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He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.Because I suspect thisHe talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all.*****Lizzy Thompson met riverrat69 online through a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person. But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues. She’s nearly convinced she’s discovered the identity of her dirty-talking online friend.She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity too.When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.Something Reckless is part one of the Reckless & Real series. Part two, Something Real is available now....

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Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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Something Reckless Reviews

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2018-10-28 16:42

    FREE on Amazon US today (1/17/2016)Book 1 of 2. Series is complete. Bumping up my list!BLURB:He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all.*****Lizzy Thompson met riverrat69 online through a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person. But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues. She’s nearly convinced she’s discovered the identity of her dirty-talking online friend.She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity too.When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q...FREEBIES are often good for MORE than one day, I have gathered all my FREEBIES on a special shelf: Kindle-freebies (currently over 500 books)https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    2018-11-09 19:39

    “Elizabeth Thompson is my downfall. My temptation. My shouldn’t-want-it-but-can’t-stay-away.”From the epilogue in the previous book in the series (two years later) we know that Sam and Liz tried to forget about each other. They never really did, especially when they saw each other all this time.Liz started dating a couples of months ago, but she had bad luck in this department, so she decides to try the new online dating website, very popular in their small town called “Something Real”. This dating website has some rules – no sharing real names or photos or meeting in person. She meets a man (user - riverrat69) on this dating website. He intrigues her, just like Sam, and like the man she can't forget, he talks dirty to her, wanting also to spank her and to fuck her in many ways. She starts to think this mysterious stranger is Sam and thinks he doesn’t know he actually talks with her.Liz still tries to pretend she doesn’t have a history with Sam, but when she starts a new job, working for Sam’s father, things get complicated. They can’t deny their strong chemistry between them. Even is Sam doesn’t trust easily and even if he knows he should stay away from Liz, he's attracted more than ever with her. They start to fall for each other, but sometimes love is not enough. Things get complicated again when Liz starts questioning the identity of riverrat69. She knows if this man is not Sam, her relationship with him will be ruined forever.I enjoyed reading again about Sam and Liz. Their characters are well developed and I liked how their relationship progressed. Once again their chemistry is off the charts and the sex scenes are hot as hell. Both of them are likeable, but at times I wanted to smash Sam in the head. I forgave him, yes, but only because I loved his dirty mouth.LOL. Even if I expected the big twist in the end, I enjoyed the story and how the story ended. More things are reveled and I admit, some of them I didn’t expected. I can’t wait to read the next installment and find out more about Sam and Liz. “Liz has always been there. This fixture in my life that always felt out of my reach.”

  • April
    2018-11-07 17:41

    I love it when I get an ARC that blows me away !!!!!I don`t want to give too much away about this story, so my review is going to be pretty vague (I hope). I`ve added teasers, cause when I love a story, I can`t help myself.Liz Thompson doesn`t have the best relationship luck.She`s been in love with her best friends` brother since she was a teenager and those feelings still remain.Burned by a past betrayal, Sam Bradshaw vows to never settle down, and his no-strings of one night stands suits him just fine.There`s a lot of shenanigans happening in this story but one thing i`ll tell you is that Liz decides to join an online dating website. This website is in it`s testing stage, but it promises to deliver meaningful relationships. There are a few rules though; No sharing real names or photos or meeting in person, until they`ve reached a benchmark.A major player in this story is the mysterious riverrat69; that`s all I`m gonna mention.After years apart, Liz & Sam are thrown into each other’s presence as they are both attending the same wedding and Liz is firm in her quest to get her one night with Sam.What quickly becomes a hot and steamy encounter, Liz is determined to really show Sam what he`s missing.Even though Sam won`t do commitments, there is something about Liz that he can`t seem to ignore.My attraction to her skates on a line between want and need. Want is a thing you can control. Want you can deny. I hope to never need a woman the way I feel like I need her tonight. Need makes me weak.Undoubtedly there is some drama, but what would this story be without it.My star rating is based on what I was feeling while reading the book and also how I felt when I finished it.The sequel to this story, Something Real, is due out March 2015 and I pray to the heavens above that I get graced with an ARC ;)For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  • ~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
    2018-11-05 00:30

    Review as soon as I can but with Christmas and the end of the year I dn't have much time :(TeasersPre-order links:US:http://www.amazon.com/Something-Reckl...UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-Rec...FR:http://www.amazon.fr/Something-Reckle... :Prequel: Sam and Lizzy's story end (coming March 2015)

