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One Reckless Summer: A Destiny Novel (Destiny series) Mass Market Paperback – May 26, 2009

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Book 1 of 5 in the Destiny Series

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USA Today bestselling author Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel—nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA®-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels, her books have received the National Readers Choice Award and the Bookseller's Best Award, and her work has been excerpted in Cosmo. Toni lives in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time outdoors.

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Product Details

  • Series: Destiny series (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; Original edition (May 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061429899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061429897
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jenny Tolliver had always thought her life was perfect until the fateful day when she caught her cheating husband in the arms of her 21 year old student teacher. Divorced, emotionally adrift and struggling with the fact that her ex-husband left her because he thought she was boring in bed, Jenny returns home to spend the summer at her family's lake cottage sifting through the emotional debris of her failed marriage and figuring out what to do with the rest of her life.

Mick Brody grew up dreaming of a life in one of the pretty cottages across the lake where parents didn't spend the entire day, and night, screaming at each other, where children were secure, safe and accepted by the people of Destiny - a life where someone like Mick would be worthy of pretty, sweet Jenny Tolliver. But dreams aren't reality and after his parents died and his older brother went to prison Mick left Destiny, vowing never to return. He kept that vow for more than ten years but now he's back, living in his family's old shack on the lake, keeping a dangerous secret and determined that no one discover his presence.

Always the good girl, Jenny has never done anything reckless in her life...until she paddles her canoe across the lake for some stargazing and comes face to face with the sexy, gorgeous bad boy of her youth, Mick Brody. An angry and abrupt Mick orders her off his property but Jenny has had it with being the "sweet, good girl of Destiny" and refuses to go. Tempers flare, sexual energy ignites and an attraction that perhaps has been simmering, unacknowledged, for fifteen years explodes in white-hot passion.
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I just finished it today after many frustrating real life interruptions.
If I had had my choice I would not have put it down. I knew that the
book would have a wonderful Toni Blake HEA. But. I was on pins and
needles waiting for that to happen. The tension built as the story went
along. The HEA was well worth waiting for. Mick Brody is an everyday
guy, ex Destiny bad boy, who is caught up in tragic events. Jenny is
the prefect daughter, citizen of Destiny, ex perfect wife. When the two
re-meet the stars light up. What I am trying to say is that I really
enjoyed this book. For me it is the perfect sitting on the back patio
summer evening read. If my back patio had been on Blue Valley Lake
--well, that would have been perfection.
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Jenny Tolliver is on the down slide from an okay marriage that ended with her husband cheating on her with a twenty-one-year-old child and is now back in her hometown of Destiny, Ohio - a.k.a. June Cleaver central. For as long as she can remember, Jenny has always been "good Jenny" where her worst committed offense was canoeing across the lake with her best friend Sue Ann in high school. Even her ex-husband claimed she was too good for the sex life he wanted and thus having to turn to a different and younger source to slake his seedier lust. Staying at her dad's house for the summer, Jenny's sole hope is to stick her head in a hole with the occasional outing to peer through her beloved telescope. But when the perfect star-gazing night turns into wild sex with a stranger that's not really a stranger, Jenny finds herself and her life on whole new path.

For Jenny, the summer in Destiny becomes a coming of age story despite her thirty-one years. Her whole life she's done nothing but try and be the perfect child, the perfect teenager and then the perfect wife. Now, when someone mentions how good she is, Jenny feels like flaying the skin from her bones. Never has she done something with her life where she hasn't weighed the thoughts and potential reaction of others and she's tired of it, tired of never really having lived. When bad-boy Mick Brody re-enters her life, Jenny will convince herself of absolutely anything to continue having a passionate affair with a man who finally truly wants her, even if it means that she's potentially aiding and abetting a criminal.

Mick Brody has always been the wrong guy from the wrong side of the tracks but in his case, it was more the wrong side of the lake.
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Wonderful beginning to a new series set in quaint and charming surroundings with a great cast of characters. I purchased "One Reckless Summer" early this afternoon and could not put it down until I turned the last page tonight. It is the kind of book you hate to see end. It leaves you wanting more. The story was emotionally charged from one end of the spectrum to the other and the romance and chemistry between the two main characters was sizzling. Toni Blake's books seem to get better and better with each one. I look anxiously forward to the next book in this series. This author is an auto-buy for me and has been since I read her first book several years ago.
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Okay, this one had me a little on this side and a little on that, so let's see if I can explain my hesitant liking of this one.

First off, Mick? The male lead? Yum. He hits the right notes. For a reformed bad boy I thought he was almost peppered with a bit originality. This is a guy that chased his bad-to-the-bone older brother around and even held up a liquor store. After his brother ended up in prison he cleaned up his ways. Did he turn it around by becoming a super rich businessman? Nope. Does he own a huge bank account? No. Does he aspire to be some hero? Not even. This man after all was said and done worked for a heating and air company and is now a bricklayer. A BRICKLAYER. Ah, god, I see it and I believe it and I love it. He lives in a small apartment, has a truck and is getting by and that's enough for him and he didn't make himself all shiny and perfect just because he turned his liquor store holding up ways around. I understand that and I love that. Mick is battling the burden of why he came back to Destiny and it is HEARTBREAKING. It's soooo good. I was so impressed with the way Toni Blake wrote Mick and his journey. I ached for this guy, and I believed him. Especially the moments he was...let's just say...digging. Yeah, when that was happening I just felt the sweat and pain of it and I was signed up for wherever that man wanted or needed to take me.

That being said, the whole Mick and the reason he comes back to Destiny is the best part of this book. Okay, except the sex. This was some rockin', inventive sex. Written in a top-notch, oh-my-chest-just-got-tight kind of way. And let me tell you, there is a LOT of sex. Way more than I expected from a light, small-town romance book. I love them usually because they're fun, and always squeeze a warm laugh out of me.
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