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Reckless (Pier 70 Book 1) by [Edwards, Nicole]
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He’s a walking contradiction...

Cam Strickland, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has earned the nickname his friends gave him years ago. Reckless. Sure. By definition. When it comes to fun, Cam hasn’t yet met a challenge he wouldn’t accept. In other areas, he’s likely far too cautious for his own good.

He’s his complete opposite...

Gannon Burgess, CEO of Burgess Entertainment, one of the top video game producers in the world, finds himself smack in the middle of the last place he would ever expect to be. But Gannon only thinks he is out of his element standing in the small marina office. Then... he meets Cam.

Rumor is opposites attract.

Sparks fly when this sexy, tattooed bad boy comes face to face with this buttoned-up gamer in glasses.

Can Cam and Gannon push one another out of their comfort zones? Or -- thanks to the events that have shaped their lives -- will the time they spend together prove to be just another reckless adventure? This one involving their hearts.

Gay Romance

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 575 KB
  • Print Length: 379 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939786533
  • Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited; 2 edition (27 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015DQEFE2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I have always enjoyed Nicole Edwards' books until this one. This story is weak in plot and character development. From the first chapter Gannon and Reckless were always going to end up together the only question was what road block would be thrown up to thwart their HEA. I found myself skim reading knowing I wasn't missing any plot developments. There is no depth whatsoever in this story. I feel the author was on a tight time line and produced a book to appease. I hope this author will take a little more time for her future offerings. A waste of my money and time.
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It seem like forever since we have had a purely m/m romance from Nicole Edwards, but Reckless has made the wait worth it!'

Reckless is the first in the Pier 70 series, based around the lives of Cam, Dare, Roan and Teague. There is quite a bit of set up for the series, but this is Cam's story.

Cam Strickland has been in a dry spell for a while, and it has been a long time since he has had a reaction to another man.

Gannon Burgess is all work no play, and doesn't even want to be at the marina, but his best friend Milly has other ideas for him and his workers.

Cam and Gannon could not come from two more different worlds, but their attraction to each other knows no bounds. You can feel the pull between them right from the get go. There is some great banter between the two, along with shameless ogling!

I loved how their friends saw so much between them, pushed the issue with them to make them take that step into "relationshipville".

I got a little frustrated with Cam and his pull/push with Gannon. As we learn more of his past, yes I could understand his actions why more, but I still wanted to shake some sense into him. I felt Ms Edwards dealt with his demons, his personal issues very well.

I loved the interactions between Gannon and Milly, and Cam's interactions with Dare, Teague and Roan. These went from downright hilarious to heartbreakingly tender.

There was some scenes with Cam and Roan that brought a tear to my eye.

I hope Roan's story is next, as I feel it is going to be an emotional ride.

But then again, I think Dare, Roan and Teague are all going to have intriguing stories.

Reckless is great start to the Pier 70 series, and I am looking forward to more in the future.
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Nicole Edwards is one of my favourite authors, so much so that I just one-click or preorder any book she writes. I just love her characters and this book doesn't disappoint.
Cam with three other friends own Pier 70 Marina. He meets Gannon when Gannon rocks up at the office of Pier 70 Marina looking to hire a boat for a team building exercise for his workers.
Even though there is an instant attraction between the two men, both men have issues that need to be dealt with if they are to make a go of their burgeoning relationship.
I loved this book and look forward to hearing more about the other men who own Pier 70 Marina.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but needed more depth 11 January 2017
By Cheri - Published on
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Although I loved both Cam and Gannon, I didn’t feel I got to know Gannon as well. The story focuses a lot on Cam’s relationship issues and problems. Gannon’s issues are written about, but we don’t get to see them the way we see Cam’s. (Sure, we see Gannon’s water issues…I’m talking relationship issues.) There’s even a part of the book that Gannon and his BFF Milly discuss the fact that Cam didn’t really acknowledge Gannon’s feelings when they had a big fight. But it never got brought up again. That was disappointing.

Now, I don’t want you to think I didn’t enjoy this book. I actually really liked the story and getting to know the guys at Pier 70. I’m looking forward to learning more about all of them, especially Hudson and Teague. The relationship Cam’s dad has with him and all of the other guys is wonderful and it was great to read about such a supportive dad when the mom isn’t around. We don’t really get to meet Cam’s sister and her family in any significant way. It makes me wonder if she’ll be involved in future stories. If not, she was really a throw-away character.

I guess what it comes down to is depth. I love ALL the characters, even those I didn’t see too much, and the story line. There were quite a few warm-fuzzy moments that really gave me an attachment to both Cam and Gannon. And the chemistry between the two is off the charts…hot, hot, hot. Yet as a whole I felt there was a lot more to the story if we could have just seen one or two more layers down.