  • Lisa
    2018-10-23 17:50

    *ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*4“protect my heart”KissesAny self respecting sweet-n-sexy romance lover has to love Lexi Ryan. It’s like…a law or something. I have been an absolute devotee since Unbreak Me and I don’t see my obsession for her novels lessening any time in the future. With her New Hope series and subsequent spin off’s, she has pulled me into this incredible world with fantastic characters that I cannot stop myself from loving…and The Reckless and Real Series is another to add to my list. Do you need to read the other series to understand Something Reckless? Honestly…it would help a lot…especially if you read the Here and Now Series…but it's not a deal break. You definitely need to read Something Wild, the prequel to Something Reckless, it's crucial to understanding the beginning of Liz and Sam.Elizabeth Thompson…something about Liz has always called to me, ever since I first met her in the New Hope Series. She’s bright and bubbly…beautiful and alluring…caring and kind – but it always seemed like there was something more to her and getting to know her on a deeper level was just as awesome as I thought it would be. Under that bravado and big smile is…just a girl. She may be beautiful and come off like she doesn’t have a care in the world, but there is so much more to her than that. She’s watching her sisters and friends live their lives and craving what they have…stability, careers, a family of their own and someone to love. It’s funny because Liz pulls off desperation without seeming desperate…if that makes any sense. It’s more of a longing…for something she has never had because the only man who has ever made her feel anything has always been out of reach.‘The truth is, I don’t want to play either game. I’m done playing games when it comes to Sam. I’m done pretending I don’t want him when I do, and I’m done pretending out annual one-night stand is enough for me.’Samuel Bradshaw…oh Sam, what am I going to do with you. This man…I knew he had skeletons…but his skeletons have skeletons. Sam did not have your typical childhood…the son of a career politician rarely does. I don’t want to spoil what is revealed about Sam’s past but…for me, his behaviors and reasoning start to make a lot of sense. I said it before but it’s really the best word that I can come up with when I think of Sam and that’s contained. It’s like he’s smashed himself into this box with all these restrictions and unwritten rules…whether he wants to live that way or not, and it was almost killing me. His restraint is beyond words...I don't know where he found the strength half the time and I was dying for the moment when he would just let himself do what he wanted…consequences be damned.“Fourteen months since I’ve touched you,” he says. “Fourteen months since I’ve gotten to hear the way you breathe when you’re turned on, since I’ve gotten to listen to you scream as I make you come. Tell me you haven’t thought about it.”“I’d be lying.”“Don’t lie,” he says, eyes hot and intense. “Just tell me you want me.”“I want you.”Liz and Sam are like star crossed lovers…meant to be and yet there is always something wrong. And the list of something’s is a mile long…the push and pull, back and forth of their relationship is heartbreaking. They’re absolutely perfect for each other in every way but for so many reasons, they can never make it work out. Bad timing at it’s worst. A part of me broke for Sam because I could literally feel his reservations about pursuing anything with Liz. It was never a question of want or desire…it was usually a fear of what could happen. His past has really affected him and I hate that that made him hold back his feelings for Liz, but…I got it. Fear can be a daunting thing. Even though their struggle is what tore me apart…it’s also what sucked me in more. It’s all part of their history…their complexity…the little details and I do love a couple that has a past. The good and the bad…the beautiful and the ugly…it all shapes them into who they are both together and apart. Together…Sam and Lizzy just work…in every way possible, but especially sexually. The chemistry and passion that Sam and Liz have is…what dreams are made out of. I wish we could have seen more of Sam’s kinky side cause…hot damn, the moment he mentioned tying Liz up, I was done…in the best way imaginable. “I told you I couldn’t hate you. Regardless of how I feel about last summer, I don’t hate you or despise you or loathe you, or any other verb shy of want and crave and kind of dig you.” He gives a shaky smile. “This isn’t just about sex, Rowdy. It never has been. Not for me. I like you. I like being with you and making you smile, and, yes-” He steps even closer until my body is pressed against his and I can feel his heat. He lowers his voice. “It’s true. I like fucking you. But this is about more than that.”There is so much more to this plot than I was expecting. From the prequel…I had thoughts, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. There was a lot of secrecy…I dunno if that’s the right word to describe it, but I’m not sure how else to explain it. It was like we were fed information a little bit at a time and while I love a good secret…every time I felt closer to figuring one thing out, another new issue was dropped in my lap…it was a lot to focus on but it did keep me on my toes. I’ll be honest…I’ve been anxiously awaiting Sam and Liz since I heard Lexi was going to give them their own spin off. There was so much possibility and tension built up from seeing them in previous books and from what little I knew…and then the brilliance that is Lexi…I was giddy over the prospects. While the reality of Liz and Sam didn’t disappoint…there was something a little off for me, compared to the other books in the New Hope series. I understand a little bit why things were withheld…because it just wasn’t possible with parts of the storyline…but I wanted more from Liz and Sam. There is so much history there and so many feelings and things that they hold back from the other…my heart was craving more from them, even if it was internal. I ached with what little they gave, if I had been given just a little bit more, I think I would have been in that prime angst mode that Lexi always puts me in. And with all of the back and forth that Liz and Sam have done over the past few years…I wanted to see them together more – even when things started to pick up they were still doing this push and pull game and…don’t get me wrong, there’s a part of me that loved that…but another part of me wanted them to have more real solid moments…those were always too fleeting for me.“You think I haven’t screwed up? That I’m not scared?” I hold her face in my hands and look into her big, blue eyes. “I’m terrified every day I’m with you. I’m scared of what it means that I wake up every day and you’re the first thing on my mind. I’m scared that I can’t remember what it felt like to spend weeks at a time without seeing you. I’m scared of how badly I need you and of how completely you’ve stolen my heart. But mostly I’m terrified that I’m not good enough for you, and that even though you deserve better, I have no idea how to live in a world where I don’t get to smell your hair or hold you in my arms.”I knew going into Something Reckless that there was a second book to Sam and Liz’s story, Something Real…and knowing Lexi’s ability to produce some epic cliffhanger’s…I was prepared for a doozie. She didn’t disappoint. This is pretty much the pinnacle of what the story has been building to and I don’t know how in the world everything is going to get wrapped up in just one more book but I’ll be on the edge of my seat until I get my hands on Something Real. Liz and Sam deserve an epic HEA…and I know Lexi will deliver that.

  • Sønia
    2018-11-08 23:51

    4,5 ✭¿Os he dicho ya que me encanta esta autora? Pues os lo digo ahora. ME ENCANTA!!! Esta es la segunda serie que leo de ella y sus historias tienen todos los ingredientes sobre los que me gusta leer. Y para postre lo hace de maravilla, todo bien hilvanado y bien desarrollado. Además, para aderezar, escenas súper hot y drama por un tubo! Caray que culinaria estoy hoy xDDD Creo que en breve caerá un post sobre ella en el blog :)

