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(Benson Security #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  349 ratings  ·  56 reviews
The new London office of Benson Security hasn't even opened its doors yet and already it's neck deep in its first case...

If the mission doesn't kill him, his sexy partner just might.

Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy - the head of an organisation that specializes in human trafficking and sexual slavery. They have similar motivation - Dimitri's sister w
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published July 24th 2016 (first published July 22nd 2016)
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Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson find themselves both working at the new London office of Benson Security when a common enemy brings them together. Dimitri's sister has been taken by the organisation and Megan's sister is in danger from the same people. The pair have immediately chemistry but Megan has a way of infuriating Dimitri and getting under his skin.

Reckless is one of those reads that combines the genres in a really fun fashion. The book is a mix of a romantic comedy with the way the m
Reckless was the first book in the Benson Security series by Janet Elizabeth Henderson. It was also my first book by the author.

Megan and Dimitri met through a common project. Megan was captured while Dimitri was working undercover. The sparks flew from the onset.

Reckless was written with multiple POV’s, the main characters as well as a secondary player, Julia, the extreme introvert who was the Agency’s office manager. It was well written and suspenseful. The relationship development was second
Jane Stewart
This was ok, but I was hoping for better.

I really enjoyed a couple other books by this author in the Invertary series - contemporary romance. This is the first book in the Benson’s Boys series - more suspense than the Invertary books.

I was not happy with plot development.

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DJ Sakata
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Just because I don't think anorexia is a lifestyle choice doesn't make me fat. You should try eating sometime, it might improve your disposition.

Megan's stomach rumbled again. Loudly. This wasn't good. So much for not making a sound. She closed her eyes, tried to calm her stomach and think thoughts that made her invisible. That's when she farted. It wasn't silent. Megan dropped her head to her knees. If the bad guys didn't get her, she'd die of humiliation.

'Do I get
When I finished reading this I tweeted: Loved it from start to finish - what an enthralling, suspense filled romance yet with plenty of laugh out loud moments! Superb!! I think that sums it up for me :) OK, no, I won't leave my review quite that brief but you get what I mean . . .

This is an action packed adventure written with complex characters, suspense filled scenarios, danger round every corner, romances reluctantly developing and a very humorous, laugh out loud thread running throughout it
Chessela Helm
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An action meets rom com hybrid that works at all levels, this book is highly recommended. I think it pays to read Here Comes the Rainne Again before you read this one, so you know where it's coming from. I'm in awe of how Henderson takes the very serious and heartbreaking subject of sexual trafficking and slavery and puts it into a story with humor and romance without ever triviliazing things. She plays to all of our emotions perfectly in this book, and it's great. Megan is a fabulous heroine, d ...more
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"

I received this book from NetGalley and Barclay Publishing for an honest review.

I really enjoyed Megan’s character. She knew her worth and didn’t back down one bit. She was one of the most realistic characters I've read recently. Or, maybe it was the way the author put some very realistic scenes in the story. One of the funniest and embarrassing things that can happen to a person happened to Megan. Embarrassing for the person, but usually everyone gets a laugh out loud response to farting at a
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic

This book was laugh out loud funny! I absolutely enjoyed the entirety of it. Shared clips with friends who now can’t wait to read it. It’s a great branch off while still seeing original characters. Love it
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been through a chunk of Henderson’s books lately, appreciating the quirky humor, characters that are just fractionally over the top, with humor and heart that is apparent in every connection. Now she’s moved some of her characters to London as Lake Benson’s security business is expanding and growing. Starting with a failed kidnapping attempt in which Megan, the wrong twin, was grabbed and extricated herself through sheer luck and bravado, the current mission is to shut down a sex-slaver’s b ...more
I have to give it to Ms. Henderson, it couldn't have been easy to take such a serious issue and have the talent to mix it up with a romantic comedy. But she made it work for this book. The interactions between Dimitri and Megan are hilarious most of the time, in fact the majority of characters in this book are fun to read and get to know, with the exception of one person (and that person isn't even the antagonist!)

