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by Eden Summers
Released: November 15th 2013
Series: Reckless Beat #2
Published by Self Published
“I enjoyed this novel not only for its romance but for Blake’s story of surviving the aftermath of substance abuse. Where Blind Attraction focused on the fame and lifestyle of a rock star, Passionate Addiction focused in his downfall and survival.” ~Under the Covers
The men of Reckless Beat are falling in love one by one. First, it was Mitchell, now Blake. Just like Mitchell’s story, Blake and Gabi’s relationship was just as sweet. I enjoyed this novel not only for its romance but for Blake’s story of surviving the aftermath of substance abuse. Where Blind Attraction focused on the fame and lifestyle of a rock star, Passionate Addiction focused in his downfall and survival.
Blake Kennedy is the bass guitarist for Reckless Beat, and since joining, he has become quite a star. Unfortunately, what came with fame was drug addiction that he has been battling for some time. Winning the battle was made possible by Gabi who has been there for him via social media. Through this connection, their relationship had grown stronger.
Though there wasn’t a heavy emphasis, Ms. Eden tackled an even deeper issue in this novel. Blake has to deal with the aftermath of his past on drug use. I love that Ms. Eden used the social media as part of his recovery. I have to say the conversation in the epilogue sucked me right in. I felt Blake’s hardship, and I sensed his determination to beat the addiction. But his issue will not be falling off the wagon but “trust”. Just as any recovering addict or any other victim, they feel undeserving of trust and they avoid asking for help and putting a burden on anyone. It was interesting how he tries to take care of his problems that is bigger than what he can handle.
Gabi was okay. She fit her character well and i like that supported Blake the whole time. There was a time when she could not trust Blake, but I don’t blame her. Having a rock star as your boyfriend will have “other woman” issues that are just unavoidable. But she pulled through. She would be dumb not to. Blake is hot, hot, hot, not to mention he is a hopeless romantic.
There was less music in this installment but more of dealings with publicity for the band which was not bad at all. The lives of the other band members were mentioned, and the interaction between them was most definitely fun to read. I can tell you this much…there are a lot of drama going on within the band. I love all the scenes when they are all together. I’m hoping to get my Reckless Beat fix sooner than later.
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