She’s a walking, talking disturbance of his peace…
When former Navy SEAL West Donovan trades covert ops for small-town cop, he craves calm and order. Rescuing a sexy, law-bending hitchhiker during a rainstorm raises his gut-level trouble detector—plus a few things south of his gut—into the red zone. He vows to help this particular tumbleweed find her way and keep it professional, but when she becomes his downstairs neighbor, professionalism is sorely tested. He’s got red lingerie infiltrating his laundry, sultry songs invading his bedroom, and suddenly he’s the one in need of rescue.
Aspiring singer/songwriter Roxy Goodhart ventures to Bluelick, Kentucky to outrun her latest mistake. It’s a doozy, involving a lying ex-manager, a dire lack of cash, and a teensy bit of grand larceny. Landing in the long, strong, entirely too tempting arms of the law is no way to keep a low profile while she re-builds her “L.A. or bust” fund. Taking an apartment that—oops—puts her under West…er...in his path every day doesn’t help. Testing his impressive reserve is beyond reckless, but she’d love to test it…all…night…long.
Each book in the Private Pleasures series is STANDALONE:
* Private Practice
* Light Her Fire
* Falling for the Enemy
* Wet and Reckless
* Undercover Engagement
3.75stars-energetic and sassy characters
3.75 stars--WET AND RECKLESS is the fourth instalment in Samanthe Beck’s contemporary, adult PRIVATE PLEASURES erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of Bluelick, Kentucky. This is former US Navy SEAL and NYPD police officer West Donovan, and singer/song writer/waitress Roxy Goodhart’s story line. WET AND RECKLESS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual third person perspectives (West and Roxy) WET AND RECKLESS focuses on the arrival of twenty-two year old Roxy Goodhart to the small town of Bluelick, Kentucky, the town where her mother and grandmother once lived. Spying a young woman hitchhiking on the side of the road, police officer West Donovan offers our heroine a ride, a ride she struggles to accept in the face of West’s profession, as our heroine is on the run, with no where to go. Hoping to reconnect with the grandmother she has never met, Roxy will soon discover that her grandmother has passed, and our heroine is out on her own but the people of Bluelick, Kentucky welcome Roxy as one of their own especially police officer West Donovan who is hoping Roxy is only in town for a short time. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Roxy and West, and the potential fall-out as Roxy’s past demands payment and more.
The relationship between Roxy and West begins acrimoniously when West picks up a hitchhiking stranger on the side of the road. Roxy battles between head and heart knowing that her past is about to catch up, and her legal troubles may destroy the building love between our leading couple. West Donovan doesn’t do relationships, and struggles with his attraction to our story line heroine but the town has accepted Roxy as one of their own, and West refuses to lose the woman that calls to his heart. The $ex sense are erotic, passionate and intense.
There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including West’s friend and former Navy SEAL Shaun Buchanan and Mayor Ginny Boca: Dr. Ellie Swan and Tyler Longfoot; Melody Merritt and Josh Bradley, LouAnn Doubletree; Randy and Uncle Billy.
WET AND RECKLESS is a story of friendships and relationships, revenge and secrets; happiness and love. The last instalment in the series was close to seven years ago, so I had to look back to refresh my memory. The premise is captivating; the romance is seductive; the characters are energetic and sassy. The ‘conflict’ resolution is quick and easy; the angst level was limited to our heroine’s unease of what was to come.