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“Reckless” by Adriana Locke, the third book in “The Mason Family” series, is an engaging office romance that blends humor, heart, and heat in equal measure. This installment focuses on Boone Mason, the charming playboy of the Mason family, and introduces a heroine who is as mysterious as she is captivating. Locke continues to demonstrate her prowess in creating dynamic characters and compelling narratives that delve into the complexities of love, identity, and vulnerability.

The story opens with an unexpected and humorous encounter between Boone and the female protagonist, setting the tone for a romance that is full of surprises. Boone, known for his laid-back attitude and flirtatious demeanor, finds himself utterly smitten with a woman who literally breaks into his life. Unlike the typical playboy, Boone possesses depth and a genuine kindness that becomes more apparent as his relationship with the heroine evolves. His character arc is one of the highlights of the novel, showcasing Locke’s skill in crafting male leads who are both desirable and deeply human.


The heroine, whose initial introduction is shrouded in mystery, is a refreshing departure from conventional romantic leads. Her strength, independence, and resilience shine through, even as she grapples with her own insecurities and fears. The chemistry between Boone and the heroine is palpable, characterized by witty banter, tender moments, and a palpable sense of mutual respect and understanding. Their relationship unfolds in a way that is both believable and deeply satisfying as they navigate the challenges that come with opening up to love.

One of the strengths of “Reckless” is Locke’s ability to balance lighthearted humor with emotional depth. The novel explores themes of self-worth, forgiveness, and the courage to pursue happiness, even when the path is fraught with obstacles. The Mason family dynamics, as well as the supportive cast of characters, add richness to the story, creating a sense of community and belonging that is both warm and inviting.

Locke’s writing is fluid and engaging, with a knack for creating scenes that resonate with readers on an emotional level. The narrative is paced well, with just the right amount of tension and conflict to keep the pages turning. The romantic scenes are tastefully written, blending steaminess with genuine emotion in a way that enhances the overall story.

“Reckless” is a delightful addition to The Mason Family series, offering readers a compelling mix of romance, humor, and heartfelt moments. Adriana Locke has once again proven her talent for creating stories that are as entertaining as they are emotionally resonant. For fans of contemporary romance looking for a book that offers both escapism and substance, “Reckless” is a must-read.


“How did you get in here?” That’s not what you want to hear when you’re staring into the sea-green eyes of the hottest man you’ve ever seen. Yet I suppose it’s a fair question, considering I’m an uninvited stranger standing in Boone Mason’s kitchen.

If you think that’s bad—just wait. It gets worse.

This charming and wealthy playboy, who can’t pay his bills on time or find his way to the grocery store (but we all have flaws, right?), is sweet. Confident. Playful. He’s almost perfect. And, to make matters worse …

He’s smitten with me. I know what you’re thinking. You’re rolling your eyes. You’re assuming this is some opposites attract situation—or that maybe we can be friends who turn into something more. How can this be a bad thing?

Well, it’s simple. I’m not the kind of girl you fall in love with. Just to be sure, the universe reminds me of that in an unforgettable, in-your-face kind of way. I might have broken into Boone’s house, but I won’t let him break my heart. I won’t break his either. There’s too much on the line to be that reckless.