Review: Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers

Posted November 26, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers
Passionate Addiction
by Eden Summers

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 15th 2013
Series: Reckless Beat #2
Published by Self Published
Pages: 306
Format: eARC
 

 

“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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About Eden Summers

Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.
In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.
Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

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Angela

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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I really enjoyed Blind Attraction the first book in the Reckless Beat series, I have added Passionate Addiction to my Amazon wishlist.

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Hope you like it Amy! ~Angela

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I have only read one book by eden summers before and enjoyed so I’ll have to check this out….thank you angela

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I like the sound of this book…Thanks for the review Angela.

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I haven’t read first book from this series yet,but looks like a very good series 🙂

Great review Angela,thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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Tessa F

Thanks for the review. The series sounds interesting.