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Reckless [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Quick
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Reckless--Phoebe Layton had always imagined Gabriel Banner a brave and valiant knight, which was why she went to him when she was in desperate need of help. but when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams. She fears she's made a dreadful mistake when Gabriel sweeps her into his arms and passionately embraces her. Yet it's a kiss that seals her fate. Now Gabriel must possess her -- even if he has to slay a dragon to do it!

*A New York Times Bestseller


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From Publishers Weekly

Bestselling author Quick's ( Rendezvous ) latest lovers are a pair of bibliophiles whose engaging qualities should help her many devoted fans overlook this work's fatal flaw: it is an unconvincing attempt to draw a parallel between a Regency romance heroine and a medieval hero on a quest. Lady Phoebe Layton's "quest" is to track down the person who killed her suitor, Neil Baxter, and to "bring the villain to justice." Neil was making his fortune in the South Seas, where he reportedly was killed by a pirate who stole an old and valuable book she gave him; rumor says the book is back in England. Ignoring the fact that real questers don't delegate, Phoebe persuades fellow book collector Gabriel Banner, Earl of Wylde, to find the rare tome and the murderer. Phoebe's growing attachment to Gabriel prompts him to consider using her to seek revenge on her father, who, eight years earlier, ruined Gabriel and drove him out of England--to the South Seas. Quick expends little effort on this revenge scheme, which is in no danger of coming to fruition; as a result this fantasy castle seems built on a foundation of sand.
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Reckless--Phoebe Layton had always imagined Gabriel Banner a brave and valiant knight, which was why she went to him when she was in desperate need of help. but when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams. She fears she's made a dreadful mistake when Gabriel sweeps her into his arms and passionately embraces her. Yet it's a kiss that seals her fate. Now Gabriel must possess her -- even if he has to slay a dragon to do it!

*A New York Times Bestseller


Product Details

  • File Size: 1364 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 055329315X
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reissue edition (January 13, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00338074U
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,981 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If only there were more like these... January 25, 2001
By Jeanine
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Au contraire, "Reckless," is by far one of Amanda Quick's better novels. While she has gained a large following in the past years, it is her earlier novels like "Reckless," which inspires me to try her newer books, which, by the way always disappoint me. Who was it that praised quality versus quantity? Well, whoever said it, kudos! Quick aka JAK seems to churn out book after book, but her newer releases have just lost the lustre of her old books. At least "Reckless" centers around something different than mystic jewels and ancient arts. Jeez, the same theme gets boring after a while. On the other hand, "Reckless," deals with a defiant lady determined to make her own way in society. Although this is not a new theme, the premise of ancient Arthurian legends is a breath of fresh air. Sigh, if only there were more books like this one...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Amanda Quick! October 6, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
_Reckless_ is the captivating tale of an impetuous heroine and a hero who appears cold at times but is really a romantic at heart. Ms. Quick always delivers a unique premise and a wonderful break from the mainstream romance. _Reckless_ is no exception. She wields a tale full of romance, mystery and danger while keeping a working balance between all the elements. The result is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and up until the wee hours of the morning.

I love the way she always seems to tie her characters together with some sort of shared history. It gives a feeling of destiny to the books. Ms. Quick's characters are always well developed and three dimensional. The main characters in this book are some of the best! Phoebe is very admirable. Right away you like her spunk and you can identify with her love of romance. You'll also laugh uproariously at her fashion sense. Gabriel is . . . hard to explain. One moment he endears himself to your heart and the next instant you'd like to throttle him. They are not only well suited to each other but also play well off one another. The interaction is entertaining and endearing.

Also, in the form of secondary characters, you have Phoebe's charming family. A group of oddly hilarious socialites who try to keep the adventurer of the family, Phoebe, under control. They don't realize that they all possess a good portion of Phoebe's impetuosity.