  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2018-11-03 17:26

    ‘He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.’Well, weren’t we excited to jump into this book after having our appetites whetted and our interest piqued in Something Wild. And yes….our pulses were still racing from the thought of more Sam. Something Reckless did not disappoint; the twists, passion, mystery and intense emotions, well it had a bit of everything and we really enjoyed it.We completely took to Liz in the prequel and we fell in love with her spirit; her humour and her obvious romantic heart in Something Reckless. She knows what she wants and she’s determined to find it despite her heart belonging to Sam, as it has done since her teenage years. She tries to deny and ignore but really; she knows it.“I have to protect my heart.”Liz wants love; she needs to feel wanted and to create a home – a family of her own. And wow does she try, but scarily gets herself into a real pickle on her mission. Although she’s quite a strong woman, intelligent and level headed she does harbour some feelings of inadequacies; like she’s not good enough yet wanting and trying to create her own mark on the world.That elusive connection is hard to find when the heart wants what it can’t have. Or can it? We followed her online dating escapades and whilst funny, hot and exciting the mystery of who you’re actually talking too mirrors life. You just never know!‘I smile, and for a second, I’m just a girl looking at a boy she’s kind of always loved. For a second, it’s not complicated by secretly broken hearts and online affairs.’Sam….Sam…..Sam….so good we’re kind of lost for words. This man is still quite messed up emotionally and comes across as desperate to find what he truly needs – what he knows is missing. Sam’s shagging himself through life but you just know he wants Liz. Even Sam knows he wants Liz, but there’s always something…She’s always that elusive need and want but ‘something’ always gets in the way be it mistakes, misunderstandings or outside influences.“What do you say, Rowdy? You, me, some alone time?”Sam has a filthy dirty mind and his presence is sexy, controlling and cocky. However, this poor guy doesn’t seem to have control over much at the moment so he definitely makes damn sure he’s still got it in the bedroom!‘I don’t know how to tell her, how to explain that I don’t really like the man I’ve become but I’m not sure I can be anyone else.’Their road’s not easy and we haven’t reached the end and with a surprising twisty turn we’re gagging to continue our journey! Bring it on!**Reviewed from an ARC Copy provided by the author with thanks**✦✦✦ TB Blog :TotallybookedBlog✦✦✦ Come say Hi : TB on Facebook✦✦✦Follow us: TB on Twitter✦✦✦Check out: TB on Pinterest✦✦✦ We're on TSU: TB on TSU

  • Valerie
    2018-11-19 23:40

    Let me start by clarifying that the prequel novella Something Wild is included at the beginning of this book. I was confused at first because the promised texting between Lizzy and riverrat69 doesn't happen. Then the novella ended and this book started. And the texting began.I went back to check after I started this one to make sure it was contemporary romance because it sure read like erotic. I'm not a fan of erotic. I need more of a story than the sex. I need more than a page or two between either having sex, talking about sex or thinking about sex. Such is not the case in this book. Lots of thinking, talking and doing in this one.I didn't really care for Lizzy. I don't get her really. She's fallen for Sam but when he turns her down because she's a seventeen virgin, she jumps into the arms of another college guy THAT night. I guess it could be a seventeen year-old issue but later she makes equally stupid decisions. There's too much that seems like cheating to me in this book. I just can't deal with that.Sam doesn't make sense to me either. He's a player with a problem. But he wants the problem to stay. Then it doesn't and he hates them for it. I get the hating thing but I don't understand why the player boy would want this problem to stick around. Yes, I know I'm being vague. *shrugs* Trying not to spoil it for ya.The whole mystery of who she's texting was just disgusting to me. I never thought it was Sam. And when I found out who it was, I was even more unhappy with the whole feel of this book. No thank you. No more. I will not read the next one.I think this book just wasn't for me.

  • Samantha
    2018-11-06 19:51

    What the fuck did I just read?

  • Alp
    2018-11-16 00:48

    OH MY GOD!I couldn't believe what had just happened. Please tell me this didn't happen!What an ending! I hate this cliffhanger.It seemed like Sam, Liz, Connor, and Della; they all had a complicated relationship and history. It was hard to imagine a happy ending for everyone.I don't know what to think anymore because I'm dying to know what will happen next. So... off to next book now!

  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    2018-10-27 00:31

    ‘He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.’Well, weren’t we excited to jump into this book after having our appetites whetted and our interest piqued in Something Wild. And yes….our pulses were still racing from the thought of more Sam. Something Reckless did not disappoint; the twists, passion, mystery and intense emotions, well it had a bit of everything and we really enjoyed it.We completely took to Liz in the prequel and we fell in love with her spirit; her humour and her obvious romantic heart in Something Reckless. She knows what she wants and she’s determined to find it despite her heart belonging to Sam, as it has done since her teenage years. She tries to deny and ignore but really; she knows it.“I have to protect my heart.”Liz wants love; she needs to feel wanted and to create a home – a family of her own. And wow does she try, but scarily gets herself into a real pickle on her mission. Although she’s quite a strong woman, intelligent and level headed she does harbour some feelings of inadequacies; like she’s not good enough yet wanting and trying to create her own mark on the world.That elusive connection is hard to find when the heart wants what it can’t have. Or can it? We followed her online dating escapades and whilst funny, hot and exciting the mystery of who you’re actually talking too mirrors life. You just never know!‘I smile, and for a second, I’m just a girl looking at a boy she’s kind of always loved. For a second, it’s not complicated by secretly broken hearts and online affairs.’Sam….Sam…..Sam….so good we’re kind of lost for words. This man is still quite messed up emotionally and comes across as desperate to find what he truly needs – what he knows is missing. Sam’s shagging himself through life but you just know he wants Liz. Even Sam knows he wants Liz, but there’s always something…She’s always that elusive need and want but ‘something’ always gets in the way be it mistakes, misunderstandings or outside influences.“What do you say, Rowdy? You, me, some alone time?”Sam has a filthy dirty mind and his presence is sexy, controlling and cocky. However, this poor guy doesn’t seem to have control over much at the moment so he definitely makes damn sure he’s still got it in the bedroom!‘I don’t know how to tell her, how to explain that I don’t really like the man I’ve become but I’m not sure I can be anyone else.’Their road’s not easy and we haven’t reached the end and with a surprising twisty turn we’re gagging to continue our journey! Bring it on!**Reviewed from an ARC Copy provided by the author with thanks**✦✦✦ TB Blog :TotallybookedBlog✦✦✦ Come say Hi : TB on Facebook✦✦✦Follow us: TB on Twitter✦✦✦Check out: TB on Pinterest✦✦✦ We're on TSU: TB on TSU

