Sunny Shelly’s Review: Reckless, by Stella Rhys

Title: Reckless

An Irresistible Series Standalone

Author: Stella Rhys
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Blurb
For years, we
never looked at each other like that. 
But all it took
was one night for everything to change.
Some days, he’s my
worst enemy. Other days he’s my best friend. Every day, of course, Adam Maxwell
is my cocky prick of a boss, and for the past five years, we’ve been the
official power duo at Engelman Sports, closing multi-million dollar contracts
like LA’s most well-oiled machine. 
Honestly, we thrive
on the daily love-hate. 
I call out his
womanizing. He rags on my “needy” fiancé. And we carry right on. Because
through thick and thin, our work dynamic has always stayed rock-solid.
Fine-tuned to the kind of perfection you couldn’t break if you tried. 
Or so I thought.
Until one
night. 
That was all it
took to turn our worlds upside down. One weekend business trip and one birthday
surprise gone catastrophically wrong. Long story short, Adam caught me exposed.
I felt him
aroused…
And just like that
the switch flipped on our dynamic.
For five years,
Adam Maxwell and I were just friends. But now? 
We’re anything but.

 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Having previously read Now Or Never (Iain and Holland’s story), I was quite familiar with Adam and his assistant/work wife, AJ. I knew that AJ was engaged, and I was really curious to see what would bring her and Adam together in Reckless.

Well… AJ’s fiance is cheating on her. Which leads to lots of sexual tension when she and Adam — her good friend and boss — wind up sharing a hotel room. Of course they give in, and it is hot. Seriously, steaming the shower, burning up the sheets hot. And that scene during his conference call? Holy hell! AJ and Adam successfully keep their coworkers from finding out about their fling, while at the same time heating up most of the office space. But when AJ gets a well-deserved promotion at the same time that a colleague learns of their affair, it very much looks like she’s just been sleeping with the boss. Which, already having a #MeToo experience from a college internship, was her fear all along.

I really liked the evolution of Adam and AJ’s relationship. Those feelings were kind of always simmering underneath the surface for both of them, and it was so easy for them to fall into a routine and pattern as a couple. Adam is a really complex character, much like Iain is. When Adam’s backstory was explained — why his mother favored Holland so much and such disdain for him — it was heartbreaking. But it also explains alot about why Adam is so fiercely loyal to a small group of people.

When AJ leaves him to carve out her own career path, Adam shows that loyalty by following her — but not overshadowing her. Both of them moving out of Los Angeles leads to a great reunion not only for AJ and Adam, but for Adam and his family. The epilogue was a wonderful treat, as all of Adam’s loved ones are in the same place together — all because of AJ.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Author Bio
Stella Rhys is a romance author who lives for baseball
season, Irish coffees and Love Island UK. She was born and raised in New
York and when she isn’t writing, you can find her with her family and friends,
scouring the city in search of her next book-inspiring adventure.
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