Series: Reckless #1
Publisher: Self Published on August 1, 2014
Reading Challenges: 2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
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Everything about him warned me to stay away.
I’d seen bad boys before, but he had it all and more. The rippling muscles covered in tatts, the piercing eyes hiding dark secrets, the silky voice that could make a girl come with just a whisper . . .
He was exactly the type of guy that would get me in trouble, but when he jumped off the stage, inked skin glistening with sweat and breathed his seductive words into my ear, I couldn’t resist the temptation.
It was supposed to be the best one-night stand of my life, but fate didn’t let it play out that way. Things happened. I got upset. I got hasty. And worst of all, I got reckless.
After that disaster, I thought it was the last I’d see of him. But what I didn’t know was that I’d started something.
Something that could shatter the very thing I had worked so hard to protect.
I should have known back then that the most seductive things in life are also the most dangerous.
Rock-star romance…I couldn’t resist!
Reckless tells the story of Riley and Jax as they start on the Hitchcock’s band tour. Riley is the tour’s finance manager and Jax is the lead singer. The problem is, this isn’t the first time that they have met. They met at a bar concert and almost had sex. So things are definitely a bit awkward on the tour bus with Jax trying to get with Riley and her trying to keep things professional. The attraction is almost irresistible, but Jax has dark secrets that could rip them apart for good.
I enjoyed Reckless, most definitely. It was one of the better rock-star romances that I’ve read. It was mostly centered around Jax trying to get with Riley and Riley trying to refuse. But there were also some deep, dark secrets of Jax’s that spiced up the plot line. It had good pacing until the end. Then things just got crazy. Things moved a bit fast and the ending was a bit abrupt so it definitely kept me wondering how book two will go.
Riley was the complete opposite of what you’d think an accountant would be like and I loved that about her. She was fun and not afraid to party. yet she took her job and task very seriously. She displayed a variety of emotions over the course of the novel and it made her seem like a more real character. She didn’t fit the mold of anything and that made her unique.
Jax was brooding. The typical bad-boy rock-star with dark secrets. He was persistent in getting Riley to become his. He kind of played games with her for most of the novel. He and his past were locked up tight and that definitely did not do any favors for his relationship with his bandmates or Riley. It was kind of weird to see him crack, actually, after he had been locked up so much. But hopefully he will come off as a bit more sincere and loving in book two, especially because I know that his care for Riley is sincere after the end of book one.
The attraction between the two of them was apparent from the moment they locked eyes while Jax was performing at the bar that Riley was at. They go on to almost have sex (in which Riley gives him a well-deserved case of blue-balls). Then they are thrust back together on the tour bus. As I mentioned, Jax was relentless in attaining Riley and that came in the form of games and bets. It was basically a big game of cat and mouse. I have to hand it to Riley, though. She resisted for a long time! They were cute together, though. They had some problems because of Jax’s secrecy but I was rooting for them the entire novel.
Reckless was an entertaining rock-star romance that kept me hooked from beginning to end; however, if you have a thing for cliffhangers, you may want to wait until book two is out!