything for the others. But also love teasing and taunting each other. This was sweet, sexy, heartbreaking, tense, romantic, emotional, and heartwarming. Eden Summer's writing style is engaging and the flows very well. I am looking forward to more in the series and with these characters. On her website, she teases us with a novella for this series with multiple characters points of view called Reckless Weekend coming in 2014 and she is not saying who is the subject of the next novel, but my vote is Mason...or Sean...umm, no, Mason....she will surprise us!

Thanks to Eden Summers for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review. 

Eden Summers Website/Facebook/Twitter
Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.

In late 2010, Eden's romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.

Eden can't resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

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