  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    2018-11-07 22:26

    4.5 starsI absolutely LOVE these series that Ms. Ryan has created centered around the town of New Hope. Sadly, I haven't had the chance to read the New Hope series (the very first series that started it all) but I did read the Here and Now series which was one of my top faves of 2014. The Reckless & Real series is another spin off that focuses on Lizzy Thompson and Sam Bradshaw, characters I have met previously and couldn't wait to learn more about. I do want to pause and say I have every intention of going back to the prior books to read as having come to know each of these characters, they have embedded themselves into my heart and have become like family to me, so I do plan on reading everyone's back story.Lexi Ryan has done it again! Creating another hot and steamy story complete with an emotional connection that is so passionate that it is quite simply unforgettable.I read the prequel first - Something Wild - and was completely captivated by this couple.Lizzy Thompson is a go getter and knows what she wants. And she wants Sam "brooding, hot and sexy" Bradshaw. She has known this since she was younger when Sam was just out of her reach and seemingly uninterested.There are so many secrets that Sam is hiding including his feelings for her. Sam is a dirty talker and is controlling in the bedroom and heck if I didn't just fall for him completely!Both characters such catches, yet so unlucky in the love department.Together they are magnetic and could be so much more...I NEED for them to be together because in my heart I know it could be SO DAMN GOOD.We, the readers, follow Lizzy as she dates online, meeting different men until she connects with riverrat69, who we assume in our mind is Sam.But is it???The realization of love does indeed happen but not without an impending sense of doom...and when it strikes DAMN HOLY CLIFFHANGER!!!!Lexi Ryan is a must click author for me...her books are so captivating that I can't help but let the outside world just pass on by as I devour each word shse writes. I look forward to the next book in this series because I CAN'T WAIT to find out what will happen on this couple's journey to finding happiness and love...GAH!

  • Aurelie
    2018-11-12 22:37

    Lexi Ryan never failed to write a wonderful book. This one is no exception. She always amaze me with how much incredible and unique story she comes up. The story of Liz and Sam is really something and I enjoyed every second of it. It was sweet and really really hot. ;))I'm surprise at how little we knew about Sam, I mean, we first met him back in the New Hope series and never I would have imagine him like that. I really thought he was more like a laid-back kind of guy. No, No, how I was wrong, or maybe I just misinterpreted him. Sam Bradshaw is a man. He is an Hot, torture and heartbroken man. I didn't always love the way Liz acted. At moment, I thought she was childish. But through the book, I just realize she was only looking for one thing: to be loved, she just didn't know how to. Then, I thought the way she was acting only made her more real. In this one, Lexi Ryan wrote an ending that left me screaming my lungs out! And if it weren't for my precious Kindle, I would have thrown it far far away from me. I am so mad. She cannot do that. It is so unfair. I'm craving the next one. If you are a Lexi Ryan fan, don't pass this one. If you haven't read her other books, what are you waiting for? ;)

  • Kim
    2018-11-17 18:29

    4.5+ starsWhen she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble. Liz Thompson has been looking for love and now she is trying to find it in a new online dating service. She thought she found a true connection once with Sam Bradshaw, the man she crushed on and spent and amazing night with, but it did not end up how she hoped back then. And another mistake made later rocked the world of her and their friends adding more complications. Now she has been chatting with "River" online and they share a rapport and chemistry. But in the back of her mind, she still secretly hopes that River might be Sam under a cloak of online anonymity. Riverrat69: You make me believe there could be more. You make me want something more.Sam Bradshaw never makes promises and claims to hate strings. One time in the past he thought maybe he could try with Liz, but other issues got in the way. And then when he thought things could not get any worse with the object of his affection...they did. And the woman he secretly wanted, then had to be off limits. Sam is charismatic, dirty talking and has a penchant for control. But he has a vulnerable side and his own insecurities too that he does not often let people see.Liz has always been there. This fixture in my life that always felt out of my reach. And I helped put her there. She stayed beyond my grasp because she was scared to trust me with her heart. I see that now. I don't know how to make her trust me, and I don't know how to trust her, but I want to figure it out. Liz always feels like she isn't taken seriously. She is the pretty, fun sister and not the smart one. She does not have deep meaningful relationships like her sisters have had. She is guarded and has fears. She thinks she wants something reckless to take the edge off, but also craves something real. She is also looking for purpose and inspiration to change her life. And she is finding ways to grow and challenge herself. But her past and old connections keep affecting her new life. She's too busy putting up her walls, and I don't know what it is about me that makes her do that. We touch, we f***, it's so damn good, and then she's guarded all over again. In the New Hope online dating scene how anonymous is it really? There is a bit of mystery going on with secret identities, hidden agendas, and secret crushes interwoven with a lot of history...some that is good and some that is bad. And their lives keep getting intertwined in various ways and no one is giving full disclosure. These two are getting pushed in different directions, afraid to trust, afraid to fall, and are constantly being manipulated by people with different agendas. There is a lot of family and friend dynamics as well as political agendas. And they are both also harboring secrets that have the potential to blow up in their faces. This one had me wondering and guessing what was really going on. There were many layers to the story with the various people with different motivations driving their actions. As well as a convoluted history and secrets that were in danger of being disclosed. I was totally invested in Sam and Lizzy. I enjoyed visiting with New Hope Friends from previous books and getting to know more of Sam's family. I love the small town feel of New Hope and how everyone knows all the gossip. I enjoy the tight knit group of friends and family that have so much history together and how the couples are progressing in their relationships and families.Lexi Ryan always manages to keep me guessing and throws in plot twists that keep it all fresh and interesting. Even when I think I have things figured out then she makes me doubt myself or totally surprises me. This was told in both Sam and Lizzy's point of view letting us see their real feelings and fears even when they could not admit them themselves. I was sucked right into Sam and Lizzy's story and I cannot wait to see how it all plays out in Something Real.I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Bj
    2018-11-05 18:32

