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Sultry Groove

(Reckless Beat #4)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,003 ratings  ·  127 reviews
He wants the world and the admiration of everyone in it.

Sean Taiden, the inconspicuous drummer of Reckless Beat, is sick of living in the shadows of his bandmates’ success. He’ll do anything to gain the recognition he deserves. Even if it means dancing in a music video to the Reckless track that drives a knife into his broken heart whenever he hears it. The saving grace i
Kindle Edition, 275 pages
Published May 8th 2015
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I had tons of notes and highlights for this review but then I said f**k it because basically I HATED these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean's still in love with Sid and coupled with his bitterness over the fact that he's almost unknown in the band decided to use Mel as a distraction, They start hooking up but he of course develops feelings for her.

"Sidney should’ve been Sean’s saving grace. She should’ve been his shining light and all the fuzzy, wuzzy, fucked-up-picket-fence shit. When she came ba
I'm always guaranteed a scorching hot read when it comes to Eden Summers' Reckless Beat series. In Sultry Groove, book 4 of one of my favorite Rock Star Romances, this author gives us page after page of hilarious, emotional, and sexy goodness. This is a book I expected to like, and found myself devouring. With the 'realness' of the love story and the emotional upheaval that I went through while reading, this book was the complete package for me. A romance that had me laughing out loud one minute ...more
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
first to start of with - understated talent !!! this book is a proof for the understated talent that is Eden Summers. Her books just get better and better and I honestly can't wait for the next one, and this one goes one the re-read list!!!

I'm the kind of reader that I highlight the parts of the book, great quotes and scenes ... let me tell you - this whole book ended up being highlighted.
its the perfect mixture of all you need and want in a book to fall in love with it - rock band, love troubl
I've enjoyed watching this author's writing evolve over each story that I have read of hers, but I had a hard time with this story. I really hated Sean's mentality for the bulk of the book, and felt that it tainted everything he had with Melody. Her secret keeping also didn't help matters, either. Neither of them were emotionally stable enough to be in a relationship, so, to me, their happy for now ending wasn't that believable. I also thought the story ended a bit too abruptly for my tastes. Ho ...more
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Review-Sultry Groove Summary 
Sean Taiden, the drummer for Reckless Beat, is in a dark place, the woman he loves is marrying his best friend. And to make it worse, on their engagement party, he is to give a speech, which breaks him even more. Sean has always come second to his best friend, and tries to attempt to drink his sorrows away, and never thought the only woman to keep him from thinking of Sydney…a gorgeous pixie with red hair and a smile to warm his chilly heart. Melody, was a profession
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series. Normally, I read Historical and am very picky about the few Contemporary That I read. When I found the first novel, "Blind Attraction", I didn't stop reding until I was done. I was blown out of the water. The book was everything I look for. It was entertaining with the dialogue between band members, the sex scenes were erotic and well written. You wanted to be friends with the heroine yet were jealous of her because of her man. I quickly read the next four and they ...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Anne Dodds
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review. This book was Soooo worth the wait! This is the story of the guy who feels underappreciated, has the hots for his best friends girl, and has a problem with alcohol. In comes a woman who had all the appreciation she could ever want and now she's hiding because of her scars. This really a love story about two people not only finding out about themselves but also helping one another face their demons.

You get to see Sean as he really is, not just the wise ass
McGee Magoo
Blind Attraction (Reckless Beat, #1) by Eden Summers (Mitchell & Alana)
Passionate Addiction (Reckless Beat, #2) by Eden Summers (Blake & Gabi)
Reckless Weekend (Reckless Beat, #2.5) by Eden Summers (Fun group novella)
Undesired Lust (Reckless Beat, #3) by Eden Summers (Mason & Sidney)

With his thuggish looks and the heart of the sweetest gentleman...

