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Reckless Abandon

(Gilded Knot #1)

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4.79  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Nixie Fitzgerald is locked in a prison of her own making.

After her failed marriage, she built too many walls to let her guard down completely. There was no satisfaction in the few relationships she managed to have after the divorce, and going further than the third interaction takes trust – something Nixie will never give to a man freely again. The scars of her past run t
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Published October 17th 2016
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Stacey
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well holy hell?! It I wasn't curious about the BDSM lifestyle before...I sure the hell am now! I've read quite a few BDSM books up until this point and this one is quite different from the others. It wasn't just about the lifestyle, but the trust and faith that goes into having this type of relationship. Both Nixie and Jackson have their own issues. What struck me was how Jackson required Nixie to trust him, fully and and totally without question; when he, himself could not give her the same in ...more
Lindsey King
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Angst 2
Tears 3
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 5
Overall Rating 5

EEEEEP! I loved this book! I read a lot of BDSM books just because the lifestyle is so interesting to me. This one was just so much.... more. It wasn't just about BDSM, but about two people who need to learn to trust and let the past go. This is the Going in I knew Nixie had her issues. But what I did not know was that Jack has his own issues as well. I loved the characters! Even the secondary ones. They played a huge role in the s
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Heather Ross
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I grow up, I want to be just like Elle Luckett. Where do I start to tell you how amazing her latest offering is?

I'm no stranger to her words, lapping up every single thing she writes like a starving dog, and there's a reason for that. Quite simply, whatever genre, whatever topic, whatever lifestyle, world or issues she takes on, she nails with the absolute finesse of a consummate professional.

In Reckless Abandon, we have the first of what I hope will become a series of books set within th
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Victoria L. James
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret that Elle Luckett is an absolute master when it comes to writing steamy romance. And I bet a lot of you out there think that this is a genre that's been done to the death and that you've read it all before, right? Wrong. Totally wrong. Elle Luckett is so different from so many erotica writers, that it's hard to believe she even has to write this stuff. It reads like it's just poured out of her fingertips without her even having to try, it's that natural. Every movement of the body ...more
Charlie Matthews
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gah.. I don't even know where to begin with this little gem of a read. I guess I'll start by saying, holyfreakinhellliciousmotherholyhotnessofhot.

Yeah, I just totally said that.

I had no idea what I was diving into when I opened the first page of this book. Loved Nixie from beginning to end. I loved her gentleness and I especially loved her naughty, inquisitive side. Jackson was just a total babe throughout, captivating me with his cockiness and experience in the world of bdsm. At times.. Ok, m
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The Smutbrarians
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Angst 2
Tears 3
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

EEEEEP! I loved this book! I read a lot of BDSM books just because the lifestyle is so interesting to me. This one was just so much.... more. It wasn't just about BDSM, but about two people who need to learn to trust and let the past go. This is the Going in I knew Nixie had her issues. But what I did not know was that Jack has his own issues as well. I loved the characters! Even the secondary ones. Th
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This book is brilliant. I loved it. The fact that the leading female, Nixie, is a real woman with curves and self-doubt made me love her more. Ok if my date said to me lets go to a BDSM private party, I would properly run for the hills. But it was awesome that she lifted her chin and basically said game face on let’s do this. The book has a lovely pace and is very easy to pick up and get engrossed in. There are some very hot scenes and yes there is a BDSM theme running through it but it’s not he ...more
Candy
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Where do I start? Nixie has self esteem issues that run into trust issues and her friend Carl can see beyond that there is beauty. But he doesn't tell her the party they are going to is gonna unleash that beauty. The Gilded Knot is a BDSM club and let's just say Nixie is none to thrilled but stays anyway. Jackson who is the manager of The Gilded Knot and a member is introduced to Nixie and for good reason because they are a perfect fit. Both have trust issues but Jackson will earn Nixie's but fo ...more
The Book Fairy Reviews
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Failed marriage and trust issues, that is what Nixie is left with. Now as she navigate the dating world again, she is asked "Do you Trust me?" by her current date, Carl. The answer to his question is what this book is based on, trust issues. So, when she answers him, it is no surprise that the answer is no. However she takes a chance and is proven that her trust was not to be given, but it will lead her to the person that will ultimately win her trust and break down her walls.
Jackson is the ow
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Karyn
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! The two main characters, Nixie and Jackson, are so well developed that they bring the story right off the pages!

I found myself crying when the author was describing Nixie and her poor self-esteem. I am not even sure that the author’s intent was to make the reader cry but the description was so well thought out, that it pulled on my heartstrings for the character.

Jackson is a very sexy, sweet, alpha male that you cannot help but love. Even the side characters were created t
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Jennifer
(5 stars)

I have found a new BDSM author!!! This was such a good read!

When Nixie is tricked into going to a BDSM open night, her life as she knows it changes in the space of a few hours. But the biggest thing about BDSM is trust, Nixie has learned that she can't trust anyone but herself for the most part, so how will this work?

Jackson spots Nixie and is instantly enchanted, will get a chance with her or will she run?

I am a long time fan of the BDSM genre and have read quite a
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Kristina
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well well well Elle Luckett has done it again, another amazing book by this very talented lady! She writes all the beautiful and steamy ;) words <3 I LOVED it!!

