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'Reckless' explores the lives of women who are caught in tangles of dangerous affairs and scandals.
Paperback, 344 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Dafina (first published April 24th 2012)
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Charlene Richardson
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Desperate Housewife Cydney Rax:

This by far was my favorite story in the book. It was just juicy. This story was about a housewife who has the perfect life, until her husband starts coming home late and not sleeping with her. Plenty of baby momma drama, scheming, and lies. It was good from the start, never boring. 5 stars

Sinful Niobia Bryant:

This story is about a psychologist who is treating patients for addictions, when she has an addiction of her own. How can she tell them to resist their urges
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The Book
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 h
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Kim
Jan 11, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Desperate Housewife - Cydney Rax
3 Stars

This was an ok read. It started off a bit slow, but picked up when the real drama began between Carmen & Forrest. Forrest was simply a sloppy mess. I didn't like his character at all. His only redeemable quality was that he provided well for his family financially. Carmen was pretty weak to me. Once she started doing her own thing, I thought she turned a corner but she really hadn't and still had a lot of growing to do. Once everything came ful
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Angelia
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own, pbs-grab
Desperate Housewife by Cydney Rax......Really like this one....starting the book off with a bang keep me turning the pages to see what Carmen and Forrest would do next.......5 stars

Sinful by Niobia Bryant......All I can say is Ms. Bree was something else 5 stars....

L.A. Confidential by Grace Octavia....Just an okay read for me....3 stars....
Tamika
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
The first two stories really grabbed my attention immediately! The third was all over the place at first and I was't pleased with how it ended.. Overall the book caught my attention from the title alone and the stories were definitely some relatable ones...
SlimmGoodie
May 31, 2013 rated it liked it
This story was kind of predictable and that made it boring. Can't say I was expecting a whole lot, for me Cydney Rax can be a hit or miss. The wife and the husband in this story are just stupid.
Eve D Thomas
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
The reason I read this book was because of Niobia Bryant. I love her work. All three stories were very good. I read this book in one day.
Karen Talley
I liked the stories, although the first one was my favorite of the three. I listened on audiobook.
The Book Chick
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Desperate House wife by Cydney Rax was by far the best of the three stories although it did lack in a few areas. The relationship between Carmen and Forrest was not established enough for us to really understand Carmen's attachment to her husband. Forrest's character was not developed enough for us to even sympathize with his shortcomings. This was a short story and it takes skill to squeeze all the elements of a good story into a few words. Cydney Rax stood head and shoulders above her counterp ...more
Ashley Teagle
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***SPOILER ALERT***



I enjoyed this book. It's actually a collection of 3 stand alone short stories by three different authors. The first story is about Carmen Foster and her cheating husband and how she wants to get her perfect family life back. The second story is about psychologist Bree, who is treating a group of men for sexual addiction while struggling with it herself. Lastly, the final story is about Silver, an actress who struggles to find true love.

I think is book is good for readers who
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Natasha
Desperate Housewives by Cydney Rax gave me the drama and Sinful by Niobia Bryant gave me some (A LOT of) heat! I didn't care very much for LA Confidential by Grace Octavia, I think it had more to do with it being placed after such a steamy story, I think it should have been first. I usually like Grace Octavia's work but found it hard to get into the story after listening to Sinful. So I gave the stories a 4,5 & 3 respectively and overall a 4. I was pleased with this collection for having 2/3 ...more
Ashley
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed these books. All of the authors were good at creating characters and keeping the reader engaged in what was going to happen next. I wasn't a fan of the ending of sinful and la confidential. The ending of sinful was the right decision but I was unsatisfied with the sudden disappearance of Jordan not even a mention. The ending of la confidential was just plain sad. I have to say that these three books are now wrapped up into my favourite book. I highly recommend it.
SlimmGoodie
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best story of the book. It was exciting! Early on in the story I kind of saw where the story was going but it was still a great story none the less. It may be because i haven't read any erotica since when Zane first came out, but it still had a great story line. Second story I've read of hers I think I have found a new great author!
Nicole
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved all three stories that were in this book. My favorite one was the one by Cydney Rax. That there proved their love for one another. The baby momma was wrong for trying to use her & Forrest son to ruin his marriage. But that didnt stop them they worked on their relationship & won.
Kesha
Dec 04, 2014 marked it as could-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish the book because I have a hard time reading books where the main theme is cheating. I love all these authors but will stick to their other works.
Mel
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly I liked all the stories in this book. Especially the one by Niobia Bryant. She never disappoints.
Tazzyt2bossye
May 23, 2013 rated it liked it
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a little racy but entertaining
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Atiya
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
the book was ok weird story's did not read the last one but a ok first two stories
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