    5 "Oh What Tangled Webs We Weave When We Practice To Deceive" Stars! I loved both the mystery and passion angle of this new adult romance gem! Please note that Book 1 of Reckless & Real includes the 75-page, prequel novella, Something Wild, which is also presently available for free on Amazon. In order to understand the history of the hero and heroine it is vital to read Something Wild before Something Reckless. Additionally, this book ends in a cliffhanger. So if you want know the conclusion to Sam's and Liz's story, you will have to plan on reading the conclusion, Something Real, which is scheduled to be released in March 2015. If you had been lusting and pining after one man, your best friend's older brother, for most of your life, and the opportunity to finally sate that dream presented itself, would you, especially knowing that it would only be one night? Could your heart stand walking away once you knew exactly what you were leaving behind? That's the precise conundrum that Liz is presented with, and then everything takes an unexpectedly, devastatingly horrible turn to the worst. After life's cruel twist, Sam and Liz spend several years apart, trying their best to forget one another. Try though they might though, their thoughts inevitably wander back to what could have been. After two years, Liz finally decides it's time to move on and decides to try an online dating website named, Something Real. Something Real is a little unique, in that, it doesn't allow its users to share pictures, or even real names, until they have attained certain hurdles in their online relationship. By yet another strange twist of fate, that's where Liz meets Riverat69, a man who sounds promisingly familiar. The way he talks dirty to her and the things he wants to do, seem like deja vu; and have Liz believing that it may finally be their time to be together.But there are more interrelationships than meet the eye, and their own hearts are not the only things that have been deceived. As the facts begin unraveling, Liz will be faced with some of the hardest choices she's ever had to make, never mind that her heart is yet again painstakingly on the line.Wow, I never would have expected the twisted nature of this book just from the prequel. I loved that there was a lot more depth and that Lexi Ryan keeps you guessing throughout most of this book, and ends this book on one earth shattering, table turning revelation. Now I can't wait to see how the tangled webs get unraveled. I need the final part, Something Real, now! Source: Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Melliane
    2018-11-02 18:29

    Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewNous revoilà avec Liz et Sam pour la suite de leur histoire après Something Wild. J’étais vraiment impatiente de voir quel serait la continuité de leur relation. Mais voilà, après un certain évènement, les deux tourtereaux se sont séparés pour ne plus jamais s’adresser la parole. Chacun misérable de son côté, Liz pense finalement avoir renoué avec lui. En effet, elle converse sur internet avec riverrat69, un homme au langage cru et qu’elle pense être son ancien amant. Espérant le retrouver, elle échange avec lui ses fantasmes torrides. En parallèle de cela, elle vient travailler pour la campagne du père de Sam, un job qui lui plait énormément. Mais rester ici, signifie aussi côtoyer Connor au quotidien, de même que Sam ou même Della avec qui les relations sont devenues plus que compliquées.On se demande dès le début de l’histoire ce qui a bien pu se passer pour que Della ait de tels sentiments envers Liz alors qu’elles étaient les meilleures amies du monde et j’avoue que j’attendais avec impatience la révélation. C’est assez triste de voir que finalement beaucoup de choses sont allées de travers de cette façon… Mais l’attraction entre nos deux personnages est électrique et une fois de plus les circonstances vont rassembler Liz et Sam. Hélas, une fois de plus rien ne sera simple et de nouveaux problèmes vont faire face alors que Liz essaye toujours de déterminer si Sam et riverrat69 sont les mêmes personnes.J’ai été très touchée par l’histoire jusqu’à verser ma petite larme à certains moments. C’est triste et rageant de voir que deux personnes qui sont si bien ensembles n’arrivent pas à avoir leur happy ending. C’était en tout cas un tome très prenant et je suis maintenant très impatiente de pouvoir lire la suite et découvrir la fin de leur histoire !

  • ✿kawehi.reviews
    2018-10-22 00:23

    ☆ I received an ARC via ATOMR Tours (on behalf of the author) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆3.5 stars!!★★★☆The plot of this story was pretty straightforward, entwined with some foreboding and a highlight of suspense. While it did ooze mystery and sexuality, there were a couple of *I knew it!* moments and lots and lots of heat and intrigue.Author Lexi Ryan, writes a compelling and invigorating read, made up of mysteries along with devious twists and turns, and people not always seeming to be who they really are.There were clarifying moments... and there were heart-wrenching ones echoed with self-eccentric and self-serving purposes.I am curious as to see where this series is going but, all in all, this book fell into the okay zone for me. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Still a good read though!

  • Nicole
    2018-11-03 16:26

    While this book is a new series, many of the side characters are from two earlier series by Lexi Ryan (the Here and Now series and New Hope series); it might be a bit more helpful to read those series first, just to make it easier to figure out how everyone is tied together.And now on to the good stuff; this book is hella hot! Sam Bradshaw is quite the dirty talker, and he can most definitely back up everything he says. The chemistry between him and Liz hasn't abated, no matter how much time has passed nor how much past actions have come between them.The messages between Liz and Riverrat69 are pretty hot and intense, until they decide to meet up. Things don't go as planned, and any awkwardness between Liz and Sam has intensified dramatically, especially in light of the recent developments of Riverrat69's true identity. And that, my friends, is the big bombshell that I didn't see coming. And now we're forced to wait until March 2015 to see what happens next.ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2018-11-03 22:28

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  • Tania (Real-Listen-Feel)
    2018-10-29 16:32

