Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers is the second in the Reckless Beat Series by Eden Summers. I have read a few of her books and have enjoyed them all. The first book in the series is Blind Attraction (See my review here) which took me by surprise how much I enjoyed it. I read it back in June, right before Wicked Book GNO and was crazed with the planning, but Blind Attraction was enough to distract me. This time, I read Passionate Addiction during Thanksgiving/Hanukkah weekend, crazed with family and sales and giveaways, and again, Eden was able to make me forget, if just for a short time.
“You saved my life. I never want to forget that. Even when I’m old and senile. Even if we drift apart. No matter what happens, I will always hold you close to my heart.”
Blake is the rhythm guitarist for Reckless Beat. Right when the band was taking off, he had a girlfriend, Michelle, who was bad news, and got him quickly hooked on coke. The band is anti-drug, and he knew he needed help, so he logged into an online support group and an angel saved him. Over the next 5+ years, Blake and Gabi, his angel, formed an online friendship…more than friendship — BEST friends. But they never met in person.
Gabi knew who Blake was, the famous rock God who she would fantasize about being more than friends with. Blake loved Gabi, though over 5 years, he never even saw a picture of her. Gabi was everything to him, she was his angel, savior and demon slayer, before he ever laid eyes on her. Until Blake shows up in Australia days before the tour goes there to surprise Gabi on her birthday.
She was more beautiful than he ever imagined, but he was determined not to fuck up their amazing friendship. Not until she made it clear she wanted him as badly as he wanted her.
“I want to make love to you,” he said between breathless nips to her lips. “I want to spend all night inside you. Touching you. Tasting you.” His arms circled her back, hugging her close. “I’m never going to want to stop.”
Once they were truly together, their bond seemed so strong, nothing could tear them apart.
“What will it take, angel?” His hands slid around her waist to grip her ass. “For me to be your everything?”
Except for the fact that Blake was a STUPID FUCKING ASSHOLE!!!!!!! Ugh! He PISSED ME OFF!!! I mean, he had good reasoning, but should have realized he was fucking up way earlier than he did. That’s all I’ll say there.
Despite Blake pissing me off, and there being some majorly avoidable angst, I still really enjoyed Passionate Addiction, it was a quick, sexy and hot read. We got to visit with the couple from the first book, but I don’t believe it is necessary to read it first. Each story stands alone.
- Sexy rock stars!
- Fun, engrossing read.
- I really liked both characters very much.
- Gabi was a very strong female lead. who is honest and upfront.
- Very strong character building.
- The band interactions. These guys are close but bicker and fight like brothers, with love underneath it all.
- Blake’s desire to make sure he doesn’t tarnish the band’s name, he really was a good guy.
- Some really cute lines that made me giggle.
- That Gabi fought and wouldn’t let Blake get away with that shit.
- Blake’s over-the top, flowery proclamations of love for his angel. It was a little too much, he was a little wimpy.
- Blake’s stupidity! Why he would risk the best thing in his life was just beyond me.
- I would have liked to see a little more over the 5 years. The prologue is when they meet online, then they jump 5 years. I would have loved to see more in the intervening years.
Rating: 4 stars 4.25 heat
I enjoyed Passionate Addiction very much. If you like Rock Star books, this is one of my top rock star series. You can vote for your favorite Rock Star Series here, and this is listed. I just wish stupidity wasn’t the cause of the drama. It started out with Blake being so over the top crazy about his angel and savior who he shared everything with to him being a total fool and deserving to lose her forever. Blake may be a rock god, but he was just a little to wimpy for my taste. Still, it was steamy, sexy and fun, but just a little too flowery and predictable for me to rate it higher.
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