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

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ABOUT THE BOOK

If the mission doesn’t kill him, his sexy partner just might!

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.

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MY REVIEW

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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EXCERPT

He needed to come up with a way to get her out of this situation, before it became a whole lot worse. A way that didn’t make Durand suspicious of Dimitri’s allegiance. His mind frantically searched for options. And then it hit him. What if he didn’t get her out of this mess quite yet? What if he let Durand take them straight to his boss? It would be the fastest way for Dimitri to get access to the information he’d gone undercover to get.

He glanced at Megan. Would she help him? Would she be willing to play hostage until he had what he needed? And would she do it knowing that he didn’t have a plan to get her out of this at the end of it? Sure, he’d come up with something. He always did. But it was still a huge risk for her to take. A risk he was desperate enough to ask her to take—if he could just get a chance to talk to her alone.

As he reasoned through his plan, he felt Megan’s grip cover his gun hand. Before he could process what was happening, she jerked his hand up, flicked off the safety and pressed his trigger finger down. The gun went off. Durand fell face first into the snow.

“What the—” Dimitri started.

He was too stunned to react, which left him vulnerable. That’s why he wasn’t prepared when she turned and kneed him in the balls. Hard. A white light appeared before his eyes and he forgot how to breathe. A low howl escaped his frozen vocal cords as he bent double, holding his poor decimated balls. Through the pain, he vaguely registered that Durand was out cold. Megan grabbed Durand’s automatic weapon and pointed it straight at Dimitri’s head.

“Drop the gun,” the blonde bombshell ordered.

Dimitri hesitated. Too long. The sadist kicked him again. Dimitri made a gurgling sound deep in his throat as the gun fell from his grip. A second later he was writhing in the snow, hands cupped to his crotch.

He looked up to find Megan standing over him. She was an Amazonian warrior. Her blonde hair a bright halo around her head, her cheeks flushed pink and a manic gleam in her blue eyes. She pointed his handgun at his head and smiled.

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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