Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: Reckless - Cydney Rax, Niobia Bryant & Grace Octavia

This was a collection of stories by three outstanding authors – Cydney Rax, Niobia Bryant, and Grace Octavia. I was familiar with works by Niobia Bryant and Grace Octavia, but I had never read anything by Cydney Rax prior to this book. I was intrigued by the synopsis of each story and could not wait to read Reckless.
In Desperate Housewives, Cydney Rax took me on a fast and thrilling ride with Carmen, Forrest, and crazy Toni! Author Rax reminded me of the lengths a scorned woman would do to get her man back from the woman who “stole” him. Carmen thought she was living the perfect life until Toni decided she wanted Forrest back and would do just about anything to get him back including turning his son against his father and stepmother. Toni went to great lengths to make Carmen pay for ruining her dreams of being a family with Forrest. Author Rax does show that two wrongs don’t make a right and if you play with fire you will get burned. But in the end, true love and good will prevail. I enjoyed reading this story so much that I purchased every book written by Cydney Rax. Excellent story! 5 stars
Niobia Bryant does not disappoint either with Sinful. Bree Bailey was a piece of work. She is a psychologist who specialized in addiction, but she could not be of any help because she suffered from addiction as well. I found myself talking to Bree and telling her what to do and questioning her actions. I was screaming “Don’t do it, Bree!” I knew her actions would eventually catch up with her. Author Bryant writes with such passion and the sex scenes are so detailed, it is as if you are in the same room with the characters. You can definitely feel the passion! This story was outstanding! 5 stars
L.A. Confidential by Grace Octavia was a somewhat interesting story about Silver Stone that seemed to take forever to get started. When it finally did get started, it was over. It had a good plot, but the story could have been finished sooner. I could almost predict what was going to happen. I actually put the book down several times before I finally finished reading this story. Although I found it to be a difficult and boring read, I will still read other works by Author Octavia. 2.5 stars
Reviewed by: Carmela

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