I was completely thrilled to learn that there was more to Gabriel and Mia’s story, and Reckless Devotion did not disappoint!
This book picks up directly where book one leaves off. Both Mia and Gabriel are feeling lost, hurt and confused by their whirlwind relationship and while Mia has called it quits, neither one can really let the other go. Mia’s trust in Gabriel is shattered, and he knows he must change his ways and rebuild what was lost in order to have a change at having Mia in his life.
When Gabriel makes the decision that Mia is both worth fighting and changing his ways for, he seeks out a therapist. Dr. Nashito helps Gabriel explore his current feelings for Mia, his past actions both with Mia and with other submissives in his life and where he wants to go in the future. The sessions are extremely enlightening for the reader as we get a true glimpse of the dark that consumed Gabriel while living in France. When Dr. Nashito suggests that Gabriel invite Mia to a session, she tentatively agrees and realizes just how far Gabriel is willing to go to right the wrongs in their relationship and change from the man he used to be.
Will the changes, however be enough to rebuild the trust that was lost and have a lasting relationship when Mia and Gabriel appear to be on opposite ends of the spectrum?
Jennifer Domenico wrote an extremely powerful and emotional story. Gabriel’s sessions with Dr. Nashito show his vulnerability as well as the strength of his convictions to make changes to better his life in order to be both the man he wants to be and the man he feels Mia needs in her life. We also see just how strong a woman Mia is once she decides that Gabriel is worth the risk. She agrees to trust again as well as promises not to let Gabriel fall back into destructive behaviors. All of which is put to the test throughout this book as Mia and Gabriel explore what their limits truly are and what risks they are willing to take.
Sara is an amazing ancillary character and adds a lovable and comedic element as Gabriel’s sister and Mia’s best friend. She allows readers to see different sides of the couple which adds a lot of depth to the story.
This book is intense emotionally. The chemistry between Mia and Gabriel continues to burn white hot and burns up the pages of this book and there are a few unexpected surprises I didn’t see coming, but absolutely loved.
This series is not to be missed, and Reckless Devotion 2 was a stunning end to Gabriel and Mia’s story! 5 stars!