    3.75 starsDepuis la sortie de ce roman en librairie, j'ai déjà eu l'occasion de lire plusieurs critiques. On s'y entendait toujours sur le même point: c'est totalement addictif et sexy. Je me suis donc dit qu'il s'agissait de la lecture idéale pour terminer mon mois de janvier en beauté.Le principe de ce roman est très simple. Liz s'est inscrite sur un site de rencontre en ligne un peu spécial. On ne peut y dévoiler notre véritable identité. Seulement, Liz croit fermement qu'elle correspond avec son ancien amant, Sam. Leur histoire s'est très mal terminée et ils en gardent tous deux des séquelles. Reste à savoir si Liz est vraiment entrée en communication avec Sam...Alors? Est-ce que ce roman est sexy? Absolument. Est-il rempli de rebondissements? Oh que oui! Est-il aussi addictif qu'on le prétend? Plus encore! Sincèrement, j'ai passé un excellent moment avec ce roman que j'ai dévoré en moins de 48h. J'ai trouvé l'intrigue vraiment très prenante. On ne sait pas du tout qui est le mystérieux correspondant de Liz. On se doute bien qu'il s'agit d'une personne de son entourage, mais qui? Dès que je pensais savoir, je devrais revoir mes prédictions puisqu'il y avait toujours un nouvel éléments qui venait ébranler mes convictions. C'est d'ailleurs ce qui a rendu cette lecture aussi addictive.Ça, et la romance. Il ne faut pas oublier Sam. Je suis immédiatement tombée sous son charme. Il a ce petit côté brisé et torturé que les filles aiment tant. Mais c'est aussi un grand charmeur et un amant assez exceptionnel. Il est parfait quoi! Comme tous les personnages masculins de romans New Adult quand on y pense… Mais ça c'est une autre histoire. Il a ses petits démons, mais il aime aussi profondément.Il y a toutefois un point faible à ce roman que je ne peux passer sous silence. C'est d'ailleurs pour cette raison que ma note est légèrement inférieure à ce que je donne habituellement à une romance New Adult. J'ai trouvé que par moment, l'histoire était assez difficile à suivre. Je tiens à préciser tout de suite que je sais qu'il existe un tome préquel (que je compte lire très prochainement d'ailleurs). Mais même sans ce tome introductif, nous devrions pouvoir saisir toutes les informations qui nous sont transmises dans ce premier tome de la série, je le rappelle. Seulement, j'ai senti à plusieurs moments lors de ma lecture que je ne connaissais pas toute l'histoire. Il y a plusieurs éléments que j'aurais dû connaître dès le départ pour être à même de bien saisir toutes les subtilités de l'intrigue. Le roman aurait donc pu être légèrement mieux pensé dans ce sens.En résumé, un premier tome avec quelques petits lacunes, mais qui remplit parfaitement son rôle. Liz et Sam sont attachants, sans parler de leur relation totalement explosive. Et la fin de ce tome qui nous laisse sur un cliffhanger pas possible. On ne peut faire autrement que de vouloir la suite et fin de cette histoire. L'attente ne sera d'ailleurs pas trop longue puisque le tome 2 paraîtra en février.Merci à Hugo New Romance Québec pour cette super lecture!

  • Rebecca
    2018-10-19 19:47

    What was supposed to be one wild night where Liz went after the one man she wanted has now spiraled out of control and left a reckless disaster in its wake where lines have been crossed and unwanted feelings have been felt that refuse to go away. Lust quickly turned into genuine feelings, but with outside influences, secret correspondences, and feelings of betrayal running rampant, a real relationship between Liz and Sam doesn't seem feasible or perhaps even wanted after more truths are learned and lives are thrown even more off balance.Something Reckless would be wanting a relationship with someone who only sees you as a convenient bedmate.Something Reckless would be to have feelings for someone who you feel betrayed by.Something Reckless would be to want a forever with someone who only sees you as a right now instead of a forever.But perhaps the most reckless act would be to believe everything at face value and not look deeper for the real answers.Liz and her dynamic group of female friends and sisters sure make for good storytelling. Lexi Ryan has taken each one and shown her darkest secrets, fears, and desires and then readers witnessed them struggle to claim the man they love and get their happily ever after. And now it's Liz's turn. Because her something wild didn't turn into the something real that she wanted it to, she's joined Internet dating services to help her quest to find her one. The "fun one" - the "wild one" wants what her friends and sisters have and she's hoping that her recklessness will help her claim her man, but what she doesn't know is that it also might be her undoing.Liz Thompson is another fantastic Lexi Ryan heroine who struggles with inadequacies and the strong need to be taken seriously. She's watched her sisters one by one find happiness and she craves for that herself, but she's afraid of the rejection that may occur if she goes after the one man she craves, Sam Bradshaw. But her serial dating isn't working and even her sexy correspondences with an online friend are all envisioned as Sam being the sender. Her heart knows Sam's the man for her, but too much has happened between them, leaving her struggling to get her happily ever after with another man while continuing to want Sam to claim her.Sam's life is just as out of control as Liz's is. Things have happened in the past that are hard for him to get past, leaving him wading through women and never really wanting to stay with any of them because they're not Liz - the one woman who occupies his heart and his body - too bad his brain won't allow it. On the outside, Sam's a smooth talking alpha male whose dirty talk and bedroom prowess makes him a must have for all women, but on the inside, he's a mess of overwhelming emotions and over analyzing thoughts. He knows what he wants...what he craves, but he has to allow himself to take it, and it just might be too late before he decides to.Reckless acts have cost Liz and Sam a real relationship numerous times, and as readers head into their final book, Something Real, it will be interesting to see what decisions are made with the enlightening news learned at the end of Something Reckless and if Liz and Sam can still have what they both desperately want when mass chaos is about to ensue.A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.4.5 poison apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-14 17:31

    * A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review * Amazon Link (Pre-Order)Releases 12/22/14---->> Something Reckless (Reckless and Real Book 1)~~ 5 Stars ~~What an intriguing story!!! This is a story about lies, secrets, sex, betrayal, and love. Lexi Ryan definitely keeps you on your toes for the whole book. What you think you know to be true isn't and what you think is going to happen doesn't.This review is probably going to be vague and short, because I don't want to spoil the story for anyone. I have decided to just write my review voicing my feelings of the book and characters and not discuss the storyline at all. This is a book I think you need to go into blind and uncover all the secrets as they are revealed. I do believe that to make this story even better and to better understand the characters, everyone should read the prequel to this book…..Something Wild. The prequel gives the reader a better understanding of Connor, Liz, Della, and Sam's background and how they are all linked together.This book is about Liz and Sam. Liz and Sam have known each other for many years and Liz has been in love with for just as long. I really liked Sam and Liz both separate and as a couple, but the biggest problem for these two are communication skills. They really needed to learn how to open up to each other. One thing I wish we would've got more of is what truly happened during the summer screw up incident. We know the gist of it but there were some questions I was left with and would've liked the answers. Even with out them it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book.I will warn you that this is book 1 of a two book series, so YES there is a cliffhanger. It's kind of a nail biter….it will definitely leave you with a lot of questions about what is going to happen and how Sam and Liz will react.I would recommend this book to everyone who loves a story about love, lies, betrayal, and secrets. This book will for sure have you sitting on the edge of your seat trying to figure it all out. I had a really hard time putting it down, because I wanted answers. I am looking forward to what will happen next in Something Real….releasing in March of 2015.Follow Us at :: Book Bitches Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Tsu