There is plenty of action in this book, and if you've read any of the Invertary se
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very good balance of a serious topic immersed in an amazing and entertaining story. With the topic of human trafficking you would think there would be no way an author could bring some romance and comedy to the same story, however Janet Elizabeth Henderson did just that. This story has some extremely hard topics to read about and may contain some triggers. Nothing graphically told about the rape, torture and abuse of these women, but the book let's your mind sadly picture as much as anyone who ...more
Bruce McLennan
Wow! This was an interesting book. Realistically the storyline could have been told in two or three chapters but the author padded it out admirably with a lot of humour and sexual frisson. Put simply, we've got a bad bad man who's captured the sister of one of the main characters and sold her as a sex slave. The brother, Dimitri, intends to get her back, with the help of the security consultant team, and the plan is to use the other principal character, Megan, as bait. The brother becomes romant ...more
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Megan is just crazy enough to get into scrapes as she works to become a security 'hired gun'. Dimitri both suffers and is fascinated by her.

Trying to save his sister and protect hers, they get into some heated exchanges, both angry and passionate.

I love the focus on the women being powerful, and on the lack of understanding men have about women's experience of fear and violence all over the world.

I also love that the men listen, understand, and are angry on behalf of the women suffering in th
Mary Willard
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Janet Elizabeth Henderson stretches her talent to the mysteries of the security firm created by Lake Benson in her Invertary series books and has created a series of nail-biting stories I could not put down but infused at the same time with the chuckle-out-loud humour of the first series. You’ll love the characters, some new and some cross-over. A great read, over and over again.
Maria Sarah Koutrakos
Exciting and funny

Can't stop laughing out loud while reading this story. Kudos to Janet for making this so action pact yet so funny and romantic. Can't even put it usual Megan's antics is so entertaining and Dimitri's so patient and determined to get his girl. Love it!
Lauri Tribbey
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fearless meets Determined

Megan has one goal and only one!, securing her sisters safety from a mad man. Dimitri was determined to find and rescue his sister. Their worlds collided in this emotionally charged, hilariously funny adventure.
April Neal
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Really enjoyed the dynamics of this team and getting to know them. Loved finishing Megan and Dimitri's story. Can't wait to see how the rest of them get on.
LauraLea Anderson
Loved it!

I love the combination of love story, suspense, and comedy. Several places I laughed so hard I think I scared my cat, Bear. Just a good, fun, exciting book.
4,5 Stars

This made me laugh out loud so many times. Megan is definitely one of a kind. Love this series
Caoimhe Kelly
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m loving these characters!

I am loving these characters! I love the action of this series of Benson Security. I want to sign up!
Sandra Bain
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when you think you can't read anything funnier someone farts!! Loved the book and look forward to more in the series!!
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun mixed with tension. Fun and likable characters that I've already come to know and enjoy from the Scottish Highlands series.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love This Group!

I love that she created a new group of hilarious people for us to love! Can't wait to read about Joe and Jules next!
Lorraine Anton
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Reckless is the first I read from Janet.
Dimitri is a former Army ranger and a new member of the new London office Benson Security.
They kidnapped his sister- Katrina.
Then there is Megan, a sexy partner, who gives him a run for his money.
She is loyal and fierce and headstrong.
These two have instant attraction.
This is a must read.
The other characters are great and compliment the book.
This book is action packed. It even has some humor in it too, and of course Passion.
K. Ryner
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what a fantastic book, I loved it and Im hooked for more...... ...more
Laurie Gyd
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding story