Sean Taiden is the drummer for Reckless Beat. He's always in the background, always getting the left-over attention from the cast-offs of the other, more high-profile guys in the band. They get all the attention, they get all the chicks and Sean's even lost out on the woman he loves to a band mate. He's at his end. He's done wit
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rock-stars
4.5 stars

Sean is wallowing in his own misery. The woman he feels should have been his is engaged to his best friend, and they both seem oblivious to his pain while he tries to put on a brave face. Fake it til you make it should be his new motto. But he is sick of being passed over, whether it is via the lack of recognition for his contributions to the band or by the women who just want to use him to get to the his other more popular (although now very taken) bandmates.

Melody may just be the hope

*Complimentary ARC provided by the author for the purpose of an honest review.

Out of all the couples in the series thus far, Sean and Melody were my favorite, and not just because the heroine was a dancer. I had no idea that the love Sean felt for Sidney went THAT deep. He called it pathetic, but I found it heartbreaking. As if his love life wasn't enough of a problem, he was tired of being the invisible band member. Of all the guys, he seemed the most...normal. But he did have a few moments tha
Tina "IRead2Escape"
4.5 Stars

Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Loved this book!

Sultry Groove is the 4th book of the Reckless Beat series by the rocker bad boy master Eden Summers. I am pretty sure it is my favorite of the entire series. I've said that before about this series with pretty much each book I've read, but I'm serious this time. Sean's story has stolen my heart.

Sean is the drummer of the super popular Reckless Beat band. Half of his band mates are settled down and happily coupled, his best friend and lead singer
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
This is another great book in the Reckless Beat series. Eden Summers has brought these characters to life and given them what is needed to get them to where they need to be.

Sean is sick of being in the background and getting sloppy seconds, he wants to be front and centre and get attention but he doesn't realise what this means until it is too late.

Melody has always been in the spotlight and been the centre of attention until a tragedy occurs to change her life. Now she wants to sink into the ba
Love N. Books
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pet’s $0.02
3.5 stars

The Reckless Beat series is one of the better Rocker series out there and this is the fourth couple in the series, which means that by this time I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on how the guys interact, their hang ups, their challenges and how the women they’ve found fit into their celebrity lifestyles.

