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Reckless Behavior

(Bad Behavior #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  392 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
After too many years of putting his job first, Detective Andreas Ruffner is getting his priorities straight. He’s ready to spend some quality time with his adult kids, not to mention come clean about some things he should’ve told them a long time ago. And introduce them to his partner and boyfriend, Darren Corliss.

But in a heartbeat, a family dinner turns into Andreas’s wo
ebook, 264 pages
Published December 30th 2017 by Riptide Publishing
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***4.5 Stars***

This time it gets personal...
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... by any account.

After everything that happened in the previous books, you would think Andreas Ruffner and Darren Corliss deserved a bit downtime to get some rest and work on their relationship. Well, knowing these guys and their record for getting into trouble, you can be sure that this is wishful thinking.

Andreas, still not at the top of his game and not fit for active duty after the injury he sustained in Suspicious Behavior, has only one t
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
Welp, the authors did not lie when they said they were going to be SUPER mean to the boys. They delivered.

Almost immediately Andreas is shaken to the core by the kidnapping of three of his children. He tries to hold it together and does so for the most part but there were a couple dark nights of the soul. Without Darren I'm not sure what would've become of him. Darren is the rock of Gibraltar through it all until his number comes up too. Then he hides in the case to escape his own reality.

Both e
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Better, but not much*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

We're back with the ‘newly minted detective’, Darren Corliss (28) and the no longer ‘lone wolf detective’, Andreas Ruffner (in this forties?). This time we get more romance and affection, though not much, as Andreas' kids gets kidnaped. Although I had expected to see more of Andreas together with his kids, Erin (how old?), Ben (24), Casey (21), and their half sister, Emily (4), we didn't get a whole lot of them. Overall, I hope we get more depth in the last bo
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was good!

and sad, and scary, and oh so wonderful.

Darren and Andreas *sigh* - that's adult love right there.

There's not a single sex scene in the book, yet the love and devotion stand out like no other story I've read in recent memory. Through the critical times and the mellow times, these two are a perfect match.

Reckless Behavior keeps us in critical mode 99% of the time. It's an edge of your seat suspense that tests our MCs' limits. Through it all there is love and caring and support that
L.A. Witt
Aug 23, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Y'all thought we were mean to them in books 1 & 2....*cackles*
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well this creates a problem...

you see I do try really, really hard to be honest in my reviews and I'm sure I'm hardly the first person to face this dilemma but I gave this one 5 stars and that's where my problem arises...I need more than 5 stars...seriously more than 5 on this one.

I loved the hell out of this story. I was addicted to this series from the word go and with each book my love for these books for the stories and characters contained within has only continued to grow. While there's
**4.5 stars**

Fast-paced, very emotional…I’m exhausted on behalf of Darren & Andreas : these guys deserve a break…and for sure don’t get it here.

This is not a standalone and the series needs to be read in order. The case these 2 detectives are personally eager to solve is directly linked to the one they solved in Risky Behavior and the relationship they have started takes another level in depth as Darren is faced with heartbreaking family issues while winning his place within Andreas’s own fa
Another exciting installment with twists & turns... Not a lot of romance, but what was there was awesome! Bring on book 4!!
Pre review -
Feeling excited because I love this series.


And nothing changed post reading, I still love this series. This is a great addition and if you're even remotely thinking about giving it a read, start with Risky Behavior and keep on going when this comes out on January 1st, 2018. One of the best "MM" series going at the moment.

Well written.
Well paced.
Dual and progressive POV.
Great MCs whose personalities fit their occupation well.
Terrific extended families.

There is no particular heat in
Audiobook review

I was going to jump straight into this story after finishing Suspicious Behavior last night. Then I read the blurb.. and holy hell!! I quickly realised that for my sanity's sake (what little there is of it) I could not start this book at 10pm at night. At least not if I wanted to get any sleep. But let me tell you, waiting to start this book was not easy!

So, almost immediately after waking up this morning I started listening, and listening. I also uttered more than a few curse w
4.25 stars

***ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***

This series has been consistently good. This book did not disappoint, as it kept me invested and it was hard to tear away from it at all.

Andreas is still recovering from his ankle injury in book two, and because he needs multiple surgeries on it, he starts out this book still in a cast and in crutches. Even then, I feel like before things went to shit, or even after, we could have gotten a little something something with
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, lbr, ebook

4.5 stars - Andreas and Darren are back and still trying to recover from the roller coaster ride they’ve pretty much been on since they were first paired together. Andreas is also recovering from the surgery he had to repair his injured ankle. The time has come though to come clean to the rest of his kids about Darren, his HIV status, etc. It doesn’t take long for things to take another bad turn for these guys when all but one of Andreas’ kids are kidnapped right out from under him.

Barely fit fo
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
This series just keeps getting better. I liked Risky Behavior and Suspicious Behavior, but Reckless Behavior has surpassed them both.

