Series: Reckless #2
Publisher: Self Published on November 11, 2013
Reading Challenges: 2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2014 Prequel and Sequel Challenge, 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge, 2014 Rewind Challenge
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The engaging continuation of Ellie and Logan's love story that began on a hot August night in Reckless Longing...
My bitch of a mother kept a family secret from me for nineteen years. I outsmarted her and found out what it is. Now I should be deliriously happy. I am happy. Except…I have to keep it from Logan. At the same time, I know I should tell him. If he finds out by accident, he'll hate me and feel betrayed. But it's complicated and I have to wait until things fall into place or it will cause problems for my newly found dad.
And Logan is wrestling with his own demons. Because of me. Dex and I just meant to prank our hideous chem prof. We didn't mean to hurt anyone, least of all Logan. If I'd known it would expose his secret, I never would have done it. I love him so much. I can't lose him. I won't. I just hope he can forgive me.
Check out my review of Reckless Secrets (Reckless #1)
Reckless Secrets has even more secrets (Hence, the title!) Reckless Secrets was a lot more predictable than Reckless Longing, which made it less interesting and engaging for me. I wasn’t actively engaged in this one because I knew what would happen. It was really easy to see trends in this novel. In addition to that, it was a lot more repetitive. It even had a ton of phrases that were word for word. The plot was still enjoyable but the writing wasn’t as effective as it was in the previous novel, nor was the plot sequencing.
Ellie was much the same in this installment. She is feeling guilt in this novel over keeping a secret from Logan but is too scared that that secret will ruin what they have. I didn’t agree with her on that front and found myself thinking badly of her because of it. You would have thought that she would have learned a lesson about keeping secrets from the events in the first novel but she hadn’t. I’m still waiting on that particular area of character growth from her.
Logan was suffering in this novel with his secret being out. He was pretty hot and cold in this novel to me as he dealt with the things he had to deal with. Add in the fact that Ellie is hiding secrets from her and you get a really frazzled Logan. However, at no point did I waver from my undying affection for his character because he was so real. He wasn’t one of those perfect book boys and he wasn’t one of those tortured soul book boys. He was his own, unique character.
The romance in this novel hit some all time lows in this novel. Once again, this romance stood out for it’s realness. The characters weren’t perfect and their relationship wasn’t perfect. They had communication problems, they were hiding secrets from each other, and they were dealing with stuff personally. They weren’t together for all of this novel and they didn’t pretend that everything was fine like I’ve seen other book couples do. Something about them just made me love them.
We see a lot more of Jason in this novel. Jason is Ellie’s father and Logan’s boss and mentor. He was the cause of a lot of problems as Logan saw Jason and Ellie getting closer and of course, secrets are revealed. However, I liked seeing Jason and Ellie’s relationship grow and I liked seeing Logan and Jason’s relationship.
I didn’t love Reckless Secrets as much as I did Reckless Longing but it was still an interesting continuation of Logan and Ellie’s story. Complete with a romance on the rocks and more secrets than you can imagine, it’s still a series that I highly recommend. Even with the plot being a bit predictable, I can’t wait to read their conclusion.