You can think of the novella RECKLESS NIGHT as a long
epilogue to Dangerous Passion. Having not read the
other books in the Protector's series (an oversight I plan
to rectify), I was less appreciative than I might have been
otherwise at checking-in with familiar characters. In this
case, a reunion with Viktor "Drake" Drakovich and his wife
Grace, both presumed dead in a fire. Drake left behind his
billion dollar arms-dealing criminal empire. He and Grace
are hiding out on a private Island to avoid those who would
be happy to make sure he was really dead. The only thing
that might tempt him to risk being seen in public is making
Grace happy. Will his attempt to give Grace the perfect
Christmas gift cost them everything?
I'm sure RECKLESS NIGHT will be a treat for fans of the
Protector's series. This is an atypical holiday story in
many ways. The romantic element is between a happily married
couple, the husband is a criminal in hiding, and the primary
threat is the potential for discovery. I enjoyed the loving
relationship between Grace and Drake. Though uncomplicated,
the plot and storytelling kept my attention. It was also
fun to be reminded about how Christmas is celebrated in the
What do you give your beautiful wife when youâ€™ve got all
the money in the world but canâ€™t spend it?
Victor â€śDrakeâ€ť Drakovitch used to run a criminal empire,
but he gave it all up for the woman he loves. Grace, an
accomplished artist, abandoned the life she knew in order
to be with the one man she could never live without.
Exiled to an island far from their former lives, the two
stay safe from the watchful eyes of Drakeâ€™s many enemies.
This Christmas, Drake wants to show Grace how much her
sacrifice means. But what can he give a woman who shuns
gold jewelry and diamonds, furs and expensive cars? Grace
doesnâ€™t want fancy things; she wants what Drake can give
herâ€”unquestioning devotion, fierce protectionâ€¦ and the best
sex a woman has ever had.
Until terror strikes and Grace realizes that the best gift
of all is a dangerous husband.