  • Ali
    2018-11-01 22:40

    4.5 StarsI definitely recommend starting with Something Wild. It gives an exciting set up to how Sam and Lizzy's relationship and relationship problems started. It's a quick, sexy read. Don't skip it!Something Reckless is written with Ryan's signature style. She delivers such relatable characters. They all have some insecurity that is easy to understand.For Lizzy, it's a confidence issue. It's not that she has low self esteem, or a flawed view of who she is, it's more of a wonder as to why she hasn't found that something special kind of love. She's surrounded by great "love of your life" relationships but being turned away a time or two by the one guy that has always haunted her heart, has made her believe that men just don't see her as THAT woman. The woman you risk it all for, the one you chose above everything else, the woman you do anything to spend the rest of your life with.Sam's life is ruled by family ties, there is constant cloud of living up to expectations, marrying for connections rather than love, portraying the right image at all times. He doesn't do relationships, he doesn't do strings. But Lizzy has him wondering if he ever could.I loved the idea of these two reconnecting via an anonymous dating site. The messages back and forth were equally entertaining and hot. Lizzy believing that it's Sam from the start makes it even hotter.But nothing Lexi Ryan does is quite what it seems. Though I figured out the twist pretty early on, it didn't deflate the read at all. I loved the back and forth, hot and cold relationship she builds between Sam and Lizzy. I loved that there were outside forces that played such a part in their relationship. It's quite a bit of drama, but it was drama with purpose. As I said, Ryan has a signature style. She intertwines all her New Hope characters so well that you are instantly invested in all their lives. This makes it so easy to feel the same emotions they feel. You can feel the love, the heartache, the guilt, the shame, the anger. Leaving you hoping, in the end, they work it all out. They don't however, not quite. They get on the right path and then someone pulls it all out from under them. The last word left me reeling for Lizzy. Finally, the love that she's always desired, the career she loves and the hopes of a future she never dreamed of are in her reach...only to possibly be snatched away by one selfishly awful act. I wanted to cry for her.But that's a good thing right? It is. Because now I will be anxiously awaiting the conclusion in Something Real.

  • Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
    2018-11-06 16:26

    WOW!! Just WOW!! This book had me on edge the entire time. If it wasn’t for the battery dying on the iPad and it being New Year’s, I would’ve finished this book in one day. IT WAS THAT AMAZING! Sam *sigh* I love you forever!This book starts two years after Something Wild. Liz is trying desperately to set her life in order. Find a new job and a man to settle down with but that has been very difficult because of Sam. Liz keep comparing every man with Sam and that is setting the expectations very high. Sam on the other hand, doesn’t want his life to change. His player life makes him happy, well sort of. Despite of everything that happened in the past with Liz, Sam keeps thinking about her, dreaming about her, obsessing about her. It was funny how the same thing that set them apart 2 years ago was the thing that brought them back together now. Sam needed a girl to show off -Appearances are very important for his family- to keep him out of the gossips and Liz was just willing to date him. At first, Liz accepted because she couldn't think straight when Sam was around. But then, when things were getting hotter and hotter and out of control, she just couldn't stop it… nor could Sam. I love them together. They were playful, romantic and the sex was super hot! The plot of the book was great. I love the pacing of the storyline. The ending however, was so effing shocking. So unexpected. I had my theories and they were all wrong. Now, I have to wait two months to read the next book but I’m pretty sure I’ll love Something Real because I loved the synopsis so there’s no doubt about it. Favorite quotes: “Once upon a time, there was a guy who kept his heart locked away in a box. One night, when he was in a darker place than he’d ever been in his life, she showed him light. She made him laugh. She turned him on. She looked so fucking beautiful when she came that it was hard for the guy to imagine his heart needed protecting, that it could be pulverized”.

  • Melissa
    2018-10-23 18:24

    “You make me believe there could be more. You make me want something more.”This book was everything I’ve come to expect from Lexi Ryan. Hot, intriguing and utterly unputdownable. A total guessing game as to how the story was going to turn out.I was so excited when I found out Lizzy was getting her own series! Lizzy is Hanna’s (the Here and Now series) twin sister and she’s been in love with Sam forever. She even went so far as offering up her virginity to him when she was 17. Only to be left devastated and confused when he turned her down."Maybe I just want him to be the kind of guy who gives his heart to be broken. Maybe I want to be the one to put it back together again."But years later, after one very intense night together, a horrible mistake and a fear of commitment they find themselves in a difficult spot. Lizzy has been talking to someone through a dating app and though they’ve agreed to keep things anonymous, she’s convinced it’s really Sam. But after her horrible mistake, can they make things work? Could the notorious playboy really want what she does? The chemistry between Sam and Lizzy had me flying through the pages dying to know how it was going to turn out. Talk about HOT! The story ends with one heck of a cliffhanger, leaving me excited for the next book.“I’m like a shattered piece of glass-still whole but broken all over-and his touch, his voice, his concern, any of it would be enough to make me fall apart.”5/5 FangsMrsLeif's Two Fangs About It*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

  • Susan W
    2018-11-01 18:30

    From the beginning I felt I was in the dark. Author kept mentioning the summer event and I had no idea what the characters were talking about. Not sure if Connor was a MC in a previous series but there were too many holes in this storyline. It was a book .5 and 1 but there are definitely some key events that happened on pages not in this book.Because of that and the "bad" previous behavior by H, I never felt a connection with her. Sam was alright but only alright. Book ends in cliff and I was interested to see this play out but don't feel connected enough to characters to invest my time. I read some reviews of book 2 and get the gist of what happens and that's good enough for me.

