Book Review, Romance, Series, Suspense

Reckless (Benson Security, #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson


The new London office of Benson Security hasn’t even opened its doors yet and already it’s neck deep in its first case…

Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy—the head of an organisation that specialises in human trafficking and sexual slavery. They have similar motivation—Dimitri’s sister was taken by the organisation, and Megan’s sister is threatened by it. They have the same goal—eliminate their enemy and save their sisters. Given they have so much in common, you would think working together would be a piece of cake.

You would be wrong.

While Dimitri brings skills and experience from years as a US army ranger to their partnership, Megan brings a background in failed career choices and an ability to cause trouble wherever she goes. Yet, even with so much at stake, Dimitri can’t resist Megan’s particular brand of crazy. She’s wild, she’s sexy and she’s fearless. An irresistible combination for a man who lives his life completely in control. Now, after almost a year with one all-consuming focus, Dimitri finds himself torn between rescuing his sister and protecting the woman he wants from herself.

Before she gets them both killed.


Even in agony. Even bested by a Barbie doll. Even though she’d just blown his operation. Even then, part of his brain was applauding her actions and wondering how fast he could get her into bed. That’s if his poor, mashed equipment ever worked again.

Again I’m reading a series out of order, but the books can definitely be read as standalones. Who doesn’t love a romantic suspense with LOL moments, sexual tension galore, and gripping action and adventure? Reckless has that and much more which is a fantastic beginning to a noteworthy series.

Megan Donaldson is fearless, reckless, and a hotheaded warrior. She would do anything to protect her twin sister, Claire. Even risk her life. But as a new member of Benson Security and partner to the hot and dangerous former Ranger Dimitri Raast, she needs to learn to work with a team. Can Dimitri rein her in, or will her rashness get them all killed?

Dimitri Raast’s sister has been kidnapped and forced into a sex trafficking ring and Dimitri and Benson Security is determined to bring the man down who is responsible for harming his sister. However, he needs to keep the beautiful and rebellious Megan out of trouble which is not working out as he expected.

I love Ms. Henderson’s riveting and entertaining Benson Security series. The pull between Megan and Dimitri is thrilling and the suspense is intense and engrossing. Their teasing is hilarious with a wonderful group of supporting characters who add substance and color to the story.

I recommend this fast-paced romantic suspense novel to those who enjoy LOL one-liners, a complex storyline, and very real subject matter.

Thank you to Ms. Henderson for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Janet Elizabeth HendersonJanet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she’s been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and is working on her 19th book. Her books have won several awards, including the Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense. When she isn’t living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine.

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