Reckless Nights in Rome

Rated 4.92/5 based on 25 reviews
…After the death of her parents, the loss of her home and her fiancé’s betrayal, Bronte wasn’t looking for love…but when a charismatic Italian enters her life, will she be able to resist sweet temptation? Or is the pastry chef about to get burned... More
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Reviews of Reckless Nights in Rome by CC MacKenzie

Tom Odyssey reviewed on July 26, 2017

Although what originally drew me to this book was the cover image, what made me stay was the excellent story content. In terms of the former, the image does a great job of representing the nature of the heated parts of the story. Not only that, but the appearances of the characters on the cover appear to match their actual descriptions within the story itself, which is excellent attention to detail that I applaud.

While I do consider this book deserving of the full five stars, there are still a number of things I should point out. I'll admit that I actually nearly gave up on this book when I first tried reading it (but, of course, I'm glad I ended up seeing it through to the end). Part of the reason is the curse words: I think this story could have really done without them. Using strong language in place of legitimate descriptions of emotions just feels like filler and makes otherwise excellent writing look more amateurish. In that same vein, while the writing style is certainly very detailed, it feels somewhat cluttered at times. For instance, I found that the overly detailed descriptions of the characters' eyes at times distracted from the all-important dialogue. All of that stuff could be put aside if it weren't for perhaps the biggest reason I almost stopped reading—the punctuation. It could just be me, but even during the times I enjoyed the book, I felt like I was constantly fighting with the punctuation, making it a struggle to read quickly. Clearly, the author did put in the time edit their work; the effort is there, so without making any assumptions, I'm not sure what could've gone wrong. When I learned to just completely ignore the punctuation, at least then everything became a hundred times more readable.

Although it may have its flaws, the aspects of this book that are done well are done extremely well. This story is much longer and has a more complex plot line than some of the others I've reviewed on here, but it's done very well, and I had no trouble following it. The back-and-forth flow of events, from problem to resolution, makes the story unpredictable in a way that always made me want to find out what happened next, especially during the moments of high tension. As is the case with some other stories I've read, the characters here are developed nicely, and their backgrounds are integrated skillfully into the storyline. All of those things are great, but of course, where this story really shines is in its descriptions of deep romance; there's no doubt about it—the hot sections of this book burn with raw passion and will arouse anyone with even a semblance of a pulse.

To put it short, this is an amazing story that is definitely worth your while to read if you're any fan of romance at all. I really wasn't particularly surprised when I saw that the author of this story has work that achieved bestselling status. The content quality is absolutely there, but nonetheless, this book would tremendously benefit from a high-quality editing job. For a story that's already this good, it just means it could be at the very top of the romance genre.
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Barbara T. Cerny reviewed on March 22, 2016

Good writing and nice story.
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nuzla reviewed on June 16, 2014

I just loved this book,so awesome :-)
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Natt little reviewed on Sep. 16, 2013

Should have never read this book so late in the night, slept late cause i just couldn't put the book down. Loved it! The plot, the characters where all on point. Wrapped up pretty quick at the end but still enjoyed it more than any other book I've read recently.
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Golden `Eagle reviewed on June 17, 2013

CCMacKenzie has joined the rank of my favourite authors. Loved the plot, the personality of Bronte, Nicole, and Rosie. Loved the reality of the plot. Great book, great writing.
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C B reviewed on May 15, 2013

Loved this book! Couldn't put in down
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Seraphim Press reviewed on March 13, 2013

Nico is so hot I think my Nook left singe-marks on my lap where it rested while I was reading this book. Good thing e-readers come with ubiquitous covers so the other mommy's at the gymnastics lessons couldn't tell the reason I was squirming in my seat and biting my hand was because I was on fire! I loved how three-dimensional the characters were in this story and the way that it grabbed you and dragged you kicking and screaming (or in this case, hot, sweaty, and screaming Oh! My!) through the entire book. If I had to make one complaint, Nico came on a bit strong for me at first (if it had been me, I would have drop-kicked him in the crotch the first three chapters ... but I'm a martial artist). It had a plot, too. And believable, well-rounded secondary characters. And ... cake. Yes, this book even had cake! Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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denise kyle reviewed on March 3, 2013

This was a free book and the first book
read by this author.. Wow is all I can say
I really enjoy the story and will be reading
the rest of the series... well on to book number two !!!!!
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Kimmie reviewed on Dec. 30, 2012

I've reread this story and can't get enough of Bronte and Nico. I have also bought the other 2 books in the series and can only say that CC is one great author. I hope there will be more. Thank you CC
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Jamie Taylor reviewed on Dec. 29, 2012

Finished it in one day. Really liked it!
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