REVIEWED by Jen B.
TITLE: Reckless Behavior
SERIES: Bad Behavior #3
AUTHORS: L.A.Witt and Cari Z.
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 264 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2018
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 worst nightmare. When the dust settles, one of his kids is hurt, and the other three have been abducted.
Andreas is going to find his kids, and nothing, not even a broken ankle, is going to stop him. Thank God for his sharp, level-headed partner . . . who has a crisis of his own pulling him away when Andreas needs him the most. As both men try to support—and lean on—each other, they get no closer to finding the kids. And the longer the children are missing, the less likely it is they’ll ever be found.
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 for duty, let alone chasing down kidnappers, he relies heavily on Darren though he doesn’t give in very easily. And while they are focused on Andreas’ kids, Darren’s own family is in turmoil as well when Asher’s condition takes a turn for the worse.
This installment doesn’t focus so much on the romance, and there is little to no sex. They barely have time to sleep, and the injuries definitely put a damper on things in that department. However, it is chock full of feelings and love and how much these guys have come to mean to each other in such a short time. They definitely move forward with their relationship, and with everything else going on, it would have felt wrong to see more sex and focus on them. Their focus was where it needed to be, on their families, but they were the unwavering support each of them needed.
It is a race against time to figure out who has a big enough beef with Andreas to go after his family, but the list is pretty long with all the dirty cops they have taken down. There are still a few people on their side though, and though they still have a lot of people against them, the list seems to be shortening after the events in this installment.
In the end, these guys finally get some much needed R&R and we get an idea of things to come in the next and final book. This has been an excellent series thus far, and I’m sure it will end the same way, though I am really not ready to let these guys go. Definitely recommend this whole series.