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.
Worldbuilding: This story starts off in New York but then travels the United States, and ends in Los Angles! I love the different location descriptions and how each spot held a special meaning or scene!
Characters: The main characters in this novel were Riley and Jax. Jax is a mysterious rocker god that can get what he wants, whenever he wants. But his whole sexual/rock god persona is just a façade that is hiding darker and shameful truths about his past. Can he bury these demons in the past or will they rise up and take over his future? Riley is a good girl with a bad girl persona on the weekends. She was hurt badly in the past but can’t help the attraction she feels for bad boy Jax. Can she fight her way through the doubts and inner conflict? Or will she let Jax’s demons become her own?
Plot: This novel was so much more than a typical rocker romance! There were so many great points that it touched on! It ended up being a story of learning to trust people with the ugliest parts of you and learning that your past does not define you but makes you stronger for surviving it.
Writing: This novel is told in first person point of view of Riley. There is one chapter that is told from Jax’s point of view when he was younger but nothing else. I wish that this novel would have had been in dual points of view. To have been able to really connect with Jax, by reading his side of things would have made the story so much more exciting. This novel also abruptly ends which I wasn’t prepared for but I do realize that this story is part one of a two novel series.
Curb Appeal: The cover of this novel is exactly what I would picture the main characters to be! The blurb does not do the story justice! It makes you think one thing but then you get whapped in the face with these multi-layered characters!
Ultimately: I wish this story was a non-cliff hanger story! If the author would have just added another fifty pages I’m sure the story would have been resolved and well rounded! If you’re in the mood for a rocker that is extremely deeper than he looks and a heroine that wants him no matter what, come and find out why they are so Reckless!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.
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