Author: Nicole Edwards
Series: Pier 70 #1
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2015
He’s a walking contradiction...
Cam Strickland, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has earned the nickname his friends gave him years ago. Reckless. Sure. By definition. When it comes to fun, Cam hasn’t yet met a challenge he wouldn’t accept. In other areas, he’s likely far too cautious for his own good.
He’s his complete opposite...
Gannon Burgess, CEO of Burgess Entertainment, one of the top video game producers in the world, finds himself smack in the middle of the last place he would ever expect to be. But Gannon only thinks he is out of his element standing in the small marina office. Then... he meets Cam.
Rumor is opposites attract.
Sparks fly when this sexy, tattooed bad boy comes face to face with this buttoned-up gamer in glasses.
Can Cam and Gannon push one another out of their comfort zones? Or -- thanks to the events that have shaped their lives -- will the time they spend together prove to be just another reckless adventure? This one involving their hearts.
“Then again, in theory, opposites did attract.”
Reckless is the first book in Nicole Edwards’ new MM series entitled Pier 70. In this series were are introduced to the men who own and operate Pier 70 – Cam Strickland, Roan Gregory, Dare Davis, and Teague Carter. If you know anything about this author you know that she tends to write about copious amounts of sexual variations (MF/MFM/MM, etc.) and you also know that her books are HOT AS FUCK as we watch each of the characters Ms. Edwards creates succumb to passion and love. I am certainly a huge fan and love the fact that this will be her first entirely MM series! I love getting wrapped up in a sexy romance with enough emotional turmoil to fulfill any angst lover. This book definitely fit the bill as we watch two opposites clumsily forge a path to a happy forever.
Cam was somewhat wild, perhaps a little careless at times, never finding a dare he wouldn’t take. It was the reason they’d started calling him Reckless.
When it came to recreation, he hadn’t met a challenge he couldn’t accept. However, in other areas, he was likely far too cautious for his own good. Likely the reason for his nonexistent love life.
Thirty-two year old Cam Strickland owns Pier 70, an exclusive and highly coveted full service marina, along with his four friends. Cam works hard but he also knows how to play hard, having no issues with being a little reckless in his adrenaline-seeking pursuits. While Cam may be reckless and have this no-holds-barred attitude when it comes to how he takes on any physical challenge and/or dare, it is a different story when it comes to matters of the heart as this sports junkie proceeds with caution (or not at all).
Thirty-six year old Gannon Burgess is the CEO of Burgess Entertainment, a multi-million dollar entertainment software development company and a top world-wide video game producer. Gannon is all about his job which explains why it has been approximately two years since his last date. He’s this controlled, geeky corporate big-wig who finds anything that is not related to the world of video games outside of his comfort zone. When his best friend and assistant organizes a team-building day for his employees at Pier 70, Gannon has no idea that he is about to step so far out of his element that his head will spin.
Cam and Gannon are immediately attracted to one another when they meet. I loved how this perplexed both of them. After all, these two men are about as opposite as you can get so how can they the sparks even fly between them? Fantasizing about each other eventually leads to spending some time with one another. Both Cam and Gannon want to take things slow so they enter into a playful game of who wants it more. Let the games begin between the sexy tattooed bad-boy and the reserved gamer.
“One thing I’ve learned, you can’t live in the past. One day at a time. One breath at a time.”
However, he had a feeling that loving Cam might possibly be the hardest thing he’d ever done.
“What happened with taking things slow?”
Cam’s smile was radiant, and Gannon couldn’t look away as Cam got to his feet. “Eh. Who’s got time for that shit?”
Cam and Gannon certainly have a few obstacles to overcome. Cam has some baggage from his past that he has never dealt with and he is hesitant to get in too deep with Gannon. Gannon is unsure at first if it will even work with Cam seeing as they have very little in common. Both men certainly realize there is a lot at risk and both stubbornly fight their impulse to let go and give in at first. Will they each be brave enough to step outside of their comfort zones and take a chance? It takes more that lust and physical attraction to build a lasting relationship and both men have more hindrances than reasons to pursue one another. But, the heart wants what it wants and as our two protagonists get pulled in deeper and deeper, they discover that taking a risk will be the best thing they ever did.
Gannon’s and Cam’s story was a sweet and emotional one. Despite all their differences they just worked. It was not an easy road for them to travel when it came to being together; however, they both realized that the connection between them was something neither one of them could walk away from. I loved how both men would fight for dominance when it came to the sexy times. It made things interesting and HAWT, HAWT, HAWT!!!!! Seriously, read this one with caution. As a matter of fact, read any book by this author with caution. ;)
All in all, Reckless is a wonderful start to this series that I am now hooked on. I can’t wait to see the rest of the Pier 70 men get their happy forever. I loved getting a glimpse into the lives of the four friends and I truly enjoyed seeing Cam and Gannon find their way. It was heart-warming, frustrating, sexy and passionate. All that it should be when we are in the throes of fervent love.