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Passionate Addiction (Reckless Beat #2)

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He’s been her ultimate untouchable desire.

Nothing says happy birthday like a rock god flying thousands of miles to surprise a woman he's never met. But that's exactly what happens to Gabi Smith when she gives her long distance best friend a flippant invitation to her laid back girl’s night out. She never expected to turn on the dance floor and find Blake Kennedy’s gaze h
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Paperback, 306 pages
Published November 14th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published October 25th 2013)
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J *deep in the heart of Texas*
4 Stars for Blake and Gabi!!!

Passionate Addiction is Blake's story. Blake is the bass guitarist (I think) for Reckless Beat. Shortly after joining the band Blake meets Michelle and gets involved with cocaine. He keeps his addiction hidden from the band, joins an online drug addiciton chat room and is eventually saved by Gabrielle (Gabi), our heroine.



For four years, Blake and Gabi build a friendship. Gabi is Blake's angel. She saved him from crumbling under the addiction. They've never met....h
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Shayna
“Forgive, Forget. Finally be free.”

The men from Reckless Beat are absolutely addicting! Never has a character touched my heart as much as Blake has! Passionate Addiction is a Rock Star love story that will take your breath away.

Imagine meeting and talking with someone on the internet, building a trust without even meeting in person, telling them your secrets and downfalls, depending on that someone when you don’t even know what they look like. Fast forward 4 years, and finally you come face to f
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Eden Summers
Oct 19, 2013 Eden Summers marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)




Michelle Willms
Oct 25, 2013 Michelle Willms rated it it was amazing
Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers
Passionate Addiction is the story of Blake, the newest member of the Reckless Beat band. Blake has a number of personal demons, all he’s managed to keep private from his fellow band members, the people he’s come to view as his family.
Blake was brought up in a loveless home – unwanted, mistreated, and left out. He’d never felt he really belonged anywhere until he joined Reckless Beat. All that was put in jeopardy when he met one groupie, a beautiful heiress wh
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Kaylyn
Oct 19, 2013 Kaylyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
I will say Eden knocked this book out of the freakin’ universe. I absolutely loved it even when I was yelling at the characters in my head. (Do not judge me.) lol

Gabi has her fair share trauma in her past. Her twin brother overdosed on their birthday and died a few days later. She chose to help other addict overcome by becoming a mod in the chat room. She chose to help people so that other people didn’t feel that lose. I wanted her to be more for Blake talking to the woman who pulled him into d
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Kathleen Brown
Oct 23, 2013 Kathleen Brown rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
First of all, I did sit and read PASSIONATE ADDICTION in one sitting. From the prologue, I was hooked. Blake and Gabi met over distance and fell in love over time. In his darkest moments of struggling to fight his cocaine addiction, tattooed rocker, Blake Kennedy, of RECKLESS BEAT fame, found his 'Angel', Gabi. Their love was four years in the making.
On the night of their first meeting, they both recognized how deep the connection was that existed between them. Over four years, they had bared
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Laura Frasher
Oct 23, 2013 Laura Frasher rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Passionate Addiction from Eden for an honest review. I didn't think I could love Passionate Addiction more than Blind Attraction, but I was wrong. The story of Blake and Gabi stole my heart. I laughed and cried but most of all I fell more in love with Blake. I LOVED this book and recommend everyone to read it. It is one of the best books I have ever read! Thank you Eden for letting me escape reality for a while.
Stephanie
Aug 18, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! I came away from book one having fallen in love with Blake even though he wasn't the main character in that book. I thought he was kind, compassionate and caring beneath his bad boy persona. This book delves further into his story.

He and Gabi are great friends and have been for 4 years, ever since they met online in a chat room, yet they have never met in person. They've only talked via Skype and phone calls. Blake travels half way around the world to meet up with her for her
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Vickie Rochon Milizia
Nov 02, 2013 Vickie Rochon Milizia rated it it was amazing
I received and ARC of Passionate Addiction for an honest review. This is book 2 in the Reckless Beat series. I loved book 1 and book 2 does not disappoint. This book happens fast, however it takes your heart on this roller coaster ride with death defying dips, heart beating speeds and humongous mountain climbs. At one part I wanted to stop reading simply because I knew what was coming, I was wrong. Eden tells Blake & Gabi's story beautifully and with emotion that she transfers to u as the re ...more
Franjessca
Oct 10, 2013 Franjessca rated it it was amazing
Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

Passionate Addiction is the second book in the Reckless Beat series and it happens to be my favorite member of the band, Blake’s story. *sigh* I fell in love with him in Blind Attraction and in this book…I fell even harder.

