Reckless Abandon by Teri Kay
Release Date: October 11th, 2016
Cover Design: Cover to Cover Designs
Ryann McKennan never imagined herself divorced and broke at thirty…
Tired of struggling to make ends meet each month, she considers moving back to California to live with her mother. That was until her best friend convinces her to come work at The Cave, the hottest strip club in all of Las Vegas. Ryann knows that she was chancing the ruin of her teaching career if she were to get caught. The plan was to work at The Cave for the summer to make some extra cash…so falling for a guy, let alone two, was never in the cards.
Nathan Sims, a professional poker player and a regular at The Cave, has always had a taste for strip clubs, but he swore off strippers after his ex-girlfriend burned him.
But from the first moment he laid eyes on the never seen before blonde beauty, he was instantly infatuated.
Who was she?
Why did she always look different?
Who was she hiding from?
The more Nathan tries to find out who Ryann is, the more she tries to hide.
Both scared as hell to let their guards down, they dance silently toward one another, but both afraid to fall. Could this be their summer of Reckless Abandon?
This is the first book in the Cave Series and a debut novel from Teri, and you’d never know that this was her first publication.
Ryann is a new divorcee, struggling to keep her head above water financially. She may live in Sin City, but has always been more of an angel despite her environment. Trying to get over her failed marriage, and her feelings of inadequacy due to some sad circumstances, her bestie since forever Rose, suggests she has a “summer to remember” by dancing at the same club she bar-tends at. It will help her earn some quick cash, and keep her in Vegas where she belongs.
Nathan is the exact opposite type of guy Ryann goes for; although his ink is enough to send her hormones into overdrive. A club regular, he has had his fair share of women, and hurt to know better than to get involved with a dancer. But there’s something about a new one that draws him in.
I loved these two characters! Ryann is the sweet, uncertain, girl-next-door type, who you just want to see good things happen for. With the things she’s been through, it’s no wonder she’s gun-shy when Nathan shows an interest in her. To see her transformation in this book made me smile.
Nathan is smoking hot. He’s confident and self assured, but not too cocky. He’s filthy rich but doesn’t flaunt his wealth. He’s great at his job, and loyal to his friends.
The chemistry between the two is fantastic. I love the banter back and forth, and the sexual tension is a great build up. The story line was smooth and in my opinion, utterly original. I’ve not read anything quite like it, and that made it all the more enjoyable.
I’m looking very forward to seeing future stories from Teri. I do believe she will be around for a long time.
I am an obsessive romance reader turned writer. An amazing group of indie writers have inspired and encouraged me to pursue this crazy dream and now I can’t imagine stopping. Born and raised, I have always lived in Southern California. I am happily married, with two small fur babies. I love my job as a teacher and wouldn’t want to do anything else. Except maybe be a full time writer. Between reading, writing, and teaching, I have little free time. But in those rare moments I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, binge watching reality television and baking.