It really is a beautiful story about trust and love and overcoming your fears....

I looove Nixie (that name is just awesome!), she the sweetest person ever, but also can be tough when needed!
And Jackson is HOT...also sweet, caring, protective....*sigh* you're gonna love him!!
And you're gonna love the side characters! They are awesome &l
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Angie Box
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily Reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book for Hot Box Reviews and OMG where to start I just love these kinds of stories about how one look one word one touch can change your whole look on life and I this book it did just that I have to say Jackson is the best choice for Nickie but I don't want to say to much because I want everyone to read their steamy story for yourself because if you are like me and I am a very emotional reader and this book brought out all of my emotions then ...more
Danielle Goodwin
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Elle Luckett's "Reckless Abandon" is the first tale in the Gilded Knot series. I love, love, love this! I love the characters and their flaws. Very well-written and descriptive. Jackson is soooo hotttt! Nixie is such a strong, resilient girl. He really sees her amazing heart. I can't wait for #2 to come out! I need it now!
Maria Angie Mendoza
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Steamy, angsty, erotic fun read. More than a just BDSM , the story of Nixie and Jack is more about letting go and trust. Loved the characters and the flow of the story. Some twists and turns made this a worthwhile read❣
Brandi Elliott
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome. I totally understand Nixie. This book has made my curiousities about bdsm grow to an all time high. This is a must read
Jessica
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Trust is hard to earn

Trust is hard to earn

Wow! Where will I start my review. I just finished reading Reckless Abandon few minutes ago. My apology from the author and the book blog tour as it took me few days to finish reading the book. This book is oh so good. Though I am not into BDSM, Master Jackson and Nixie will guide you through the pain and pleasure from their relationship.

Trust is an important lesson that I learned while reading this book. Though trust is hard to earn, you have to put
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Badass Bloggettes
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Reckless Abandon is the sophomore book by Elle Luckett. Reckless Abandon is a good story with interesting characters. It is also one of those reads that I have a hard time reviewing because I have mixed feelings about the way the story unfolds. I like a lot about it, but there are a few things that feel a little undone or incomplete. Let me explain.

Things I Love:

The Story:
The story is told in third person, alternating points of view of Nixie and Jackson. The reader can get in the
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Tara Bryant
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reckless Abandon
By Elle Luckett

In a world of social media, body shaming has taken over. Being a woman, body shaming is now part of our daily routine. Can I wear this? Should I wear this? Does this make me look fat? Elle Luckett breaks down these horrible barriers and opens our eyes with Reckless Abandon.

"Conquering fears was all well and good, and it sounded like a solid plan on paper, but putting herself out there to be ridiculed wasn't going to help with her confidence."

Nixie has always been
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Lindsey
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lies deceit, abuse, love, passion. There are so many good things about this book. The writing, the plot, the chemistry between the characters, it all was there and came together in a perfect mixture. Nixie (I so love her name) and Jackson come together both for different reasons but soon find themselves lost in their fight for each other and in finding that missing piece. I enjoyed every second of this rollercoaster ride because it was a spiral of emotions that reached through the pages. This st ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lies deceit, abuse, love, passion. There are so many good things about this book. The writing, the plot, the chemistry between the characters, it all was there and came together in a perfect mixture. Nixie (I so love her name) and Jackson come together both for different reasons but soon find themselves lost in their fight for each other and in finding that missing piece. I enjoyed every second of this rollercoaster ride because it was a spiral of emotions that reached through the pages. This st ...more
Kristy
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

I have been really needing a good BDSM book and this one hit the spot. This author is a first for me but she's definitely someone I'll be keeping on my radar. Nixie Fitzgerald has been through the ringer. She's been put down & verbally abused by both her father and her husband. Luckily after an affair she caught her husband having she managed to divorce him, but unfortunately she's left with a truckload of self esteem issues.
Jack is
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ali
Reckless Abandon is the first novel I've read by Luckett and I am interested in checking out more of her books. As a Dom who runs a BDSM club, Jackson was definitely the type of guy that would peak my interest. I found him to be a lot of things a good Book boyfriend should be. He came across as understanding, funny, compassionate, loving, and dominant. Woven into the story is panty melting sex scenes in addition to finding trust in not only yourself but in others. At times I felt this story w
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Sue
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well ,Miss Luckett has done it again.A beautifully, exquisite story. Nixie and Jackson,*big sigh* are just perfect for each other.They bounce off each other so well,not just sexually;) and physically also mentally too.T heir personalities too.They complement each other.They are hot and passionate but also so funny,lol,quite a few times.
I love that Nixie is sassy and has an edge to her.She is an easy character to connect to and love.
Jackson is playful and so funny at time.He's one delicious man t
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Michaela Bishop
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*~* I received and arc in return of a true honest and unbiased review *~*

This is the first work read by this author and I have the say it won't be the last, I've read a lot of BDSM books but this right here has turned me around and made me more curious now. An amazing read by an amazing author.
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
A good book. Pacing is a little off. Good characters. Looking forward to more in this series.
Mary
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Oct 29, 2016
Kimberly Caldwell
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Oct 17, 2016
Ali Mason
You can read my review on Nerdy Dirty & Flirty here, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Addy
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Oct 25, 2016
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