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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1st edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425221385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425221389
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,825,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Saskia Walker is an award-winning British author of erotic fiction. Her short stories and novellas have appeared in over one hundred international anthologies including BEST WOMEN'S EROTICA, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW EROTICA, SECRETS, and WICKED WORDS. Her erotica has also been featured in several international magazines including COSMO, PENTHOUSE, BUST, and SCARLET.

After writing shorts for several years Saskia moved into novel-length projects. Her erotic single titles include ALONG FOR THE RIDE, THE HARLOT, RECKLESS, and INESCAPABLE. Fascinated with seduction, Saskia loves to explore how and why we get from saying "hello" to sharing our most intimate selves in moments of extreme passion. Her novels DOUBLE DARE and RAMPANT both won Passionate Plume awards and her writing has twice been nominated for a RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. She has lots more stories in the pipeline! Saskia lives in the north of England, close to the beautiful Yorkshire moors, with her partner, Mark, and a houseful of stray felines. Visit her website for more info: www.saskiawalker.co.uk

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Carefree and excited, she looks forward to seeing Sergio again.
Natalie S
Reckless is a well crafted story with an interesting plot and wonderfully well-drawn characters.
Loves Reading
Saskia Walker is an undisputed master in erotic romance and this book should please her fans.
M. Nix

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H. Grove (errantdreams) TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 25, 2008
Format: Kindle Edition
Saskia Walker's Reckless has a great deal to recommend it. Nicolas is an enjoyable departure from the standard hero as a passionate performance artist and teacher. Sergio starts out fairly interesting as well, as a darkly handsome and compelling 'bad boy' businessman, but he seems to devolve, becoming more one-dimensional as he becomes more obviously a bad guy.

Unfortunately Katrina is one of the weak spots in this novel. She isn't incredibly memorable as a character, somehow; I kept forgetting her name. She also goes beyond the believable in how dense she is when misinterpreting something Nicolas is trying to tell her. She has her good points as a heroine, however, particularly in how determined she becomes once she's convinced and set on a course of action.

The milieu of Spain is very enjoyable when it plays its part: there are two scenes in Barcelona that are particularly evocative, and the description of the Teodoro family estate is quite lovely. Outside of that, however, the setting doesn't play much of a part, and I would have liked to see more of it.

I'm somewhat torn in my evaluation of Reckless. The erotic material [Standard adult material warning: explicit sex] is particularly good---Nicolas and Katrina have a ton of chemistry and their scenes definitely sizzle. As I noted earlier, Nicolas is a fantastic male lead. Unfortunately, the rest of the book, while technically good, just didn't catch hold of me. Consider my rating a 3.5.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Natalie S VINE VOICE on July 18, 2008
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Desire and possession are the names of the game in Saskia Walker's latest erotic romance titled, RECKLESS.

Katrina Hammond's life is staid and some what predictable and she has decided that she wants to be reckless. The opportunity for this change of heart presents itself in the form of Sergio Teodora, A Spanish businessman who wants Katrina to price his father's art collection.

Dark, desirable, and handsome, Sergio is used to being in control as well as controlling. Convincing Katrina to come to his villa in Spain to price an art collection of his father's is a piece of cake. Or so he thinks. It seems that Sergio has underestimated his brother, Nicolas.

Nicolas is the disinherited black sheep of the Teodora family and must depend on secret phone calls from staff members to find out what is going on with his family. Receiving a frantic phone call from his father's housekeeper concerning an art collection has Nicolas making plans. The first thing he needs to accomplish? Meeting and checking out Katrina Hammond.

Katrina is thrilled to be in Spain. Carefree and excited, she looks forward to seeing Sergio again. That withstanding, she isn't above having a good time near her hotel with the playful holiday party participant dressed as a demon. Things come to a head when Nicolas reveals himself and Katrina finds herself torn between two lovers as well as brothers.

RECKLESS is unique and unlike any romance I have ever read. Fully expecting champagne and roses and instances of erotic naughtiness, I was pleasantly surprised to witness dark, compelling, and sibling rivalry. Sergio was the brother in control and his desire to possess Katrina bordered on obsessive.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jane TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 9, 2008
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It was well done and enjoyable. I can't say "I really liked it" which is my definition for 4 stars, but I found the romance sensual and fulfilling, and I loved Nicolas, so I rounded up to 4. I enjoyed Katrina's attraction to the two brothers and how it evolved.

Story Brief:
Katrina works for an auction house in London. Sergio hires her to come to his home in Spain to value and sell his family's huge art collection. He needs the money to support his father Jorge who is in a hospice. Sergio tells Katrina that his brother Nicolas is the black sheep of the family and has been disinherited. Katrina is attracted to Sergio and goes to Spain. While there she meets and is also attracted to Nicolas. Nicolas tells her a different story. There is mystery and danger as the truth eventually comes out.

Story length: 309 pages. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: 9. Length of sex scenes: from 1.5 to 7.7 pages. Total number of sex scene pages: 38.5. Setting: current day Barcelona and Catalonia, Spain, and London, England. Copyright: 2008. Genre: contemporary romance with mild suspense and some mystery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Nix on August 24, 2008
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Katrina Hammond has always led a well ordered life. She has followed a well-planned path and meeting all her marked "stepping" points in accordance to her time-table. She succeeded in her academic career and then moved on to pursue her dream of becoming a respected valuation expert in a well known auction house, just like her father had been. However, Katrina has had the mother of all wake-up calls when she caught her "perfect" and eminently suitable fiancé cheating on her, which has made her realize that she has been living her entire life within a very confining box. Now, Katrina is on the hunt for an adventure, one that includes lots of hot and sweaty sex, and her newest client, Sergio Teodoro, seems to be the perfect candidate and well as a professional coup de grace she need to move up the ladder.

Sergio Teodoro has exerted all his Latin charm in engaging Katrina's interest in the family's art collection and in himself. Sergio plans to use all his charm, and he hopes, sexual expertise as a distraction tactic to keep Katrina away from aspects of his family and their art collection that he doesn't want discovered.

Nicolas Teodoro has been estranged from his father for years and his brother Sergio has been the most significant wedge between them. When Nicolas discovers that Sergio plans to sell off their father's prized art collection, he feels the need to talk to his father and confirm that this action is his wish. However, Nicolas is unable to find his father and his brother keeps stone-walling him. So, in order to buy some time, Nicolas is willing to do anything to distract Katrina from completing her job until Nicolas can find his father and get the truth of the matter.
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