As part of the Becket clan, Fanny and Rian were rescued from a battle many years ago. Although raised as siblings, Fanny Becket knows Rian to be her brother in name only - not by blood. As such, she believes herself to be in love with him. After all, he is her best friend and has been with her through every trial she's ever had. That's why, when Rian leaves for battle, no one is surprised that she has gone after him. But once she's reached her intended destination - and is discovered - she is put in the care of Valentine Clement, the Earl of Brede, (with Rian's blessing) who vows to keep her safe.
Valentine Clement (Brede) is a man used to people bending to his wishes. Undaunted by his name, position or reputation, Fanny refuses to be intimidated by his orders. And that she continually puts herself at risk and in danger is a constant frustration for Brede. How can he keep his mind on the tasks at hand when he's always having to rescue Fanny from her own misguided deeds?
As Brede attempts to keep Fanny safe, their feelings for each other grow. But can their budding relationship survive Fanny's feeling of betrayal to Rian and Brede's feeling of guilt and deception?
Kasey Michaels has a way of telling a story that makes the reader feel as if they're part of the action. Once I started the book, I couldn't put it down. Literally. I read A Reckless Beauty in one sitting. If you're looking for a fast-paced, action-packed story, I highly recommend A Reckless Beauty, the fifth installment of the Becket saga.