Oh my! This spin-off story is awesome-so much happening, dangers, excitement, romance, several sassy, stubborn heroine's--racing against time to rescue a woman from the clutches of a evil organization at the heart of the human trafficking trade. Great story plot with equally great characters. Can't wait for book 2. 8 stars
3-3.5 stars. Between the humor, suspense and antagonism, this promised to be an entertaining read. Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson team up because Dimitri is looking for his sister and Megan wants to protect her sister. The chemistry is there, along with the sarcasm and dialogue, but the personalities and the storyline just didn't ever fully lift off for me although the cast of characters are rather interesting. Dimitri just wasn't a stand out hero in any way except when things got real and he ...more
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received this book free from Amazon and I am voluntarily writing an honest review. Megan and Demitri work for a private security company and are partnered to work together to find his sister who was kidnapped and sold into human trafficking a year ago . Also Megan sister is being targeted by a man in retaliation for having his wife rescued from him right out from under him. One monster connects these four people and Megan and Demitri mean to take down his numerous operations and shut his busin ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-reading
Dimitri Rasst is all about deception until someone gets the better of him. Megan Donaldson is a woman with a lot of attitude. She takes no bull from anyone. There’s a tension between them that makes for a great page-turner. For me, Dimitri was outshined by Megan – I just wanted to see what she would do to get me laughing.

One character that I loved is named Julia. She’s a shy woman who is what might be considered a techie. She’s one character that you hope things will change in her life and she’l
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)

This is one of the most hilarious espionage type stories I’ve ever read and I literally couldn’t put this one down! There are so many points throughout this story where I had tears streaming down my face since I was laughing so hard and I could not stop! This is the first book I’ve had the pleasure of reading by this author and it definitely won’t be the last for sure! It’s not all fun and games here though. There’s some pretty serious stuff going on and a dangerous man who treats women as prop
Jennifer Pierson
Dimitri Raast is a former Army Ranger that is now a member of the new London office of Benson Security. Before they even opened their doors, he's been knee deep in a case trying to stop a huge human trafficking ring that kidnapped his sister. Megan Donaldson is his super sexy partner that also has a personal stake in the case, as they are trying to take her twin sister. While he brings mad skills to the table, she brings the gift of getting into trouble wherever she goes, and fearlessness. Both ...more
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

I love this author she always does fantastic work, if you are looking for a funny read just pick up one of her books and you'll be laughing in no time. This book is a spin off of her Invertary series so you'll have meet the characters if you read her last book or even some of the earlier ones. I really loved this story while it was funny it had action (just be warned if your expecting a full on suspense romance it has both of those things just the suspense is a little unbelievable but I l
Karen Fontaine
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reckless (Benson's Boys Book 1)
by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Dimitri Raast sister has been taken by an organization that is in Human Trafficking he is on a mission to get her back...Megan Donaldson twin sister is threatened by the same organization.

They team up with the London office of Benson Security to find Dimitri's sister and rid the threat to Megan's sister..
They have the same goal—eliminate their enemy and save their sisters.

Dimitri has skills and experience from years as a US army range
Dotti Elrick
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reckless is the first book in a spinoff series to the Invertary series. (Which I absolutely love)
This book was a bit darker, and faster paced, more action than the other series. But still packed with the things that I love. Great characters, and a bit of humor thrown in to keep it from going too dark.

We first met Dimitri when he was undercover with the people who had kidnapped his sister. (In Invertary book 6, Here Comes the Rainne Again) She was then sold. He had been looking for her for over
Denise Van plew
Only one other time had I the opportunity to read her novels and I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I first started out on goodreads won it in paperback. Saw this one by chance read what it was about so that was a deciding factory in stopping to turn the pages. This one is also a bit different than the other one I read but it captivated me just the same because it shows her talent flowing in different directions to catch a reader. These boys are also quite scrumptious but work together on different t ...more
April Epley
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is the first book by Janet Elizabeth Henderson I have ever read but it won’t be the last. This book is filled with wit and humor! I was laughing within the first chapter and it did not let me go. This book is packed full of action, grit, some bad boy ex- military now security agents, passion and heat. This book will have you craving more. I am giving this book 5 stars and am happy to have another author that I will enjoy reading.
Dimitri has gone through hell ever since his sister Katrina
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