  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2018-11-17 23:42

    Just couldn't wait to read more of Sam & Lizzy's story so I went from Something Wild right straight through Something Reckless and am now reading the last one, Something Real! I believe it's called bingeing!! I swore I wouldn't do it, but this one was just too heart-touching to put down. Hot, erotic, intense, - a story of missed chances, miscommunication, mistrust, and a lot of manipulation by people with their own agenda. Sam & Lizzy don't have a snowball chance in hell of making it...or do they? Does true love conquer all? A Must Read!

  • Mono9000
    2018-10-27 00:28

    C'est pas très dynamique tout ça.Le fait qu'on évolue dans uns sphère politique rend le tout intéressant et assez addictif. Tout est calculé, il faut faire attention au moindre détail. Les apparences comptent énormément.Ce jeu de sourires, de bonne image m'a bien plu. En revanche, la romance moins.La faute aux personnages. Liz est fade et très portée sur sa vie sexuelle. A croire qu'elle n'envisage ses relations avec les hommes uniquement sous cet angle.Et Sam...il s'apitoie pas mal sur son sort et compte beaucoup sur papa pour l'aider. Il devrait faire le ménage dans ses relations.Je râle mais je lirai la suite car on m'a dit que c'était mieux. A voir !

  • Theresa Alberts
    2018-11-08 20:33

    Something Reckless is the first book in Lexi Ryan's new series Reckless and Real that focuses on the story of Lizzy Thompson, the twin sister of Hannah from the series Here and Now. As I have come to expect from Lexi Ryan's books, this story was full of suspense paired with the discovery of who the characters are; making this a four star read for me. I highly recommend all of Lexi Ryan's series, as I promise you will not be disappointed. Something Reckless ended in a cliff hanger that has me yearning for more, dying to find out what happens once Lizzydiscovers the truth to an answer she searches for throughout the book.Lizzy has made it her mission to find herself, in her personal and professional life, hoping to become the person that she has always wanted to be. The book starts off with a flashback to her teenage years where she throws herself at Sam Bradshaw, a guy who she has had a crush on for what seems like forever but is a few years older than her. After her advances are not reciprocated, she finds herself with Connor; one of Sam's frat brothers' and friend. He comforts her in her time of dispare at having been rejected and a friendship that last years is formed, of course with some bumps along the way. Lizzy seems to "bump" into Sam at the occasional yearly wedding where they proceed to hook up for the night but never going further as she knows that Sam will never feel the same way about her that she does for him. In the present, Liz has joined several dating websites and seems to go on one bad date after another, never finding the kind of love and passion that all of her sisters now have in their lives. Searching for the same type of relationship, Liz is determined that all of the sites she belongs to will finally pay off.Sam looks at Liz with an attraction that he is not ready to face, both in his own head and heart as well as with her. He has things in his past that haunt him, causing him to only seek out woman for the pleasure of a night and nothing more. His heart is telling him that he may want to venture to something more with Liz but placing himself in a vulnerable state isn't something that he is ready to do. Couple his fears of commitment and his concern with Liz's relationship with his sister's husband Connor, he all but shies away from anything but drunken wedding sex with her. Until one night a year isn't enough anymore and he begins to let his heart lead him more than his head.Liz has been going back and forth with a guy who seems to like all the same things she does, both in and out of the bedroom on an app that is in beta-testing. The rules of the app are simple, no names or pictures until certain milestones are reached. Wondering if she is chatting with Sam all of the times, hoping that it is him, she agrees to finally meet her mystery man after attending a wedding at a nearby cabin. She walks up to the cabin to find Sam inside and they agree to try and forge a relationship, or at least they talk about it after some hot and steamy time between the sheets. But something has Liz wondering if Sam and her mystery app guy are actually the same person. And boy was she right to be worried about the man behind the sexy messages. When everything comes to a head and she believes she knows his true identity, she goes to Sam's father, whom she works for, so that she can resign from a position that she absolutely loves and that is when all of the truths are brought to light, both to Sam and Liz. I found myself trying to turn the page of my kindle after this amazing revelation, one that I had guessed wrongly about several times while reading because I desperately needed more and I know you will too!!

  • Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
    2018-10-24 20:45

    Another fabulous read from author, Lexi Ryan, filled with mystery, drama, and plenty of romance! I'll admit, was a little skeptical coming into this story because for some reason the prequel (Something Wild - FREE) just did not jive for me. But I ended up loving Something Reckless, and I couldn't put it down! Lizzy Thompson was humiliatingly rejected by her teenage crush. In the years since though she's had a few chance hook-ups with Sam Bradshaw that didn't end up much better. And no matter how much she's tried to keep her heart guarded, he always ends up stealing it from her. But last summer's mistake might have ruined any chance she has with him in the long term...until tink24 meets riverrate69. The understanding, dirty-talking Something Real user who wants to tie her up can be no one in their small town of New Hope other Sam. So meeting in person after months of on-line chatting shouldn't be a big deal. But what if Lizzy is wrong about the man she has been exchanging sexy messages with? Missed chances, demons from the past, familial intrusions...there always seems to be some bump in the road to true love for Sam and Lizzy. Frustrating and heart-breaking but equally hot and sexy, Something Reckless will have you eagerly and nervously turning the pages to see what perils await this would-be couple next. But there is no denying that true love is where their journey should end. However, author Lexi Ryan doesn't make it easy for these two. Oh no. With a plot teeming with twists and turns, and expertly brought to life, I couldn't help but want these two to just leave the past in the past and openly communicate their true feelings for each other so that they could reach that happily-ever-after. If I could jump into the pages and give them that little extra push I would. I guess it wouldn't be much of a story though if there wasn't some drawn out, heart-pounding conflict. ☺ Pieces of mystery were weaved into the plot with plenty of angst and lust to keep me glued to the story. Though the big twist wasn't a surprise for me, I couldn't believe when I reached the last page and looked down to see, 'The End'. The story flew by! I really enjoy all of the characters of New Hope and each were knit into the story, which I loved. Sam and Lizzy have a soul deep connection and sizzling chemistry that was undeniable. March can't come soon enough, and I'm on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next. I expect loads of drama, heart ache, frustration, and more spine tingling romance! Another fabulous read from author, Lexi Ryan. A must-have on your reading list!