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Title: Reckless


Series: Pier 70 #1

Author: Nicole Edwards

Genre: Adult, M/M Romance

Published: October 27, 2015


Hes 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 hasnt yet met a challenge he wouldnt accept. In other areas, hes 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.







ARC received for an honest review

It seem like forever since we have had a purely m/m romance from Nicole Edwards, but Reckless has made the wait worth it!'

Reckless is the first in the Pier 70 series, based around the lives of Cam, Dare, Roan and Teague.  There is quite a bit of set up for the series, but this is Cam's story.

Cam Strickland has been in a dry spell for a while, and it has been a long time since he has had a reaction to another man.

Gannon Burgess is all work no play, and doesn't even want to be at the marina, but his best friend Milly has other ideas for him and his workers.

Cam and Gannon could not come from two more different worlds, but their attraction to each other knows no bounds.  You can feel the pull between them right from the get go.  There is some great banter between the two, along with shameless ogling!

I loved how their friends saw so much between them, pushed the issue with them to make them take that step into "relationshipville".

I got a little frustrated with Cam and his pull/push with Gannon.  As we learn more of his past, yes I could understand his actions why more, but I still wanted to shake some sense into him. I felt Ms Edwards dealt with his demons, his personal issues very well.

I loved the interactions between Gannon and Milly, and Cam's interactions with Dare, Teague and Roan.  These went from downright hilarious to heartbreakingly tender.  

There was some scenes with Cam and Roan that brought a tear to my eye.

I hope Roan's story is next, as I feel it is going to be an emotional ride.

But then again, I think Dare, Roan and Teague are all going to have intriguing stories.

Reckless is great start to the Pier 70 series, and I am looking forward to more in the future.

 













Reckless Excerpt © Nicole Edwards 2015




“That guy was totally checking you out,” Milly said when Gannon pulled out onto the road that would lead back to the office. “Holy shit. Did you see his tattoos? And those muscles.”


Yeah, Gannon had seen them, all right.


“And I’m pretty sure his nipples were pierced?”


Gannon didn’t take his eyes off the road, not wanting Milly to see the confusion on his face. “Pierced? Why would…? What makes you think that?”


“I could see the outline through his shirt. Sheesh. Pay more attention, Gannon.”


Oh, he’d paid plenty of attention. Too much attention.


Milly continued. “He was hot, right? You thought he was hot?”


Gannon chuckled, amused by her excitement. It wasn’t new for Milly. She was constantly attempting to set him up with someone, and on the off chance Gannon showed even the slightest hint of interest, she was all over it.


“You should call him,” she said, still rambling incessantly. “Ask him out. Or maybe he’ll call you. If he does, will you go out with him?”


“Take a breath.”


Milly made a dramatic effort to inhale and exhale, giggling as she did. “That was so worth the hour trip,” she told him.


“So does that mean we don’t have to go out on the boat then?”


She leveled him with a glare.


Couldn’t blame him for trying.


“I wonder if he’ll be the one to take us out on the lake next week.”


Gannon did, too. Part of him hoped he did; the other part, now that he’d had a chance to get his bearings, wasn’t sure he could handle being close to Cam for any extended period of time. As it was, every time he blinked, Gannon saw him as vividly as though he were still standing only a few feet away.


That couldn’t be good.


“When we get back to the office,” Milly began, “I’m gonna send out a memo and let the team know this is a mandatory team-building event.”


“Mandatory?” Gannon glanced over at her.


“If I give them an option, they’ll stay right there in the office.”


True, they would. He would, too.


Thankfully, Milly was silent for a few minutes. Long enough for Gannon to gather his thoughts about Cam.


He wondered if Milly was right. Maybe he should ask Cam out.


It’d been a long time since he’d felt this sort of attraction to a man; surely he shouldn’t ignore it. If he did, who knew how long it would be before it happened again.


You’ll see him on Tuesday, remember?


Okay, so the voice in his head had a point, but could he wait until then? What if he didn’t get to see Cam on Tuesday? What if someone else took them out on the boat? Then what would he do?


