Reckless Abandon

The Shadow Soldier Series

Romance - Suspense
254 Pages
Reviewed on 10/31/2013
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Author Biography

Kallie Lane writes suspenseful romantic fiction with a touch of humor to lighten the dark moments. She understands the rough edges of alpha males and loves to write about them, helping them find the women who complete them in every way that matters. She excels at hard hitting action and complex relationships that end with the heroine and hero building a life together.

Kallie loves to write stories with realistic characters, intricate plots, and happy endings. With her Shadow Soldier series, she has had the pleasure of meeting many military men who fit the bill. And while she loves doing extensive research, many of the locations and perils in her stories stem from personal experience. The isolated cottage in Dark Abandon is her own, her boating disasters serving as inspiration for her heroine's. Her recent release, Reckless Abandon, takes place at a rodeo where she spent much of her time. She was thrilled when the novel was rated Best Book by Long and Short Reviews.

Kallie lives in Canada, was born and raised there, and loves winter in the cool blue North. Ever the optimist, she claims a hot toddy by the fire can work wonders after dragging oneself through snowdrifts and -45C degree temperatures. The perfect setting for hatching romantic suspense novels.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite

In Reckless Abandon, the third book in the Shadow Soldiers series by Kallie Lane, Billie Bradshaw, a feisty cowgirl in Alberta, Canada, is nearly killed by a mysterious sniper. When her dad hires Reece 'Rocket' Morgan, a capable military man and old teenage flame, to protect her from the baddies, things are off to a rocky start. Even though Rocket had disappeared suddenly, leaving a young Billie confused and heart-broken, she still can't deny the sparks that fly between them every time his gaze catches hers. But there's more than romance building as the bad guys become more and more daring with each passing day, and Rocket comes to the realization that it's not just Billie they are after. A thrilling, fast paced novel swimming in heady doses of romance, Reckless Abandon is a perfect addition to the Shadow Soldiers series.

Reckless Abandon is a thoroughly enjoyable read, a great blend of suspense, mystery, and romance. It was also filled with lots of information about horses and ranching that I never knew and was fascinated to learn. There was great chemistry between Rocket and Billie and readers will be eager for them to have their happily ever after, especially when the tension racks up as the bad guys close in. The mystery part was awesome as well. I can honestly say I did not see that one coming and was just as shocked as the rest of the crew when things came to a head. A thoroughly enjoyable read that I’d recommend to romance and horse enthusiasts alike.