Book Reviews of Reckless

Reckless
Reckless
Author: Shannon Drake
ISBN-13: 9780373770618
ISBN-10: 0373770618
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I had a hard time getting started with this book, but after about 1/3 of the way, I had a hard time putting it down. I knew someone in the book was up to no good, but I was completely surprised by the ending!
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Historical romance with accent on romance. The daughter of a struggling artist in 1890s London finds herself propelled into High Society after she rescues a member of the posh set from drowning. Disillusionlment follows, then a heated romance with a Rhett-Butler-like figure, an archaeological trip to Egypt⦠and then things get kind of unlikely.
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Helpful Score: 1
A nice mystery and romance. Set around 1895 in England and Egypt.
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I could barely tolerate this one. Read 30 to 40 pages, then skimmed to see if anything interesting happened. Very little emotional content or character development. Actually, very little apparent romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this adventure/romance. From London's social whirl to Egypt's tombs & pyramids, Hunter McDonald & Kat Adair flirt, fall in love, find treasure, and fight the bad guys. A word of caution, the summary blurb on the back of the paperback edition is wildly misleading and not completely accurate.
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Typical historical romance novel that partly takes place in Egypt, which I enjoyed. I did notice a few type-os, but overall a good easy read.
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Full of love and DANGER- great read
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Exciting adventure.
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The further adventures of the Egyptologists, with Kat Adair joining Hunter MacDonald and the Count and Countess of Carlyle to a dig near the pyramids. Very entertaining.
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I loved this book. It kept you turning the pages!
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Book Description
From elite London society to the golden sands of Egypt . . . and the sacred places of her heart . . .
When Kat Adair plunges into the waves to rescue a drowning man, it is just the beginning of an odyssey that will sweep the fisherman's daughter into danger and desire. Convinced she is in love with the man she saved, Egyptologist David Turnberry, she feigns amnesia, thus enabling her to linger among the highborn. Hunter MacDonald, rugged archaeologist, is wise to her little charade -- and determined to protect his best friend.

Undaunted, Kat stows away on the ship carrying David and Hunter's expedition party to the land of the pharaoh. Scandal ensues, and Hunter vows the only way to curtail this confounding woman's schemes is to marry her. Inevitably, in the sultry heat of the desert, passions ignite. But as the secrets of the ancient tombs are revealed, terrible danger unfolds, and Kat must trust the one man willing to risk everything to save her from doom.
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Another great book by Shannon Drake/Heather Graham!!!
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Shannon Drake is terrific, as always! Loved the book! :)
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2005 copyright romance about a woman who saves a man from drowning. Pretty fast paced story with a gothic twist.
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Very good and interesting book.
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Great book and wonderful characters! I really enjoyed the story in this book and the various extra information that made this romance atypical.
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Great story.
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Romance, Egypt, and a murder plot! Does it get any better?
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From elite London society to the golden sands of Egypt and the sacred places of the heart...
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From the deck of her father's vessel the Promise, Katherine "Kat" Adair sees her beloved Lord David Turnberry fall from his ship The Inner Sanctum into the Thames; when no one reacts, she jumps and rescues him. However, before she can get back to her boat, she runs out of steam. Notorious rake Lord Hunter Macdonald sees the two "fools", jumps in, and saves her life though she refuses to acknowledge he did. Afterward David insists someone deliberately pushed him into the river.

Hunter asks Kat's father, an artist, whether his daughter can join an Egyptian archeological expedition. He agrees, but she becomes concerned when she hears rumors of some dying on their last trek. When Hunter learns that David wants to make Kat his mistress, he decides to protect her by naming her as his fiancée. In the Sahara someone tries to abduct Kat with only Hunter keeping her safe. She falls in love with her heroic rescuer who feels the same way as they search for items of antiquity while trying to uncover who is behind the deadly attacks on this expedition and the previous one.

This is an exhilarating historical romantic suspense due to the RECKLESS antics of the heroine who dives head first into dangerous situations that forces her champion to keep rescuing her. The story line is action-packed but brings out the English Egyptology period during the reign of Queen Victoria especially in Egypt. Fans of nineteenth century adventure romances will appreciate Shannon Drake's tense thriller.

Harriet Klausner
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When Kat Adair plunges into the waves to rescue a drowning man, it is just the beginning of an odyssey that will sweep the fisherman's daughter into danger and desire. Convinced she is in love with the man she saved, Egyptologist David Turnberry, she feighns amnesia, thus enabling her to linger among the highborn. Hunter MacDonald, rugged archaeologist, is wise to her little charade-and determined to protect his best friend.
Undaunted, Kat stows away on the ship carrying David and Hunter's expedition party to the land of the pharaoh. Scandal ensues, and Hunter vows the only way to curtail this confounding woman's schemes is to marry her. Inevitably, in the sultry heat of the desert, passions ignite. But as the secrets of the ancient tombs are revealed, terrible danger unfolds, and Kat must trust the one man willing to risk everything to save her from doom.
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From elite London society to the golden sands of Egypt . . . and the sacred places of her heart . . .

When Kat Adair plunges into the waves to rescue a drowning man, it is just the beginning of an odyssey that will sweep the fisherman's daughter into danger and desire. Convinced she is in love with the man she saved, Egyptologist David Turnberry, she feigns amnesia, thus enabling her to linger among the highborn. Hunter MacDonald, rugged archaeologist, is wise to her little charade -- and determined to protect his best friend.

Undaunted, Kat stows away on the ship carrying David and Hunter's expedition party to the land of the pharaoh. Scandal ensues, and Hunter vows the only way to curtail this confounding woman's schemes is to marry her.

Inevitably, in the sultry heat of the desert, passions ignite. But as the secrets of the ancient tombs are revealed, terrible danger unfolds, and Kat must trust the one man willing to risk everything to save her from doom.
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When Kat Adair plunges into the waves to rescue a drowning man, it is just the beginning of an odyssey that well sweep the fisherman's daughter into danger and desire. Convinced she is in love with the man she saved, Egyptologist David Turnberry, she feigns amnesia, thus enabling her to linger among the highborn. Hunter MacDonald, rugged archaeologist, is wise to her little charade--and determined to protect his best friend.

Undaunted Kat tows away on the ship caring David and Hunter's expedition party to the land of the pharaoh. Scandal ensues, and Hunter vows the only way to curtail this confounding woman's schemes is to marry her. Inevitably, in the sultry heat of the desert, passion ignite. But as the secrets of the ancient tombs are revealed, terrile danger unfolds and Kat must trust the one man willing to risk everything to same her from doom.