I am a huge Janet Elizabeth Henderson fan and have read everything she's done. I was very excited to hear that she was doing a spinoff series with the Benson security company. I really enjoyed the characters and even appreciated the painfully shy Julia--can't wait to see her story next!--and I'm intrigued by Rachel (the "bitchy" one) because there were some nice Easter eggs dropped here and there as to past pain she's experi
loves 2 read romance
I received a copy of this book for an honest honest.
This is my first book by this author and I have to say I will definitely read more!! What I loved about this book is the laugh out loud tears running down my face humor. These characters as well as the storyline are unique and refreshing.
From the first page I was immediately hooked. Megan may be beautiful but that woman has a don't mess with me attitude. She doesn't need a man for protection she can take care of herself. I am not even going to
Rock Chick
"Dimitri Raast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy - the head of an organization that specializes in human trafficking and sexual slavery.

They have similar motivation - Dimitri's sister was taken by the organization, and Megan's sister is threatened by it. They have the same goal - eliminate their enemy and save their sisters. Given they have so much in common, you would think working together would be a piece of cake.
You would be wrong….".

That is the setting for this interesting new seri
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Susan Angela Wallace
Reckless by Janet Elizabeth henderson is a romance. If the mission doesn't kill him, his sexism partner just might. Dmitry Reast and Megan Donaldson have a common enemy -the head of an organisation that specialises in human trafficking and sexual slavery. Fantastic read. Simply unputdownable. I loved the story and the characters. Dmitri and megan were my favourite characters. Lots of action from the start. Devoured in less than 24 hours. I loved the ending. Can't wait for next part. There was no ...more
Fiona Leung
(I received a copy from Barclay Publicity Blog Tours via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review)

Reckless by Janet Elizabeth Henderson is the first book from Benson's Boys and it's also the first book I've ever read by this author.

This book is filled with loads of humour, fun, and action. It's thrilling and fast paced and there were some great sex scenes.

Loved the chemistry between Megan and Dimitri, they really complement each other.

Megan and Dimitri both work for Benson Security and are on
Nikki Brooks
Dimitri Raast is a man in turmoil. His sister has been abducted and it's now a race to save her. But at the new London office he finds Megan Donaldson,who fears her sister is in danger from the organisation. Dmitiri is never quite sure if he wants to kill or kiss the infuriating, irritating woman!

A really good Rom-Com Action thriller which touches on really dark subject of human trafficking.
The characters all form a cohesive group and there are no page fillers. Snappy, snarky dialogue and witty
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.

The first chapter of the book had me laughing, but unfortunately, I could not get into this book no matter how much I tried, it just fell flat for me and I'm not sure why. I like the outline of the main characters, but it just never came together for, I just could not get invested or lost in the character or the storyline but they are both what drew me into asking for this book.


Good start. . . humorous keeping with the flow of the other series. Looking forward to more of. "The Benson Boys" storyline and the feisty woman division. The bad part of a series is the wait until the next installment. Janet E. Henderson I am hungry for more spit them out . . .please. lol
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you’ve read the Invertary Series then Reckless continues with some of the same characters but this time set in London. This is Chick Lit with fast action, guns, gangsters, drug dealers and kidnappers, a fun read with Janet Elizabeth Henderson's high standard of writing.
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extremely entertaining! Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until I had reached the end! Not your average sappy, low substance love story. This has layers of comedy and suspense with amazingly complex characters. Highly recommend!
She Hearts Books
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dimitri and Megan end up working together at Benson with a common goal. His sister has been taken and her sister is on the radar to be taken by a human trafficking organization. There is definitely some serious chemistry between the two, but Megan makes him crazy in every way possible. I really liked these two together. I loved the mix between the humor and romance and suspense in their story.

I give Reckless 4 hearts!
Sadie Mazzola
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A whirlwind story. One brave woman, who with her new friends takes on a ring that sells girls. Love, danger and more.
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