Reckless In Love: The Maverick Billionaires, Book 2: (Contemporary Romance)

· The Maverick Billionaires Book 2 · Maverick Oak Press
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"A beautiful story of love and acceptance! I loved every moment of it." ~ 5 stars


Sebastian Montgomery rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful media moguls in the world. Yet beneath the seemingly perfect façade of his life, the past still haunts him. Because when he lost his parents in his teens, he also lost his faith in love. When he discovers Charlie Ballard and her incredible metal sculptures, he is awed, inspired—and he can’t help feeling things he swore never to let himself feel again. Soon, Sebastian wants not only Charlie’s art, he wants her as a woman, too. More than he’s ever wanted anything in his life. And what a Maverick wants, he always gets… 


For Charlie, Sebastian offers the commission of a lifetime. Creating a magnificent sculpture for his new headquarters is a dream come true, but falling for the spellbinding billionaire isn’t part of the plan...until his luscious kisses entice her into total recklessness. He fascinates and captivates her, and as Charlie learns more about the dark depths of Sebastian’s past, all she wants is to heal him with her love. But can a man who has grown up thinking love is toxic ever believe that true love is real? 


An exciting and emotional contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully! 


THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES:

Breathless In Love 

Reckless In Love 

Fearless In Love

Irresistible In Love

Wild In Love

Captivating In Love

~ More Maverick Billionaires are coming soon! ~


"A beautiful, loving, fun, sexy, romantic story!"


"An absolutely marvelous read!"


"The chemistry is explosive!"


"Loving this series! The Maverick Billionaires are amazing."


"What a rush! I loved this book."


"I absolutely LOVE this book! Sebastian is an amazing and gorgeous billionare who wants to love and protect."


"Magnificent! The writing is so poignant. The emotions palpable. This book had romance, depth, excitement, strong characters and sizzling chemistry."


Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!


NY Times and USA Today bestselling Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes is the author of classy romance, hilarious romantic mysteries, and the Max Starr paranormal suspense series. Her books have passion, heart, humor, and happy endings. Jennifer lives in the Redwoods of Northern California with her husband and their adorable nuisance of a cat, who obviously runs the household.

4.6
119 reviews
Liza Brown
November 12, 2015
I fell in love with each of the Mavericks in Breathless in Love, and more in love with Bella Andre's and Jennifer Skully's writing with each page. I couldn't wait to get to the next Maverick's story and have to say Bella and Jennifer totally delivered with Sebastian and Charlie's story. I adored Reckless in Love. I have to say on more than one occasion, I just wanted to give Sebastian a hug. His biological parents cared more about their next fix than they did their own child. Susan, Bob and the other Mavericks became his family, yet Sebastian really still didn't completely understand love or the fact that one didn't have to be perfect to be loved. I loved that he was instantly attracted to Charlie and the attraction was completely mutual. Sebastian was so sweet to try and do anything to make Charlie's life easier, even when he messed up in his attempts. Charlie is a super strong and independent character. I love that she turns junk from garage sales and junkyards into works of art. She is a bit of a free spirit when it comes to her art, and I think that is part of what makes her art so amazing. She has an amazing work ethic, partly because she is taking care of her mother along with her own bills. Charlie is just as attracted to Sebastian when they first meet, though she seems to want to take things much slower than Sebastian. I really loved the romantic build up between Sebastian and Charlie. They had amazing chemistry and I loved that they waited for the right time to make love for the first time. There are lots of steamy make out scenes leading up to their first time together. It totally worked for me that Charlie wouldn't just jump into bed with Sebastian no matter how attracted she was to him. I also loved that Sebastian totally respected Charlie and was willing to wait until the time was right, and them being together was totally worth the wait. Seriously some smoking hot love scenes between Sebastian and Charlie. I loved them as a couple. The only thing I didn't love about Sebastian was him trying to turn Charlie from a free-spirited artist to a high dollar commission obsessed artist. The stress of taking the commissions and being at parties all the time to promote her work, made Charlie question if Sebastian truly wanted Charlie for herself or if she had to change to fit into his world. I knew Sebastian loved Charlie just as much as she loved him, but sadly his childhood abandonment issues almost came between them. I could tell Sebastian totally thought he had Charlie’s best interest at heart and only wanted to help Charlie become the rock start artist she was in his eyes. Reckless in Love was a pretty emotional read for me. I connected with both Charlie and Sebastian and loved them as a couple, even before they actually were a couple. I loved their chemistry and felt it only grew stronger the more they communicated their feelings and needs to one another. Reckless in Love pulled me in from the very beginning and had work not gotten in the way; I know I would have read it in one sitting. I will now wait on pins and needles for the next book in the Billionaire Mavericks series.
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Meg B
April 11, 2016
The characters are strong but the writing and progress of the plot can be a bit repetitious, like the use of the words toxic and reckless. It feels like you already know everything that is going to happen right away. The things they figure out about themselves at the end you can figure out in the beginning of the book, so it just feels like you're waiting for the character to get there instead of figuring it out with them. I will read the next one as the book was pretty good overall.
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Nancy Stopper
November 11, 2015
Reckless in Love is the 2nd book in Maverick Billionaires series by Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully. I thought the character development was well done. Sebastian is a complex character who is influenced by specific experiences in his childhood - one very much so. It drives everything he does in his life and he's constantly analyzing himself and his actions against the yardstick he formed as a child. I really liked Sebastian as a character. Charlie is also complex. She's driven by a different set of principles but there are similarities in how their past has influenced their daily life. What I didn't like about Charlie is that she made decisions based on what she thought she needed to do to please Sebastian and lost herself in the relationship. As strong as she was portrayed, she didn't see that in herself. The one thing that held back a 5 star rating is some of the writing style. I felt there were many times that cliches and superlatives were overused. I rarely find it credible when the first time a couple comes together that it was the "best sex they'd ever had" or "most intense orgasm they ever had". Those superlatives tend to turn me off and I felt they were overused a bit in the book. I also felt the book could have been a bit more balanced between storyline and intimacy scenes. I wanted a bit more of the story line in the book. The intimacy scenes were well written but I feel, at times, that an author can overdo it with detailed intimacy scenes over and over when sometimes they can be left to the imagination of the reader. It wasn't that there was "too much sex" per se, it was more that there were times that I felt the balance wasn't quite right and once a couple has come together, there are times the intimacy can be alluded to without specifics to keep the story moving along. That said, the complex character development and the unique storyline of a relationship between a billionaire and a junkyard artist make it an interesting read. The authors also gave us a check-in with our previous favorite characters and continued to draw us into the lives of the other Mavericks and their parents and I look forward to subsequent stories.
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About the author

Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 5 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes "sweet" contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling Jennifer Skully/Jasmine Haynes is the author of classy romance, hilarious romantic mysteries, and the Max Starr paranormal suspense series. Her books have passion, heart, humor, and happy endings. Jennifer lives in the Redwoods of Northern California with her husband and their adorable nuisance of a cat, who obviously runs the household.

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