Andreas and Darren are healing from the events of Suspicious Behavior, and now it's time for Andreas to come clean to his adult kids about some stuff, and to spend more time with all of his kids. To that end, they're all at dinner, when three of his children are kidnapped. Yeesh, can these men not catch a break and enjoy some down time, ever?!?! L.A. Witt and Cari
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this is one incredible thriller series and this is the most suspenseful and wrenching of the three. The book opens with Darren finally meeting Andreas’s other children, besides Erin, his two sons and his youngest daughter Emily. After the dinner, Andreas’ world caves in when Emily, Erin and son Casey are taken, without a clue as to who or why. The partners are still viewed with suspicion for crossing the blue line and taking down dirty cops, but with children’s lives at stake, most of the d ...more
4.5 stars- this series continues to bring the excitement

Reckless Behavior is the third book in the Bad Behavior series co-written by Miss Witt and Cari Z. I’ve really enjoyed the series, and this book was no exception. Because the series deals with the same couple and some continuing story arcs with little to no backtracking, I wouldn’t classify it as a standalone. Reckless Behavior picks up as Andreas is still recovering from the ankle injury he suffered in the second book, but the couple is no
Barb ~rede-2-read~
A copy of this ARC was provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This series is smokin’! Action-packed, nail-biting, heartbreaking—this book has it all. Though there’s not a lot of overt romance to this one, and no sex scenes, there is love—a deep and lasting love that’s developing between Andreas and Darren as well as the love of family. In this one, Andreas’s children are kidnapped so the love of a father for his children is a primary focus of the book, but there’s also the
Detective Andreas Ruffner and his partner (and boyfriend) Darren Corliss return for the third book of L.A. Witt and Cari Z's "Bad Behavior" series. And boy, these authors didn't pull any punches with the things they throw to these men's path!

Andreas' children were kidnapped, and (view spoiler)
The Novel Approach Reviews
With Andreas Ruffner still recuperating from a serious injury, and Darren Corliss dealing with his brother Asher’s condition, it would seem this was an ideal time for them to get some rest and relaxation. But Andreas and Darren are all set to have a semi-decent dinner with Andreas’s children, and Andreas has decided to come clean with them and tell them about his health status—and Darren. Of course, there’s tension with some of his adult children, but the issues don’t get resolved before the eve ...more
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Да уж. Сплошной стресс! К концу книги есть немного повествования драма-фри, но оно какое-то скомканное. Мне показалось, что автору спокойная жизнь героев не по душе, в этой книге у них одна напасть за другой нон-стоп :( пришлось читать с перерывами.
✮4.5 Stars✮ 💗
Dec 31, 2017 added it
Love love loved this. I enjoy Witt and Z's writing, and together, they're a hell of a team.

The guys were put through the ringer and I felt so much for them, especially Darren. I didn't expect the baddie, which was *good*.

And I'm glad the guys are getting their HEA, and I'll be happy to see *that* in Romantic Behavior.
This one is by far the best (and most anxiety inducing) of the series! Read the full review on my blog.
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That was... A stressful reading. My poor, poor MCs...


I was honestly as exhausted as them by the end of the book...
But what a ride!!!

There is definitely more action and suspense from this book than the first 2 ones. There is also not one sexy scene but there is a lot of LOOOOOVE.
Andreas and Darren love each other deeply and we can feel it throughout all the book. It is really beautiful.

The story with Andreas"s Children was really addictive.. I honestly wondered at one point how all this was going
3 stars! It was an ok read for me, I was expecting so much more from the relationship that Andreas and Darren had built but it was disappointing to see almost no intimate scenes between the two. The story was very gripping with the abduction of Andreas's children happening in the very first chapter.. from then on it was just a race against time to solve the case, save the kids and find the culprits. However Darren's family tragedy is an additional set-back and at that point I'm just done with th ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
This was fast paced and entertaining from the beginning till the end. I hadn't read the blurb so I was surprised with the turn of events. Most of the story revolves around both guy's families and the things that are going on with them.

There was very little relationship development in this one which was my only complaint. I think I would have preferred it more had there have been some emotional moments between the two MC's.

Overall this was a good installment of this series and I'm really looking
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Might contain a few spoilers so reader beware.

Wow, what more could possibly go wrong for Darren and Andreas in this installment? It takes the old adage of “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”, to the extreme. They knew there were hurdles to overcome and they knew it was going to get worse before it got better…they just didn’t see it happening all at the same time. I was in a daze just trying to keep up.

Darren, in my humble opinion, got it much worse than Andreas. Not trying to compare the
Kaje Harper
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, m-m, mystery
This third installment lays on the drama, as Darren's brother's situation worsens, and Andreas faces a crisis as three of his kids are kidnapped. Both men are in maximum stress mode, and have a hard time being there for each other while dealing with their own family crises. And yet they are each other's lifelines, and safe spaces. Their relationship is solid, as they work through the high-stakes events.

I wasn't totally sold on the resolution of the kidnapping - the opening was meticulous and yet
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it

Reckless Behavior is not a stand-alone book. I was unaware of that yet I dove into this story with ease. The blurb made it easy to instantly connect with Andreas and Darren. And after reading this book I want to read the prior 2 books but that may be a moot point since I already know the end. Or do I? Anyway, this book was heart-wrenching. I felt terrible for the situation Andreas has to deal with mere minutes after coming out to his children about his health, sexuality and that Darren is more
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L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn't lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies.

She also has substantially more ti

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