All in all it was an excellent read, which is what I always expect from Amanda Quick.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Masterpiece October 30, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Fabulous book! This book is a winner and has everything that makes Ms. Quick such a superb writer. Her story is gripping from the first page--a young woman arranges a clandestine meeting at midnight on a lonely road with a "knight" she has known from afar for many years, and tries to engage him in a "quest" to find a medieval manuscript and thereby track down the murderer of her dead "lover/friend". The dialogue throughout is witty and clever. The characters leap to life. It is a wonderful love story which does not miss a beat. HIGHLY recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reckless is 'fascinating'!! October 13, 2000
By "slwt"
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I loved Reckless!! Phoebe, like most of Quick's heroines, is considered a spinster and this time handicapped, yet she is fiesty, brave, daring and downright comical.
Phoebe enlist the assistance of Gabriel, a man she admires and considers to be the epitomy of a 'knight in shining armour', to locate a valuable book and possibly the killer of her fiance.
Phoebe doesn't know that Gabriel has secrets of his own and engages in this outrageous request of hers only because his secrets are entwined with her quest for justice.
Phoebe's antics and quest for justice frustrates both Gabriel and her family, whom both agree that Phoebe needs a 'firm hand to control her impulsive behavior'. Which proves to be IMPOSSIBLE!!
If you have never read an Amanda Quick novel before, begin with Reckless, which has proven to be my favorite by Quick.
I'm a new reader of Quick's, although I own every title she has written. Like most romance readers, I have my favorites and I am leary to dive into unfamiliar territory, but when reading Quick, I realized I had dived into a writer with a passion for life! I am an avid fan of historicals; history is my life, intrique and battles, are in my blood. But Quick's novels are of a slower pace and sometimes I need a slower pace to relax and unwind from the busy life of teaching, mothering, homeschooling, soccer mom (whom travels (out of state) with her son's select soccer team and all the other day to day stressful activities. Slower than what I'm used to, but never boring.
Amanda Quick is one of my favorites!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Is Worth Ten Stars May 8, 2000
By Kelly
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I absolutely loved this book. *Reckless* is the story of two people who were meant for each other and are lucky enough to find their soul mate. Pheobe is spunky and defies the rules. Wylde is the perfect ancore for her, but is the man to take her on her grandest andventure. The characters were fabulously three demensional and the plot was unique and exciting. The mystery was breathtaking and the side plots were detailed enough to hold you attention but weren't so complicated that it was hard to keep up with. All in all, *Reckless* is my favorite book so far by Amanda Quick and I suggest this book to anyone with a pulse.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
As usual another Quick read I enjoyed
Published 12 days ago by Constance webster
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was a fun read.
Published 1 month ago by Mary Tischer
1.0 out of 5 stars Disconcerted.
Amanda Quick's books are charming and fun. But the number of typos and misspellings was disconcerting and took away some of the enjoyment.
Published 2 months ago by Cheryl L. Layman
5.0 out of 5 stars A cute romp that was really enjoyable. Thank you Amanda Quick(Jayne...
I can not remember smiling and giggling so many times in other Amanda Quick books. Needless to say, I enjoyed this one immensely - it was fun to read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. L.
4.0 out of 5 stars An oldie, but a goodie
I just, re-read this, free from the library, and I have to say that I am going back for more. I have been very disappointed lately in the amount of absolute crap to read out there,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tamara K. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I am re-reading via audioCDs all the Amanda Quick books & having a ball. I just finished this one & am on to the next.
Published 2 months ago by CES
5.0 out of 5 stars love
i love the characters and story. i could'nt stop laughing at the funny chapters and i the the main female character. so to me it is worth buying
Published 3 months ago by tigeress2010
3.0 out of 5 stars Hero disappoints; Quick can do better (2.5 stars)
This is an old-school Amanda Quick-Jayne Ann Krentz story in which she tries to portray a "battle of the sexes" romance, but it falls flat. Read more
Published 3 months ago by VLH
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful book
Published 4 months ago by Linda Mills
3.0 out of 5 stars I always enjoy her books and this was no different than others ...
This was a typical Amanda Quick book. It was very enjoyable reading but the plot was so usual you sort of had an idea just how it was going to turn out even if there were a vew... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Liz
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The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

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