Eden Summers made me smile, laugh, and cry (several times), while reading Passionate Addiction due to the truth of what Blake has gone through and continues to go through. I feel for the hot and sexy tattooed guitarist. He managed to get
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Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 Stars


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,
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Chris
Oct 27, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it
I loved reading about Blake and Gabi. Blake is totally swoon-worthy and knows how to own up to his mistakes. This was another fabulous read by Eden. She completely draws you in and you feel for the characters.
Trea
I really enjoyed this story! If anything, it was better than the previous book in the series! While we didn't get to see the evolution of their friendship, we do get to see that Gabi and Blake are very much in love with one another and have to weather some tough storms. We get a front row seat as to how Blake dealt with the fallout from his one time drug addition. It was a very frank look at addiction and how it affected others around the person addicted and it was an extremely emotional ride! I ...more
Adria (Romance Reviews)
Oct 10, 2013 Adria (Romance Reviews) rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

Oh this series is killing me, and in a good way!

As the resident bad boy of the all male rock group Reckless Beat, bass guitarist Blake Kennedy has had it all from the minute he signed on as a member of the group. As talented as he is handsome, Blake can have any woman he wants, but now, all he has to show for his wild ways are a closet full of demons just waiting to escape. Ashamed of how far he’s fallen, Blake refuses to confide in his band mates for
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Kirsten
Nov 15, 2013 Kirsten rated it it was amazing
Blake Kennedy is most definitely a Rock God. I really enjoyed reading this book about Blake and Gabrielle. The way that Eden wrote these characters and gave them these qualities like insecurity, loneliness, fear of losing the one you love; it's a bit unusual. But god, I fall in love with these characters precicely because they are flawed, unperfect and humans making mistakes just like the rest of us. We just don't usually see past the bright lights and the story the media wants to tell. Eden let ...more
Kimberly
Ok, I was fortunate to have found this awesome author Eden Summers. I love stories about rock bands and totally fell in love with Reckless Beat. In Blind Attraction, we were introduced to the very sexy Blake Kennedy. In Passionate Addiction (Reckless Beat #2), we get to know Blake. Much to my surprise there was a lot more to Blake then was shared in the first book. Eden tackled the very difficult subject of drug addiction and redemption with Blake. While dealing with this she crafted a very clev ...more
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Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers is the second in the Reckless Beat Series by Eden Summers. I have read a few of her books and have enjoyed them all. The first book in the series is Blind Attraction (See my review here) which took me by surprise how much I enjoyed it.  I read it back in June, right before Wicked Book GNO and was crazed with the planning, but Blind Attraction was enough to distract me. This time, I read Passionat
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Mar 22, 2017 The Book Junkie Reads . . . rated it really liked it
Blake finally meets his Gabi. The one person in the world that could calm him and bring him back from the brink. The romance of the music, the life style, the passion, the explosion of chemistry, the connection that made it all worth the risk and sacrifice. One wrong turn leads Blake to his angel. For years they have worked on building that connection that was stronger than any he had had in life. Their bond gets tested and life takes on the bonds built over time.

This was emotional. This held l
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MsRomanticReads

Passionate Addiction begins a few years before book one, and it introduces us to a past that Blake has managed to keep a secret from everyone in the band. Shortly after joining Reckless Beat, he got swept up in the cliche lifestyle of a rock star, met a woman who he fell hard for, but she also introduced him to drugs. To his credit, he realized he was on a path of self destruction and managed to get out of it. He kicked the drugs, and Michelle, to the curb. But every recovering addict needs a su
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Kim
Sep 10, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

You saved my soul. Gave me new meaning. Fought against my demons, while I lay sleeping.~Angel of Mine by Reckless Beat

I adored Blake in Blind Attraction and was hoping that he would be the subject of book 2. So I was so excited! I love the premise of his story. It is current and relevant.