This is the first time that one of the guys has fallen for a woman who is a celebrity in her own right, and who has recently left that life. And, even though Melody has some l
Christina Balaz
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. I couldn’t wait to get started on Sean’s book, he seemed like such a great character in previous books and I couldn’t wait to know more about him and get inside his head. My heart broke for him most of the book and for Melody at the end, I found they were perfect together although Melody’s character did confuse me a little at the start. There was just something about her that I wasn’t a big fan of. But towards the end I did start to ...more
Reading with 2 book lovers
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
once again eden summers gives us another great read.
I loved getting Sean's story.
once I started this book I couldn't put it down.
I volunteered to read a copy of this book
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!! The series is amazing even though its predictable but still love the characters and the story line
Spunky N Sassy
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
SNS Rating: 4.8

~~~~~~~~~~Dee's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This story has a lot of frustration in it. Melody does not like her body because of a scar. It is frustrating to see her repeated denials of her beauty expressed by those close to her. She is stubborn and determined to remain in her dark, depressive mindset that one wants to shake some sense into her. Sean also has determination but he seems willing to change his perceptions when the mental light bulb goes on. Together, Melody & Sean love, tal
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars

Sean Taiden, the drummer for Reckless Beat, is in a a bad place. He's feeling left out, shoved in the background, and struggling with feelings for his best friend's fiancee.

He was sick of pity. Sick of rejection and sulking in someone else's shadows. Moving on was his only option.

But when he is introduced to Melody Jenkins, his new dance instructor for Reckless Beat's next music video, the red headed pixie offers him a much needed distraction from his current issues. But Melody is also having a
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You will need to have at least read the previous book, Undesired Lust before you read Sultry Groove.

Oh Sean....

After events in the previous book, Reckless Beat drummer Sean Taiden is in a terrible downward spiral. Heart broken, feeling undervalued in the band, he just wants his bandmates to leave him the hell alone and let him drink himself into oblivion.

I swear my heart broke over and over in the first 15% of this book. Seriously, every time I think, "oh it will get better now"... BAM right in
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Sultry Groove is the fourth book in Eden Summer’s Reckless Beat series. It is written from a third person POV and alternates between the main characters. It does have an HEA, no cliffhanger unless you count the sprinkling of hints you get about the next book in the series, and it can fully be read as a standalone novel.

This is one of those series that I absolutely love, and it is in my favorites pile. What does that mean exactly? That I’m super picky with the content. I’ll admit that I’m biased
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-kindle

Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

I have enjoyed each and every book in the Reckless Beat series, and Sultry Groove was another fantastic instalment! Sean is a character that I have liked throughout the series, and I was excited to meet the girl who would help his heart heal after what happened in Undesired Lust. The beginning of Sultry Groove was difficult for Sean as I could see how much Mason and Sidney’s relationship was affecting him, but he was soon distracted by his choreo
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'll make this simple to start...I LOVED THIS BOOK! Eden Summers never ceases to amaze me. She can make me laugh hysterically and make my husband think I'm nuts. And then she can shred my heart into pieces with her emotionally charged words.

I wasn't completely convinced that it was possible for Sean to move on from Sydney. His head is so messed up. He's angry with how his career is going, or isn't going rather. He's struggling with being happy for his best friend. Bottom line...he's an absolute
Reviews from the Heart
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so hard!!

This is book 4 of the Reckless Beat series and of course, I read this one first so now I get to go play catch up because there's no way I can stop here. I need more Reckless Beat!!

You want intensity? How about chemistry? Humor? Compassion? Heat? A little angst? Not to mention hot as hades rockers? This book will rip you apart and then put you back together again. One minute, you're emotionally raw and crying your eyes out....the next you're either laughing out loud or
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
What an amazing story for Sean! I am so glad he got his HEA! I felt so sad for Sean being stuck on a girl he couldn’t have. The author did a very good job of describing what he was going through with having to be around her a lot. I loved Melody’s character. She was someone who Sean had to work for and at the same time was able to realize that his obsession with Sid was unhealthy and would not have been a good match for him. Melody suffers from her own personal form of PTSD from her accident. Sh ...more
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sean is tired of being ignored, he's the DRUMMER for the band for god sakes! He deserves to be recognized. So he decided to dance in the next video. He meets up with Melody, who is a tough chick. Together they learn a new dance, how to hide their baggage. But the sparks fly and the magic begins. Could Melody make it okay for Sean? Can Sean help Melody lower the wall and trust again?

Sean is still coping with the loss of Sidney to Mason. This made my heart break for him, he hoped for something wit
Page Turners
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This has become one of my favorite series and this latest book is absolutely amazing. Sean is dealing with a multitude of issues. He feels invisible in his band and is aching from his one-sided love for his band mate’s wife. Life is pretty hard for Sean right now until he meets Melody. She is the dance instructor to the band’s latest video finally featuring Sean. Melody is dealing with issues of her own and is cautious with her attraction for Sean. Melody is not a stranger to the limelight but a ...more
Megan Riverina Romantics
Rating: 5 out of 5
Heat Rating: 3 out of 5
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,6 / 5 stars

I had no idea I would like Sean so much but I really did. I felt really bad for him because of all the Mason and Sidney drama, and I seriously hated that they flaunted their relationship in front of him without thinking of his feelings. It seriously sucked, and he deserved to be pissed off about it.

“See.” He pointed directly at her. “That scowl drives me wild. You’re so cute, and tiny, and fragile, yet that show of angst proves you’ve got fire in your belly.” He leaned fo
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well Eden summers has done it again, I don’t know why but I wasn’t sure if I would like Sean’s story but I am not sure why I doubted Edens writing I absolutely loved this this story and what it stood for.

Being this is the 4th book in the series the story for this couple was so different to the rest of the books and it made it so exciting to be able to read a book about a band and really feel like it’s a standalone.

God I love reckless beat band, they all try to be tough guys but at the end of the
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