As many of you know, I am reading all of Nicole Edwards’ books in order of publication. Although all of her books can be read at standalone, I find I love the crossovers through the different series so I’m enjoying reading them in order. This book absolutely can be read without reading any of her other books. It truly stands very strongly as the first of a series and not one of a sub-series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Promising 2 November 2015
By Antkaren - Published on
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I have read all of Nicole's books but I was not sure how an all M/M series would be received. I really liked the book. The only thing it was missing as in her other series was the suspense/danger. This book had none of that . It had it struggles and ups and downs but no suspense or danger. This is the first book in the series and you meet Cam along with his friends who own and operate a marina. Cam along with his friends are gay. Enter Gannon who was pulled there by his best friend/assistant to book an outing for his employees. Gannon wanted no parts of this as he hates the water. Cam and Gannon meet and the attraction is immediate. Although they don't know what it is and fight it because they are polar opposites as Cam is a water enthusiast and Gannon is a gamer. But the attraction is too strong and eventually they give in. Problem one Cam's mom died while away on a business trip and when Gannon has to go away it sends him into a panic attack and he feels like it is easier to break up then think positive. Problem two Gannon has been abandoned by his family because he is gay and feels that is what Cam s doing to him. Enter Milly Gannon's best friend who helps bridge them back together. What I didn't like about the book was the end. Gannon agreed to go to counseling with Cam to help with his panic attacks. I looked forward to the proposal and wedding but we had none of that. The epilog they were getting married and sitting at the counselor’s office after several counseling sessions and Cam was handling the traveling better. Gannon had brought land to build their home on the lake. I do however look forward to reading the next book in the series to continue on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great start on new series and seriously HOT men 16 November 2015
By Karen Hulseman - MyOwnBookshelves - Published on
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"I repeat, we've got bacon."

Cam is part of water recreation company called Pier 70. He and his friends offer all the fun in the sun and water that Texas wants to offer. Just what Gannon is looking for. Not. Gannon is the brains behind a video game entertainment company. Gannon is so far from outdoor sports lover. What happens when electricity and water mix. Sparks. Lots of sparks.

There are very few authors that I pre-order or one-click no questions asked. I follow their newsletters know it's coming and off to clicking I go. I know their writing style and love that I will spend a few hours lost in a read. Nicole Edwards is one of my 'go to'. Although she has different settings for her series, mafia, cowboys, club owner, etc, types, I know that I will get a great characters and be completely immersed in her words. And one thing I can guarantee she will deliver for me is HEA with a huge dose of hot, hot scenes. This new series, Pier 70 and book 1 Reckless, deliver everything I expect. Ms Nichols has fun sidekicks, great dialogue and romance is heavy doses.

If you loved Alluring Indulgence series, this new one will be right up your alley. Mixture of humor, hot men, and enough tension to keep you engaged. This is a solid 4.5 stars out of 5
4.0 out of 5 stars Whilst this book was good, it wasn't brilliant 11 August 2016
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●3.5 - 4 Stars ●

There was a lot of hype about this book, and judging by the teasers, I was excited to tick it off my TBR.
Whilst this book was good, it wasn't brilliant.

Gannon was a strange character, one minute he was suppose to be all shy and blushing at the what Milly was saying infront of Cam during the first meeting to then driving an hour to ask Cam out.

Cam was also a hard to decipher.. why was his name Reckless? He didn't do anything to crazy during the book, I wish we would of seen him do something dangerous and actually experience him earning his Reckless title... all he really did do is mope around.

The whole tension building with Roan kinda fizzled out into nothing which I was kind of disappointed about it i am honest, I expected more of a bang regarding that whole issue.

Also, as understanding as I am of Cam's situation and fears, I wish something happened to actually make him worry.. plane accident, hospital visit, hotel robbery.. something for him to actually justify going all 180 for no real reason other then Gannon having to work..

Dare, Teague and Hudson were fun side characters, I can't wait to read more about them, unfortunately I am in no read rush to enter back into the world of Pier 70 Marina.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pier 70 boys will steal your heart!! 22 April 2016
By Kristian Erdmann - Published on
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Cam is a water rat through and through. He is part owner of a marina and the water is his life. He got his nickname Reckless because he is a thrill seeker to the extreme. He has a big heart and wants love but is not actually out lo o king for it. He's tired of the one night stands and all the games.
Gannon is a nerd to his core. He owns and runs a tech gaming company and it is his life. He doesn't really get out much seeing he works on average 80 hours weeks.So who has time for fun right. Milly is Gannons office assistant and she wants the whole office to go out on a boat for the day to boost team moral. Gannon has an issue with this though. First why lace work on a perfectly good work day. Second he hates the water with a passion.
Gannon finally resents and goes with Milly to check out the marina and when he gets there he gets a surprise he never expected in the form of a tattooed, tanned, and very tempting Cam. Neither Gannon or Cam are looking for a relationship, and even if they were they wouldn't pick each other out of a crowd because they are polar opposites and far from each other's type, but the attraction is undeniable and unable to avoid.
Even though their chemistry is off the charts they both want to go slow and get to know each other. In the process of getting to know each other they learn their are things each need to deal with. Things that make both Cam and Gannon question if the bond have built together well actually work out.
This is a great book about getting part your fears and also seeing a person for who they are even though you might think they are not your type. I loved Can and Gannon but I also lived all the boys and Milly so much...can't wait for what's next!!

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