She was his savior...his best friend...his Angel. It all started in an internet support chat room. Gabi reached out to him and pulled Blake through a difficult recovery. Four years later, they finally
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Tabby -  Shattered Hearts Reviews
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Sweet Baby Jesus.
I didn't think the second book would rock me as much as the first, but boy was I wrong. I honestly think that Blake took over my heart just a little more than Mitchell did. The story behind the stories that were told in this novel were deep. I loved that it touched on a subject that is ruining the lives of many people that we come in contact with on a day to day basis. It was done in such a tasteful way that you had NO HOPE of
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Dec 27, 2016 Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kylie Scott fans
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Dee McGee
Oct 19, 2013 Dee McGee rated it it was amazing
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If you’ve been following my reading habits, you’ll know I’m a sucker for a rock star romance. I picked up Blind Attraction and was immediately hooked on the fictional band, Reckless Beat. Eden lavishes attention on every character, you can’t help but love every one of them. When I got an invitation to review Passionate Addiction, I jumped at the chance.

Blake Kennedy is the bassist for Reckless Beat. He is flirty, witty, and so funny. I fell for him so hard in Blind Attraction becau
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Naomi
Oct 14, 2013 Naomi rated it it was amazing
I fell for Blake in the first book of this series and was excited that he was getting his own book, but sad that he wouldn't be single anymore! I am just glad he fell for a fellow Aussie girl with a heart of gold… I will just live my fantasies through her!

Blake appeared to be pretty put together in Blind Attraction, but I soon learned that he has pretty solid walls that he hides behind and even his own band members, who he is close to, didn't realise the depth of his struggles. The only person w
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Denita Kee
Nov 18, 2013 Denita Kee rated it it was amazing
Ok I have to say that I loved the first book Blind Attraction, but this one was my favorite. Oh Blake, Blake, Blake that boy is full of passion and hottness. I love the fact that he looked for help with his addiction. When he found Gabi online he truly found his guardian angel. They became best friends over four years of just talking online or on social network or with Skype. But they had never seen each other in person until Blake shows up in Australia to surprise Gabi on her birthday. Of cours ...more
Addie
Nov 27, 2013 Addie rated it it was amazing
Well that was an emotional rollercoaster. The second half of the book at least. The first half was more of a beautiful romance blooming you can't help but smile while reading it.

This is the second book of the Reckless Beat series, and so far, this is the best. Sorry to Mitch and Allie but Blake and Gabi are the best. They have a lot to go through - a lot - but together they got through it. Yes they had pasts, insecurities and miscommunication as obstacles but in the end they were the perfect cou
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Book Addict Mumma
Oct 27, 2013 Book Addict Mumma rated it it was amazing
I am totally and utterly addicted to the Reckless Beat guys I just can’t get enough of them, I beg and plead Eden for more even though I know she won’t share with me LOL!

This the the second installment of the series and it is off the charts sizzling but there is also alot of emotional upheaval in this one too which made it a page turner for me. Let speechless at times and wanting to cry out loud I enjoyed the ride.

Eden has hit on a theme that takes a lot to work with, Blake is a recovering addic
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Adriana
Mar 08, 2014 Adriana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Blake Kennedy has conquered the demons of his past with the help of an Angel. What once was his addiction is now only the reminder of everything he despises and wants to distance himself from. Gabrielle Smith has been in love with Blake for years, but she would never admit it to him. They are friends. Best friends. Each other's lifelines. But when Blake surprises her on her birthday and they meet face to face for the first time, the heat between them escalates quicker then their next breath. For ...more
Michelle Quintana
Mar 21, 2014 Michelle Quintana rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about the book. I like Blake and I think that Gabi is the perfect person for him. She never judged him and was always there for him before they ever met, so why would things be any different now that they have met? Parts of the story seemed to drag and at times I felt were repetitive. It figures that his past would come back and haunt him. Despite his behavior, he finds out who his real family is. I don't know what the deal is with the guys in the band wanting to move thing ...more
Natalie M
This is a great series when I'm in the mood for a rocker story. I really loved Blake!! He and Gabi make a great couple. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about them speaking and being extremely close for years prior to meeting face to face. However, it worked for me and I really felt the connection the two shared. They had some awesome chemistry and there story wasn't very angsty. The guys of Reckless Beat are a really funny bunch and I look forward to reading more of their books.
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“None of that matters anymore," he proclaimed, staring straight into the camera. "My loyalty to the band, my love of music-" He shook his head and wrinkled his nose. "None of it matters, because I've ruined the only thing in my life that means more to me than life itself. I've let down the woman who holds my heart and done the one thing I promised myself I would never do--hurt her.” 8 likes
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