What if Cam wasn’t interested? What if Gannon made a fool of himself?


Gannon took a deep breath.


The pessimism didn’t suit him. He didn’t like to think negatively. Though he hadn’t always had the easiest life, he had set out years ago to think positive. He attributed his success to that, the fact that he didn’t look for doom and gloom around every corner.


So, yeah, what could it hurt?


“You’re thinking about him, aren’t you?”


Gannon shot a look at Milly. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”


Milly’s husky laugh filled the car. “And now I know you’re lying.”


“What makes you think that?”


“Because you didn’t answer my question with a question.”


Turning back to face the road, Gannon smiled to himself.


This woman knew him too well.



Want more steamy M/M novels from Nicole Edwards?









New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.

Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in
Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Todays Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Readers best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.

Although she has a bachelor
s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.

When she isn
t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to playing on Facebook), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs

















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Title: Reckless


Series: Pier 70 #1


Author: Nicole Edwards


Genre: Adult, M/M Romance


Published: 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.
























Reckless Excerpt © Nicole Edwards 2015




“That guy was totally checking you out,” Milly said when Gannon pulled out onto the road that would lead back to the office. “Holy shit. Did you see his tattoos? And those muscles.”


Yeah, Gannon had seen them, all right.


“And I’m pretty sure his nipples were pierced?”


Gannon didn’t take his eyes off the road, not wanting Milly to see the confusion on his face. “Pierced? Why would…? What makes you think that?”


“I could see the outline through his shirt. Sheesh. Pay more attention, Gannon.”


Oh, he’d paid plenty of attention. Too much attention.


Milly continued. “He was hot, right? You thought he was hot?”


Gannon chuckled, amused by her excitement. It wasn’t new for Milly. She was constantly attempting to set him up with someone, and on the off chance Gannon showed even the slightest hint of interest, she was all over it.


“You should call him,” she said, still rambling incessantly. “Ask him out. Or maybe he’ll call you. If he does, will you go out with him?”


“Take a breath.”


Milly made a dramatic effort to inhale and exhale, giggling as she did. “That was so worth the hour trip,” she told him.


“So does that mean we don’t have to go out on the boat then?”


She leveled him with a glare.


Couldn’t blame him for trying.


“I wonder if he’ll be the one to take us out on the lake next week.”


Gannon did, too. Part of him hoped he did; the other part, now that he’d had a chance to get his bearings, wasn’t sure he could handle being close to Cam for any extended period of time. As it was, every time he blinked, Gannon saw him as vividly as though he were still standing only a few feet away.


That couldn’t be good.


“When we get back to the office,” Milly began, “I’m gonna send out a memo and let the team know this is a mandatory team-building event.”


“Mandatory?” Gannon glanced over at her.


“If I give them an option, they’ll stay right there in the office.”


True, they would. He would, too.


Thankfully, Milly was silent for a few minutes. Long enough for Gannon to gather his thoughts about Cam.


He wondered if Milly was right. Maybe he should ask Cam out.


It’d been a long time since he’d felt this sort of attraction to a man; surely he shouldn’t ignore it. If he did, who knew how long it would be before it happened again.


You’ll see him on Tuesday, remember?


Okay, so the voice in his head had a point, but could he wait until then? What if he didn’t get to see Cam on Tuesday? What if someone else took them out on the boat? Then what would he do?


What if Cam wasn’t interested? What if Gannon made a fool of himself?


Gannon took a deep breath.


The pessimism didn’t suit him. He didn’t like to think negatively. Though he hadn’t always had the easiest life, he had set out years ago to think positive. He attributed his success to that, the fact that he didn’t look for doom and gloom around every corner.


So, yeah, what could it hurt?


“You’re thinking about him, aren’t you?”


Gannon shot a look at Milly. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”


Milly’s husky laugh filled the car. “And now I know you’re lying.”


“What makes you think that?”


“Because you didn’t answer my question with a question.”


Turning back to face the road, Gannon smiled to himself.


This woman knew him too well.





Want more steamy M/M novels from Nicole Edwards?




























New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.





Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.





Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.





When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.














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